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March 02, 2024

PEI to welcome 1,590 foreign workers in various sectors in 2024

Prince Edward Island is set to welcome 1,590 foreign workers across various sectors in 2024. The province has more focus on the Healthcare sector and plans to invite 300 eligible immigrants. PEI has recently announced a new plan, Growing Together: A Population Framework for Prince Edward Island to as a means to create a sustainable approach to manage the growth within the province. 

 

March 01, 2024

Latest PEI PNP draw issues 24 Invitations 

Prince Edward Island conducted the latest PEI PNP draw on 29 February 2024 and issued 27 Invitations. The draw targeted professionals in the Healthcare and construction sectors. 

 

March 01, 2024

AI jobs among data scientists are increasing in demand in Canada

Canada currently has 15,000 AI-related job vacancies with Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, and Vancouver becoming the AI hubs in the country. Machine learning, Data scientists, AI researchers, data modeler and Data engineers are some of the top AI-related jobs.  

 

March 01, 2024

Express Entry Leap Year Draw: Canada invites 2,500 candidates on February 29, 2024 

The Express Entry Leap Year draw was held on February 29, 2024 and issued 2,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The minimum CRS score for the French Language Proficiency draw was 336. Six Express Entry draws were conducted in February 2024, issuing a total of 16,110 ITAs. 

 

February 29, 2024

General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

The Latest Express Entry held on 28 February 2024 issued 1,470 ITAs. Candidates with a CRS score of 534 were selected via the General Express Entry draw. A total of five Express Entry draws were conducted in February so far. 

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February 29, 2024

Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

The inflow of Temporary immigration to Quebec rose by 50% in 2023, with the province having nearly 167,435 temporary work permit holders in the past year. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program remained the two major pathways for temporary immigrants to enter Quebec. 

 

February 28, 2024

OINP to accept PTE Core as an English Language proficiency Test! 

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program will now accept PTE Core as an English language proficiency Test from January 30, 2024. Students who received a Notification of Interest (NOI)- or an Invitation to Apply (ITA) before January 30, 2024, will remain unaffected by the latest changes. 

The score equivalency chart between PTE and CLB scores is given in the table below:  

CLB level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

10

89-90

88-90

89-90

90

9

82-88

78-87

84-88

88-89

8

71-81

69-77

76-83

79-87

7

60-70

60-68

68-75

69-78

6

50-59

51-59

59-67

60-68

5

39-49

42-50

51-58

51-59

4

28-38

33-41

42-50

41-50

 

February 28, 2024

New requirement for OINP applications: Applicant Consent Form

Starting from February 26, 2024, all the applications submitted for the OINP program must include an Application Consent Form. The form must be correctly filled out, dated, signed by the primary applicant, applicant’s spouse and dependents (If applicable), and submitted along with the other documents. The Application Consent Form must be completed after receiving an NOI or ITA. 

Note: Forms that are incomplete or have incorrect information will most likely get rejected and receive a refund of the fee. 

 

February 28, 2024

Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

The Canadian government announced plans  to extend the working hours of international students up to 30 hours. The full-time work policy for students who meet the eligibility requirements is now extended till the end of April 2024. 

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February 27, 2024

10 licenses to double your income in Canada

Canada offers multiple different certificates and licenses for individuals to score a high-paying job in the country. Individuals with proper licensing and certifications can promote their skills and talents to advance their careers in Canada. 

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February 26, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Quebec, Alberta, BC, PEI invited 1701 candidates

Four provinces of Canada conducted PNP draws and invited 1,701 eligible candidates. Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec held the PNP draws under various categories with a collective CRS score range of 60-613. 

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February 24, 2024

PG Grads can now get a 3 year work permit in Canada

Canada has recently announced changes to the PGWP program from February 15, 2024. Graduates with a master's degree even under two years can now qualify for a 3-year post-graduate work permit, provided the eligibility requirements are met. Students enrolled in curriculum licensing programs can no longer apply for the PGWP starting September 1, 2024.

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February 20, 2024

28,280 parents and grandparents get permanent residents of Canada in 2023

The IRCC issued a record number of 471,550 new PRs to foreign nationals in the past year. The Parents and Grandparents Program of Canada (PGP) issued a total of 28,280 permanent residents (PRs) in 2023. Ontario issued the most number of PRs to 13,345 parents and grandparents. 

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February 19, 2024

Important announcement about Canada PGWP

Canada announced new updates regarding the Post Graduation Work Permit program (PGWP). Starting from February 15, 2024, students who have graduated from a Master’s program, even under two years, are now eligible for PGWP provided they meet the eligibility requirements. Students enrolled in curriculum licensing agreement programs will not qualify for a PGWP starting September 1, 2024. 

The revised PGWP validity and distance learning measures are now extended to August 31, 2024.

 

February 19, 2024

AAIP Update: Alberta announces the pause of the Opportunity Stream intake!

The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) paused in the opportunity stream intake. The applications submitted before the announcement will be assessed, while the draft applications in the portal will be declined. The pause will focus on filling labour shortages in healthcare, technology, construction, agriculture, tourism, hospitality, and other in-demand sectors. The AAIP will also take measures to manage the volumes of future applications while maintaining the standards. 

Any updates regarding lifting the pause will be notified on the official website. 

 

February 17, 2024

AAIP to launch a new Immigration stream starting from March 1, 2024!

Alberta announced the launch of a new immigration stream under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). The stream will cater towards promoting the tourism and hospitality industry and will accept applications starting from March 1, 2024. The primary focus is to attract and retain workers to grow the economy. The government will soon release details related to the eligibility and how to apply.  

 

February 17, 2024

Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations!

The recent Express Entry draw on February 16, 2024, issued 150 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations. The category-based selection draw invited candidates with a CRS score of 437.

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February 16, 2024

The Latest PEI PNP draw issues 122 ITAs! 

The most recent PEI PNP draw was held on 15 February 2024 and issued 122 ITAs with a CRS score 105. So far, the two PNP draws held in February 2024 have issued a total of 200 Invitations to Apply. 

Date of the draw Number of Invitations issued Minimum points 
15-Feb-24 122 105
01-Feb-24 78  -

 

February 15, 2024

Express Entry invites 3,500 candidates in a healthcare category-based draw

The latest Canada Express Entry held on February 14, 2024, issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score of 422. The draw was a category-based draw for Healthcare occupations. 

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February 15, 2024

Employment increases by 345,000 year-on-year in Canada, Jan 2024 - STAT CAN

The Stat Can, January 2024 data revealed an increase in employment in Canada by 345,000. The rate of employment in January improved by 37,000 while the overall rate of unemployment came down by 0.1%.

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February 14, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw #283 issues 1,490 ITAs! 

Express Entry Draw #283 was held on February 13, 2024, and Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to 1,490 candidates with a CRS score of 535. It was an All-program draw that selected eligible candidates from PNP, FSTP, CEC and FSWP immigration programs. 

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February 14, 2024

471,550 New Canadian PRs issued in 2023

Canada issued 471,550 new PRs to eligible candidates in 2023, while Ontario alone issued PRs to 102,445 individuals. The latest Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 is set to invite 5 Million immigrants with permanent residence by 2026. 

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February 13, 2024

The latest Alberta PNP draws invite 146 candidates!

Alberta issued 146 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) via the latest AAIP draws with a minimum CRS score range of 302-382. Eligible Healthcare and construction sector candidates with an Alberta job offer were invited for the draw. 

February 12, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, & Quebec invited 8,145 candidates

Four Canadian provinces conducted PNP draws and issued 8,145 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score range of 60-713. Ontario issued the most number of invitations to 6,638 eligible candidates. 

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February 02, 2024

Biggest Express Entry Draw! 7,000 ITAs issued in French Language Category

The IRCC conducted Express Entry Draw #282 on February 1, 2024. The category-based Express Entry draw issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score 365. 

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February 01, 2024

Canada Draws Express Entry and PNP draws issued 13,401 ITAs in January 2024

Three Express Entry draws were conducted in January 2024 and issued ITAs to 3,280 candidates. Six provinces of Canada led 19 PNP Draws and invited 10,121 candidates. A total of 13,401 candidates were invited via Canada Draws in January 2024. 

Canada Draws Total no. of ITAs issued
Express Entry 3280
PNP 10121

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January 31, 2024

Important Update: Express Entry to now accept PTE! 

The IRCC announces that the Express Entry programs will officially accept PTE and PTE Core. The minimum eligibility score required for the Express Entry program is CLB 7. Main applicants can score the eligibility points via the different sections of the PTE.

CLB Level Speaking Listening Reading Writing Points per ability
7 68-75 60-70 60-68 69-78 4
8 76-83 71-81 69-77 79-87 5
9 84-88 82-88 78-87 88-89 6
10 and above 89+ 89+ 88+ 90+ 6

 

 

January 31, 2024

Median salary of immigrants in Canada rose to $37,700

The median entry wage for newcomers in Canada increased to $37,700, which is 21.6% higher than the previous year. The median wage for women increased to $30,500 by 27.1%, while men had a median wage of $44,100 higher by 18.5%.  ‘

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January 30, 2024

Facing delays in Canadian visa processing? Here are the top 5 ways to get in touch with IRCC for assistance

8.3 million inquiries were attended by the IRCC as per the latest data, out of which 6.6 million inquiries were made via calls and 1.5 million were made via emails. Web forms, emails, phone calls, GCMS, and Order of Mandamus are five easy ways to contact the IRCC for any delays in the visa process.

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January 30, 2024

Canada Start-Up Visa Immigration doubled in 2023

The number of Immigrants who entered Canada through the Canada Start Up visa program has doubled in 2023. 1,145 new immigrants were welcomed via the program in the first 11  months of 2023, with a 104.5% increase in immigrant arrivals. Ontario and New Brunswick were the top two provinces with the most SUV-immigrant crowd. 

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January 30, 2024

New Brunswick Announces its Upcoming International Recruitment Events. 

New Brunswick will be organizing NB Virtual Recruitments in 2024 under various categories. The province announced the upcoming dates and details of the Upcoming International Recruitment Events.  Candidates can register for the program via the official website.

Date Category Mode/ Place
February 26 & 27, 2024 Recruitment mission in the nursing sector Online
March 5, 2024 Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Philippines & UK/Ireland Online
March 6, 2024 Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Mexico Online
March 16 & 17, 2024 Long-term Care Mission – Philippines 2024 Philippines
Mar-24 International Recruitment Mission in France France
March 21 & 22: Paris
Sectors: Health, Finance and Education
March 25, 26 & 27: Lyon
Sectors: Health, Finance, Education and Manufacturing (Sawmills)
2024 Forestry International Recruitment Mission Online
Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal
Manufacturing (Sawmills)
2024 International Recruitment for Simultaneous Interpreters Online
Sector: Simultaneous Interpreters

 

January 29, 2024

Canada to welcome 360,000 students in 2024

The IRCC announced a two-year plan to set a cap on international students. As per the plan, around 360,000 students will be welcomed by Canada in 2024. Student applications from January 22, 2024, must include an attestation letter from a province or territory (PT). 

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January 25, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC issued 1899 ITAs

Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia conducted Canada PNP draws and issued 1,899 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score range of 50-160. Ontario issued the highest number of invitations to 1,666 candidates. 

Date Province  Stream CRS score Invitations issued
January 12-24 Ontario PNP  Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 50 >  1,666
January 23, 2024 British Columbia PNP Skills Immigration invitations 60-120 220
January 11, 2024 Saskatchewan PNP Entrepreneur EOI Invitations 120-160 13

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January 24, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1040 candidates to apply for Canada PR

The Second Express Entry Draw of 2024 was conducted on January 23 and issued ITAs to 1,040 candidates with a CRS score of 543.  Candidates were selected from the FSTP, FSWP, PNP and CEC immigration programs for the All-program draw. 

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January 24, 2024

Canada ranked the safest place for travellers in 2024, Report

Canada ranked first as the safest place for travellers in 2024 as per the Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection’s Safest Destinations report. The country was ranked based on various factors and included 1,072 travellers in the survey. 

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January 23, 2024

29,000 Migrated to Canada under PGP program in 2023

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) of Canada had 29,000 individuals who migrated to the country. Ontario witnessed the highest number of entries, with 12,660 parents and grandparents in the first 11 months of 2023. The sponsorship fee for applicants via the PGP is $1,050.

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January 22, 2024

56% of Canadians support Temporary Foreign Workers, Nanos Research

The Nanos Research, an American-based research and strategy organization, researched to find out Canadians' opinions on temporary foreign workers in the country. As per the research, 56% of the locals found TFWs to play an important role in boosting the country’s economy. Around 1,006 Canadians participated in the survey via online and hybrid telephonic modes. 

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January 20, 2024

Ontario reached a record 2.5 lakh immigrants in 2023

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario released data based on Ontario’s Labour Market Outcomes. The data for the report was collected from the job market outcomes of the new PRs in the province and some of its other major cities. The total immigration pf Onatrio raechjed 2.5 Lakh in 2023. 

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January 20, 2024

Canadian immigration minister Marc Miller announces new immigration policies and targets for Quebec

Marc Miller, the immigration minister of Canada, announced new policies and targets for Quebec. Initiatives are being taken to promote Francophone immigration outside Quebec. The “Welcoming Francophone Communities initiative” will be renewed, and 14 communities will receive funding via the program. 

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January 20, 2024

Canada to spend $137 million to welcome French-speaking migrants

The IRCC announced new policies and strategies to support Francophone immigration in Canada. The government is set to invest $137 million through Canada's Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028. Various projects will be funded via the Francophone Immigration Support Program. 

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January 19, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, Ontario, and PEI issued 1228 invitations

Three provinces of Canada, Alberta, PEI, and Ontario, conducted PNP draws from January 16- January 18, 2024. The Canada PNP draws collectively issued 1,228 Invitations with a minimum CRS score range of 80-469. Ontario issued the highest number of invites to 984 candidates. 

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January 19, 2024

Canada Virtual Immigration Fair, 2024! Get hired on spot!

The IRCC is conducting a Virtual Immigration job Fair starting from March 1 to March 2, 2024. The Job Fair is mainly for Early Childcare and Teaching. Only the candidates with an invitation can participate in the Job Fair and can attend live interviews from 3 pm to 8 pm CET. 

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January 18, 2024

Do you know about CareerAtlas, an innovative AI tool for newcomers to Canada 

CareerAtlas is a free online AI tool that is funded by the IRCC. It helps you analyze and understand your skills by offering customised insights into the labour market, job opportunity updates and mapping through different pathways. CareerAtlas was tested out in Ontario and has proven to be a great tool for newcomers in Canada. 

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January 17, 2024 

British Columbia PNP Draw issued 208 skills immigration invitations

The IRCC conducted the second BC PNP Draw in 2024 on January 16 and issued invitations via Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams. 208 candidates were invited via the draw with a CRS cut-off score ranging from 60-135. 

Date Draw Type Stream Number of Invitations CRS score
16-Jan-24 Targeted Skills Immigration invitations, Entrepreneur Immigration invitations 208 60-135
10-Jan-24 General Skills Immigration invitations 377 60-120

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January 17, 2024 

84 New Occupations added to Canada's Recognized Employer Work Permit Program. Are you on the list?

The Recognized Employer Program (REP) was introduced by the Canadian government to attract and retain skilled labor force in the country. The REP is valid for three years and takes place in two phases: phase one in September 2023 & phase two in January 2024. 84 New occupations were recently added to the list of eligible occupations for Phase Two of the REP program. 

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January 13, 2024 

First Canada PNP Draws of 2024: Ontario, BC, and Manitoba issued 4803 ITAs

Three provinces of Canada conducted the first PNP draws of 2024. Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia led the PNP draws in the second week of January 2024. 4,803 candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the draws with a CRS score range of 33 and 823.

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January 12, 2024 

PEBC has revised the ECA payment, effective from 01st Jan 2024.

The PEBC (Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada) revised the ECA payment starting January 1, 2024. Applicants must pay a one-time registration fee to (NAPRA) the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities. Note that the fee is non-refundable.

Applicants must also pay a fee for document evaluation to complete the process of ECA evaluation. 

PEBC - Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

2023 (Fee Structure)

2024 (Fee Structure)

Registration Fee (NAPRA) National Identifier Number

CAD 375

CAD 380

Document Evaluation Fee

CAD 695

CAD 705

 

January 11, 2024 

Ontario, Canada, issues 1,451 invitations in Health and Tech Occupations

Ontario conducted the first PNP draw for 2024 on January 9, 2024. The OINP draw was targeted, and invitations were issued to 1,451 eligible professionals from healthcare, tech, and skilled trade occupations. The latest OINP draw was via the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream. 

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January 11, 2024 

First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada invites 1510 Skilled Workers

The IRCC conducted the first Express Entry draw for the year 2024. The Express Entry draw #279 issued Invitations To Apply (ITAs) to 1,510 skilled workers with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 546. The all-program draw was held on January 10, 2024. 

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January 10, 2024 

Canada introduces new salary benchmarks for Temporary Foreign Workers

The IRCC announced new salary benchmarks for Temporary foreign workers in Canada. The most recent applications for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must also be updated with the LMIA and the new wage requirements. The decision was collectively taken in December 2023 and implemented in January 2024. 

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January 09, 2024 

Canada's average hourly wages rose by 5.4% in 2023

As per the Labor Force Survey (LFS) Reports, Canada's average hourly wages rose 5.4% in December 2023. The technical, scientific, and professional services were most in demand, while four provinces of Canada had an increased employment rate. British Columbia had the highest Employment rate, with a 0.6% increase.

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January 06, 2024 

354,000 people became Canadian citizens in 2023

 In 2023, 354,000 immigrants were registered for Canadian citizenship.  IRCC celebrated more than 3,000 citizenship ceremonies across the world. Canada is happy to welcome the newest citizens as their family. IRRC celebrated their joy as they completed their immigration plan for 2023.

 

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January 05, 2024

Ontario, Canada allows International students with job offer to apply for a PR visa  

Internatioanl students in Ontario, Canada can now apply for Canada PR if they have a valid job offer. The Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream allows candidates to permanently live and work in Ontario, Canada. Interested candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and acquire an ITA in order to apply for Canada PR. 

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December 30, 2023

Canada Express Entry Dec 2023 Round-up

The IRCC conducted 7 Express Entry draws in December 2023, inviting 15,045 candidates. Five category-based draws and two all-program draws were held. The category-based dares issued 8,970 candidates who met the eligibility criteria. 

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Canada Express Entry: December 2023 Roundup 

 

December 30, 2023

Canada PNP Dec 2023 Round-up

The PNP draws conducted in December 2023 issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 8,364 candidates. Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and PEI held the draws, with Ontario issuing the highest number of invites to 4,796 candidates. 

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Canada PNP: December 2023 Roundup

 

December 28, 2023

633,400+ Job Vacancies are available in Canada. Apply now!

As per the StatCan reports, Canada is said to have over 633,400 job vacancies as of September 2023. Two monthly reports on the job trends and employment levels are released by StatCan via the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours (SEPH). 

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Canada has 633,400+ Job Vacancies since September 2023

 

December 27, 2023

Canada partners with over 30 Countries for Youth to Work and Travel. Are you eligible?

The International Experience Canada program (IEC) has partnered with over 30 other countries and came up with an agreement to benefit the youth. The agreement will allow youth to work and travel abroad. Candidates aged between 18-35 from qualifying countries are eligible for the IEC program.  

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30 Countries Partnered with Canada for Youth to Work and Travel. Are you eligible?

 

December 22, 2023

Latest Express Entry draws invited 3,395 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency!

IRCC conducted Express Entry draws for four consecutive days and issued 3,395 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The minimum cut-off score for the draws was between 386 and 542. The Express Entry draws in December 2023 had five category-based draws and two All-program draws.

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4 Days, 4 Express Entry Draws, and 3,395 invitations to Canadian Permanent Residency!

 

December 22, 2023

BC, PEI, and Quebec invited 1,446 candidates via Canada PNP draws!

1,446 candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via three Canadian provinces. Quebec, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island (PEI) conducted PNP draws via various categories with a CRS score range of 60-604. 

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Canada PNP draws: BC, PEI and Quebec invites 1446 candidates 

 

December 21, 2023

The 6th Express Entry Draw issued 670 ITAs under Transport Occupations

The #277 Express Entry draw was held on December 20, 2023 and issued 670 ITAs (Invitations to Apply). Candidates who fulfilled the eligibility requirements for the Transport Occupations category were selected for the draw. The minimum CRS cut-off score was 435.
 

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6th Express Entry Draw of December 2023 invited 670 candidates under Transport Occupations

 

December 21, 2023

Students and professionals with expired visas now qualify to apply for Canada PR!

According to the new citizenship pathway introduced by Canada, students and candidates with expired visas can apply for Canada PR. International students living in Canada post the expiration of their visas and candidates who have entered the country with improper documentation are now eligible to apply for PR. The country plans to invite 600,000 immigrants by granting citizenship. 

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Students & Professionals on expired visa can now apply for Canada PR

 

December 20, 2023

The Latest Express Entry draw invited 1,000 candidates via the Trade occupations category 

The Express Entry Draw #276 was conducted on December 19, 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1000 candidates. The Express Entry draw targeted Trade Occupations and is the third category-based draw to be held in December 2023. The minimum CRS score for the draw was set at 425. 

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Express Entry draw issued 1,000 ITAs under Trade occupations category 

 

December 20, 2023

Nearly 30% of businesses in Canada face difficulties hiring skilled workers! 

The Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) released the quarterly report of the Job vacancies and wages offered in Canada. As per the stats, the hourly wages for workers in Canada have increased by 5.8% along with an increase of 117,600 increase in the employment payroll. Canada is expected to have 1 million job vacancies for skilled foreign workers. 

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30% Canadian businesses find it difficult to find skilled employees

 

December 19, 2023

The Recent Express Entry Draw #275 issued 1,325 ITAs! 

The IRCC conducted the #275 Express Entry Draw on December 18, 2023. The Draw issued 1,325 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score of 542. The General draw invited candidates from FSTP, FSWP, CEC and PNP pathways. The #275 Express Entry Draw is the fourth EE draw to be held in December 2023.

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275th Canada Express Entry Draw issued 1,325 ITAs with a CRS score 542

 

December 18, 2023

Canada to offer 600,000 immigrants citizenship in 2024!

Canada announced to launch of new citizenship pathways for students and undocumented immigrants with a target of issuing Canadian citizenship to  600,000 candidates. As per the Immigration Levels Plan, the IRCC plans to invite 500,000 immigrants by 2025. 

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600,000 immigrants to get Canadian citizenship in 2024. Students and temporary residents are on top priority.

 

December 16, 2023

5 Ways for an IT Professional to Work in Canada

Here are the 5 pathways for IT professionals to work in Canada. 

  • Digital Nomad Visa
  • Express Entry program
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Intra Company Transfer (ICT)    
  • Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

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5 Ways an IT Professional can Work in Canada

 

December 16, 2023

British Columbia, Canada expected to have 1 Million jobs in the next 10 years! 

British Columbia released the Labour Market Outlook report, that indicate 1 Million job openings in the next 10 years. The Labour Market Outlook report usually gives a decade-long prediction of in-demand careers, education, and skills training. Around 46% of the new-comers are expected to occupy the new jobs. 

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1 Million Jobs Projected in British Columbia, Canada

 

December 15, 2023

IRCC notifies about the recent Scam Alert!

The IRCC has issued an official statement via Twitter, asking candidates to be more aware of immigration scams. IRCC urged individuals not to respond to suspicious emails, calls, or text messages from unknown sources claiming to be government officials. International students and Canadian newcomers are the main targets of such scams. 

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IRCC will never contact you via phone - Scam Alert

 

December 15, 2023

Manitoba and Ontario issued 2642 invitations via the latest Canada PNP Draws

Manitoba and Ontario conducted Canada PNP Draws on December 14, 2023, and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 2,642 candidates. The minimum CRS score range for both draws combined was 473-744. 

Date

Province

Invitations issued

Minimum CRS score

 Stream

14-Dec-23

Ontario

2,359

473-480

Human Capital Priorities stream

14-Dec-23

Manitoba

283

714-744

Skilled Worker in Manitoba, International Education Stream, Skilled Worker Overseas

 

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Latest Canada PNP Draws: Manitoba and Ontario issued 2642 invitations

 

December 14, 2023

197 Skills Immigration Invitations issued via the 52nd BC PNP Draw

The IRCC held the 52nd BC PNP Draw of 2023 and issued 197 Skills Immigration Invitations. The draw was conducted on December 12, 2023, via various categories. The minimum CRS cut-off score for the draw was between 60-116.  

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52nd BC PNP Draw of 2023 issued 197 Skills Immigration invitations

 

December 13, 2023

Express Entry IEC Pool is now open for 2024!

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opened the Canada Express Entry IEC Pool for 2024. The 2024 intake will consider 90,000 applicants from over 30 countries. Candidates interested in taking part in the Expres Entry EOI pool, can submit their IEC profiles to the IRCC from 12 December 2023.  

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Canada Express Entry IEC Pool is Now Open!

 

December 12, 2023

Canada sees a 20% increase in First-time home buyers!

The Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) revealed data on the number of homeowners and homebuyers in five provinces of Canada. As per the statistics, there has been a 20% increase in the number of first-time home buyers in Canada. The first-time homebuyers in Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia had to pay a higher price compared to the repeat buyers, while British Columbia got first-time buyers to pay $100,000 less than repeat buyers. 

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First time home buyers in Canada increase by 20%

 

December 11, 2023

Canadian MNEs Grant 5 Million Jobs in 2023

As per the StatCan reports, Canadian MNEs (Multinational Enterprises) granted nearly 5 Million job opportunities for workers in 2023. The Multinational companies made $197 Billion in capital investment and over $1 Trillion Merchandise goods were imported and exported by the MNEs.  

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5 Million Jobs and $197 Billion generated by MNCs in Canada, 2023

 

December 09, 2023

5900 candidates invited via the third Express Entry Draw of December 2023

The IRCC conducted the third Express Entry Draw in December for the STEM Occupations category. The Express Entry draw issued 5,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score of 481. The previous Express Entry draw was held on 7 December 2023 and invited 1000 French-speaking candidates with a CRS score of 470.

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Third Express Entry Draw of the week invited 5900 candidates to apply for the PR visas

 

December 08, 2023

1000 French Speakers invited via the latest Express Entry draw

The IRCC conducted Express Entry Draw #273 for French Language Proficiency on December 7, 2023. The sixth French-category-based draw for the year 2023 issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1000 eligible candidates with a CRS score of 470. 

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Latest Express Entry draw issued 1000 ITAs for French Speakers

 

December 07, 2023

The Latest Express Entry Draw invites 4,750 candidates with a CRS cut-off score of 561

After a month's gap, the Latest Express Entry draw was conducted on December 6, 2023. The Express Entry draw issued 4,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a minimum CRS score of 561. The draw was a general draw that selected candidates from the immigration programs listed below: 

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

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Breaking News! IRCC holds Express Entry draw after a long gap of 1 month. 4750 ITAs issued with a cut off CRS score 561.

December 07, 2023

Ontario and British Columbia issued 2,897 Invitations via the latest PNP draws

Two Canadian provinces held PNP draws on December 5, 2023. Ontario and British Columbia issued 2,897 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) combined with a CRS scale of 34-94. Ontario issued 2,437 Invitations with a CRS score range of 34-43, while British Columbia granted 193 ITAs. 

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Canada PNP Draws: Ontario and BC issued 2897 invitations on Dec 5, 2023

December 04, 2023

Ontario issued invites of 1052 migrants through an Express Entry draw on 30th November in Ontario

Ontario conducted a draw through the Entry Human Capital Priorities stream on 30th November 2023. Ontario issued 1,052 invitations targeting healthcare occupations for Canadian immigrants. Ontario immigration Nominee Program (OINP) invited candidates with minimum scores of 404 and 430.

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Ontario, Canada invites 1052 migrants on 30th Nov

December 04, 2023

Canada generated 500,000 more jobs in 2023!

The employment rate changed in November from 61.8% to 0.1 percentage. The population rate aged 15 and older in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) grew by 78,000 (+0.2%).In the private sector, employment rose to 38,000 (+0.3%) in November 2023. 

December 02, 2023

IRCC extends the PR application deadline for 60 more days! 

The IRCC announces the extension of the deadline for Permanent residence applications. The PR applications will now be extended for 60 additional days for Express Entry applicants. The decision was taken owing to the inconvenience faced by Express entry applicants in submitting their applications online.

December 02, 2023

Western provinces in Canada contribute towards the 83% increase in LMIA work visas!

As per the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), there is a 39% nationwide increase in LMIA applications. Western Canada contributed 83% of the LMIA work visa applications. The Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) was introduced on August 8, 2023, to streamline the LMIA work visa applications. 

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83% increase in LMIA work visas by Western provinces in Canada

December 01, 2023

Visa application fees to increase for returning migrants from December 1, 2023!

Foreign migrants who plan on returning to Canada or reclaiming their Canadian status must pay an increased visa application fee with immediate effect from December 1, 2023. The increase in the visa fees has been modified in accordance with the SFA (Service Fees Act).

The table given below has details of the revised visa application fees. 

Fees

Current Fee

Revised Fee (1 December 2023)

Authorization to return to Canada

$400.00

$459.55

Rehabilitation- Inadmissible on grounds of criminality

$200.00

$229.77

Rehabilitation- Inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality

$1000.00


$1148.87

Restore your status as a visitor, worker or student

$200.00


$229.77

Restore your status as a worker and get a new work permit

$355.00


$384.77

Restore your status as a student and get a new study permit

$350.00


$379.77

Temporary resident permit

$200.00


$229.77

 

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Canada increases visa application fees for returning migrants from 1st Dec 2023

 

December 01, 2023

All About Canada’s Express Entry Draw! 

The IRCC regularly conducts Express Entry draws once every two weeks with each draw typically issuing 3000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to qualifying candidates. The general Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score set for the Express Entry draws is 470. 

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When is the next Express Entry draw? How will IRCC decide?

 

November 29, 2023

185 Skills invitations were issued via the latest BC PNP draw

The Latest British Columbia Draw was conducted on 28 November 2023 and issued 185 Skills Immigration Invitations to eligible candidates. The minimum CRS cut-off score for the BC PNP draw was set between 60-116 via the EEBC stream. 

Date

Draw type

Stream

Number of Invitations

Minimum score

28-Nov-23

General Draw

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

80

94-116

28-Nov-23

Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202), Construction, Healthcare

Skilled Worker, International Graduate

105

60-75

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Latest British Columbia Draw issued 185 invitations with a cut-off score 60-116

November 28, 2023

Canada invites 30,000 migrants in 2024 by breaking the record of 20-year record 

30,000 immigrants will make Edmonton their official home. This year, a new migration report of 33,000 migrants was set which broke the 20-year record. The net migration, as calculated, will increase to 21,800 people in 2024 and 18,400 in 2025. 

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Alberta, Canada to welcome 30,000 migrants in 2024, breaks 20-year record.

November 28, 2023

Quebec issued new immigration policies for 2024-25 

Quebec announced a new immigration plan for 2024-25, which is effective from 23rd October, 2023. Quebec announced a recent re-opening of a three-year term economic program plan. Quebec hopes to welcome 49,500 immigrants this year, with 50,000 newcomers planned for 2024 and 2025. 

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New pathways & eased immigration policies 2024-25 announced by Quebec, Canada  

November 25, 2023

Ontario, Canada to increase wages to $23.86 per hour for primary school teachers. Apply Now!

Ontario, Canada, has decided to increase the wages of primary school teachers to $23.86 per hour. This increase in salary is because of the workforce shortages that have reduced the growth of the sector. Many centres have been closed because of a lack of staff. The statistics of workforce strategy of November have been released by Education Minister Stephen Lecce.

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November 23, 2023

IRCC likely to introduce Digital Platform Modernization (DPM)

Canada announces the implementation of Digital Platform Modernization (DPM) which will work on increasing the efficiency and productivity of the IRCC. The country’s current data management system will also gradually be replaced by the DPM. The DPM will fulfill its goals by working in three different phases that are listed below:
Phase 1: Avoids risks and stabilizes GCMS. 
Phase 2: Regulates the operations of the IT while reducing the technical debts.  
Phase 3: Improves the way IRCC works and delivers services to clients and customers via the new digital platform. [Phase 3 is underway until December 2026 as it is one of the most complex processes]

November 22, 2023

161 Skills Immigration Invitations issued via the Latest British Columbia PNP draw

The latest British Columbia PNP draw was conducted on 21 November 2023. The BC PNP draw issued 161 Skills Immigration Invitations via the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. The minimum CRS cut-off score range for the BC PNP draw was between 60-94. 

Date Draw type  Stream Number of Invitations Minimum score
21-Nov-23 Construction, Tech, Healthcare, Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants Skilled Worker, International Graduate 161 60-94

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British Columbia PNP draw issued 161 Skills Immigration Invitations

November 17, 2023

666 ITAs issued via three Canadian provinces! 

Three provinces of Canada conducted PNP draws on 16 November 2023. The draws invited 666 candidates via multiple streams with a minimum cut-off score range between 80-809. 

The table given below has details of the PNP Draws:

Province

Date of the Draw

Streams

Number of candidates invited

Minimum CRS score

Manitoba (MINP)

16-Nov-23

Skilled Worker in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Worker Overseas stream

301

721-809

British Columbia (BC PNP)

16-Nov-23

Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams

224

60-115

Prince Edward Island (PEI PNP)

16-Nov-23

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations and Labour & Express Entry Invitations

141

80

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BC, Manitoba, PEI invited 666 candidates in the latest PNP draws

November 17, 2023

Application processing of Canada IEC work permits to now be automated. Apply now!


The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced the introduction of a new automated tool for quicker processing of Canada IEC work permit applications. IEC (International Experience Class) allows youth from more than 30 countries to live and work in Canada for 24 months. The latest automated processing of IEC work permits will fast-track the processing of applications and reduce the waiting time.

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Canada IEC work permits gets automated processing. Apply now!

November 15, 2023

16 invitations issued via the latest Alberta PNP draw!

The latest Alberta PNP draw was conducted on 9 November 2023 and issued 16 Notification of Interest (NOIs) to eligible candidates. Candidates with a CRS score of 300 or more were chosen for the Alberta Draw. Healthcare professionals with an Alberta job offer were selected via the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). 

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Alberta PNP draw issued 16 invitations for candidates with a cut off score of 305
 

November 13, 2023

CSS Survey reveals, 80% of Canadians satisfied with Quality of Life, Healthcare and Trust

The recent Canadian Social Survey 2023 gathered data from July 14 2023 to September 7, 2023. Information based on the data from virtual healthcare, Quality of life, Electronic Health info and Trust in Media were collected for the CSS 2023. The latest CSS Reports revealed 80% of Canadians to be satisfied with the high quality of life, Healthcare and Trust. 

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'80% of Canadians satisfied with Quality of Life, Health Care and Trust', Survey 2023

November 13, 2023

IRCC announced fast-tracked processing times for Canada Visas 

The IRCC announced plans to expedite the processing time for certain visas via the immigration programs. The decision was taken as a part of Canada’s strategic immigration report, “An Immigration system for Canada’s Future.” Earlier, in June 2023, 13 new countries were added to the list of partial visa-exempt countries. 

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Breaking News! Canada processes a record number of 2.6 lac visas in Nov

November 09, 2023

QS World University Rankings 2024 

The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings for 2024 have been released. The Rankings feature 1,500 institutions from 104 locations after thorough research of 17.5 million academic papers and expert advice from 240,000 academic faculty and employers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and the University of Oxford took the first 3 spots on the list. 

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QS World University Rankings 2024: The UK, US, Singapore, and Switzerland dominate the top 10

November 08, 2023

SINP includes 279 new occupations to the Canada Work Permit stream. Check yours! 

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) added 279 new occupations to the Canada Work Permit stream. The changes have been made to ease the eligibility for skilled workers employed in lower and intermediate-level jobs to apply for Canada PR. Saskatchewan currently has a target of inviting 1.4 million immigrants by 2030, with 112,260 job openings in the coming five years.

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SINP adds 279 new occupations to Canada Work Permit stream. Check yours!

November 08, 2023

The first BC PNP draw of November issued 190 invitations under three streams

British Columbia conducted the first BC PNP draw for this month on 7 November 2023. The Draw issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 190 candidates with a minimum CRS score range of 60-94. The BC PNP draw issued invites via Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. 

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Latest BC PNP draw issued 190 invitations under 3 streams

November 06, 2023

The latest Canada PNP draws invited 3,015 candidates! 

Six provinces of Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,105 candidates via the latest PNP Draws. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, PEI, Ontario invited candidates to apply for Canada PR under various categories. 

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Six provinces invited 3,015 candidates in latest PNP Draws

November 04, 2023

Canada welcomed a record breaking 166,999 candidates via Express Entry and Provincial Nominee in 2023

Canada invited a total of 166,999 candidates via Canada Immigration programs in 2023 so far. 34 Express Entry draws were held from January to October 2023 and issued 95,221 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) while the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) granted 71,778 invitations to eligible candidates.

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Canada welcomed a record breaking 166,999 candidates via Express Entry and Provincial Nominee in 2023

November 02, 2023

Breaking News: Canada inviting 1.5 Million by 2026

The IRCC revealed the latest Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 and announced plans to invite 1.5 Million immigrants by 2026. As per the new plan, the country aims to invite 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 subsequently in 2026. The Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 emphasizes on economic growth and family reunification while attending to the current Humanitarian crisis. 

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Breaking News: Canada inviting 1.5 Million by 2026

November 01, 2023

Canada PNP October 2023 round-up: 1674 candidates were invited!

1,674 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued via the 11 PNP draws that were conducted in October 2023. Five Canadian provinces: Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Alberta held the draws while British Columbia issued the highest invites to 713 candidates. 

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Canada PNP October 2023 round-up: 1674 candidates were invited!

November 01, 2023

Canada Express Entry October 2023 round-up: 9173 ITAs were issued

IRCC conducted four Express Entry draws in October 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 9,173 candidates. Two category-based draws, one PNP draw and one All-program draw was held in October. 5,448 ITAs were issued in the last week of October 2023. 

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Canada Express Entry October 2023 round-up: 9173 ITAs were issued

October 30, 2023

Canadian salaries to increase by 3.6% in 2024

The Ontario-based consulting firm, Normandin Beaudry conducted a survey and researched around 700 Canada-based companies to analyze the current wages of the workers. As per the survey, workers in Canada will receive an increase of 3.6% in their salaries, while certain sectors are likely to receive a 3.9% increase above the national average. 

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Canadian salaries to increase by 3.6% in 2024

October 27, 2023

Canada Express Entry invited 5,448 candidates in just 3 days

Three Express Entry draws were held in the 4th week of October 2023 and collectively issued 5,448 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. The cut-off score range for the Express Entry draws was set at a range of 431-776. The EE Draws had two category-based draws that targeted candidates from the French language proficiency and Healthcare Occupations categories. 

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Canada Express Entry invited 5448 candidates in just 3 days

October 26, 2023

SINP and BC PNP invited 261 candidates with a CRS score range of 60-90

Two Canadian provinces conducted PNP draws in the fourth week of October 2023. British Columbia and Saskatchewan held the PNP draws on 23 & 24 October. The PNP draws collectively invited 261 candidates with a CRS cut-off score range of 60-90. 

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SINP and BC PNP invited 261 candidates with a CRS score range of 60-90

October 26, 2023

Second Express Entry draw of the week invited 300 ITAs for French language proficiency

The third Express Entry Draw in the month of October was held on 25 October 2023. The Express Entry draw was a category-based draw and targeted French Language Proficiency candidates. The draw issued 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a minimum CRS score of 486. 

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Second Express Entry draw of the week invited 300 ITAs for French language proficiency

October 25, 2023

IRCC invites 1,548 PNP candidates in the latest Express Entry draw

The #269 Express Entry draw was held on 24 October 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1,548 PNP candidates with a CRS score of 776. This is the second Express Entry draw to be held in the month of October 2023. 

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IRCC invites 1,548 PNP candidates in the latest Express Entry draw

October 23, 2023

Ontario plans its second intake of Foreign-Trained Physicians for Streamlined Credential Recognition Pilot

The second round of applications for the Ontario assessment program intake is set to be conducted from January 8, 2024, to March 1, 2024. The program mainly recognizes the proficiency of foreign-trained family doctors and practitioners. The 12-week clinical field assessment program will be held in a nominated community in Ontario. 

October 19, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 157 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia conducted the BC PNP draw on 17 October 2023 and issued invitations to 157 eligible candidates. The invites were issued via the General and Targeted categories with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 60-113. 

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BC PNP draw issued 157 Skills Immigration invitations

October 17, 2023

Canada announces the PGP 2023 Lottery!

Canada announced the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery  for 2023. The IRCC is set to issue invites to 24,200 potential sponsors from October 10 to October 23, 2023. The key eligibility criteria set for the PGP is the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI). 

October 16, 2023

Canada grants 128,574 Work Permits across 3 categories in 2023

128,574 work permits were issued via the International Experience Canada (IEC) Invitations under three different categories. 4,137 eligible candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) by the end of October 13, 2023. The latest quota for the IEC Invitations is set at 90,000 newcomers from 30 eligible countries. 

October 10, 2023

#268 Express Entry draw invites 3,725 candidates to apply for Canada PR

IRCC conducted the #268 Canada Express Entry draw and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,725 eligible candidates. The CRS score set for the Express Entry draw was 500. 

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#268 Express Entry draw invites 3,725 candidates to apply for Canada PR

October 09, 2023

New Brunswick International Virtual Recruitment Drive 2023

New Brunswick is looking to recruit international skilled workers from around the world in various sectors. The Virtual recruitment drives will be held from October to the month of December 2023 for multiple different sectors. The table given below has complete details of the NB Virtual Drives that are set to be conducted.

2023 NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors Online
Oct-23 International Recruitment Mission (Trades) Mexico City
October 15-17, 2023
Oct-23 Live and Work in New Brunswick Mexico City
October 18, 2023
(French presentation)
Oct-23 International Recruitment Event (Trucking/Logging) Sao Paulo
October 26-27-28-29-30
Oct-23 Live and Work in New Brunswick Sao Paulo
October 26-27-28-29-30
November/December 2023 Destination Canada Mobility Forum – Canada.ca  
Paris (France) November 18 and 19, 2023 – In person Paris, France
Rabat (Morocco) November 22,23 and 24, 2023 – In person Rabat, Morrocco
Online from December 4 to 6, 2023 Online
November 26 and 27, 2023 Healthcare Recruitment Mission Brussels
Nov-23 Physician and Allied Health Recruitment Event UK and Ireland

October 09, 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and PEI's PNP Draws issued 786 invitations in 1st week of October 2023

Four Canadian provinces, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island conducted PNP draws in the first week of October 2023. 786 invitations were  issued via the PNP draws with a cut-of score of 60-620. 

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Alberta, BC, Manitoba, and PEI's PNP Draws issued 786 invitations in 1st week of October 2023
 

October 02, 2023

Medical examination no longer required for Express Entry, starting from 1st October 2023

Starting from the 1st of October, 2023, the requirement for a medical examination at the time of Express Entry application is no longer needed. Clients are requested to patiently await any further particulars that are yet to be regarding this update. 

October 01, 2023

IRCC conducts its first-ever Agriculture and Agri-food occupations category-based draw!

The first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for Agriculture and Agri-food occupations was held on 27 September 2023. The draw issued Invitations To Apply (ITAs) to 600 eligible candidates with a CRS score of 354. 

September 30, 2023

Canada Issues Over 154,000 Invitations for Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs in 2023

In a move that reflects Canada’s ongoing commitment to immigration as a means to sustain economic growth and address demographic challenges, the country has issued over 154,000 invitations to potential immigrants till September 2023. These invitations are dispersed through various immigration pathways, notably the Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Invitations issued so far in 2023
Canadian Draws No. of invitations issued
Express Entry 86,048
Alberta PNP 3487
British Columbia PNP 7390
Manitoba PNP 12644
New Brunswick PNP 1064
Ontario PNP 36395
PEI PNP 1965
Saskatchewan PNP 5201

 

September 30, 2023

 

Canada PNP September 2023 round-up: 8,973 invitations were issued

Seven Canada provinces conducted 20 PNP draws in the month of September 2023. Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and British Columbia held the draws and issued a total of 8,973 invitations. Ontario issued the most number of invitations to 2,677 candidates. 

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Canada PNP September 2023 round-up: 8,973 invitations were issued

September 30, 2023

Canada Express Entry September 2023 round-up: 8,300 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR

Five Express Entry draws were held in the month of September 2023 and issued invitations to 8,300 candidates. The cut-off score for the draws was set at 354-531. Three category-based draws and two all-program draws were conducted in the month of September.

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Canada Express Entry September 2023 round-up: 8,300 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR

September 28, 2023

#266 category-based Express Entry draw invites 500 French-speaking candidates

IRCC conducted #266 category-based Express Entry draw and invited 500 eligible French-speaking candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation To Apply (ITA) was set at 472. This is the fourth French-language proficiency- category draw in 2023.

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#266 category-based Express Entry draw invites 500 French-speaking candidates

September 27, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw issues 3,000 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of 504

IRCC conducted the latest Express Entry Draw on 26 September 2023. It was an All-program draw that issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,000 candidates. The minimum CRS required to apply for Canada PR was 504. In September 2023, 29 Express Entry Draws were held and issued ITAs to 84,948 candidates.

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Latest Express Entry draw issues 3,000 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of 504

September 25, 2023

NewFoundland and Labrador’s Virtual Immigration Fair: East & Southeast Asia

Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador is open for Virtual Immigration Fair for individuals from East and Southeast Asia. Interested candidates can register online via the official website to attend a live Immigration Program session with the Immigration officers in NFL. Candidates will also get an opportunity to network with potential Canadian employers. Don't delay, Register now! 

September 24, 2023

Around 60% of Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals (IEHPs) are employed in their course of study in Canada, as per Statistics Canada!

The latest reports released by Statistics Canada revealed that 58% of IEHPs in Canada are said to be working in their field of study, and out of the 259,694 IEHPs in Canada, around 76% of the professionals were employed.

September 23, 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI invited 2,115 candidates in 3rd week of September 2023

Canada PNP Draws: 2,115 candidates were invited via the 3rd week of September, 2023 PNP draws. Five Canadian provinces, namely, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario conducted the draws, with a CRS score range of 40-723. Ontario issued the highest number of invitations to 671 candidates.

The table given below has details of the PNP draws in the Week 3 of September 2023.

PNPs

Date of the Draw

Categories

No of candidates invited

Minimum CRS score

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

September 21, 2023

Skilled Worker in Manitoba, All occupations, International Education Stream & Skilled Worker Overseas

620

612-723

British Columbia Provincial Nominee program (BC PNP)

September 19, 2023

Skilled Worker & International Graduate

225

60-111

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

September 12 & 14, 2023

Alberta Express Entry

442

301-383

PEI PNP

September 21, 2023

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur & Labour & Express Entry Invitations

157

80

Ontario Nominee Program (OINP)

September 19 &  21, 2023

Masters Graduate stream, PhD Graduate stream & French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

671

40-434

 

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Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI invited 2,115 candidates in 3rd week of September 2023

September 21, 2023

First-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupations issued 1000 ITAs

IRCC conducted the first-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupation. The draw was held on 20 September 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 1000 candidates. The CRS score required to receive an ITA was set at 435. The table given below has the list of occupations along with the NOC codes that are eligible for the Transport Occupation category. 

Occupation

2021 NOC code 2021 TEER category
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 93200 3
Transport truck drivers 73300 3
Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators 72604 2
Engineer officers, water transport 72603 2
Deck officers, water transport 72602 2
Air traffic controllers and related occupations 72601 2
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 72600 2
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors 72404 2
Railway Carmen/women 72403 2
Managers in transportation 70020 0

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First-ever Express Entry draw for Transport Occupations issued 1000 ITAs

September 20, 2023

Express Entry #263 draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR

The IRCC conducted the first Express Entry Draw for September on 19 September 2023. The #263 Express Entry draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR with a CRS score of 531. It was an All-program draw and selected candidates from FSTP, FSWP, CEC and PNP immigration programs. 

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Express Entry #263 draw invited 3,200 candidates to apply for Canada PR

September 19, 2023

British Columbia and Ontario conducted PNP draws on 19 September 2023

Canadian provinces British Columbia and Ontario held PNP draws on 19 September 2023. Ontario issued 608 invites via the Masters Graduate stream and the Ph.D. Graduate steam with a CRS score of 41>, while British Columbia issued Skills Immigration invitations to 225 candidates via the PNP draw with a CRS score range of 60-111.

September 16, 2023

BC and Quebec invited 1,626 candidates in the second week of September 2023

Two Canadian provinces held PNP Draws in the second week of September 2023. 1,626 eligible candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS scale of 60-586. British Columbia and Quebec conducted the draws via Skills Immigration Invitations, Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations and  Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP).  

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BC and Quebec invited 1,626 candidates in the second week of September 2023

September 15, 2023

IRCC releases a new update to the Parents and Grandparents Program 2023

The IRCC recently announced a major update to the Parents and Grandparents Program 2023. The IRCC will now accept around 15,000 applications for sponsorship via the PGP for 2023. 24,200 potential candidates will start receiving Invitation To Apply (ITAs) from the IRCC on October 10, 2023. 

September 14, 2023

British Columbia issued Skills Immigration invitations to 183 candidates! 

British Columbia conducted a PNP Draw on September 12, 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 183 candidates. The draw targeted Tech, Child Care and Healthcare occupations with a minimum CRS score range of 60-88. The draw was held via the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. 

September 13, 2023

PEI's International Recruitment Drive: Spotlight on Singapore

Prince Edward Island (PEI) will be holding an International Recruitment Drive for Singapore in October, 2023. Skilled workers from all sectors who wish to migrate to Canada for work are eligible to participate in the event. Interested candidates can submit their application via the online registration process. The table given below has the list of sectors & occupations that are eligible for enrollment in the International Recruitment event.

Industrial Sector

Field of Work

Healthcare

Caregiver

Registered Nurse

Doctor

Other healthcare field of work

Education

Early Childhood Educators

Elementary Teachers

Secondary Teachers

Other education field of work

Trades

Electrician

Mechanic

Carpenter

Plumber

PipeFitter and Steamfitter

Painter

Heating and cooling technician

Other trade

IT

Web Developer/Programmer

Cyber Security Analyst

Software Engineer

Other IT field of work

Construction

Construction Helper

Roofer

Other construction field of work

Hospitality

Housekeeper

Cook

Other hospitality field of work

Trucking Industry

Truck driver

Dispatcher

Heavy duty mechanic

Other trucking industry field of work

Manufacturing

Machine Operator

Manufacturing Worker

Meat Cutter

Other manufacturing field of work

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PEI's International Recruitment Drive: Spotlight on Singapore

September 4, 2023

Transition period for Distance learning measures to be extended to December, 2023

Following the pandemic travel constraints, IRCC decided to lift online restrictions for international students who were: 

  • Students who were registered for the PGWP-eligible programs in March 2020
  • Students registered for the PGWP-eligible programs between March 2020 and August 31, 2022. 

As per the recent announcement by the IRCC, the distance learning measures will now be extended to December 2023. Candidates who completed at least 50% of PGWP-eligible studies from outside Canada can hold eligibility for a PGWP (post-graduation work permit) until December 31, 2023. 

September 2, 2023

The IRCC website to be under Maintenance on September 6, 2023

The official website of IRCC is set to be under maintenance on the 6th of September, 2023. Candidates are advised to complete the ITA/EE profile creation and submission by September 4th. This online service will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Eastern time, in order to perform system maintenance.

September 1, 2023

Canada PNP August 2023 round-up: 15,354 ITAs were issued

31 PNP Draws were conducted in the month of August 2023, issuing 15,354 ITAs (Invitations to Apply). Canadian provinces namely, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI and Quebec conducted the draw. Ontario invited the highest number of candidates with 9,906 invitations. 

August 2023 Canada PNP draws

Province Name

Date

Invitations Issued

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

August 1-August 26, 2023

815

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) 

August 1-August 29, 2023

937

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)   

August 1-August 30, 2023

9906

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

August 10-August 31, 2023

1526

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP)

August 03-August 31, 2023

222

Quebec Immigration Program

August 10, 2023

1306

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

August 16, 2023

642

Total no. of invitations issued in August 2023

15,354

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Canada PNP August 2023 round-up: 15,354 ITAs were issued

September 1, 2023

Canada Express Entry monthly round-up: 8,600 ITAs issued in August 2023

IRCC conducted four Canada Express Entry draws in the month of August, 2023. 8,600 candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a CRS score range of 388-517. Trades occupation, French language proficiency and two All-program categories were targeted for the draws. 

Draw No.
Date Invitations issued Reference links
262 Aug 15, 2023 4300 Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 4300 ITAs
261 Aug 03, 2023 1500 First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs
260 Aug 02, 2023 800 IRCC held a targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers
259 Aug 01, 2023 2000 Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

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Canada Express Entry monthly round-up: 8,600 ITAs issued in August 2023

August 31, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, and Ontario invited 1095 candidates in 5th week of August 2023

Three Canadian provinces held PNP Draws in the 5th week of August 2023. Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario issued 1,095 Invitations to apply (ITAs) via the PNP draws with a CRS score range of 44-302. The draws were held under the EEBC, Alberta Express Entry Draw and Master’s Graduate stream. 

PNP 
Date  Streams  No. of candidates  CRS score
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) 29-Aug-23 EEBC Stream 155 60-88
Ontario PNP Draw (OINP) 30-Aug-23 Masters Graduate stream 772 44  & above
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AAIP)  24-Aug-23 Alberta Express Entry Draw 168 302

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Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, and Ontario invited 1095 candidates in 5th week of August 2023

August 29, 2023

British Columbia issues 155 ITAs via the latest BC PNP Draw!

British Columbia conducted a targeted BC PNP draw on 29 August 2023, via the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. The draw issued 155 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to eligible candidates with a CRS score range of 60-88. The BC PNP draw targeted the Tech, Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations.

August 28, 2023

Work in Canada Virtual Job Fair. Register now for New Brunswick’s Multi-Sector Recruitment Event 2023

Canada is inviting skilled workers to work in New Brunswick via the New Brunswick Multi-Sector Recruitment Event 2023. Online registrations will be available for candidates from Casablanca, Morocco & Brussels, Belgium can register online in the month of September. 
2023 NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors

  • International Recruitment Mission in the Healthcare Sector
  • September 12-14 Casablanca, Morocco
  • September 16-17 Brussels, Belgium
  • Live and Work in New Brunswick
  • September 12 & 13 Casablanca, Morocco
  • September 16 & 17 Brussels, Belgium

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Work in Canada Virtual Job Fair. Register now for New Brunswick’s Multi-Sector Recruitment Event 2023

August 27, 2023

Canada has 700 job openings for Optometrists in the next nine years!

Canada reportedly has around 17,900 job openings for optometrists, chiropractors along with other health and diagnosing positions from 2022-2031. Eligible candidates can migrate to Canada as optometrists via Express Entry streams like Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The annual average salary for optometrists in Canada ranges from $27,446 to $86,115.

August 26, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, and Manitoba issued 1256 invitations in 4th week of August 2023

Three Canadian provinces conducted PNP draws in the fourth week of August 2023. Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia collectively invited 1,256 eligible candidates via the draws. The minimum CRS score range for the Draws was 60-724.

PNP 

Date 

Streams 

No. of candidates 

CRS score 

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

22-Aug-23

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry-level and Semi-skilled,Express Entry candidates. 

230

60-109

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

24-Aug-23

Skilled Worker in Manitoba, All occupations, International Education Stream, Skilled Worker Overseas

623

612-724

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AAIP) 

15-08-2023 to 22-08-2023

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program 

403

303-408

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Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, and Manitoba issued 1256 invitations in 4th week of August 2023

August 24, 2023

Canada ranked as a  top destination for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in 2023!

As per the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada ranked top for being an ideal destination for immigrant entrepreneurs and start-up founders. According to the Indicators of Talent Attractiveness, the ranking system of OECD, Canada amassed 25% across all the framework factors. Immigrants can opt for the  Canada Start-up Visa  program to migrate to Canada as an entrepreneur or a start-up founder.

August 23, 2023

Alberta issues 615 NOIs in the first four weeks of August 2023 

Alberta conducted six AAIP draws from August 1, 2023 to August 22, 2023 and issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to 615 eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score range for the draws was set at 303-408. The table given below has complete details of the AAIP Draws held in August 2023 so far.

Date of the Draw 
Total NOIs issued  Priority sector  CRS score 
August 22, 2023 89 Construction occupation  303
August 16, 2023 300 Tourism and Hospitality occupation 408
August 15, 2023 14 Healthcare occupation  326
August 3, 2023 201 Family connections & primary occupation in-demand 315
August 1, 2023 43 Agriculture & Healthcare occupation  317-322

August 22, 2023

British Columbia issues 230 ITAs via Skills Immigration Invitations!

British Columbia conducted a PNP draw on 22 August 2023 and invited 230 eligible candidates. The draw was conducted under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate & Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams with a minimum CRS score range of 60-109. One General draw and three targeted draws for Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations were held in the latest BC PNP draw.

August 21, 2023

Canada announces Recognized Employer Pilot program!

Canada announced to launch the Recognized Employer Pilot program for temporary foreign workers. The Recognized Employer Pilot program will operate under the TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program) and is set to be launched in September 2023. Employers will be given access to LMIAs (Labor Market Impact Assessments) with validity for up to 36 months (about 3 years). The basic eligibility for employers who wish to take part in the REP program is for them to have 3 positive LMIAs in the past 5 years, for the same occupation that is mentioned in the list of designated occupations.

August 20, 2023

Canada Express Entry Occupation Draws target 82 jobs! 

The Express Entry Draws are targeting 82 jobs in the Trades, Technology, Healthcare, Transport, Agriculture & French speakers' occupations.  The basic eligibility criteria for selection in the Occupation Draws is for candidates to have a minimum of 6 months of prior work experience in the past 3 years within or outside Canada. The decision of targeting jobs in specific occupations is taken to help deal with the ongoing labor market changes in Canada.

August 19, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: BC, Ontario, PEI, Quebec and Saskatchewan issued 7,915 invitations in 3rd week of August 2023 

Five Canadian provinces conducted PNP Draws in the 3rd week of August 2023. British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Ontario & Prince Edward Island led the draws and issued invites to 7,915 candidates. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was 60-591. Ontario issued the highest number of invites to 5,450 candidates.

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Canada PNP Draws: BC, Ontario, PEI, Quebec and Saskatchewan issued 7,915 invitations in 3rd week of August 2023 

August 18, 2023

PEI issued 142 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the latest EOI Draw

Prince Edward Island issued 142 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the recent EOI Draw. The draw was conducted on August 17, 2023, under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur and Labour & Express Entry Invitations category. The minimum points for Business Invitations were set at 102.  

August 17, 2023

Saskatchewan invites 642 eligible candidates via SINP Draw! 

Saskatchewan conducted a SINP draw on 16th August 2023 and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 642 eligible candidates. The draw was held under Occupations in-demand and Express Entry categories with a minimum CRS score of 60.

August 16, 2023

Save $40,000 on your first home in Canada

Canada announced a tax-free First Home savings account for Canadians. Canadian citizens can contribute $8000 yearly within 15 years as the first down payment for the house. Seven financial institutions are issuing First-home savings accounts from April 1, 2023.  

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Save $40,000 on your first home in Canada

August 15, 2023

Canada issued 4300 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw

IRCC conducted an All-program Express Entry draw on 15th August 2023. The Draw issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 4,300 eligible candidates with a minimum CRS score of 496. This is the second All-program Draw to be conducted in August 2023. 

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Canada issued 4300 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw

August 14, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba invited 810 candidates in 2nd week of August 2023

Two Canadian provinces, Manitoba and British Columbia conducted PNP draws in the second week of August 2023. The provinces invited 810 eligible candidates with a CRS cut-off score range of 60-708.

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Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba invited 810 candidates in 2nd week of August 2023

August 10, 2023

Manitoba conducts EOI draw and issues 615 LAAs to eligible candidates 

Manitoba conducted its PNP draw on 10 August 2023 and issued LAAs to 615 eligible candidates. 43 profiles out of the 615 chosen candidates had a valid Express Entry profile along with a valid Job Seeker validation code. The draw was held under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba, All Occupations, International Education Stream, and the Skilled Worker Overseas stream. The minimum CRS score range allotted for the draw was 605-708.

August 9, 2023

British Columbia invites 195 candidates via the most recent BCPNP Draw

British Columbia conducted a PNP draw on 9 August 2023 and issued invitations to 159 eligible candidates. It was a general draw under the Skilled worker stream, International Graduate stream and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams. The minimum CRS score set for the draw was 88-110.

August 5, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, and PEI invited 3,984 candidates in 1st week of August 2023 

Canadian provinces, namely: Alberta, BC, PEI & Ontario have conducted PNP draws in the first week of August 2023. The draws collectively invited 3,984 eligible candidates with a minimum CRS score range of 36-516. Ontario issued the highest number of 3684 invites.  

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Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, and PEI invited 3,984 candidates in 1st week of August 2023 

August 3, 2023

First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs 

IRCC held the first-ever Trade Occupation specific Express Entry draw on August 3, 2023. 1,500 eligible candidates were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) via the Trade category with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 388. Plumbers, Carpenters, Welders and related machine operators, Electricians, Machine fitters along with other similar job occupations hold eligibility for the Trade Occupation category.  

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First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs 

August 2, 2023

IRCC held targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers! 

IRCC conducted a targeted Express Entry draw on August 2, 2023. 800 French proficient candidates were selected via the draw with a minimum CRS score of 435. This is the third French language proficiency category-based draw to be held in 2023.  

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IRCC held targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers! 

August 1, 2023

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs 

IRCC conducted an All-Program Express Entry draw on August 1, 2023, and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 2000 eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score set for the draw was 517.   

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Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs 

August 1, 2023

Canada PNP monthly round-up: 6,472 candidates were invited in July 2023 

Seven Canadian provinces held PNP draws in July 2023 and issued invitations to 6,472 eligible candidates. Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, PEI, British Columbia and Quebec conducted the PNP draws with Ontario issuing 1,904 invites and Manitoba issuing 1,744 invites to eligible candidates.  

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Canada PNP monthly round-up: 6,472 candidates were invited in July 2023 

August 1, 2023

Canada Express Entry monthly round-up: Nearly 10,000 ITAs issued in July 2023 

The Canadian provinces held six Express Entry Draws in the month of July 2023. The Express Entry draws issued 10,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) with a CRS score range of 375-511. Four occupation-specific draws were held, out of which, French language proficiency, STEM occupations and Healthcare occupations were mostly in-demand. 

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Canada Express Entry monthly round-up: Nearly 10,000 ITAs issued in July 2023 

July 31, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec invited 2567 candidates in 4th week of July 2023!  

Four Canadian provinces held PNP draws in the fourth week of July 2023 and collectively invited 2,567 eligible candidates. Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec conducted the PNP draws, with Quebec issuing the highest number of invites. Nearly 1633 candidates were invited by Quebec alone in the fourth week of July 2023. 

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Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec invited 2567 candidates in 4th week of July 2023! 

July 28, 2023

The most recent BC PNP draw invites 230 eligible candidates!  

The recent British Columbia PNP draw that was conducted on 25 July 2023, issued invitations to 230 eligible candidates. The draw was held under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams with a minimum CRS score range of 60-109. The BC PNP draw targeted Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations!  

July 27, 2023

Canada welcomes its new Immigration Minister!  

Canada’s PM, Justin Trudeau announced Marc Miller as the new Immigration Minister of Canada. The announcement was made in the early hours of 26 July 2023, following a major switch-up in the cabinet. The former Immigration Minister of Canada, Sean Fraser, is now appointed as the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.  

July 26, 2023

Canada witnesses a major boost in the numbers of new Permanent Residents via Start-up Visa program   

The latest data released by the IRCC, reveals a boost in the intake of new permanent residents via Canada’s Start-up visa (SUV) immigration program. The month of May witnessed a surge in numbers by 114.3% when compared to April. The SUV program so far has invited 250 new permanent residents in 2023 alone.  

July 25, 2023

Canada to hire more immigrants to keep up with the growing labor market!  

According to a recent report, Canada requires skilled workers and immigrants to fulfill the workforce demands. The 2023-2025 Immigration Level Plans emphasizes bringing 266,210 economic immigrants to the country in 2023 alone. The economic immigrant intake will eventually rise to 310,250 by the year 2025.   

July 24, 2023

Spousal TRVs to now have a fast-tracked processing time!  

IRCC announced a 30-day processing time for spousal Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) applicants who have already applied for PR in Canada. Candidates can reside in Canada while awaiting their application status instead of their home country. The TRV approval rate for spousal applicants is also said to be over 90%.  

July 22, 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario & PEI invited 2,226 candidates in 3rd week of July 2023

Five Canadian provinces, namely, Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI conducted PNP draws in the 3rd week of July 2023. 2,226 eligible candidates were invited via multiple streams. The collective CRS score range set for the draw was 60-611.   

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Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario & PEI invited 2,226 candidates in 3rd week of July 2023 

July 21, 2023

Ontario issued 1,061 invitations via the latest OINP draw!  

Ontario conducted the recent PNP draw on July 20, 2023, and invited 1,061 eligible candidates. The OINP draw was a Tech and Health targeted draw held under the Human Capital Priorities stream. The minimum CRS score range set for the draw was set at 458-462.   

July 20, 2023

Canada announces new Openwork permit changes!  

As per the new Open work permit measures announced by Canada, spouses applying for permanent residence from outside Canada via Family Class are now eligible for Open Work permit. This change permits individuals to come and work in Canada even while the application is being processed.  

July 19, 2023

British Columbia invited 172 candidates via the latest PNP draw!  

172 eligible candidates were sent invitations via the latest BC PNP draw. The draw was held on 17 July 2023 with a minimum CRS score range of 60-88. It was a targeted draw for Tech, Healthcare, Early Childcare educators and assistants & priority occupations.  

July 18, 2023

Over 32,000 Tech workers have been welcomed by Canada in 2022! 

32,000+ Tech workers were hired by Canada in the year 2022 with Ontario having the highest tech labor addition to the province. Smaller Canadian provinces like Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador have also witnessed a steady graph of tech labor recruitment.  

July 17, 2023

Canada introduces Open work permit stream for H-1B visa holders!  

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the availability of open work permits for H-1B visa holders to promote labor mobility in North America. The basic eligibility criteria for Canada’s H-1B open work permit are as follows: 

  • The candidate must possess a valid H-1B specialty occupation visa.  
  • The candidate must currently be residing in the U.S.  

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Canada introduces Open work permit stream for H-1B visa holders! 

July 15, 2023

Canada PNP draws in 2nd week of July 2023 invited 747 candidates

Canadian provinces, Manitoba and British Columbia conducted two PNP draws in the 2nd week of July 2023. 747 eligible candidates were invited via the draws with a minimum CRS score range of 60-774.  

July 13, 2023

Canada invites 3800 candidates in French language category-based draw!

The #285 Express Entry draw was held on 12 July 2023. The draw invited 3,800 eligible French proficient candidates and was the second French category-based selection draw to be held in the month of July. The minimum CRS score set for the draw was 375.  

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Canada invites 3800 candidates in French language category-based draw 

July 12, 2023

5th Express Entry draw in July 2023, issued 800 ITAs 

The 5th Express Entry draw for July 2023 was conducted on 11 July. It was an All-program draw and issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 800 eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score set for the draw was 505.  

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5th Express Entry draw in July 2023, issued 800 ITAs 

July 11, 2023

Ontario, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia witnessed a high job growth rate in June 2023   

Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland had an impressive job growth status with around 60,000 positions that were filled in June 2023. Young men and middle-aged men received the highest number of jobs as the country witnessed a surge of 0.3% of employment gain in June.  

July 10, 2023

First-ever French category Express Entry draw, issued 2300 ITAs 

The first-ever French category Express Entry Draw was conducted on July 7, 2023. The category-based Express Entry Draw invited 2300 eligible French proficient candidates with a minimum CRS score of 439. 

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 First-ever French category Express Entry draw, issued 2300 ITAs 

July 08, 2023

Canada PNP draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, & Saskatchewan invited 932 candidates in 1st week of July 2023 

Four Canadian provinces Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia conducted four PNP Draws in the first week of July 2023. 932 eligible candidates were invited via the draws under various streams, with a collective CRS score range of 60-485.  

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Canada PNP draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, & Saskatchewan invited 932 candidates in 1st week of July 2023 

July 07, 2023

Express Entry draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals with a lowest CRS score of 463   

The second category-based Express Entry Draw for Healthcare occupation was held on 6 July 2023. 1500 skilled healthcare professionals were invited via the Express Entry with a minimum CRS score of 463. The first category-based Express Entry selection Draw for healthcare occupations was held on 28 June 2023. 

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Express Entry draw invited 1500 healthcare professionals with a lowest CRS score of 463   

July 06, 2023

First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486! 

IRCC conducted its first-ever STEM Express Entry Draw on July 5, 2023. The EE Draw invited 500 eligible candidates belonging to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics occupations. The minimum CRS score set for the Draw was 486.

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First Express Entry STEM draw invited 500 candidates with a CRS score 486! 

July 05, 2023

#253 Express Entry Draw issued 700 ITAs in All-program Draw 

IRCC conducted the #235 Express Entry Draw on July 4, 2023. It was an All-program Draw and issued ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to 700 eligible candidates. The minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score set for this All-program Draw was 511.  

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#253 Express Entry draw issued 700 ITAs in all program draw 

July 01, 2023

7,904 candidates were invited in the Canada PNP, June 2023 edition 

Seven Canadian provinces conducted 20 PNP Draws in the month of June, 2023. Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario held PNPs and collectively invited 7,904 candidates. Ontario issued the highest number of invitations to 3177 eligible candidates.  

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7,904 candidates were invited in the Canada PNP, June 2023 edition 

July 01, 2023

Express Entry rounds of invitations in June 2023: 9,600 ITAs issued 

Three Express Entry Draws were held in the month of June, 2023. One of the Draws included the first ever category-based Draw that was conducted on 28 June, 2023. The EE Draws collectively invited 9,600 candidates with a minimum CRS score range of 476-486.  

Express Entry rounds of invitations in June 2023: 9,600 ITAs issued 

June 29, 2023

First-ever STEM round of invitations announced in Canada’s category-based Express Entry Draw 

The first STEM Round of invitations under the category-based selection Draw is set to held on July 5, 2023. Individuals with STEM expertise will be prioritized for the issuance of the invitations. Professions like the Data scientists, Software Developers and Programmers, Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries, and Electrical and Electronic Engineers will be given top priority.  

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First-ever STEM round of invitations announced in Canada’s category-based Express Entry Draw 

June 29, 2023

First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476 

The first ever category-based Express Entry Draw was held on 28 June, 2023. IRCC invited 500 eligible Healthcare workers via the category-based EE Draw with a minimum CRS score of 476.  

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First category-based Express Entry draw invited 500 healthcare professionals with a cut-off score 476 

June 28, 2023

Sean Fraser announces new Tech Talent Strategy at the Collision 2023.   

The IRCC Minister of Canada announced the first-ever Tech Talent Strategy at the Collision 2023 on 27th June. New measures and developmental strategies have been initiated as a part of the Tech Talent Strategy to promote the businesses in Canada.  

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Sean Fraser announces new Tech Talent Strategy at the Collision 2023.

June 27, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw invited 4300 candidates with a CRS cut-off score 486   

The IRCC conducted its 15th Express Entry Draw on 27th June, 2023. It was an All-program Draw and issued ITAS to 4300 eligible candidates with a minimum CRS score of 486.  

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Latest Express Entry draw invited 4300 candidates with a CRS cut-off score 486

June 26, 2023

Canada shelters nearly 1 million temporary residents! 

Statistic Canada, on 20th June, released reports that show nearly 1 million of the population of Canada are non-permanent residents. The Non-permanent residents (NPRs) in Canada made up 2.5% of the country’s population as per the 2021 census. Most of the NPRs were said to be work permit holders while 14.2% had study permits along with work permits.  

June 21, 2023

Canada hits 40 million population in 2023! 

Canada reached a milestone population target of 40 million backed by immigration. The predicted population of Canada could hit 50 million by 2043 owing to the ongoing Immigration level plans. 485,000 new immigrants are set to be welcomed by Canada by 2024 and 500,000 by 2025.  

June 20, 2023

Two Canadian provinces conducted PNP Draws on 20 June, 2023  

British Columbia and Ontario conducted PNP Draws on 20 June, 2023 and collectively invited 1,149 eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score range set for the BC PNP Draw is 60-90 and OINP Draw is 26-36 or above. The BC PNP Draw was held under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams while OINP held 2 targeted draws and one general draw.  

June 19, 2023

Canada prioritizes Francophone Immigration  

Canada introduced a new plan to upgrade the existing Official Languages Act (OLA). The new law introduces immigration in the OLA to promote Francophone Immigration from minority Francophone communities that live outside Quebec.  

June 16, 2023

Manitoba conducted an occupation-specific selection EOI Draw 

Manitoba on 15 June, 2023 held an occupation-specific selection EOI Draw. 540 Letters of Advice to Apply were issued via the Draw with a CRS score range of 602-718. The Draw was conducted under Skilled worker in Manitoba, All occupations, International Education Stream and Skilled worker overseas categories.  

June 15, 2023

Express Entry Category-Based Draws: Which category has the highest number of job vacancies? 

The IRCC announced the categories for the new Category-Based Draws on 31 May, 2023. The category-based draws will be held with the General Draws and program-specific draws. Highest ranking candidates who are proficiency in French and have prior work experience will be preferred by the IRCC.  

Express Entry Category-Based Draws: Which category has the highest number of job vacancies?

June 14, 2023

BC PNP Draw invites 214 candidates on 13 June, 2023 

IRCC conducted the BC PNP Draw that was held on 13 June, 2023. 214 eligible candidates were issued invites via various streams. The minimum CRS score range for the BC PNP Draw was 60-107.  

June 13, 2023

The latest SINP Draw issued 500 invites via the EOI Draw 

The latest SINP Draw was conducted on June 8, 2023 with a minimum CRS score of 69. A total of 500 invites were issued via the Occupations In-demand and Express Entry stream. The Occupations In-demand stream invited 232 candidates while the Express Entry stream sent out 268 invites to eligible candidates.  

June 12, 2023

Quebec to revamp its skilled worker and immigrant investor program! 

The Provincial Immigration Minister of Quebec, Christine Frechette announced to make alterations to the Quebec’s immigration programs. The skilled worker program and immigrant investor programs will be revamped and renamed with new additions of eligibility requirements.  

June 10, 2023

Canada PNP draws invited 1,668 candidates in 1st week of June 2023 

Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba provinces conducted four PNP Draws in the 1st week of June, 2023. 1,668 eligible candidates were issued invitations out of which Manitoba sent out the highest number of invites for 589 candidates.  

Canada PNP draws invited 1,668 candidates in 1st week of June 2023

June 9, 2023

250th Canada Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs 

The 250th Express Entry Draw and the 14th Express Entry Draw of 2023 was conducted in the month of June and invited 4,800 eligible candidates. It was an All-program Draw with a minimum CRS score of 486.  

250th Canada Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs

June 8, 2023

British Columbia held a PNP Draw on June 6, 2023 

British Columbia conducted a targeted Draw under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate Stream on June 6, 2023. A total of 158 invitations were issued with a minimum CRS score range of 60-90. The BC PNP Draw targeted the Tech, Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations.  

June 7, 2023

Top 3 industries with maximum jobs in Canada 

The top 3 industries in Canada are Healthcare, Agriculture and Tech with a major number of job openings. 500,000 immigrants are set to be invited via the Immigration Level Plans 2023-2025. 25% of the Canadian population are said to be immigrants.  

Top 3 industries with maximum jobs in Canada

June 6, 2023

Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Draw held on June 5, 2023 

Ontario held a Draw for Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream on 5th June,2023. 417 NOIs (Notifications of Interest) were issued to eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score set for the EE Draw was between 312-487.  

June 5, 2023

Canada’s SDS program to now accept CELPIP and CAEL  

The IRCC announced that the Student Direct Stream (SDS) will start accepting CELPIP and CAEL starting from August 10, 2023. The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) can be taken internationally via the official websites with weekly sittings.

June 3, 2023

Quebec to invest $7 million to hire Internationally-trained foreign nationals 

Quebec is set to invest $7 million for the recruitment of highly skilled early childhood educators. The investment will be done over a period of five years to support childcare services by providing financial assistance.  

June 2, 2023

Quebec’s Immigration is all set to launch Francisation Québec 

The Immigration of Quebec is launching a new organization called  Francisation Québec that will offer French courses for immigrants as well as Canadian citizens over the age of 16 who are residing in Quebec. The organization is set to become operational from June 1, 2023 with training that will be available in the form of classroom and distance education.  

June 1, 2023

Canada PNP May 2023 Round up

11,967 candidates were invited in the PNP Draws that were held in the month of May, 2023. Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Alberta conducted the Draws. Ontario PNP (OINP) sent the most number of invitations of 6,890.

Canada PNP May 2023 Round up

June 1, 2023

Canada Express Entry May 2023 Round up

Canada held two Express Entry Draws on May 10,2023 and May 24, 2023. A total of 5389 invitations (ITAs) were sent to eligible candidates with a minimum CRS score range of 488-691. One of the Draws was an All-program Draw and the other being a PNP-linked Express Entry Draw.

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Canada Express Entry May 2023 Round up

June 1, 2023

IRCC announces 6 new categories for Express Entry candidates. Register your EOI now!

Sean Fraser announced category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates that will be implemented later this summer. Candidates with French language proficiency or work experience in any of the given list of fields are highly preferred by the IRCC.

May 31, 2023

Canadian Temporary Visa holders can avoid longer processing times through Flagpoling

According to the stats of CBSA, around 21,452 candidates have opted for Flagpoling in 2022. Temporary visa holders in Canada can choose Flagpoling to reduce the long processing hours. Temporary visa holders can change the status of their permits and get them renewed on the spot via Flagpoling.

Canadian Temporary Visa holders can avoid longer processing times through Flagpoling

May 30, 2023

Canada Student Direct Stream to accept TOEFL scores. Apply now to study in Canada!

The IRCC has approved TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) as one of the English Language testing options and is authorized and accepted by the Canada Student Direct Stream (SDS). Students can submit their TOEFL scores along with their SDS applications starting from August 10,2023.

Canada Student Direct Stream to accept TOEFL scores. Apply now to study in Canada!

May 29, 2023

Quebec announces plans to revamp Economic Immigration plans.

Quebec announced plans on overhaul Immigration programs especially for economic immigrants. Various measures are being taken by Quebec to promote flexible economic immigration plans including the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP). Proficiency in English, proof of residence and elimination of the points grid are some of the changes.

May 27, 2023

Sean Fraser announced ‘new measures to improve Canada family class immigration.’

Sean Fraser, Minister of IRCC announced on 26 May, 2023 to bring in new changes to the Family Class Immigration in Canada. A new open work permit is introduced for spousal and family class applicants along with the provision for Family Class PR applicants to apply for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV).

Sean Fraser announced ‘new measures to improve Canada family class immigration.'

May 26, 2023

Ontario welcomes Engineers! No Canadian work experience required. Apply now!

Professional Engineers need not require Canadian license to seek employment in Ontario. Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has recently eliminated the requirement to adhere to the provincial legislation. Candidates with engineering credentials can now immigrate to Ontario without any prior Canadian work experience.

Ontario welcomes Engineers! No Canadian work experience required. Apply now!

May 25, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs with a CRS of 488. Register your EOI now!

Canada held on the 13th Express Entry Draw on May 24,2023. It was an All-program Draw and sent invitations to 4,800 candidates via the Federal Skilled Worker program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The minimum CRS score for the Draw was set at 488.

Latest Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs with a CRS of 488. Register your EOI now!

May 24, 2023

Saskatchewan PNP Draw sent out 1044 Targeted Immigration invites

1044 eligible candidates received invitations via the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program that was held on May 18, 2023. The Occupations in-demand stream sent out 260 invitations while the Express Entry stream issued 784 invitations via the Draw. The minimum score set for the Draw was 67 and majorly targeted 31 National Occupational Classification codes.

May 23, 2023

Wages and Deductions in Canada

Canada makes payroll deductions from the gross income of all the employees as a part of their government policies. The most common payroll deductions include Employment Insurance (EI), Canada pension plan (CPP), Quebec pension plan (QPP) income tax deductions among others.  

May 22, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP doubled its immigration opportunities in 2023

The Provincial Immigration Minister announced to double the PNP allotment cap for Newfoundland and Labrador in 2023. The immigration spaces for NLNP have increased from 1,500 to 3,050 while the province invited 1,585 new permanent residents in the first two months of 2023.

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Newfoundland and Labrador PNP doubled its immigration opportunities in 2023

May 20, 2023

Canada PNP draws issued 3,625 invitations in 3rd week of May 2023

Saskatchewan, Ontario, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba conducted provincial draws in the 3rd week of May, 2023. 3,625 candidates were collectively invited via the PNP Draws with a minimum CRS score range of 60-610. 

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Canada PNP draws issued 3,625 invitations in 3rd week of May 2023 

May 19, 2023

NB Critical Worker Program plans to invite 10% of PNP candidates in 2023. Apply now for NBPNP!

Canada plans to invite 10% of the PNP candidates via the New Brunswick Critical Worker Program (NBCWP). The program is specifically designed for skilled immigrants to make up for the labor shortage in the province. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are qualified to apply for the NBCWP.

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NB Critical Worker Program plans to invite 10% of PNP candidates in 2023. Apply now for NBPNP!

May 18, 2023

Canada’s job growth marks highest spike in six years. 40,000 new jobs added in April 2023.

Canada has witnessed the highest spike in job openings since 2017 with a growing job market. 40,000 new jobs were released in April as Ontario opened up to 33,000+ jobs while Prince Edward Island released 2,200+ jobs. The average hourly wages also increased by 5.2% in the month of April, 2023.  

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Canada’s job growth marks highest spike in six years. 40,000 new jobs added in April 2023.

May 17, 2023

British Columbia Draw invited 202 candidates under the EEBC stream

British Columbia conducted the BC PNP Draw on May 16, 2023. The draw was held under the EEBC stream in the International Graduate, Skilled Worker and Entry-level and Semi-skilled categories. 202 eligible candidates were invited in this draw with a minimum CRS score range of 60-107.

May 16, 2023

Licensed nurses from seven priority countries can register for the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

The Canadian government is facilitating more options and programs for foreign trained nurses to practice in Canada. This has caused a sudden rise in the number of nurses willing to migrate to Canada in search of jobs. The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) recently launched a new expedited program for applicants from 7 priority countries.

May 15, 2023

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) has grown increasingly popular in 2023

The Parents and Grandparent Program (PGP) has become seemingly popular with an overall increase of 60% compared to the 2022 stats. 2,065 new permanent residents were welcomed in January 2023 as the Canadian province aims to allot 28,500 additional permanent residents under the PGP.

May 13, 2023

Canada PNP Draws invited 4324 candidates in 2nd week of May 2023

Canada conducted the regular PNP Draws in the second week of May, 2023. Canadian provinces like Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Quebec held the PNP Draws and collectively issued 4,324 invites to eligible candidates. The collective CRS score range for the Draws was set between 43-575.

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Canada PNP Draws invited 4324 candidates in 2nd week of May 2023

May 12, 2023

Exciting news for Pakistanis: Canada’s Temporary Visa processing time reduced to just 2 months

Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced to reduce the Temporary Visa processing time for Pakistanis. The processing time for Canada Temporary visa is cut short from 2 years to 2 months and the backlog for Temporary Resident visas for Pakistanis came down from 55,000 to 15,000.  

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Exciting news for Pakistanis: Canada’s Temporary Visa processing time reduced to just 2 months

May 11, 2023

Express Entry held PNP specific draw and invited 589 candidates

IRCC conducted its twelfth Draw that invited Express Entry candidates via the PNP-specific draw. The draw was held on May 10, 2023, and 589 Express Entry candidates were issued through the PNP-specific Draw with a minimum CRS score of 691.

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Express Entry held PNP specific draw and invited 589 candidates

May 10, 2023

Average hourly salary in Canada is now $42.58, an increase of 9% from last quarter – StatsCan reports

Employees working on hourly basis and regular salaried employees have received a hike in salary in Canada. Canada increased the salaries by 9% starting from February 2023. Employees working with hourly salaries had an increase from $42.37 to $42.58 while the salaried employees had a hike from $29.25 to $29.44

May 10, 2023

British Columbia invited 155 candidates via BCPNP Draw on May 9, 2023

British Columbia conducted a BCPNP Draw on May 9, 2023. The draw invited 155 candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. It was a targeted draw that focused on the Tech, Healthcare, childcare and other priority occupations with a minimum CRS score range of 60-90.

May 09, 2023

1032 invites issued in the latest Saskatchewan PNP Draw

Saskatchewan invited 1032 invitations to eligible candidates through the EOI Draw in the recent SINP Draws. The Draw was conducted on May 3, 2023, with a minimum CRS score of 68. The SINP Draw was held under the Express Entry and Occupations- In Demand categories with 739 and 293 respective invites.

May 08, 2023

New Brunswick Virtual Recruitment 2023

New Brunswick is organizing NB Virtual Recruitment in 2023 under various categories. Candidates can submit their registration profile online along with an updated CV, an ECA report and Language test scores.Candidates need not have an Express Entry profile in order to register for the NB Virtual Recruitment.

May 06, 2023

3,818 candidates were invited by six Canadian PNP programs

6 Canadian provinces held PNP draws in the first week of May and invited 3818 candidates. Ontario, BC, NB, Saskatchewan, PEI, and Manitoba held PNP draws from May 1 to May 5, 2023.

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Canada PNP Draws in 1st week of May: Ontario, BC, NB, Saskatchewan, PEI, and Manitoba invited 3818 candidates

May 05, 2023

The New Brunswick Express Entry Draw invited 86 candidates in April,2023.

86 candidates were invited via the New Brunswick Express Entry pool of eligible EOIs for the month of April 2023. The CRS score range set for the total Express Entry Draws in April was within the range of 95-210.

May 04, 2023

Canada plans on making investments to promote French-speaking Immigration

Canada plans on making an investment worth $137.2 million to facilitate French-speaking nationals from Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas. The investment will be implemented over the next five years to promote better opportunities for the Francophone communities.

May 03, 2023

British Columbia issued 172 invites to eligible candidates via PNP Draw

Two British Columbia PNP Draws were conducted on 2 May, 2023 and invited 172 candidates via multiple streams. The BC PNP Draws were segregated into General Draws and Targeted Draws with a collective minimum CRS score range of 60-107.

May 02, 2023

Changes in Australia’s Immigration Policy: New Visas and Regulations for 2023-24

Home Affairs Minister Claire O’Neil has released a 186-page Migration review that highlights the need to bring in latest reforms to the immigration systems.  The Review proposed 32 possible changes that could take 32 possible changes that can be done to streamline the immigration process of Australia. 

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Changes in Australia’s Immigration Policy: New Visas and Regulations for 2023-24

May 01, 2023

Canada PNP Round Up April 2023

IRCC conducted 19 PNP Draws in the month of April 2023. 6,174 invitations were sent to eligible candidates via different streams. Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Quebec held their respective draws in April. 

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Canada PNP Round Up April 2023

May 01, 2023

Canada Express Entry Round Up April 2023

The IRCC conducted two Express Entry Draws that were held in April,2023. Both the EE Draws were All-program Draws with the lowest CRS score of 483. 7000 ITAs (Invitation to Apply) were issued to the eligible candidates with the given requirements.

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Canada Express Entry Round Up April 2023

April 03, 2023

Canada raises the minimum hourly pay to $16.65 from April 1, 2023

The Labour Minister of Canada Seamus O’Regan Jr announced to increase the Federal minimum wage to $16.65 from April 1, 2023. The decision was taken to keep up with the cost of living in the country and is applicable to interns and workers working in the federally regulated private sectors.

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Canada raises the minimum hourly pay to $16.65 from April 1, 2023

1 April, 2023

Express Entry Round Ups – March 2023

4 Express Entry Draws were conducted in the month of March 2023 and issued 21,667 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The total draws that were held were 1 PNP draw and 3 All-program draws. 21,000 ITAs were issued in the last 15 days through the Express Entry Draws 2023.

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1 April, 2023

Canada PNP round ups – March 2023

The PNP Draws conducted in the month of March 2023 and issued 8,804 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under various different streams. Provinces like Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI, Manitoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan held the draws.

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25 March, 2023

Ontario, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec invited 2,739 candidates in 3rd week of March

Five provinces of Canada have conducted the PNP Draws in the 3rd week of March 2023. Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan have collectively invited a total of 2,739 candidates with a combined CRS score range of 82-612 points.

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24 March, 2023

Express Entry draws roars in March: 7000 ITAs issued with lowest CRS score 484

The eight Express Entry Draw for 2023 was conducted on 23rd March as an all-program Draw. The Draw invited 7000 candidates with ITAs and a minimum CRS score of 484. Candidates were selected from the CEC, FSTP & FSWP programs for the Draw.

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23 March, 2023

Canada to increase PNP immigration levels. Register now for Canada PNP!

The Immigration Levels are set to increase after the Immigration Ministers of Canada have agreed to increase the allocations of PNPs. The number of immigrants entering Canada via the PNP program is set to increase from 105,500 to 117,500 by 2025.

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23 March, 2023

IRCC invests more than $1 million for women immigrants to get Tech jobs in Canada

The IRCC has decided to make $1.1 million investment towards the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot (RNWP) program to promote equal job opportunities for immigrant women in the Information and technology industry.

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20 March, 2023

Big announcement by Sean Fraser, ‘PGWPs can now work in Canada for 4.5 years.’

The Immigration minister of Canada, Sean Fraser announced that foreign graduates studying in Canada with PGWP can work for 4.5 years. The PGWPs can be extended for an additional 18 months for candidates with an expired permit.

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18 March, 2023

PEI PNP draw invited 190 candidates in March 2023

The PEI PNP Draw that was held in March collectively invited 190 candidates under the Business Work Entrepreneur Invitations & Labour & Express Entry Invitations. There were 6 total invites under the Business Work Entrepreneur Invitations with a minimum score of 52.

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March 16, 2023

OINP invited 615 candidates under Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

615 candidates received NOIs under OINP under their French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. It held two draws under the stream on March 16, 2023. The cut-off score for the first draw was between 291-489 under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, and the cut-off score for the second draw was between 400-489.

March 15, 2023

Biggest Express Entry Draw ever issued 7,000 ITAs, to fill 1 million job vacancies in Canada

IRCC issued 7,000 ITAs for candidates having a minimum score of 490 on March 15, 2023. This draw breaks the record of 5500 ITAs issued on January 18, 2023.

Date No. of invitations issued CRS Score
March 15, 2023 7000 490

March 15, 2023

Quebec releases 2023 occupation list of easier LMIAs

The Quebec Ministry of Immigration released its Occupation List of 2023 for simplified LMIA processing. The last update made to the occupation list of Quebec was in 2022. Quebec employers are supposed to offer a healthy working environment and salary and provide Health Insurance to the workers.

March 14, 2023

British Columbia issued 235 Skills Immigration invitations under 2 streams

BC PNP draw was held on March 14, 2023, and issued 235 invitations. This is a targeted draw and invited Tech and healthcare professionals. Candidates having scores ranging between 60-83 were asked in this draw. All these candidates get the eligibility to apply for Canada PR.

10 March, 2023

Bill C-19 brings changes to Express Entry CRS score evaluation

Bill C-19 is all set to bring changes to the Express Entry CRS score evaluation system that evaluates and ranks candidates present in the pool. The new system will initiate groupings that will be based on economic goals like language proficiency, academics, etc.

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09 March, 2023

OINP targeted draw: Issued 822 NOIs to Healthcare professionals

The immigration of Ontario introduced a new draw via the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.  The Draw issued NOIs to 822 candidates in 42 healthcare-specific occupations. The OINP Draw was conducted on 8th & 9th March 2023.

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8 March, 2023

PGWPs has become the direct path for international students to obtain Canada PR

PGWP has become the most accessible and easy route for international student graduates to live and work in Canada. Graduates from eligible Canadian DLIs use the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) pathway to extend their study permits and other purposes.

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07 Mar, 2023

Quebec invests $5.3 million for the settlement of young immigrants

The announcement of a $5.3 million investment was made by the Immigration of Quebec to support the provincial immigration crowd. Quebec Immigration Minister Christine Fréchette stated that adolescence and early adulthood are the most integral part of the growth and developmental stage. The Quebec government plans to establish multiple programs for immigrant children to boost their potential and knowledge development.

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03 Mar, 2023

New Brunswick, Canada International Recruitment Event is now open for registration. Reserve your spot!

Details of New Brunswick, Canada International Recruitment Event

Event Duration of event Mode of application
NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors 2023 Online
Dubai – Sector: IT, healthcare & trades March 27-29, 2023 Offline in Dubai

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March 02, 2023

Canada issued 667 ITAs in Express Entry PNP-only draw

  • The sixth PNP-only Draw of 2023 was held on Feb 15.
  • 667 candidates were sent invitations in the Express Entry PNP-only draw.
  • The PNP-only draw was the fourth program-specific Draw to be held in 2023.
  • The minimum CRS score was set at 748 for the most recent Draw.

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Mar 02, 2023

IRCC says ‘Canada visit visa holders can work in Canada, if they have a valid job offer’

  • IRCC announced that foreign nationals in Canada with a valid employment offer can apply for a Canadian work permit.
  • The policy was introduced in 2020 as a temporary program policy to help temporary residents in Canada with job offers.
  • The extension of this policy will be applicable till February 28, 2025.
  • Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria to qualify for the temporary public policy

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Mar 02, 2023

Canada issued 550,000 study permits in 2022. Apply for 2023 intake now!

  • Canada is one of the top foreign education destinations for international students.
  • A total of 151.7% of Canadian study permits were granted from the year 2015.
  • 550,000 study permits were granted to international students in 2022, with an increase of 24.1% in the number.

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01  March, 2023

Canada says, ‘Newcomers are more likely to be hired than Canadian citizens’

  • Desjardins’ new study shows that the latest immigration can add optimistic changes to the Canadian economy.
  • Canada is willing to accommodate 1.5 million immigrants by 2025.
  • Canadian economic class programs are projected to cover 60% of the immigration population.
  • Canada’s employment rate has gradually increased with the entry of immigrants

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01  March, 2023

Canada PNP Round Up February 2023: Invited 5,732 candidates
Canada held 13 Provincial Nominee Program draws in February 2023 and issued 5,732 invitations. The candidates invited in these draws can apply for a Canada PR visa to live, study and work in a particular province they have applied for.

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01  March, 2023 

Express Entry results February 2023

IRCC held 3 Express Entry draws in February 2023. The dates of the draws are 1, 2, and 15 February 2023. Two of these draws were held under Provincial Nominee Program and the number of invitees was 1,592. The other draw was held under the Federal Skilled Worker stream and 3,300 candidates were invited.

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February 25, 2023

For the first time in Canada’s history, 608,420 work permits issued in a year

Canada issued 608429 work permits in 2022, which is a new record. The work permits were issued under the two popular programs which are:

  • International Mobility Program (IMP)
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

The number of work permits issued under IMPO is 472,070. Under TFWP, the number of work permits issued was 136,350.

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For the first time in Canada’s history, 608,420 work permits issued in a year

February 25, 2023

125,000 Temporary Residents transitioned to Canada Permanent Residents in 2022, StatCan Reports

According to a report from IRCC, 125,000 temporary residents got the status of permanent reside ts in 2022. Candidates having the following were transitioned to permanent residence status

  • Study permit
  • Work permit under Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Work Permit under International Mobility Program

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125,000 Temporary Residents transitioned to Canada Permanent Residents in 2022, StatCan Reports.

February 23, 2023

Manitoba PNP draw issued 583 invitations under three streams

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued 583 invitations to the candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. Candidates were invited under the streams listed below:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba
    • Occupation-specific selection
    • All occupations
  • Skilled Worker Overseas
  • International Education Stream

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Streams Categories Number of invitations Score
February 23, 2023 Skilled Worker in Manitoba Occupation-specific selection 207 615
All occupations 298 693
Skilled worker Overseas NA 27 721
International Education Stream NA 51 NA

Candidates with a jobseeker validation code and an Express Entry profile received 140 invitations.

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February 22, 2023

BC PNP issued 246 Skills Immigration Invitations

British Columbia held the third BC PNP draw in 2023 and invited 246 candidates. The draw was held on February 22, 2023, and the invited candidates are eligible for a Canada PR visa.

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February 16, 2023

PEI PNP draw issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw held on February 16, 2023, issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR. Candidates under the business stream received 6 invitations and the score was 70. Labour and Express Entry candidates received 222 invitations. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals over last 12 months
February 16, 2023 6 70 222 228

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PEI PNP draw issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR

February 16, 2023

Saskatchewan PNP draw issued 421 invitations under International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program held its first draw under the International Skilled Worker Stream and invited 421 candidates. The draw was held on February 16, 2023 and invitations were issued for:

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations In Demand
  • Ukrainian Residents

Candidates under Occupations In Demand received 243 invitations while there 177 Express Entry invitations. The score for both categories is 84. One invitation was issued to Ukrainian candidates having a score of 65. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
February 16, 2023 Express Entry 84 177 Invited candidates had ECA credentials. Not all occupations were selected for this draw.
Occupations In-Demand 243 Invited candidates had ECA credentials. Not all occupations were selected for this draw.
 NA 65 1 Invitations issued to Ukrainian residents due to the current conflict

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Saskatchewan PNP draw issued 421 invitations under International Skilled Workers stream

February 16, 2023

Canada cuts 50% work experience requirements of PR Visa for Caregivers. Apply now!

Candidates who want to apply under the Caregiver programs have to show work experience of only 1 year. Previously the requirement was of two years. Canada has taken the step to provide more and more PR visas to Caregivers who are already working or are new. The new rule will be effective from April 30, 2023. Candidates apply can through any of the caregiver programs mentioned below:

  • Home Child Care Provider (HCCP)
  • Home Support Worker (HSW)

These are five-year programs and will become permanent by June 2024, as per Sean Fraser.

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Canada cuts 50% work experience requirements of PR Visa for Caregivers. Apply now!

February 15, 2023

Canada Express Entry issued 699 invitations with 791 CRS score

IRCC invited 699 candidates in an Express Entry draw held on February 15, 2023. The draw was held under the Provincial Nominee Program and candidates having a score of 791 received the invitations. The invited candidates are now eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#241 Provincial Nominee Program February 15, 2023 699 791

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Canada Express Entry issued 699 invitations with 791 CRS score

February 09, 2023

First Quebec Arrima Draw of 2023 invited 1,011 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Quebec Arrima draw held on February 9, 2023, issued invitations to 1,011 candidates to apply for permanent selection. The score for this draw was 619. Candidates who fulfilled any of the below eligibility criteria given below were invited in this draw:

  • Score should be 619 and above or
  • Job offer should be outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date of the draw Number of invitations Score
February 9, 2023 1,011 699

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First Quebec Arrima Draw of 2023 invited 1,011 candidates to apply for permanent selection

February 14, 2023

BC PNP Draw issued 237 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia held its second draw in February 2023. The date of the BC PNP draw was February 14, 2023 in which 237 ITAs were issued under the Skills Immigration stream. Candidates having a score between 55 and 83 received invitations. The invited candidates can apply for Canada PR visa.

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BC PNP Draw issued 237 Skills Immigration invitations

February 13, 2023

Canada employment grew at a fast pace, 150,000 jobs added. Apply now

Canada added 150,000 new jobs in January 2023. It is the fifth consecutive month that Canada economy has added jobs. In December 2022, Canada added 70,000 jobs. Since September 2022, a total of 326,000 jobs were added. The population of Canada is also increasing because of students and temporary workers who migrate to Canada for excellent career opportunities. Jobs were added in 6 industries and 5 provinces. These provinces include Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.

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February 9, 2023

Ontario PNP draw invited 510 candidates under Skilled Trades stream

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program draw issued 510 invitations to the candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. The draw was held on February 9, 2023, under the Skilled Trades Stream. This is the second draw under this stream

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Ontario PNP draw invited 510 candidates under Skilled Trades stream

February 07, 2023

British Columbia PNP issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia held its first PNP draw in February 2023 and issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations. The candidates were invited under 3 categories of the Skills immigration stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

These categories are:

  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post-Graduate Category

The candidates having the score between 60 and 102 were invited in this draw. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score
February 7, 2023 207 Skilled Worker 102
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 102
International Graduate 102
International Graduate – EEBC option 102
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82
25 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

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British Columbia PNP issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations

February 09, 2023

Highly Skilled Foreign Workers can get Canada LMIA processed in 10 business days

IRCC invites foreign immigrants to work in Canada for a temporary period through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The immigrants are invited to fill the vacant positions available in different companies. Invitations through the TFWP need LMIA whose processing time is 21 days. Now the processing time is reduced to 10 days for some workers listed below:

  • High-Wage Skilled Occupational Workers’ LMIAs
  • LMIAs workers with the wage exceeding the wages of top 10%
  • LMIAs of short-duration workers

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Highly Skilled Foreign Workers can get Canada LMIA processed in 10 business days

February 07, 2023

British Columbia PNP issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw held on February 7, 2023, issued 245 invitations to submit applications for a Canada PR visa. Candidates with a score in the range of 60 and 102 received the invitations. The categories under which the candidates were invited are mentioned below:

  • Skilled Worker Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post-Graduate Category

February 07, 2023

LMIA processing for some foreign workers to be done within 10 days

IRCC announced that LMIA processing for some skilled foreign workers can be done within 10 days. The step has been taken to help employers to hire foreign workers and reduce the skills shortage. The LMIA processing within 10 days can be done for the following:

  • Employers providing hiring foreign workers for skilled trade occupations with high wages
  • Employers providing equal or 10 percent more wages earned by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Employers providing occupations for a short duration

February 02, 2023

PTE score is now accepted for Canada PR visa application. Apply now!

IRCC allowed four tests for language proficiency which include IELTS and CELPIP for English and TCF and TEF for French. IRCC has announced to accept PTE also for Canada PR applications. The PTE test is taken up for English language proficiency. Pearson has created the PTE Essential test for English language proficiency for Canada Immigration.

February 01, 2023

Canada PNP Immigration results for January 2023

In January 2023, five provinces in Canada held 15 PNP draws and invited 5,644 candidates globally.

Here is the list of provinces that held PNP draws in January 2023.

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan

The details of all the PNP draws in January 2023, are given below:

Province No. of candidates
Ontario 3,591
Manitoba 658
Saskatchewan 50
British Columbia 1,122
PEI 223

February 01, 2023

Express Entry Round Up – January 2023

IRCC held two Express Entry draws in January 2023 and issued  11,000  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in January were given below:

Draw No. Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#237 January 18, 2023 490 5,500
#238 January 11, 2023 507 5,500

January 31, 2023

5th BC PNP Draw of January 2023: Issued 284 skills immigration invitations

British Columbia issued 284 skills immigration invitations on January 31, 2023. The draw was held under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. This is the 5th draw in which candidates having a score between 60 and 85 received the invitations. The candidates can submit Canada PR visa applications.

January 31, 2023

Ontario PNP draw issued 611 invitations under Foreign Worker Stream

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program held its 4th draw under Foreign Worker Stream draw on January 31, 2023, and invited 611 candidates for submitting Canada PR visa applications. Candidates having a score of 53 and above received the invitations.

January 27, 2023

Ontario Entrepreneur stream draw issued 10 Canada immigration invitations

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program issued 10 invitations under the Entrepreneur stream. Candidates having a score between 137 and 162 were invited in this draw. Applicants who submitted their EOI on or before January 20, 2023, were eligible for this draw. Candidates have to meet the financial as well as non-financial requirements to migrate to Canada and start a new or manage an existing business. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date of the draw Number of candidates invited Minimum score
January 27, 2023 10 137-162

January 26, 2023

Manitoba PNP draw issued 336 invitations

Manitoba held its second draw in 2023 and invited 336 candidates under the three streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Candidates with a score between 713 and 726 were invited in this draw. The draw was held under the three streams mentioned below:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba
  • Skilled Worker Overseas
  • International Education Stream

Details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
January 26, 2023 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 253 invitations 726
Skilled Workers Overseas 23 invitations 713
International Education Stream 60 invitations NA

Skilled Worker in Manitoba candidates with a score of 726 received 253 invitations, while invitations under the International Education Stream were 60. Candidates with 713 score received invitations under the Skilled Worker Overseas stream.

Invitations were also sent to the candidates who have the following:

  • A valid Express Entry Profile
  • A job seeker validation code

The invited candidates can apply for the Canada PR visa.

January 25, 2023

Ontario Masters Graduate Stream issued 692 invitations on January 25, 2023

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program held its first draw under the Masters Graduate Stream in 2023. The number of invitations issued in this draw was 692 and candidates having the score of 44 and above received the invitations. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date NOIs Issued CRS Score Range
January 25, 2023 692 44 and above

January 24, 2023

Ontario issued 622 invitations under 2 streams

Ontario Provincial Nominee draw was held on January 24, 2023, issued 622 invitations under the following streams:

  • International Student Stream
  • Foreign Worker Stream

Candidates under the International Student Stream received 620 invitations. The score for the stream was 82 and above. OINP Foreign Worker stream issued 2 invitations. The date of the draw was January 24, 2023. The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date Streams NOIs Issued CRS Score Range
January 24, 2023 Foreign Worker Stream 2 NA
International Student Stream 620 82 and above

January 24, 2023

New Brunswick announced ‘a new pathway to retain international students’

New Brunswick has introduced a program to retain international students. The new program is named as Study and Succeed in New Brunswick program. Its duration is 3 years and it is being funded by Opportunities NB and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). Each agency will provide $500,000 to the program.

The Atlantic province took this step because of the report published by the Conference Board of Canada last year. The provinces have asked Ottawa to increase the slots for international students so that they can be invited through Provincial Nominee Programs.

January 21, 2023

IRCC Expands Open Work Permit Eligibility for Spouses and Children from 30th Jan, 2023

IRCC has plans to expand open work permit eligibility so that spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children of primary applicants can migrate to Canada. The dependents will have the option to apply for work, study, or visit visas to migrate to Canada. The primary applicants should either have an occupation in the TEER categories from 0 to 5 or they should be a permanent resident applicant and hold a work permit.

Spouses and common-law partners who do not want to work can apply for visit or study visas. Dependent children will also have the opportunity to apply for work, study, or visit visas. The rule will become effective from Jan 30, 2023.

January 19, 2023

PEI PNP draw issued 223 invitations on January 19, 2023

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw was held on January 19, 2023, in which 223 candidates were invited for Canada PR visa application submission. The invitations were issued under the following streams:

  • Business stream
  • Labour & Express Entry stream

Candidates under the business stream having the score of 62 received 7 invitations. The Labour & Express Entry stream candidates received 216 invitations and no score was allocated for the stream.

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals over last 12 months
January 19, 2023 7 62 216 223

This is the first PEI PNP draw in 2023.

January 19, 2023

Alberta prioritizes family ties in new immigration program changes

Alberta will prioritize family ties to attract more newcomers to migrate to Canada and settle in the province. Alberta will use 25 percent of the Express Entry nominations to potential newcomers to work in Canada. These newcomers need to have immediate family members who live in Alberta. The newcomers need to have skills in high-demand sectors like agriculture, healthcare, and tech.

These changes will help in boosting the economy of Alberta and meeting the challenge of skills shortage. Alberta had more than 41,000 jobs in December 2022. Since 2021, the number of jobs that province added was 221,000. It has been estimated that skills shortage in Alberta will be 33,100. Currently, 6,500 nomination certificates are given to Alberta and 815 will be used for the new stream in 2023.

January 18, 2023

Alberta prioritizes ‘Family Ties’ in New Immigration Program changes

Alberta aims to modify its immigration program by providing priority to family ties to the newcomers to the province. The immigration program targets skilled workers who can work for the high-demand sectors of the province. The in-demand sectors of Alberta are Agriculture, Healthcare, Tech professionals, etc. The newly updated immigration program applies to AAIP of Express Entry. Alberta added 41,000 job vacancies in December 2022 and 94,000 full-time jobs by the end of the year 2022.

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Alberta prioritizes ‘Family Ties’ in New Immigration Program changes

January 18, 2023

Canada announces clearance of visit visa backlogs by February 2023

IRCC to clear the backlogs for visit visas which have piled up for a year. More than half-million a backlog of visit visas might get cleared by February 2023. Canada to restart flagpoling again, which might help gain an opportunity to apply for temporary residence status or renew study or work visas. Canada to follow two strategies in processing the pending strategies. The first is to process 195,000 visit visa applications in bulk volume, and the second is to relax eligibility criteria for 450,000 candidates to process the applications.

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Canada announces clearance of visit visa backlogs by February 2023

January 18, 2023

2nd Express Entry draw of 2023 invites 5,500 candidates

IRCC held its 2nd Express Entry of the year 2023. It is the #238 all-program Express Entry draw on January 18, 2023, and invited 5,500 candidates. Candidates who received invitations must apply for Canada PR through FSTP, FSWP, and CEC programs. The CRS score has been the lowest since July 2022. IRCC, to attract more foreign nationals reduced the CRS to a record-level low.

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2nd Express Entry draw of 2023 invites 5,500 candidates

January 17, 2023

Ontario invited 1,252 candidates under Skilled Trades stream

OINP issued 1,252 invitations to the candidates through the skilled trades stream on January 13, 2023. The CRS score ranged from 336-506 by targeting specific occupations. The applicants with valid and active Express Entry profiles and a valid job offer were considered for the OINP draw. The profiles created between the dates January 13, 2022, and January 13, 2023, were also one factor for this draw. Candidates who got the invitations under OINP must apply for Canada PR in 45 working days.

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Ontario PNP draw invites 1,252 candidates under the Skilled Trades stream

January 12, 2023

165th Manitoba EOI Draw invited 322 candidates

Manitoba’s EOI first draw in 2023 is held on January 12, 2023. Total invitations of 322 are issued to the candidates under MPNP in its #165 draw for submitting Canada PR applications. The invitations were sent through the streams are skilled workers in Manitoba, skilled workers overseas, and the International Graduate stream of Manitoba-PNP. The EOI score ranges from 713 to 734 or more. The applicants who received invites must apply for PR in Canada in 60 days. 27 of the invites were sent to candidates with a valid job code and declared active Express Entry profiles in the pool.

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165th Manitoba EOI Draw invited 322 candidates

January 11, 2023

First Express Entry Draw of 2023 invited 5,500 candidates

Canada’s IRCC issued 5,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the candidates under all programs of Express Entry on January 11, 2023. This is the first draw of Express Entry in 2023 with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 507 or more. It is the #237 draw and the 12th draw of the all-programs Express Entry draw. The largest number of invitations were sent in this draw after July 2022. The eligible candidates who received Express Entry all-programs invitations must apply for Canada PR through any immigration programs under Express Entry in 60 days.

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First Express Entry Draw of 2023 invited 5,500 candidates

January 10, 2023

OINP Foreign Worker stream issued 404 invitations

Ontario PNP (OINP) issued 404 ITAs to the candidates through Foreign Worker Stream on January 10, 2023. This is a targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways and skilled trades occupations. OINP uses the EOI (Expression of Interest) to select candidates who have met specific criteria for any of the immigration streams of OINP. The individuals who received ITAs must submit a Canada PR application in 14 Calendar days.

The list of skilled trades occupations is shown in the table below:

NOC Code Occupations
NOC 22212 Drafting technologists and technicians
NOC 22221 User support technicians
NOC 22222 Information systems testing technicians
NOC 22301 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
NOC 22302 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
NOC 22311 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
NOC 22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
NOC 72010 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
NOC 72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
NOC 72012 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
NOC 72013 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
NOC 72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
NOC 72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
NOC 72021 Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
NOC 72022 Supervisors, printing and related occupations
NOC 72024 Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
NOC 72101 Tool and die makers
NOC 72102 Sheet metal workers
NOC 72103 Boilermakers
NOC 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
NOC 72105 Ironworkers
NOC 72106 Welders and related machine operators
NOC 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
NOC 72201 Industrial electricians
NOC 72203 Electrical power line and cable workers
NOC 72204 Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
NOC 72300 Plumbers
NOC 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
NOC 72310 Carpenters
NOC 72320 Bricklayers
NOC 72321 Insulators
NOC 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
NOC 72401 Heavy–duty equipment mechanics
NOC 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
NOC 72403 Railway carmen/women
NOC 72404 Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
NOC 72406 Elevator constructors and mechanics
NOC 72410 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
NOC 72422 Electrical mechanics
NOC 72423 Motorcycle, all–terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
NOC 72500 Crane operators
NOC 73100 Concrete finishers
NOC 73101 Tilesetters
NOC 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
NOC 73110 Roofers and shinglers
NOC 73111 Glaziers
NOC 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
NOC 82031 Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
NOC 92100 Power engineers and power systems operators

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OINP Foreign Worker stream issued 404 invitations

January 09, 2023

1+ Million Job Vacancies in Canada, StatCan Report

Canada adds 100,000 jobs more to the current 1 Million job vacancies in the workforce market. The rate of employment increased by 0.5% during December 2022. Foreign nationals can now search for jobs in Canada in 10 different industries. The employment trends are maximized in the sectors like Accommodation & Food Services, Construction, Information, Culture & Recreation, Public Administration, Professional, scientific and technical services, Transportation & Warehousing, and other services. Raise in Job trends is observed in provinces like Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, etc. The age groups most searched or searching for jobs in Canada are 15-24 and 55+.

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1+ Million Job Vacancies in Canada, StatCan Report

January 05, 2023

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur draw invited 50 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Saskatchewan issued 50 invites in its Entrepreneur draw to the candidates on January 05, 2023. Candidates must apply for Canada PR in 90 days under SINP. The average EOI is 95 points. The lowest EOI score is 80 points & Highest EOI score is 130 points. The individuals who have qualified with CLB 6 or more with 80 points were invited, and individuals with 85 points were also invited in this Entrepreneur draw.

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Saskatchewan Entrepreneur draw invited 50 candidates to apply for Canada PR

January 03, 2023

Skilled immigrants are needed in Canada to fill jobs, says housing minister

Approximately Canada has 1 million job vacancies for months. It needs skilled professionals to work for various trades and sectors. The foreign immigrants taking up the empty jobs become an asset to Canada’s economy. Currently, buildings and construction trades have huge openings, and employers are looking for foreign immigrants to work. For these requirements, Canada has planned to welcome 1.45 M international professionals as new PRs based on its 2023-2025 Immigration levels plan. Ottawa to invite 465,000 new PRs in 2023.

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Skilled immigrants are needed in Canada to fill jobs, says housing minister

January 03, 2023

359 occupations now eligible under Canada Federal Skilled Worker program. Are you eligible?

The Canadian authorities have been looking for foreign immigrants who are certified and trained in the necessary skills. Around 359 occupations have been made eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program of the economic immigration pathway, the Express Entry system. From November 16, 2022, 16 new eligible occupations were added to the existing ones made eligible under FSWP. Payroll occupation is eligible under FSWP. Ottawa has huge openings for this occupation after including this as an eligible occupation for Federal Skilled Worker Program. Canadian employers need Payroll administrators who are well-trained and certified.

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359 occupations now eligible under Canada Federal Skilled Worker program. Are you eligible?

December 31, 2022

Summary of Canada PNP 2022

IRCC invited 53,057 candidates through Canada PNP draws in 2022. The below table gives information on each province’s participation to meet Canada immigration target in 2022. Quebec Invited 8071 candidates to apply for permanent selection in 2022.

Provincial Nominee Program Number of Candidates invited in 2022
Alberta PNP 2,320
British Columbia PNP 8,878
Manitoba PNP 7,469
Ontario PNP 21,261
Prince Edward Island PNP 1,854
Saskatchewan PNP 11,113
Nova Scotia PNP 162
*Quebec Immigration Program 8071

December 31, 2022

Highlights of Canada Express Entry 2022 

In 2022, Canada Express Entry invited 46,538 candidates. The CRS score of the latest draw is recorded as the lowest compared to the overall scores in the year.

Date of Draw Draw No. No. of Candidates invited CRS Score
November 23, 2022 236 4,750 491
November 9, 2022 235 4,750 494
October 26, 2022 234 4,750 496
October 12, 2022 233 4,250 500
September 28, 2022 232 3,750 504
September 14, 2022 231 3,250 510
August 31, 2022 230 2,750 516
August 17, 2022 229 2,250 525
August 3, 2022 228 2,000 533
July 20, 2022 227 1,750 542
July 6, 2022 226 1,500 557
June 22, 2022 225 636 752
June 8, 2022 224 932 796
May 25, 2022 223 589 741
May 11, 2022 222 545 753
April 27, 2022 221 829 772
April 13, 2022 220 787 782
March 30, 2022 219 919 785
March 16, 2022 218 924 754
March 2, 2022 217 1,047 761
February 16, 2022 216 1,082 710
February 2, 2022 215 1,070 674
January 19, 2022 214 1,036 745
January 5, 2022 213 392 808

December 31, 2022

Canada PNP Round Up December 2022

Canada held 14 PNP draws in December 2022. The draws were held by 5 provinces and invitations were issued to 5,584 candidates under different streams. The list of provinces that held these draws can be found below:

  • British Columbia (3)
  • Manitoba (4)
  • Ontario (3)
  • Prince Edward Island (2)
  • Saskatchewan (2)

The table below provides all the details of the PNP draws:

Date of Draw Province No. of Candidates
December 6, 2022 British Columbia 193
December 13, 2022 227
December 20, 2022 173
December 1, 2022 Manitoba 305
December 15, 2022 1030
December 16, 2022 249
December 30, 2022 280
December 13, 2022 Ontario 160
December 19, 2022 936
December 21, 2022 725
December 1, 2022 PEI 69
December 15, 2022 134
December 15, 2022 Saskatchewan 635
December 21, 2022 468

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Canada PNP Round Up December 2022

December 30, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

Manitoba PNP (MPNP) issued 280 LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) to the candidates in the #163 draw, which is the last draw for 2022 on December 30, 2022. 202 LAAs issued through skilled workers in the Manitoba stream whose EOI score was 750 or above. 40 LAAs through skilled workers overseas stream with EOI score 711 or above. And 38 LAAs were issued through the International Graduation stream. On the total LAAs issued in this draw, 21 LAAs were sent to a valid Express Entry profile and Job seeker validation code. Candidates receiving MPNP LAAs must apply for Canada PR in 60 days.

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Manitoba PNP draw issued 280 invitations

December 22, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw on December 21, 2022: 468 candidates invited

In a recent Saskatchewan PNP draw, 468 invitations were issued. The draw took place on December 21, 2022. These candidates were chosen from Express Entry and Occupations in Demand immigration streams.

For these immigration candidates, the dream of immigrating to Canada and settling in Saskatchewan is closer to becoming a reality. These candidates have been nominated to apply for Canada PR.

To read more, visit “Saskatchewan PNP draw: 468 candidates invited on December 21, 2022”.

December 22, 2022

Canada job vacancy report for Q3 of 2022 shows a 7.5 percent rise in wages

The Canada Job Vacancy report shows that in Q3 of 2022, the hourly wages of employees across industries increased by 7.5 percent. This was one of the moves of the Government of Canada to attract skilled foreign workers to the country. Measures like this have been necessary to solve the issue of an increase in job vacancies in Canada coupled with a shortage of qualified and skilled workers.

To read more, visit “Canada increases average hourly wages to 7.5% to meet the workforce demand”.

December 21, 2022

Ontario PNP draw invites 725 candidates through Masters Graduate Stream

Here’s the result of an Ontario PNP draw held on December 21, 2022. In the draw, 725 immigration candidates received invitations, offering an opportunity to immigrate to Ontario.

The candidates were selected through the Masters Graduate Stream. Let’s glance at the results of the draw:

Date of issue of invitations No. of invitations issued Date on which profiles were created Score range Notes
December 21, 2022 725 November 22, 2022 – December 21, 2022 46 and above General draw

The Masters Graduate Stream is for international students with a degree earned from an Ontario university. They get an opportunity to the permanent residence via a draw involving this stream.

To read more, visit “Ontario PNP draw results: 725 invitations issued on December 21, 2022”.

December 21, 2022

Invitations issued for Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator immigration pilot

Invitations to participate in the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) immigration pilot program were issued on December 20, 2022. In case a candidate receives a valid job offer in Nova Scotia that candidate may make use of the AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program) or the Skilled Worker Stream of the Nova Scotia PNP to migrate to Canada.

To read more, visit “Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Immigration pilot issued letter of interest on December 20, 2022”.

December 20, 2022

Invitations issued to 173 candidates in a BC PNP draw on December 20, 2022

The latest BC PNP draw was conducted on December 20, 2022. In the draw, 173 Canada immigration candidates received invitations, giving them the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Let’s look at the details of the draw:

Date No. of
Invitations
Stream Min.
Score
Details
December 20, 2022 153 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90 Tech draw
15 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

To read more, visit “BC PNP draw issued 173 Skills Immigration invitations”.

December 20, 2022

IRCC processed about 5 million Canada visa applications ever, in 2022

IRCC had a huge accomplishment in 2022. It processed close to 5 million Canada visa applications in 2022. The visa types that were processed by IRCC to achieve this number included work visas, study visas, and PR visas.

IRCC had taken many right steps in the direction of bettering the visa processing system, which included the digitization of the visa application system. These steps at the right time contributed to increasing work efficiency and completing the processing of Canada visas in large numbers.

To read more, “Canada breaks all records, processes nearly 5 million applications in 2022”.

December 08, 2022

Quebec immigration draw update: 517 candidates invited on December 8, 2022

The latest Arrima draw for Quebec immigration took place on December 8, 2022. In the draw, 517 candidates received invitations, handing them the opportunity to apply for a permanent selection in Quebec.

The details of the Arrima draw are as given below in the table:

Date of draw: December 8, 2022
No. of invitations: 517
Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: December 5, 2022, at 6:30 am
Minimum score 591 points

To read more, visit “517 people get chosen to apply for Quebec immigration on December 8, 2022”.

December 19, 2022

Ontario PNP draw on December 19, 2022: 936 candidates closer to Canada PR

On December 19, 2022, 936 immigration candidates took one step closer to getting invited to apply for Canada PR. They were invited through an Ontario PNP tech draw. Selected candidates were chosen after filtering them with targeted professions in the tech field. These include:

Occupation NOC 2021 (TEER)
Software engineers and designers 21231
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 21230/32/34
Computer engineers 21311
Web designers and developers 21233/34
Database analysts and data administrators 21223
Computer and information systems managers 20012

Here are the details of the Ontario PNP draw:

Date on which NOIs were issued No. of NOIs issued Range of CRS score Profiles created in IRCC Express Entry system Notes
December 19, 2022 936 484-490 December 19, 2021 –
December 19, 2022
Targeted draw – Tech draw
involving targeted occupations

To read more, visit “Ontario PNP draw update: 936 candidates received NOIs under HCP stream”.

December 19, 2022

A high immigrant retention rate in Atlantic Canada puts the region in the spotlight

A study was conducted by the IRCC that revealed the fact that Atlantic Canada has had a progressively higher rate of immigrant retention. This means that the provinces in the Atlantic Canada region had a high rate of immigrants who chose to stay in the region. This is unlike other provinces in Canada which had a decrease in the immigrant retention rate.

The AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program) is the main program that immigrants have to move to provinces in Atlantic Canada. The AIP was introduced as a pilot, aiming at bettering the experience of immigrating to the region and making integration with the region easier and faster.

To read more, visit “Higher immigrant retention rates observed in Atlantic Canada, StatCan reports”.

December 14, 2022

Apply for Canada PR under Parents & Grandparents Program before Dec 24, 2022

The last date to apply for Canada PR under the Parents & Grandparents Program (PGP) for those included in the 2022 intake is December 24, 2022. The PGP is a visa program meant exclusively to enable permanent residents or citizens in Canada to sponsor their parents and grandparents to live with them. Those sponsored will also get a Canada PR through sponsorship.

To utilize this visa pathway, you must know the steps involved in the process of applying for and obtaining visas under the PGP.

To read more, visit “Last date to apply for PGP is 24th Dec 2022”.

December 16, 2022

Manitoba draw issued 249 LAAs under three streams of MPNP

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw held on December 16, 2022, issued invitations under the three streams listed below:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education Stream

The invitations in each stream and the score can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
December 16, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 155 invitations 771
Skilled Workers Overseas 48 invitations 703
International Education Stream 46 invitations NA

December 15, 2022

PEI PNP invited 134 candidates on December 15, 2022

Prince Edward Island issued 134 invitations under two streams on December 15, 2022. The draws were held through Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program. The number of invitations for the Business Entrepreneur stream was 7 and candidates who received the score of 62 received ITAs. Candidates under Labour & Express Entry stream received 127 invitations. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals over last 12 months
December 15, 2022 7 62 127 134

December 16, 2022

How Saskatchewan PNP works in 2023? Both Freshers and Experienced can apply!

Base sub category and enhanced subcategory are the immigrating programs of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan has to meet the labour market and economic needs of the province. There are four streams and candidates can apply under any of them to apply under Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. These streams are:

  • International Skilled Worker category
  • Saskatchewan Experience category
  • Entrepreneur and Farm category
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur category

December 15, 2022

Manitoba issued 1,030 Letters of Advice to apply through MPNP

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program invited 1,030 candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream. The minimum score for this draw was 600. Invitations were also issued to 656 candidates who have:

  • Valid Job seeker code
  • Express Entry profile

Invitations have not been issued for the following streams:

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba
  • International Graduate Stream

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
December 15, 2022 Skilled Workers Overseas 1,030 600

December 15, 2022

SINP issued 635 ITAs under International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan invited 635 candidates under the Skilled Immigration stream on December 15, 2022. The draw was held under the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program and invitations were issued under three categories mentioned below:

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations In-Demand
  • Ukrainian residents

Invitations for each category are as follows:

  • Candidates who applied under Express Entry and have 82 points received 348 invitations
  • Candidates were invited under Occupations In-Demand received 285 invitations. Invitations were issued to those candidates under this category who scored 82 points
  • 2 invitations were issued to Ukrainian residents who scored 62 points

The draw details are available in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
December 15, 2022 Express Entry 82 348 Invited candidates had ECA credentials. All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.
Occupations In-Demand 285 Invited candidates had ECA credentials. All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.
Ukrainian residents 62 2 Invitations issued to Ukrainian residents due to the current conflict

December 15, 2022

Quebec plans to invite 100,000 newcomers every year

Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, revealed that Quebec has the ability to invite more than 100,000. Currently, there is a plan of inviting 50,000 candidates in 2023 according to the Quebec Immigration Levels Plan. The details of the plan can be found in the table below:

Categories Minimum Maximum
Economic immigration category 32,000 33,900
Skilled Workers 28,000 29,500
Business People 4,000 4,300
Other Economic categories 0 100
Family Reunification 10,200 10,600
Refugees and people in similar situations 6,900 7,500
Other immigration categories 400 500
Overall totals 49,500 52,500

The federal government has plans to invite 500,000 immigrants by 2025. The details of Canada Immigration Levels plan 2023-2025 can be found in the table below:

Immigration Class 2023 2024 2025
Economic 266,210 281,135 301,250
Family 106,500 114,000 118,000
Refugee 76,305 76,115 72,750
Humanitarian 15,985 13,750 8000
Total 465,000 485,000 500,000

December 15, 2022

Express Entry 2023 targets Healthcare, Tech professionals. Apply for Canada PR now!

IRCC has announced that new authorities will conduct Express Entry draws in 2023. The invitations to apply will be issued by determining the specific attributes and CRS score will not be considered. Bill C-19 was passed on June 23, 2022, which helped in making changes to the Express Entry.

The Immigration Minister can invite candidates having any in-demand skills or abilities. The Express Entry draws in 2023 will target the healthcare and IT sectors. The job vacancy rate for the healthcare sector was 6 percent in October 2022.

Canada has announced Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 and immigration targets for Express Entry can be found in the table below:

Year No. of new immigrants
2023 82,880
2024 109,020
2025 114,000

December 13, 2022

BC PNP issued 227 invitations under Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur streams

British Columbia PNP draw held on December 13, 2022, issued 227 invitations under Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur streams. The minimum score range for the Skills Immigration stream was between 60 and 104. Candidates who scored between 116 and 134 were invited under the Entrepreneur stream.

The invitations under the Skills Immigration stream are detailed in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score

December 13, 2022

180

Skilled Worker 104
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 104
International Graduate 104
International Graduate – EEBC option 104
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 80
19 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

BC PNP Entrepreneur stream issued 10 invitations and details can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score
December 13, 2022 5 Regional Pilot 134
5 Base 116

December 13, 2022

Ontario issued 160 invitations under French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw issued 160 invitations under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Candidates who scored between 341 and 490 received the invitations. The invited candidates are eligible to submit an application for a Canada PR visa. The details of the OINP draw held on December 13, 2022, can be found in the table below:

Date Stream Number of invitations Score
December 13, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 160 341 – 490

In 2022, Ontario invited 1539 candidates under the FSSW stream of OINP. The details can be found in the table below:

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCCs Express Entry system
September 23, 2022 363 326 and above September 23, 2021 – September 23, 2022
June 21, 2022 356 440 and above June 21, 2021 – June 21, 2022
June 9, 2022 153 481 and above June 9, 2021 – June 9, 2022
April 28, 2022 301 460-467 April 28, 2021 – April 28, 2022
February 8, 2022 206 463-467 February 8, 2021 – February 8, 2022

December 12, 2022

Nova Scotia sets a new record in 2022, StatCan reports

IRCC reported that Nova Scotia invited a record number of permanent residents in the first nine months of 2022. The total number of invitations is 10,670 which can go up to 14,227 by the end of 2022. The Atlantic province may welcome new permanent residents through different programs by the year end and the total number can be found in the table below:

Program Number of projected invitations
Nova Scotia Nominee Program 6,407
Atlantic Immigration Program 2,900
Federal Skilled Worker Program 253
TR to PR 1,740
Family sponsorship 1,067
Refugee programs 1,160
Study permits 12,853

December 12, 2022

The 2021 census says Canada leads G7 in the number of highly-educated working youth

Now, it’s official that Canada has come on top among G7 countries in the number of highly educated people who are of working age and are residing in this country. The percentage of working-age people in Canada with at least a bachelor’s degree is 57.5 percent.

It has been found that around one in four working-age individuals with a diploma/college certificate made up 24.6 percent of the population in Canada. A large part of these youthful people is immigrants.

These details and much more were revealed in the data from the 2021 census of Canada. As per Census 2021, the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario got the highest rate of growth of those holding a degree, between 2016 and 2021.

To read more, visit “Highlights: Canada in G7 comes first in the number of highly-qualified people”.

December 07, 2022

BC PNP draw on December 6, 2022, invites 193 immigration candidates

British Columbia invited 193 immigration candidates to apply for a PR nomination through a BC PNP draw. This draw was conducted on December 6, 2022. The candidates chosen in this draw had created EOIs with the British Columbia immigration system, expressing their willingness to settle in this Canadian province.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
Invitations
Stream Min. Score Details

December 6, 2022

144 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95 Tech draw
32 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
12 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

To read more, visit “BC PNP Draw issued 193 Skills Immigration invitations

December 01, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw invites 305 candidates, offers PR nominations

On December 1, 2022, the Canadian province of Manitoba invited 305 Canada immigration candidates. These eligible candidates were offered PR nominations through a Manitoba PNP draw, bringing them closer to the opportunity to immigrate to Canada to settle in this province.

The following are the details of the draw:

Expression of Interest Draw #160
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 206
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 775
International Education Stream
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 56
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 43 (candidates directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 673

To read more, visit “Who were the 305 people invited through Manitoba PNP draw on December 1?”.

November 30, 2022

BC welcomed more immigrants through a BC PNP draw on November 28, 2022

The BC PNP draw that was held on November 28, 2022, had 336 Canada immigration candidates receiving invitations for Canada PR nominations. These candidates were chosen from categories of skilled workers and international students.

Here are the details of the draw

Date No. of
Invitations
Stream Min.
Score
Description
November 28, 2022 253 Skilled Worker 105 General draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 105
International Graduate 105
International Graduate – EEBC option 105
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82
49 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
24 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Healthcare assistants (NOC 33102)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

To read more, visit “The latest BC PNP draw happened on November 28, 2022; 336 people invited”.

November 30, 2022

About Canada’s Significant Benefit Work Permit that requires no LMIA

A significant Benefit Work Permit is a work permit that provides a pathway for skilled foreign workers who are determined, able, and intending to make a significant benefit to Canada. Eligible candidates can apply for a work permit by demonstrating how their projects will benefit Canada’s economy, culture, and society.

The eligible candidate will have to meet certain considerations that are necessary for satisfying specific requirements. These are to ensure Canada’s progress and solutions for various factors of significance related to economic, social, and cultural aspects.

To read more visit “No LMIA required for Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit”.

November 30, 2022

A summary of Canada PNP draws conducted in November 2022

In November 2022, a total of 1,307 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR nominations. Manitoba issued the largest number of invitations. To read the summary of PNP draws held in November 2022 visit “A quick look at Canada PNP draws that happened in November 2022”.

November 30, 2022

Find how Canada Express Entry draws improved in November 2022

In November 2022, a total of 9,500 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR. The highest number of immigration candidates invited in November 2022 was 4,750. To read the summary of Express Entry draws held in November 2022 visit “Recap of November 2022, a month of Canada Express Entry draws”.

November 18, 2022

The latest Manitoba PNP draw on November 18, 2022, issued 518 invitations

On November 18, 2022, a Manitoba PNP draw led to an offer made to 518 Canada immigration candidates to accept a PR nomination. 125 of the total candidates had an Express Entry profile ID that’s valid as well as a job seeker validation code.

The candidates who were invited belonged to the following streams:

  • International Education Stream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas

To read more, visit “Latest Manitoba PNP draw: 518 immigration candidates receive a PR nomination”.

November 18, 2022

PEI PNP draw update: 188 candidates receive nominations in November 2022

In November 2022, two PEI PNP draws were conducted. These were held on November 3 and November 17, 2022. A total of 188 immigration candidates were offered PR nominations that would lead them to get a chance to obtain permanent residency.

Check out the details of the draw:

Date of draw No. Of invitations to Business Work Permit
Entrepreneurs
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
No. Of Labor and Express Entry Invitations
November 03, 2022 NA NA 39
November 17, 2022 8 62 141

To read more, visit “PEI-PNP draw invited 188 candidates”.

November 18, 2022

Canada’s one of the top 25 countries for retirees; Canada world ranking says

Canada has joined the list of the world’s best countries for retirees. The country has come among the top 25 countries in 22nd place. The country’s natural features, highly effective immigration policies and the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) are a few reasons for the country’s recognition.

The PGP allows elderly people to join their members of the family in Canada, who are already permanent residents or citizens of the country.

November 18, 2022

Major changes in the BC PNP points system go with the changes in Express Entry

BC PNP has changed its points system to align with the changes in the Express Entry, which includes the transition to NOC 2021 that follows the TEER classification. This was done on November 16, 2021. There are changes in points assigned to various human capital and economic factors involved in BC PNP draws.

November 17, 2022

Toronto is first among Canadian cities on the top cities in the world list

A list of the world’s top 100 cities is out! This list with rankings for word cities was published by Resonance Consultancy. This British Columbia firm had good news for those who love to hear the best part of Canada as a progressive country.

In the list, there were five Canadian cities, among which the topmost position was taken by Toronto. The other four cities were Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa.

Appearing at 24th position among the top 100 world cities, Toronto was recognized for its being a great place for education as well as diversity. It’s here that the University of Toronto is situated which ranks among the top ten universities in the world.

To read more, visit “Toronto ranks first among Canadian cities in the top 100 cities in the world”.

November 17, 2022

Canadian citizenship had by 80% of immigrants as per Census 2021 data

If you are curious about the number of immigrants in Canada deciding to accept Canadian citizenship, we have news for you! The data from the Census for 2021 shows that 80 percent of immigrants in Canada became citizens of Canada.

The trend of immigrants turning into citizens in Canada is positively improving. These immigrants became Canadian citizens by naturalization which is the other way of becoming a Canadian citizen besides birth.

Statistics Canada shared the data and the most recent situation around Canadian citizenship. In fact, Canada is keen to create more citizens from the skilled immigrants residing in the country and is making many policy changes to promote this.

To read more, visit “4 out of 5 people became Canadian citizens through naturalization process”.

November 16, 2022

A new pilot project to boost Ontario immigration for entrepreneurs

Ontario has launched a new Ontario immigration pilot for foreign entrepreneurs willing to start and run a business in the province. The aim of the new pilot project, which has a two-year life, is to attract at least 100 new immigrant entrepreneurs. Through them, the country is expecting CAD20 million coming from those international entrepreneurs.

The new pilot project is called OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative. This immigration pilot project will function under the administration of TBDC (Toronto Business Development Centre).

To read more about this new program in entrepreneurship immigration in Ontario, visit “Ontario immigration for entrepreneurs: A new pilot project launched

November 15, 2022

An introduction to NOC 2021 codes; the shift happens on November 16, 2022

Come November 16, 2022, the switch from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 will happen and Canada immigration applications will need a 5-digit code from then. The economic immigration streams of FSW and FST will have this change applied from November 16, 2022.

It will be necessary for Canada immigration aspirants to learn the new NOC 2021 codes so that they can use them to apply for Canada PR. It will allow them to indicate which occupational category considered eligible will they fall in and apply accordingly.

To read more, visit “Meet the new NOC 2021 codes applicable from November 16, 2022”.

November 07, 2022

The Nova Scotia PNP draw on November 7, 2022: 150 francophones invited

On November 7, 2022, 150 francophone Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR nomination through a Nova Scotia PNP draw. This draw goes in line with the trending policy of the Canadian government to bring more francophones in regions to Canada outside Quebec.

These candidates were invited under the Labor Market Priorities Stream in Nova Scotia. This immigration stream has a link with Canada Express Entry. The candidates have to meet many criteria to be eligible under this Stream. An important criterion is scoring at least CLB 10 for all language abilities in French and at least CLB 7 for all language abilities in English.

To read more, visit “Nova Scotia PNP update: 150 francophone candidates offered a PR nomination”.

November 09, 2022

Express Entry draw on November 9, 2022: 4,750 people received PR invitations

In the latest Express Entry immigration draw in 2022, 4,750 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. This draw was conducted on November 9, 2022. In this draw, the minimum CRS points required were reduced by 2 points to 494 from the previous draw.

Here, we share the details of the Express Entry draw:

Express Entry immigration draw #235
Program type: All-program draw
No. of invitations issued: 4.750
Rank needed to be invited to apply: 4,750 or above
Date and time of invitation round: November 09, 2022, 14:21:26 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 494
Tie-breaking rule: June 06, 2022, 20:48:23 UTC

To read more, visit “Express Entry draw #235: Canada PR offered to 4,750 immigration candidates”.

November 08, 2022

BC PNP update: 13 invitations for PR nominations were issued on November 8, 2022

In the latest draw under BC PNP, 13 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination that will lead them to permanent residence in Canada. This draw was held on November 8, 2022, through which entrepreneurial candidates received invitations to immigrate to British Columbia.

Check these details of the BC PNP draw:

Date Stream Score No. of
Invitations
November 8, 2022 Entrepreneur Immigration
– Regional Pilot
114 5

Entrepreneur Immigration

– Base

120 8

BC PNP draws are conducted periodically, creating the opportunity for eligible skilled immigration candidates to enter Canada into this province. Through the Entrepreneur Immigration stream, potential investors get the opportunity to migrate to the province and start businesses as well as settle in the province.

To read more, visit “BC PNP draw on November 8, 2022: 13 candidates offered PR nominations”.

November 08, 2022

PR nomination offered through a Saskatchewan PNP draw to 35 candidates

Saskatchewan hosted a draw under Saskatchewan PNP to invite 35 Canada immigration candidates who were offered a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada. The draw was held on November 8, 2022. Here are the details you need to know about the draw.

Date of

Invitations

to Apply

Category

Score of

Lowest

Ranked

Candidate

to Apply

Total

Candidates

Invited to

Apply

Other details

November 8,

2022

Express

Entry

69 10

Invited Candidates had Educational

Credential Assessments. The

occupations that were chosen and eligible for the

EOI selection on November 8, 2022,

have the following classification

numbers:

3122,3143,3215,3216,3234,4151

Occupations

in-Demand

69 21

Invited Candidates had Educational

Credential Assessments. The

occupations that were chosen and eligible for the

EOI selection on November 8, 2022,

have the following classification

numbers:

3122,3143,3215,3216,3234,4151

Ukraine category 64 4

Invited Candidates whose current

country of residence is Ukraine as a

special measure in response to the

current conflict.

To read more, visit “Saskatchewan PNP draw on November 8, 2022: 35 people offered a nomination”.

November 07, 2022

A new pilot project for more immigrants to work in New Brunswick announced

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has announced that it will launch a new pilot immigration project named New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot (NBCWP). This pilot project is made through the collaboration of the Government of New Brunswick and the federal government of Canada.

The aim of the project is to attract and retain more skilled immigrants who will work in New Brunswick. This will be realized by improving immigrant settlement services and offering more help to immigrants who can become more productive too. They will be given all the necessary training to merge will into the communities in the province.

To read more, visit “For immigrants, it gets better to work in New Brunswick with a pilot project

November 06, 2022

Canada turns its economy around; 108,000 more jobs in Canada in October 2022

In October 2022, there was an addition of 108,000 jobs in Canada, showing that the economy of the country is reviving from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country maintained an unemployment rate of 5.2 percent even in October 2022.

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has addressed the impending recession on world economies. He has reassured that Canada is equipped enough to face the challenges to its economy and overcome the hard times expected in the near future.

The major industries in Canada that recorded rising employment in October 2022 were construction, accommodation & food services, and manufacturing.

To read more, click here.

November 03, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP on November 3, 2022: 55 invitations issued for a nomination

Saskatchewan PNP draw was conducted on November 3, 2022. The 55 immigration candidates selected to be invited were entrepreneurs willing to immigrate to Saskatchewan. The invitations issued to them were to accept the province’s nomination for Canada PR.

The 600 CRS points that these candidates will get will ensure that they will get an assured opportunity to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Here are the details of the draw:

Number of Invitations Issued: 55
Average EOI score: 100
Highest EOI score: 120
Lowest EOI score: 85

To read more click here.

November 03, 2022

IRCC will target doctors, nurses for Canada immigration in 2023

In 2023, IRCC will begin to invite Canada immigration candidates on the basis of skills that are in demand in Canada. To begin with, IRCC will target doctors and nurses at the discretion of Sean Fraser, the Minister of IRCC.

Sean Fraser is aiming at admitting work-ready immigrants who have credentials they can come with when they immigrate to Canada. Canadian provinces which are accepting skilled workers are instructed to simplify their immigration procedures and enable immigrants easily validate their credentials.

With the new system, the current system of inviting immigration candidates based on ranking scores given considering age, work experience, language proficiency, and education will change. Now, applicants will be chosen based on their skills and qualifications considering whether they are in high demand and which provinces are seeking them.

To read more, click here.

November 01, 2022

Nova Scotia PNP draw on November 1, 2022, leads to inviting 12 candidates

Nova Scotia PNP draw was held on November 1, 2022. The results of this draw were published lately. Through the draw, 12 potential immigrants were invited to lodge an application for a nomination from Nova Scotia for Canada PR.

The immigration candidates belonged to the Entrepreneur stream and had already submitted an EOI indicating that they want to settle in Nova Scotia after immigrating to Canada.

Check out the details related to the draw below:

Draw date Stream No. of invitations Score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited
November 1, 2022 Entrepreneur 6 128
International Graduate Entrepreneur 6 47

To read more, click here.

November 01, 2022

Canada immigration plan for 2023-2025 aims for 1.5 million immigrants by 2025

The Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 was released on November 1, 2022. The Plan came with big numbers reflecting Canada’s ambitious run for increasing the number of immigrants consistently through the years and achieve the target of 1.5 million immigrants by 2025.

In 2022, Canada is expecting to bring in 432,000 new immigrants. The target for 2023 is 4,65,000, 2024 is 4,85,000, and 2025 is 500,000. The Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 even sets a target for immigrants arriving through PGP. They are 28,500 in 2023, 34,000 in 2024, and 36,000 in 2025.

The target for immigrants who are spouses, children, or partners of Canada permanent residents or Canadian citizens is 80,000.

To read more, click here.

October 31, 2022

Large number of vacant jobs in Saskatchewan calls for immigration autonomy

The premier of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe recently stated that the federal government of Canada must give more power to the province to decide its immigration preferences. The Canadian province is mulling the idea of getting more autonomous power to decide the number of immigrants and their qualities so that it will be in a better position to solve its labor market issues.

Saskatchewan’s government thinks that they better understand their labor market issues. The province has plans to create 100,000 more jobs by 2030. Also, the province wants to increase its population to 1.4 million by 2030.

As Scott Moe puts it rightly, there’s no shortage of jobs in Saskatchewan, but capable workers. He intends to find them through immigration.

To read more, click here.

October 31, 2022

Immigration on Canada Start Up Visa has a three-times rise in PR in 2022

The number of immigrants who migrated on a Canada Start Up Visa has tripled in 2022 while compared to 2021.

In the first eight months of 2022, 420 entrepreneurs immigrated to Canada using the SUV. For the same period in 2021, there were only 145 entrepreneurs who took the SUV to immigrate to Canada.

In comparison to immigration levels before pandemic, significant growth has been achieved in the number of immigrants who used SUVs. An increase of 50 entrepreneurs happened in 2022. They had moved to Canada using an SUV. This increase happened in comparison to 2019 statistics.

To read more, click here.

October 31, 2022

Canada PGP shows potential to exceed 2022-2024 immigration target

The number of immigrants who arrived in Canada using a Canada PGP visa is all set to exceed the targets set in the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024.

Though the planned number of immigrants through PGP in 2022 was 25,000, as the trend goes, the number of parents and grandparents to immigrate by the end of 2022 is expected to be 29,091.

The number of immigrants projected to arrive in Canada with PGP visas is more than the number targeted in 2022. The same is true about 2023.

Here’s the data on the number of immigrants who arrived in Canada in the first 6 months of 2022.

Month No. of Immigrants
January 1,300
February 1,680
March 2,270
April 2,043
May 2,753
June 3,420
July 2,910

To read more, click here.

October 26, 2022

The lowest CRS score requirement in Express Entry since December 2020

Canada immigration is currently following the best practices to ensure that it gets more immigrants who can solve the country’s economic and demographic shortcomings.

The country has been consistently reducing its CRS scores required in Express Entry draws for a while now. This was a practice followed to increase the number of invitations issued to eligible immigration candidates.

In the Express Entry draw on October 26, 2022, IRCC set the minimum CRS score requirements to the lowest in 2 years: 469. Ever since December 2020, this has been the lowest CRS score required of immigration candidates.

To read more, click here.

October 26, 2022

Express Entry draw held on October 26, 2022; 4,750 invites issued

On October 26, 2022, 4,750 Canada immigration candidates receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada. This Express Entry draw was special in that it had a minimum CRS score requirement of 469, which was the lowest in the past 2 years.

This was an all-program draw that featured the lowest CRS score since December 2020. As the trend of dipping CRS score requirements is catching on in Canada immigration, there are more invitations for Canada PR issued.

Here are the details of the Express Entry draw held on October 26, 2022:

Express Entry draw #234

Draw type: All-program
Number of invitations: 4,750
Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,750 or above
Date and time of round: October 26,2022 13:05:36 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 496
Tie-breaking rule: May 09,2022 09:04:20 UTC

Read more…

A new low in CRS scores for Express Entry draw! 4,750 invitations issued

October 25, 2022

Ontario invites 642 candidates under three different streams

Ontario issued 642 ITAs to individuals on October 25, 2022, through OINP under three distinct streams. Under the Foreign worker stream, 1 invitation was sent, under the Master’s Graduate stream 535 invitations and Ph.D. Graduate stream 106 invitations were sent to the candidates. The CRS score considered for the Master’s Graduate stream was 35 and above and for Ph.D. The Graduate stream required score was 25 and above.

Read more…

OINP Draw invites 642 candidates under three different streams

October 20, 2022

Prince Edward Island PNP Draw issued 204 invitations

Prince Edward Island issued 204 invitations through PEI PNP to the individuals who have a minimum CRS score of 72 on October 20, 2022. Skilled workers and Entrepreneur candidates were targeted through Express Entry/ Labor impact and Business categories.

Read more… 

PEI-PNP draw invites 204 immigration candidates

October 19, 2022

Great News! Canadian citizenship to 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

IRCC plans to provide Canadian citizenship to 300,000 individuals by March 31, 2023, in the current FY year 2022-23. Canada has already welcomed 116,000 new citizens in this FY year. The application processing time is 27 months at present and is planned to reduce to 20 months very soon.

Read more… 

IRCC aims at Canada citizenship for 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

October 19, 2022

BC Tech Stream, the best route for Tech workers to migrate to Canada

British Columbia has a powerful pathway for Tech professionals to immigrate to their province. It is BC Tech Stream. Global Talent Stream, BC PNP, and BC Tech Stream are the easiest and fastest ways for tech workers to immigrate to Canada.

Read more… 

BC Tech Stream, the best route for Tech workers to migrate to Canada

October 19, 2022

Canada & Germany ranks #1 in retaining international graduates, OECD reports

Around 80% of international graduates are retained in Canada and Germany countries. The PGWP and work permits of international graduates in these countries are 2-4 years based on the study program. These permits attract the students to stay back to live, work and settle in these two countries.

October 19, 2022

IRCC to grant Canada citizenship to 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

IRCC is targeting at granting Canada citizenship to 300,000 permanent residents in the country. After 2 years of disruption of the citizenship process in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is finally restoring the citizenship process the way it was done in pre-pandemic times.

The citizenship will be granted after an interview and an oath-taking ceremony will be in place. Applicants can apply for Canada citizenship online.

As for the backlogs of citizenship applications from 2021, Canada is at work to clear them at the earliest. For this, the Canadian government has appointed 1,000 new staff members.

IRCC aims at creating 300,000 new citizens in Canada by the end of the fiscal year 2022-23. To read more, click here.

October 19, 2022

Immigration advice: British Columbia Tech Stream is the best for Techies

For technology professionals who want to migrate to Canada and work there, the British Columbia Tech Stream is the most effective pathway the country has to offer. In fact, it’s now regarded above many PNP programs like GTS (Global Talent Stream) and Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream.

From the ease of access to candidates in chosen occupations for Canadian employers to the 29 occupations listed for the selection of candidates to immigrate to Canada, the BC PNP Tech Stream offers more advantages than other streams.

Among other advantages offered by British Columbia Tech Stream is faster visa processing and better access to immigration candidates.

To read more, click here.

October 18, 2022

Canada and Germany have 60% students who study abroad settle there

Did you know that Canada and Germany are the topmost when it comes to retaining international students who study abroad? It’s now proven through data that among OECD countries, Canada and Germany are the only countries that retain 60% of the international students studying there.

Canada’s PGWP program is meant to enable international students to stay back in the country to work. The PGW permit has up to 3-year validity and after working so long, students can transition to a work visa or Canada PR.

In Germany, after graduation, international students can extend their residence permit to stay in the country and work for up to 18 months.

To read more, click here.

October 18, 2022

80% of employers prefer immigrants to fill job vacancies in Canada

In a recent survey, 80% of the participating Canadian employers said that they depend on Canada immigration to fill job vacancies in Canada. The increasing number of job vacancies remaining open for want of skilled workers is a big challenge for Canada. To avoid the risks of delayed or canceled projects, companies in Canada are frantically seeking skilled workers from abroad.

In the next 3 years, the rate of recruitment of immigrants into the workforce is expected to increase by at least 25%. The current trend in Canada immigration is indicating that the country will surpass its own immigration target for 2022 by 4.5%. This will improve the influx of more skilled candidates who can join job roles with Canadian employers.

To read more, click here.

October 15, 2022

Highlights of Canada’s 13 regulatory amendments for better protection of TFWs

  • Canada has administered 13 new regulatory amendments for better protection of temporary foreign workers (TFWs)
  • Employers in Canada are directed to strictly follow guidelines to prevent the abuse and mistreatment of temporary foreign workers in Canada
  • Non-compliance to guidelines will attract measures meted out by ESDC, including cancellation of LMIA

Canada is committed on its assurance to foreign workers in Canada that the country cares about their safety and wellbeing. Recently, an announcement was made in Canada jointly by Carla Qualtrough, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development & Disability Inclusion, and Sean Fraser, the Minister of IRCC.

October 12, 2022

#233 Express Entry draw issued 4,250 ITAs

On October 12, 2022, an Express Entry draw had 4,250 Canada immigration candidates receive the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa after they got invited to do so. The minimum score of immigration candidates was 500 to be eligible for an invitation.

Check out how the draw went:

Express Entry draw #233
Date and time of the draw: October 12, 2022 14:13:11 UTC
Programs involved: All-program draw
No. of invitations: 4,250
Lowest CRS score: 500
Tie-breaking rule: October 10, 2022 17:10:53 UTC

Read more

Another big leap! 4,250 invitations issued via an Express Entry draw

October 12, 2022

British Columbia invites 374 immigrants via BC PNP draw on October 12, 2022

In the BC PNP on October 12, 2022, 374 immigration candidates were invited to be nominated to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
Invitations
Category Min.
Score
Details
October 12, 2022 320 Skilled Worker 114 General draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 114
International Graduate 104
International Graduate – EEBC option 104
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
25 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
19 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Healthcare assistants (NOC 3413)

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draw issued 374 Skills Immigration invitations

October 11, 2022

MIFI invites 1,195 Quebec immigration candidates through Arrima draw

Quebec invited 1195 Quebec immigration candidates on September 29, 2022, through an Arrima draw. Here’s how the Arrima draw went

No. of invitations 1,195
Extraction from the Arrima bank September 26, 2022 at 6:30 a.m.
Minimum required score 597

Quebec being a francophone province in Canada is constantly looking for French-speaking immigration candidates. This province has MIFI that manages the immigration operations and sets the scores for Quebec immigration candidates against its own point scale.

Arrima functions as an online portal for immigration in Quebec, delivering services including applying for permanent selection in Quebec. This will lead to immigration to Canada to settle in Quebec.

To read more, visit Arrima draw update; 1,195 Quebec immigration candidates invited.

October 11, 2022

23,100 invites for sponsors to sponsor parents to Canada via PGP 2022

A new decision made by IRCC will give a boost to family reunion plans the Canadian government is keen on implementing. As per the latest decision IRCC will take up to 15,000 applications for sponsorship. Also, it will set a target of issuing 23,100 ITAs to sponsors who are willing to bring their parents and Grandparents under the PGP (Parents and Grandparents Program).

IRCC will dispatch the interest to sponsor forms pending in the submission pool from yesteryears of 2020 and 2021. Random selection applications for approvals will be done and invitations issued.

To read more, visit Canada to invite 23,100 Parents and Grandparents.

October 11, 2022

Canada desperate for foreign workers; rising job vacancies in Ontario

The retail sector in Ontario is facing a huge requirement for workers and immigration seems to be the only solution to the situation. The situation in Ontario is a reflection of the bigger issue of rising job vacancies in Canada at a national level.

At this time, when the Christmas season is approaching, the acute shortage of sufficient workers is a big issue for Canadian retailers and a huge opportunity for foreign nationals. In fact, job vacancies have increased by 46.5% in Q2 of 2022 in comparison to Q2 in 2021.

The rural economies are also eager to get more foreign workers. They are making demands to Canada’s immigration minister to take appropriate measures to improve their intake.

To read more, visit Canadian businesses are hurting due to manpower shortages.

October 10, 2022

LFS Canada update: Over 1 million job vacancies in Canada in September 2022

The Labor Force Survey 2022 results for September 2022 are now out. The state of job vacancies in Canada in September 2022 was revealed in the survey report. For the past 150 days, Canada has had its number of job vacancies above 1 million.

The report showed a record drop in the rate of unemployment in Canada. The unemployment rate in Canada in September 2022, was 5.2%. This was even lower than what it was in August 2022, when it was 5.4%.

The highest rise in employment was recorded in the educational services and healthcare & social assistance sectors, compared to August 2022. Among Canadian provinces, the highest increase in the number of jobs was recorded in British Columbia. Other provinces that showed an increase in employment were Vancouver, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

To read more, visit

Over 1 million job vacancies in Canada in September 2022, says LFS Canada.

October 10, 2022

Foreigners who study and work in Canada will get unlimited working hours

A landmark decision has been made which should be making international students doing/planning to do post-secondary courses in Canada. In order to ensure the availability of workers in Canada, the IRCC has decided to grant unlimited working hours to post-secondary students in universities in Canada.

These students who study and work in Canada can, from November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, work off-campus for any number of hours during their period of studies. However, this will be allowed for them only if they aren’t using their studies in Canada as just a pretext to work in Canada. It’s required that international students distribute their time and efforts equally towards commitments regarding studies and part-time work.

To read more, visit …

From November 2022, study and work in Canada with unlimited working hours

October 04, 2022

BC PNP draw on October 4, 2022: 244 candidates nominated for Canada PR

On October 4, 2022, a BC PNP draw was held to nominate 244 Canada immigration candidates for Canada PR. The selected candidates were found through International Graduate and Skilled Worker immigration streams. Among the candidates invited were those with a base as entrepreneurs.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
Invitations
Category Min.
Score
Details
October 4, 2022 184 Skilled Worker 120 General draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 120
International Graduate 105
International Graduate – EEBC option 105
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82
32 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)
5

Entrepreneur Immigration

– Base

116 NA

Read more…

BC PNP draw leads 244 candidates to an opportunity for Canada PR

October 04, 2022

GSS work permit – the new option to work in Canada, with faster processing

Canada has introduced the GSS work permit which is a visa option offering faster processing times and other benefits to attract skilled foreign workers. The new work permit program is a determined move towards facilitating better access and faster recruitment of skilled workers in Canadian businesses.

The GSS work permit program is Canada’s answer to the requirement for a reliable, fast, and predictable work visa process. It will help businesses to bring in highly talented and skilled workers for whom they have high requirements.

The GSS also offers much better service to IRCC customers. Also, IRCC and ESDC will provide exemptions for work permits as part of the enhanced and accelerated process under GSS.

To read more, click here.

Two weeks, and you are set to work in Canada; Here’s GSS work permit!

September 30, 2022

Canada Express Entry Round Up September 2022

IRCC held two Express Entry draws in September 2022. The all-program draws issued 7,000 invitations under the programs listed below:

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Provincial Nominee Program

The details of the draws can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#231 All Program draw September 14, 2022 3,250 511
#232 All Program draw September 28, 2022 3,750 504

Read more

A recap of Canada Express Entry draws that took place in September 2022

September 30, 2022

Canada Provincial Nominee Program Round Up September 2022

Canada held 19 PNP draws in September 2022 and invited 11,548 candidates to live work and settle in the country. All the invited candidates are eligible to apply for Canada PR. The draws have been held by five provinces which are:

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

The details of the draws can be found in the table below:

Date Draw No. of candidates
September 7, 2022 British Columbia 374
September 13, 2022 300
September 21, 2022 357
September 28, 2022 268
September 8, 2022 Manitoba 278
September 16, 2022 436
September 7, 2022 Ontario 1,521
September 20, 2022 823
September 23, 2022 363
September 27, 2022 3
September 28, 2022 1,179
September 29, 2022 1,340
September 15, 2022 PEI 147
September 1, 2022 Saskatchewan 43
September 1, 2022 941
September 6, 2022 760
September 7, 2022 943
September 15, 2022 326
September 28, 2022 1,146

Read more

A look back at Canada PNP draws in September 2022

September 29, 2022

Ontario draw issued 1,340 invitations under Skilled Trades Stream

Ontario held its second draw under Skilled Trades stream in September 2022. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw invited 1,340 candidates. The minimum score for this draw was 266 and above.

The details of the draw can be found in the table below

Date Stream Number of invitations Score
September 29, 2022 Skilled Trades Stream 1,340 266 and above

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OINP draw issued 1,340 invitations under Skilled Trades Stream

September 28, 2022

232nd Express Entry draw issued 3,750 invitations

IRCC held the seventh all-program Express Entry draw on 28th September 2022. The number of candidates invited in this draw is 3,750, which is 500 more than the previous Express Entry draw. The minimum score for this draw was 504 points. This is the second all-program draw in September 2022. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#232 All Program draw September 28, 2022 3,750 504

September 28, 2022

Ontario HCP stream invited 1,179 candidates

Ontario issued 1,179 invitations under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. The draw was held through the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is 496 and above. This is a tech draw and candidates have been invited for different occupations. The table below will provide information about current and previous draws under the HCP stream.

Date Stream Number of invitations Score
September 28, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 1,179 496 and above
February 22, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 773 455-600
February 8, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 622 463-467
January 12, 2022 Human Capital Priorities stream 502 464-467

September 28, 2022

SINP issued 1,146 invitations through the International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan conducted a draw under International Skilled Workers Stream and invited 1,146 candidates through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The draw Has been held for two categories which are as follows:

  • For Occupations In-Demand, the number of candidates invited is 507 and the minimum score is 81.
  • For Express Entry, the number of candidates invited is 639 and the minimum score is 83.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 28, 2022 Express Entry 83 639 Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw
Occupations In-Demand 81 507 Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw

This is the draw in September 2022. One of them is held under Entrepreneur stream and the rest have been held under International Skilled Workers Stream.

September 27, 2022

OINP draw issued 3 invitations under the Foreign Worker stream

Ontario issued invitations to three candidates to submit applications for Canada PR. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw was held on September 27, 2022, under Foreign Worker Stream. No score has been allotted for this draw. The profiles for this draw were created from September 27, 2021 – September 27, 2022.

The details of the draw are available in the table below:

Date Stream Number of invitations Score
September 27, 2022 Foreign Worker Stream 3 NA

September 27, 2022

British Columbia issued 268 invitations on September 27, 2022

British Columbia held its fourth draw in September 2022 in which invitations were issued to 268 candidates. The draw was held on September 27, 2022, under British Columba Provincial Nominee Program. The candidates have been invited under various categories which are listed below:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
September 27, 2022 215 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 100
28 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
15 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

September 13, 2022

Quebec invited 1,009 candidates under Quebec Immigration Program

Quebec invited 1,009 in the second biggest Arrima draw held on September 13, 2022. The minimum score for this draw was 563.

The details of Arrima draws held in 2022 are available in the table below:

Date No. of candidates invited EOI score
September 13, 2022 1,009 563
September 6, 2022 1,202 620
August 9, 2022 58 NA
July 7, 2022 351 551-624
May 5, 2022 30 NA
April 7, 2022 33 NA
March 10, 2022 506 577
February 24, 2022 306 630
February 10, 2022 523 592
January 27, 2022 322 647
January 13, 2022 512 602

September 24, 2022

Sean Fraser revised Express Entry rules to make more Doctors as PRs

An announcement has been made by Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, to make changes to provide permanent residence visas to more doctors. There are many doctors who are working temporarily in Canada. Physicians who work in Canada are self-employed and they will get the benefits of getting a Canada PR visa. Previously, these doctors were not able to apply for Canada PR through the following programs of Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

In 2022, the permanent residence was given to 4,300 healthcare professionals. Through the healthcare streams that are related to the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway.

September 23, 2022

Ontario invited 363 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Ontario issued 363 invitations through the OINP Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The draw has a CRS score of 326 points and candidates who got this score become eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The draw was held on September 23, 2022. This is the fifth draw under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Stream Number of invitations Score
September 23, 2022 French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 363 326 and above

September 23, 2022

Update of Northwest Territory PNP for the FY 2022-23

Northern Territory (NT) has updated the nomination application process for the FY 2022-23.

  • NT is now open for both onshore and offshore applicants
  • NT is going to nominate offshore applicants only for subclass 491

Criteria for Northwest Territory PNP

Below are the details of NT nomination criteria an applicant has to meet:

  • An applicant should have 3 years of post-qualification work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.
  • Should have a genuine intent/commitment to live and work in the NT on a long-term basis.
  • Show financial evidence to settle in NT.
  • Meet any one of the 3 streams (Priority Occupation Stream, NT Family Stream, NT Job Offer Stream)

Priority Occupation Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have a skill assessment in the Northern Territory Offshore Migration occupation list (NTOMOL).

NT Family Stream:

  • Offshore applicants under this stream should have a family member in NT who is an Australian PR/Citizen/New Zealand Citizen. Family members should be a resident of NT and living there for 12 months.
  • Family members should provide settlement support to the applicant.
  • Have evidence of sustained efforts to seek employment in the NT, including evidence of research into the NT job market, and sustained records of applying for jobs in the NT or making contact with NT employers

NT Job Offer Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have an offer of employment in the nominated occupation from an NT business / organization that is active for at least 12 months.

Note: Subclass 190 nominations will only be offered in exceptional circumstances, such as cases where the applicant has strong connections to the NT.

September 21, 2022

British Columbia invited 357 candidates under Skilled Immigration Categories

British Columbia conducted a draw on and invited 357 candidates on September 21, 2022. The candidates were invited under the skilled immigration stream through three categories which are:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

The score for this draw ranged between 60 and 91. The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
September 21, 2022 341 Skilled Worker 91
Skilled Worker – EEBC option
International Graduate 86
International Graduate – EEBC option
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 70
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60

September 22, 2022

Canada has 1 Million+ Job lying vacant for the past 120 days

Canada has more than one million job vacancies and it is facing the challenge of a shortage of workers. Job vacancy in the second quarter of 2022 was 5.7 percent. Overall job vacancies were 4.7 percent. There are six provinces where there is an increase in job vacancies. The highest number of vacancies is in Ontario which is 6.6 percent. Nova Scotia comes in second place with 6 percent of job vacancies. The table below reveals the details of job vacancies in each province:

Canadian Province Increase in percentage of job vacancies
Ontario 6.6
Nova Scotia 6
British Columbia 5.6
Manitoba 5.2
Alberta 4.4
Quebec 2.4

A number of job vacancies in different sectors can be found in the table below:

Sector Wage increase per hour
Professional, scientific, and technical sectors $37.05
Wholesale trade jobs $26.10
Retail trade jobs $25.85
Healthcare and social assistance $25.85

September 22, 2022

Canada on road to invite 470,000 immigrants in 2022

Canada is on the path to invite 470,000 permanent residents in 2022. In the past seven months, the country has welcomed 274,980 permanent residents. Canada is exceeding the number of invitations as per the 2022-2024 immigration plans. The detail of the plan is available in the table below:

Year Immigration Levels Plan
2022 431,645 permanent residents
2023 447,055 permanent residents
2024 451,000 permanent residents

Century Initiative has plans to invite 500,000 immigrants in 2026. The number of invitations in the past seven in 2022 has increased in comparison to previous years. The details can be found in the table below:

Year Immigration of new PR’s in First Seven months 
2022 274,980
2021 184,675
2020 158,050
2019 196,850

September 21, 2022

Sean Fraser plans to allow temporary visa to be converted to permanent visa

Sean Fraser has designed a plan for the expansion of pathways to permanent residence in Canada. The expansion will be done for the temporary foreign workers and international students. The temporary workers and international students need to have the required work experience in the sectors that are facing the challenge of shortage of workers. A five-pillar approach has been to help the temporary residents to become permanent ones.

September 21, 2022

Canada to drop vaccine requirement for entry

Canada is planning to eliminate the requirement of vaccine for the immigrants who want to migrate to the country. The requirement will be eliminated by the end of September 2022. The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just needs to give a green signal. Besides this, the government is also planning to drop the requirement for random COVID-19 tests at airports.

September 20, 2022

Ontario PNP draw invited 823 candidates under Masters Graduate Stream

Ontario held a draw under Ontario Immigration Nominee Program and sent invitations to 1,202 candidates. The draw was conducted on September 20, 2022 and candidates were invited under the Masters Graduate stream. The minimum score for this draw was 33 and above. The table below reveals the details of the draw. The invited candidates have 14 calendar days to send applications for Canada PR.

Date Number of NOIs Streams Score
September 20, 2022 823 Masters Graduate stream 33

September 06, 2022

Quebec issued 1,202 invitations on September 06, 2022

Quebec held an Arrima draw on September 6, 2022, in which invitations have been issued to 1,202 candidates. The candidates can submit applications for permanent selection to work and settle in Quebec. Candidates who achieved the minimum score of 620 points received the invitations. The details of the Quebec draws held in 2022 can be found in the table below:

Date No. of candidates invited EOI score
September 6, 2022 1,202 620
August 9, 2022 58 NA
July 7, 2022 351 551-624
May 5, 2022 30 NA
April 7, 2022 33 NA
March 10, 2022 506 577
February 24, 2022 306 630
February 10, 2022 523 592
January 27, 2022 322 647
January 13, 2022 512 602

September 15, 2022

PEI PNP draw issued 147 invitations on September 15, 2022

Prince Edward Island sent 147 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR through PEI PNP (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program) on September 15, 2022. The invitations were sent to the candidates using Labor and Express Entry (142) & Business Work permit Entrepreneur (5) streams. The minimal score that was considered for eligibility to the Business stream was 85. Find the draw details in the below table:

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals
September 15, 2022 5 85 142 147

September 15, 2022

Manitoba PNP Draw #156 – 436 candidates invited through MPNP

Manitoba issued invitations for 436 candidates in the latest second draw through MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program) which was held on September 15, 2022. In the #156 draw the Letters for Advice were sent to the categories like Skilled Workers Overseas (7), Skilled Workers (388), and International Education (41). The Expression of Interest (EOI) score ranges from 613 to 726.

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
September 15, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 388 invitations 613
Skilled Workers Overseas 7 invitations 726
International Education Stream 41 invitations no EOI score

September 15, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 326 candidates through SINP

Saskatchewan held its fourth draw under the International Skilled worker stream in which invitations were issued to 326 candidates. Saskatchewan held this draw under Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. International Workers have two categories which are Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand. For Occupations in Demand, the number of invitations is 273 and for Express Entry, it is 53. The lowest score for both categories is 60 points.

The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 15, 2022 Express Entry 60 53 All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.
Occupations In-Demand 273 All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

September 15, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw on September 15; 326 nominations for Canada PR issued

Through the Saskatchewan PNP draw conducted on September 15, 2022, 326 Canada immigration candidates were nominated to apply for a Canada PR visa. The nominated candidates belonged to the categories of Express Entry and Occupations in Demand.

Check out the details of the draw.

Date of

Invitations

to Apply

Category

Score of

Lowest

Ranked

Candidate

to Apply

Total

Candidates

Invited to

Apply

Other

Considerations

September 15, 2022

Express

Entry

60 53

EOI selection was done for the following NOC categories: 7237, 7241, 7242, 7271, 7312,

7321

September 15, 2022

Occupations

In-Demand

60 273

EOI selection was done for the following NOC categories: 7237, 7241, 7242, 7271, 7312,

7321

September 15, 2022

PEI PNP draw on September 15, 2022: 147 candidates nominated for Canada PR

On September 15, 2022, a PEI PNP draw led to 147 Canada immigration candidates being nominated for a Canada PR visa. The Canada immigration candidates who were selected were from the streams of the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs and Labor & Express Entry stream.

Check out the details of the PNP draw.

Invitation Date Business Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
Labour & Express Entry Invitations Total Invitations
September 15, 2022 5 85 142 147

Of the total invitations issued over the last 12 months, those sent for Business stream constituted 8% and 92% were issued to Labor stream candidates.

Read more…

September 15, 2022

Results of Manitoba PNP draw #156: 436 candidates nominated for Canada PR

On September 15, 2022, a Manitoba PNP draw led to 436 Canada immigration candidates being nominated to file an application for a Canada PR visa. Via the provincial draw, the Canadian province invited immigration candidates through Skilled worker and international student streams.

Check out the details of the draw.

Manitoba PNP Draw #156
Skilled Workers in Manitoba
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 388
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 613
Skilled Workers Overseas
Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 7
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 726

Out of the 436 invitations sent through this draw, 150 invites were issued to immigration candidates with an Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code that are valid.

Read more….

September 14, 2022

Express Entry draw #231: 3,250 invitations issued on September 14, 2022

On September 14, 2022, Canada saw the biggest Express Entry draw conducted in 2022. In this round of invitations, 3,250 Canada immigration candidates got invited and can now apply for a Canada PR visa. The biggest Express Entry draw in 2022 has issued 3,250 invitations.

Check out the details of the draw below:

Express Entry Draw #231
Date and time of round: September 14, 2022 at 13:29:26 UTC
Program for the draw: All-program draw
No. of invitations issued: 3,250
Rank required to receive an ITA: 3,250 or above
CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 511
Tie-breaking rule: September 13, 2022 at 00:38:05 UTC

Read more….

September 14, 2022

ONB prioritizes New Brunswick immigration applications for 12 NOC categories

Applications for New Brunswick immigration from candidates belonging to specific categories will now be processed as a priority. These candidates include:

  • Candidates who belong to 12 health-related occupations
  • International graduates who studied at New Brunswick
  • Francophones

This new step has been taken by New Brunswick to ensure that specific applicant categories are given faster visa processing services as they may have more significance to the province. The ONB (Opportunities New Brunswick) Immigration will be managing applications that come through the New Brunswick Skilled Worker stream. The applications under consideration will be prioritized till the end of 2022.

To read more, click here.

Priority to New Brunswick immigration applications for 12 NOC categories

September 14, 2022

Undocumented migrants in Canada may get a new pathway to Canada PR

Consideration to regularize the Canada PR status for undocumented workers who are making significant contributions to Canadian communities has been lingering with the Canadian government. It’s reported that a step in this direction may soon be taken by the Canadian government in collaboration and consultation with IRCC.

Undocumented migrants include people who haven’t first applied for the right visa. So, these may be temporary foreign workers with a work permit or international students with a study permit who have arrived in Canada without first applying for the respective visa.

To read more, click here.

New pathway to Canada PR for undocumented migrants in Canada

September 10, 2022

50% Canadian population will be immigrants by 2041

A projection for the demographic make of Canada in 2041 has been revealed. The projections were made on the basis of the data in the Census of Population in 2016. Around two decades ago, the projection of immigration continued and they became the primary drivers to increasing the population of the country. Statistics Canada has revealed that between 2016 and 2041, the immigrant population in Canada may get boosted from 7.2 percent to 12.1 percent.

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 06, 2022 Express Entry 60-69 302 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 458 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 06, 2022 Express Entry 60-69 302 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 458 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 01, 2022

Saskatchewan draw invites 941 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 941 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The immigration has been issued under the International Skilled Workers stream. There are two categories for this draw. One of them is Occupation In Demand for which 629 invitations have been issued. The other category is Express Entry for which 312 invitations have been issued. The minimum score for both of the categories is 61 points as. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
September 2, 2022 Express Entry 61 312 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 629 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

September 01, 2022

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream invites 43 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 43 invitations under the Entrepreneur stream to apply for Canada PR. The invitations were issued through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is between 75 and 130. The table below will reveal the details of this draw.

Date Number of EOIs EOI Score
September 1, 2022 43 75-130

September 01, 2022

Highlights of Express Entry Draws held in August 2022

IRCC held three Express Entry draws in August 2022 and issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

Draw No. Invited Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#230 All-program candidates August 31, 2022 516 2,750
#229 All-program candidates August 17, 2022 525 2,250
#228 All-program candidates August 3, 2022 533 2,000
Total 7,000

September 01, 2022

Summary of August 2022 PNP round-up 

The Provincial Nominee Program is one of the leading immigration pathway to Canada. The Canada PNP permits each Canadian province to set the requirements for their own immigration streams. In August,  five provinces in Canada held 13 PNP draws to welcome 4738 candidates across the world.

List of provinces that held draws in August 2022

Here is the list of five provinces that held PNP draws in August, 2022.

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Saskatchewan

Complete details of PNP draws held in August 2022

The details of all the PNP draws in August 2022, are given below:

Date  Draw  No. of candidates
August 3, 2022

British Columbia

174
August 10, 2022 175
August 16, 2022 228
August 23, 2022 220
August 30, 2022   270
August 11, 2022 Manitoba 345
August 26, 2022 353
August 16, 2022 Ontario 28
August 30, 2022 782
August 18, 2022 PEI 121
August 11, 2022 Saskatchewan 745
August 18, 2022 668
August 25, 2022 629
Total 4738

August 31, 2022

230th Express Entry draw invites 2,750 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada held the 230th Express Entry draw. It is the third Express Entry draw in August and the fifth all-program draw.  The number of candidates invited in this draw is 2,750. The minimum score for this draw is 516. The total number of candidates invited in all the five all program draw held since July 6, 2022, is 10,750. The invited candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The score for this draw is nine points less and the number of invitations were 250 more than the previous draw. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#230 All Program Draw August 31, 2022 2,750 516

August 30, 2022

Ontario invites 782 candidates through OINP draw under three different streams

Ontario issued 782 invitations to candidates through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued under three streams which are:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream

In the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, only one candidate received the invitation and no score has been allotted for this stream. Candidates under Masters Graduate Stream received 680 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 37 and above.

Candidates under PhD graduate stream received 101 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 26 and above. Candidates will become eligible to apply under PhD Graduate stream and Masters Graduate stream if they complete their education in Ontario under any program.

The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Number of NOIs Streams Score
August 30, 2022 1 Foreign Worker Stream NA
August 30, 2022 680 Masters Graduate Stream 37 and above
August 30, 2022 101 PhD Graduate Stream 26 and Above

August 30, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 270 candidates under four streams

British Columbia has issued invitations to 270 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been sent under four streams and the number of invitations in each stream and score is different. The draw was held on August 30, 2022, through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw lies between 60 and 129 points. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
Aug 30, 2022 207 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95
​Aug 30, 2022 29 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
August 30, 2022 <5 Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot 129
August 30, 2022 6 Entrepreneur Immigration – Base 116

August 30, 2022

Sean Fraser, announced the ‘Expansion of RNIP’ to fill the job market needs

Canada has planned to expand the Rural and Immigration Pilot program. The expansion will not include the addition of any new communities. Several changes will be made to the program and it will become effective in the fall. The communities included in the program are:

  • North Bay (Ont.)
  • Sudbury (Ont.)
  • Timmins, (Ont.)
  • Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
  • Thunder Bay (Ont.)
  • Brandon (Man.)
  • Altona/Rhineland (Man.)
  • Moose Jaw (Sask.)
  • Claresholm (Alta.)
  • West Kootenay (BC)
  • Vernon (BC)

Till June 30, the program was used to invite 1,130 new immigrants to the RNIP communities. The invitations were issued to meet the labor shortage in these communities.

August 30, 2022

One Million Jobs Vacant for 90+ days in Canada

Canada is facing the problem of labor shortage in different sectors. The number of job vacancies has reached to 1,037,900. A number of jobs were created in June 2022 in the service sector and the details can be found in the table below.

Sector Number of jobs created
Educational services 26,400
Accommodation and food services 16,600
Professional scientific, and technical services 8,800
Healthcare and social services 8,400

The only service sector where in which job creation was reduced is the public and administration sector. The number of vacancies in this sector is 3,900. Job vacancies are also available in the goods-producing and tourism sectors.

August 26, 2022

Manitoba invites 353 candidates to apply for Canada PR through MPNP

Manitoba invites 353 candidates through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under three different streams and these candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The three streams include

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
  • International Education Stream

The draw details can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
August 26, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 259 invitations 619
Skilled Workers Overseas 58 invitations 708
International Education Stream 36 invitations no EOI score

August 26, 2022

Canada Start-Up Visa approvals increase a whopping 70% in 2022

The popularity of the Canada Start-Up Visa has increased and it has been used to invite 325 immigrant entrepreneurs. The individuals are invited to start a business in the country. They have to invest a large amount of money to become eligible for this visa.

August 26, 2022

Canada distance learning measures will stay in place until August 31st, 2023 – IRCC

IRCC has announced that distance learning measures taken during the pandemic period will be applicable till August 31, 2022. Many international students Havre submitted their application for study permits before August 31, 2022. These candidates will be eligible for PGWP. According to the rule, candidates can complete their full course online and their eligibility for PGWP will not be affected. Students who start their online course from September 1, 2023 will face the problem of deduction of the length of PGWP.

August 25, 2022

SINP draw invites 629 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Saskatchewan invites 629 candidates through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been issued under two categories which are Occupation In Demand and Express Entry. For Occupation In Demand category, 334 candidates have been invited and for Express Entry, invitations have been issued to 295 candidates. The details of the draw are displayed in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
August 25, 2022 Express Entry 65 295 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 334 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

August 25, 2022

IRCC adds 1,250 employees to speed up Canada immigration

Sean Fraser has stated that IRCC has recruited 1,250 new employees to reduce the backlog of the visa applications. The backlog has increased due to the crises of Afghanistan and Ukraine. Other reason is the resumption of the all-program Express Entry draw which was done to meet the challenge of skill shortages. The backlog of the applications in July reached up to 2.62 million. Canada has already welcomed 275,000 permanent residents to settle and work in Canada.

August 25, 2022

275,000 new permanent residents have arrived in Canada till July 2022: Sean Fraser

Sean Fraser has announced that the backlog for immigration applications will be reduced. IRCC has hired employees to help in reducing the backlog of new applications. The target of welcoming new permanent residents in 2022 is 431,000. So far 275,000 permanent have already been welcomed from January 1 and July 31, 2022. Besides this, the number of work permits issued was 349,000. The number of student permits finalized in this duration is 360,000.

August 18, 2022

A PEI PNP draw brings 121 potential immigrants closer to immigration

On August 18, 2022, a PEI PNP draw was conducted and 121 Canada immigration candidates were invited. These invitations were issued to select potential immigrants who were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of this round of invitations that took place on August 18.

Date of Invitation Business Work Permit
Entrepreneur Invitations
Minimum Point Threshold
for Business Invitations
Labor & Express Entry Invitations Total Invitations
August 18, 2022 4 97 117 121

Over the last 12 months, 8% of invitations issued under PEI PNP went to entrepreneurs. Of the total number of invitations in the same period, 92% went to labor stream candidates.

August 09, 2022

Immigration update from Quebec: 58 candidates invited in an Arrima draw

If you were waiting for updates on Quebec immigration draws, then here’s news! A round of invitations was conducted by Quebec on August 11, 2022. The results of this draw have now been released. In the draw, 58 immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent selection.

The invitation for permanent selection is issued by MIFI (Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration) to only those immigration candidates who have already submitted an EOI (Expression of Interest) in Quebec immigration.

Here are the details of the round of invitations conducted by MIFI for immigration to Quebec:

Number of invitations: 58
Date and time of extraction from the Arrima bank: August 9, 2022, at 6:30 a.m.
Criteria for selection: Candidates held a valid job offer from an employer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

This draw was held under the RSWP (Regular Skilled Worker Program).

August 17, 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,250 Canada immigration candidates invited

On August 17, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted to invite 2,250 Canada immigration candidates. These candidates were eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa. As per immigration rules, they are now required to lodge the application within 60 calendar days.

Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Express Entry Draw #229
Date and time of round: August 17, 2022, at 13:43:47 UTC
Program: No Program Specified
No. of invitations issued: 2,250
Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,250 or above
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021, at 11:03:15 UTC

August 03, 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,000 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR

On August 3, 2022, 2,000 Canada immigration candidates were invited through an Express Entry draw to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

Express Entry draw #228
Program No program specified
No. of invitations issued 2,000
Rank required to be invited to apply 2,000th or above
Date and time of round August 03, 2022, at 15:16:24 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited 533
Tie-breaking rule January 06, 2022, at 14:29:50 UTC

If 2 or more candidates have the lowest score the cut-off score is determined on the basis of the date and time they submitted their profiles Express Entry.

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Express Entry draw: 2,000 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR

August 03, 2022

BC PNP draw: 174 invitations sent on August 3; nominations offered

On August 3, 2022, a BC PNP draw was held through which 174 Canada immigration candidates were invited. These candidates who received invitations from British Columbia can now apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

The 600 points that they will get along with the nomination in case the candidates accept the invitation, will help them get an almost sure chance to apply for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the BC PNP draw:

Date Number of
Invitations
Category Minimum
Score
Description
August 3, 2022 133 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
90 Targeted draw: Tech
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

July 29, 2022

Alberta PNP draw: 120 immigration candidates invited; nomination offered

The results of the Alberta PNP draw held on July 29, 2022, were released lately. In this draw, 120 Canada immigration candidates willing to settle in Alberta were issued NOIs (Notification of Interest) to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of draw Number of NOIs sent CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate
July 29, 2022 120 473

This draw had the distinction of featuring the highest CRS cut-off score ever in Alberta PNP draw history. The draw will be a pathway for skilled foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada and settle in Alberta.

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Alberta PNP draw: 120 immigration candidates invited; nomination offered

July 28, 2022

SINP invited 748 immigration candidates in a Saskatchewan PNP draw

In a Saskatchewan PNP draw held on July 28, 2022, 748 Canada immigration candidates were invited by SINP to apply for a provincial nomination. This provincial nomination will ensure that they get a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate to Apply Total Candidates Invited to Apply Other Considerations
July 28, 2022 Express Entry 68 279 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on July 27, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252
July 28, 2022 Occupations In-Demand 68 469 Invited Candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. Not all occupations were selected. The occupations chosen and eligible for the EOI selection on July 27, 2022, have the following classification numbers: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0711, 2171, 2234, 2263, 2281, 2282, 3212, 3214, 3217, 3219, 3237, 6211, 6221, 6312, 7305, 8252

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SINP invited 748 immigration candidates in a Saskatchewan PNP draw

July 27, 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 2 immigration candidates come closer to a nomination

On July 27, 2022, OINP issued 2 invitations to eligible candidates through an Ontario PNP draw. These candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Skilled foreign workers with an offered job in Ontario were invited through the Ontario PNP draw through the Foreign Worker Stream.

Here are the details of the draw:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Date issued No. of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
July 27, 2022 2 July 27, 2021 – July 27, 2022 N/A Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

In 2022, till now, 1,529 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination have been sent through the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

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Ontario PNP draw: Two immigration candidates get offer for nomination

July 26, 2022

BC PNP draw invited 183 candidates on July 26, 2022

BC PNP draw was held on July 26, 2022, inviting Canada immigration candidates who work in various categories of occupations. The total number of candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination were 183. These were candidates who showed interest in immigrating to Canada and settle in the province of British Columbia.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
July 26, 2022 147 Skilled Worker 115 General Draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 136
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 113
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draw welcomes 183 skilled foreigners to British Columbia

July 21, 2022

PEI PNP draw issued 165 invitations on July 21, 2022

Prince Edward Island invited 165 candidates from the pool of immigrant skilled workers and entrepreneurs.

Prince Edward Island held a draw recently through the PEI PNP or Labor Impact, Business Impact, and Express Entry streams. The draw sent out 165 ITAs or invitations to apply.

The candidates in the pool of Business Impact had to score at least 60 points.

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
21-07-2022 Labour Impact/Express Entry 138 N/A
Business Impact 27 60

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PEI PNP draw issued 165 invitations on July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022

SINP draw invited 802 candidates on July 21, 2022

On July 21, 2022, the wheat province of Canada, Saskatchewan, issued invitations to 802 international immigrants to apply for Canada PR or permanent residency.

Candidates with a good prospect for employment in Saskatchewan are nominated and the number of nominations does not exceed the requirement for employment in the province.

Date of Invitations to Apply Category Score of Lowest Ranked Candidates Total Candidates Invited to Apply
July 21, 2022 Express Entry 68 797
July 21, 2022 Ukrainian Refugees 60 5

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Saskatchewan draw invites 802 candidates

July 20, 2022

Canada PR closer at hand for 1,750 candidates after Express Entry draw

On July 20, 2022, an Express Entry draw was held. The round of invitations in this federal draw had 1,750 Canada immigration candidates invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

#227 – July 20, 2022
Program: No program specified
No. of invitations issued: 1,750
Minimum rank required for ITA: 1,750th or above
Date and time of invitation round: July 20, 2022 at 16:32:49 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 542
Tie-breaking rule: December 30, 2021, at 15:29:35 UTC

The immigration candidates who participated in the draw had joined the Express Entry candidate pool with a minimum of 67 CRS points. The highest-ranking candidates were selected and offered the chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The eligibility of immigration candidates to enter the Express Entry pool is decided by ranking various factors including age, education, language skills, and work experience.

For more information, also read

July 19, 2022

A BC PNP draw leads the way for 170 candidates to obtain Canada PR

On July 19, 2022, a BC PNP draw was held in which 170 candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. If the candidates accepted the invitation and received the provincial nomination, they will get an assured chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a federal immigration draw.

Here are the details of the provincial draw:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 19, 2022 139 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 85
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
8 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entrepreneur Immigration- Regional Pilot 111

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July 15, 2022

Ontario PNP draw news: 33 entrepreneur immigration candidates invited

On July 15, 2022, 33 Canada immigration candidates were invited through an Ontario PNP draw. These candidates were invited through the Entrepreneur Stream by OINP. These selected entrepreneurs who are potential immigrants got the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the provincial draw that took place in Ontario.

Date No. of Invitations Issued Min. Score Range
July 15, 2022 33 146-174

Candidates eligible for consideration for this draw were persons who submitted an EOI (Expression of Interest) by July 8, 2022.

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Ontario PNP draw news: 33 entrepreneur immigration candidates invited

July 19, 2022

Canada Express Entry reforms to roll out in early 2023

It’s closer to 2023. More targeted Express Entry draws will be held early on in the coming year. The new changes made to Canada Express Entry will get implemented in 2023 and Canada immigration candidates will be selected on the basis of labor market goals.

“The Department is planning to consult a wide range of stakeholders to inform new categories in Express Entry, as required by the legislation, and is preparing for technical implementation in the first quarter of 2023,”
IRCC

The Bill C-19 was passed recently and a significant decision was made regarding the Express Entry system of immigration. The Bill gives power to the immigration minister to issue an invitation to Express Entry candidates on the basis of criteria that support the economic needs of the regions involved.

To read more click here.

July 07, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 persons to apply for permanent selection

The Canadian province of Quebec issued 351 invitations in an Arrima draw that was conducted on July 7, 2022. From the results that are out now, it’s understood the candidates met either of the following criteria for Quebec immigration:

Criteria set 1

  • Invitations were sent to immigration candidates who were into specific NOC-listed occupations. The following are those occupations:
    • NOC 0213 – Computer and information systems managers
    • NOC 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants
    • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
    • NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers
    • NOC 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
    • NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers
    • NOC 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers
    • NOC 2281 – Computer network technicians
    • NOC 2241 – Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
    • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
    • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
    • NOC 5223 – Graphic arts technicians
    • NOC 5131 – Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
    • NOC 5241 – Graphic designers and illustrators
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 624.

Criteria set 2

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 575.

Criteria set 3

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 580.

Criteria set 4

  • Their occupation belonged to the following NOC classification:
    • NOC 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants
  • The invited candidates had a minimum score of 551.

Criteria set 5

  • Candidates had a valid job offer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal territory.

The date and time of extraction of the application profiles from the Arrima bank was June 28, 2022, at 6:30 am.

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Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 persons to apply for permanent selection

July 14, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw: 366 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on July 14, 2022, with 366 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #150 – July 14, 2022
Skilled workers in Manitoba
No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 293
Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 699
International education stream
No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 40
Skilled workers overseas
No. of LAAs issued: 33 (candidates invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 715

Of the 366 LAAs issued in this draw, 55 were sent to Canada immigration candidates who declared a valid Express Entry ID and a job seeker validation code.

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Manitoba PNP draw: 366 invitations issued to immigration candidates

July 14, 2022

2022 starts with Canada immigration rising 71% compared to 2021

With a rise of 71.8% in Canada immigrants in the first five months of 2022, Canada immigration is making exceptional progress. By the end of May 2022, 187,490 newcomers had arrived in Canada. This was 78,370 immigrants more than the first 5 months of 2021.

The current rate of Canada immigration is quite high. The prospect of meeting the newcomer target of 447,055 in 2022 under the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 seems greatly achievable.

The call for more skilled immigrants consistently through Canada immigration is rising in Canada and its provinces and territories. They want the Canadian government to ensure a sufficient supply of skilled newcomers which seems surely achievable for Canada.

July 14, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 627 immigration candidates offered a nomination

On July 14, 2022, SINP conducted a Saskatchewan PNP draw in which 627 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

The invited candidates had occupations in specific NOC categories and their educational credentials were subjected to ECA. There was also a provision for inviting residents of Ukraine.

Here are the details of the draw:

ITA date Category Score of the lowest-ranked candidate No. of candidates invited Other details
July 14, 2022   66 2

Invitations were sent to Candidates who are currently

Residents of Ukraine.

Occupations in demand 69 195 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.
Express Entry 69 430 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.

July 14, 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 755 invitations sent on July 14; nominations offered

On July 14, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted inviting deserving candidates. In all, 755 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. Here are the details of the draws:

Employer Job Offer: Skilled Trades Stream

NOIs issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 14, 2022 755 July 14, 2021 –July 14, 2022 310 and above Targeted draw for targeted occupations.

Notifications of interest issued in 2022 to date

Immigration Stream No. of NOIs
Human Capital Priorities stream 1,897
Skilled Trades stream 4,645
French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream 1,016

After the candidates receive an NOI, you may file an application online. For this, you qualify under the stream identified in your NOI. You have to submit your application within 45 calendar days of getting the NOI.

July 13, 2022

80% of Canadian employers seek better immigration to fill jobs in Canada

A large section of Canadian employers is suggesting that an improved and streamlined Canada immigration system is necessary to solve their labor issues. Solving the issues with the immigration system and drawing in a larger number of skilled immigrants is necessary to fill vacancies of jobs in Canada.

The shortage of skilled workers is prominently seen in tech jobs and trades. Every province in Canada has employers facing shortages of skilled foreign workers. Employers in Canada are urging the government to clear the backlogs in the Canada immigration system to enable more skilled workers to arrive via immigration pathways.

To read more about this news from Canada, click here.

July 12, 2022

BC PNP draws have 174 foreigners getting invited, offered nominations

On July 12, 2022, 174 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to deserving Canada immigration candidates in BC PNP draws. The candidates were into specific occupation categories that included tech jobs.

Here are the details of the July 12 BC PNP draws:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
July 12, 2022 132 Skilled Worker 115 General Draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 130
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 110
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draws have 174 foreigners getting invited, offered nominations

July 12, 2022

Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP growing; ten-fold growth in 2021

The proof of the growth of regional immigration to Canada is now evident by observing the immigration trend of RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Program). Like AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program), RNIP too is proving to be important in improving the stature of Canada immigration.

In 2021 itself, the number of newcomers who came to Canada via RNIP increased ten-fold in comparison to the previous year. It was in 2020, that the program became operational. The regional immigration program is continuing to show significant improvement and contributing greatly to Canada immigration as a whole. RNIP is also instrumental in solving the labor shortage issue in regional Canada represented by the program.

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Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP on a roll; grew ten-fold in 2021

July 08, 2022

Labor Force Review reveals a 1.1 million rise in Canada employment rate

A very encouraging picture of the Canadian labor market was revealed when its Labor Force Review of May 2022 was published. The unemployment rate in the country came down to 5.1% and Canada employment rate rose significantly.

On many fronts, the employment scene in Canada showed highly positive results. There was strong growth in full-time employment and part-time employment dropped by 2.6%.

The 5.1% of Canadian unemployment rate was a new record low that was achieved in May 2022. Another great piece of news is the record high labor force participation rate for the core-aged population which comprises those aged 15 and older.

To read more…

Unemployment drops to record low in Canada, total employment increased by 1.1 million – May Report

July 07, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draw welcomes 64 candidates, offers nomination

On July 7, 2022, SINP conducted a Saskatchewan PNP draw to invite Canadian immigration candidates to settle in Saskatchewan. These candidates belonged to the entrepreneur category. They were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination that could lead them to Canada immigration.

Here are the details of the draws held on July 7:

Entrepreneur EOI selection results on July 7, 2022
No. of invitations Issued 64
Average EOI score 95
Lowest EOI score 80
Highest EOI score 130

The Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream of the SINP aims at experienced business owners or senior business managers willing to live in Saskatchewan. If you are a successful applicant under this stream, you have to take one of the following actions:

  • Start a new business
  • Buy an existing business and participate in the day-to-day management of the enterprise

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Saskatchewan PNP draw welcomes 64 candidates, offers nomination

July 06, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP draws bring 682 candidates closer to a Canada PR visa

On July 6, 2022, SINP conducted Saskatchewan PNP draws to invite overseas immigration candidates in different categories. These eligible candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to immigrate to Canada and settle in Saskatchewan.

Here are the details of the draws held on July 6:

ITA date Category Minimum CRS score No. of candidates invited Other details
July 6, 2022 Occupations in-demand 61 5

Invitations were sent to Candidates who are currently

Residents of Ukraine.

Express Entry 73 279 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.
Occupations in-demand 73 398 Invited candidates had ECA. Only specific occupations were considered for selection.

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Saskatchewan PNP draws bring 682 candidates closer to a Canada PR visa

July 06, 2022

Canada Express Entry all-program draw resumes! 1,500 ITAs sent on July 6

On July 6, 2022, the all-program format of Canada Express Entry draws resumed after a long pause since December 2020. In the Express Entry draw that happened, 1,500 invitations to apply were sent to eligible Canada immigration candidates.

The long pause in conducting FSWP and FSTP draws since 2020 was owing to the policy the Canadian government took whereby priority was given to temporary visa holders in Canada who were transitioned to permanent residents. This led to conducting CEC and PNP draws only for a while.

From now on, even FSTP and FSWP streams will be included in the federal draws.

Read more…

Canada issues 1,500 ITAs in first All-Program Express Entry Draw

July 05, 2022

British Columbia PNP draw: 133 invitations issued; nominations offered

On July 5, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held, inviting 133 Canada immigration candidates. These eligible and able immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination from this province, opening them the opportunity for obtaining a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of this BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min. Score Details
July 5, 2022 100 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
7 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3114, NOC 3213)

Also read…

British Columbia PNP draw: 133 invitations issued; nominations offered

30 June 2022

Manitoba PNP draw: 348 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 30, 2022, with 348 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #149 – June 30, 2022

Skilled workers in Manitoba

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 186

Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 773

International education stream

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 79

Skilled workers overseas

No. of LAAs issued: 83 (candidates invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)

Ranking score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 711

Of the 348 LAAs issued in this draw, 59 were sent to Canada immigration candidates who declared a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

For more information, also read..

Manitoba PNP draw: 348 invitations issued to immigration candidates

29 June 2022

Ontario PNP draw: 719 invitations sent on June 29, nominations offered

On June 29, 2022, Ontario PNP draws were held in various streams. In all, 719 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. Here are the details of the draws:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 2 June 9, 2021 –June 29, 2022 N.A. Targeted draw for Economic
Mobility Pathways Project candidates.

Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 424 June 29, 2021 –June 29, 2022 74 and above General draw

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Issue date No. of invitations issued Profile creation date Score range Notes
June 29, 2022 293 June 29, 2021 – June 29, 2022 24 and above General draw

28th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 182 invitations sent to apply for nomination

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on June 28, 2022, in which 182 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 28, 2022 159 Skilled Worker 110 General Draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 124
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
17 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
6 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

For more details also read..

BC PNP draw invites 182 candidates

27th June 2022:

Work in Canada; April 2022 had a 4% increase in wages, rise in employment

Lately, statistics from Canada regarding employment in the country in April 2022 show a positive development in various industry sectors and provinces. The opportunities for foreign professionals and their future looks bright in the coming years in Canada.

The SEPH (Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours) has brought to the fore lots of interesting information regarding the payroll employment scene in Canada. As per the agency’s report, the number of employees who received pay or benefits from their employer has increased by 126,000. This comes to 0.7%, as recorded in April 2022.

Taking Canada’s provinces, you can notice that all Canadian provinces other than Quebec have recorded a significant change in the number of employees.

For more information, also read..

Work in Canada – 4% increase in wages, rise in employment

27th June 2022:

Canada to extend PGWP expiring between Sep 20, 2021, and Dec 31, 2022

Today, Sean Fraser, the Minister of IRCC announced an update that announced a new PGWP extension policy. Canada will include international graduates holding expired PGWP since September 20, 2021, in this policy.

As per the new PGWP extension policy, international graduates in Canada will get an extension of their PGWP permits if their expiry date falls between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022.

The details of this new temporary policy are yet to be revealed. Instructions and information on the method of applying for the special measure will be published online in the coming weeks.

Read more …

PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension: Sean Fraser

22nd June 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 636 provincially nominated candidates invited

On June 22, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted in which 636 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Canada Express Entry system draw #225 on June 22, 2022
No. of invitations issued 636
Rank needed to receive an invitation to apply 636th or above
Date & time of round June 22, 2022, at 14:13:57 UTC
CRS score of an invited candidate who scored the lowest 752
Tie-breaking rule April 19, 2022, at 13:45:45 UTC

If 2 or more candidates got the lowest score, the cut-off is reached on the basis of the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

For more information, also read…

Canada Express Entry draw: 636 provincially nominated candidates invited

21st June 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: Nominations offered to 356 French-speaking candidates

On June 21, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was held through which 356 NOIs (invitations) were issued to chosen Canada immigration candidates. These candidates were ready to move to Ontario to live and work in the province.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date/time NOIs issued No. of NOIs issued CRS score range Date on which profiles were created in IRCCs Express Entry system Notes
June 21, 2022 356 440 and above June 21, 2021 – June 21, 2022 Targeted draw

The candidates were selected by OINP under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. This immigration stream permits immigration authorities of Ontario to grant nominations to candidates in the Canada Express Entry pool possessing French and English abilities for Ontario immigration.

Also read…

Ontario PNP draw: Nominations offered to 356 French-speaking candidates

21st June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 125 potential immigrants may seek a nomination

On June 21, 2022, British Columbia PNP draws were conducted in which 125 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the PNP draw.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
June 21, 2022 101 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
14 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators. and assistants (NOC 4214)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

It’s through draws like these that the province finds candidates capable of solving labor market shortages of skilled labor.

Read more about this news…

British Columbia PNP draws: 125 potential immigrants may seek a nomination

19th June 2022:

New 2022 target for immigrant allocation announced for Nova Scotia PNP

The total number of Canada immigration applications allocated for Nova Scotia PNP has been revised to 5,430 as announced lately. The new allocation target is higher than the number in 2021, which was 3,857.

Nova Scotia is trying to welcome more skilled foreign workers to address its labor market requirement. The new targets were set for Nova Scotia PNP and Atlantic Immigration Program.

Nova Scotia’s new targets coincide with the plans of the federal government of Canada to expand allocation targets for these Canada PNP programs in the next 3 years.

To get this news in detail read..

Planning migration via Nova Scotia PNP? Check 2022 target announcements

16th June 2022:

Prince Edward Island found 136 candidates fit for nomination, sent invites

On June 16, 2022, Prince Edward Island conducted a round of invitations for Canada immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will enable them to get an advantage in applying for Canada PR.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Invitation No. of Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Min. Point Threshold for Business Invitations Total invitations Over the last 12 months Express Entry + Labor Invitations
Jun 16, 2022 9 65 127 136

Over the last 12 months, of the total number of invitations that were issued by Prince Edward Island, 7% were business stream invitations and 93% were labor stream invitations.

Read more…

Prince Edward Island found 136 candidates fit for nomination, sent invites

15th June 2022:

Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

Lately, the Canada immigration scene is going through some changes that are going to influence the position of all parties involved in the process of immigration.

In the new developments happening right now, there are 2 major steps taken by the Government of Canada. These include a new TR to PR immigration visa pathway and policy changes to reform the Canada Express Entry system.

The IRCC minister, Sean Fraser is working on a tight schedule to launch the new TR to PR visa pathway. The new Express Entry policy changes are also going to change the way Canada immigration will operate with regard to candidate selection.

To read this news in detail…

Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

14th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 162 candidates invited, nominations offered

On June 14, 2022, rounds of invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were conducted by British Columbia. In these British Columbia PNP draws, 162 Canada immigration candidates were invited in total. There was one generic draw and other rounds of invitations were targeted toward immigration candidates who were in specific job sectors.

Here’s the summary of the British Columbia PNP draws:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 14, 2022 138 Skilled Worker 109 General Draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
12 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
7 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority jobs (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

Read more…

British Columbia PNP draw: 162 candidates invited, nominations offered

13th June 2022:

New TR to PR permanent pathway to help Canada immigration

In order to create more Canada PR visa holders in a consistent fashion, a new TR to PR pathway has been planned. This program comes following a successful Canada immigration program that was conducted in 2021. This program was the temporary to permanent residency program.

The 2021 TR to PR program aimed to convert over 90,000 essential workers as well as international students to permanent residents. The new TR to PR pathway is an attempt to create a consistent system of permanent immigration that helps temporary residents in Canada to become Canada PR visa holders.

For more information, also read…

Canada immigration minister developing new, faster Temporary to Permanent visa policy

13th June 2022:

Quebec keen on inviting more immigrants with French language skills

If you are interested in working in Quebec, you must be aware of the latest policy of the Quebec government. This concerns the new steps the government has taken to ensure that newcomers are knowledgeable in French.

While Quebec is in dire need of foreign workers, the province is also keen to save the French language and hence taking steps to promote it among newcomers in the province. The francophone province is planning to attract more French-speaking immigrants. Quebec is implementing measures to ensure that newcomers are functionally able to handle French within a short period of their arrival.

11th June 2022:

A new record in Canada unemployment rate of 5.1% reached in May 2022

Skilled foreign nationals must look at Canada unemployment rate from the Labor Force Survey Report which revealed all-time low unemployment of 5.1% in May 2022. This new low in the unemployment rate was reached after the previous lowest in April 2022. In that month, Canada unemployment rate was 5.2%.

The labor market situation in Canada is now becoming more and more desirable for skilled foreign workers. The increasing need for skilled workers in already opening immense opportunities for immigrants to work in Canada.

There’s much more interesting information about the Canadian labor market in the Labor Force Survey.

9th June 2022:

A big change for online Canadian citizenship application, in Fall 2022

Come fall 2022, IRCC will accept online applications for Canadian citizenship from couples and families with more than one adult. The online application system is currently available only to single adult applicants.

In the next step taken in the future, the e-Application facility will be available to minors and families too. The whole exercise is expected to result in the expansion of the IRCC e-Application.

The screening questions have also been updated so clients who work with representatives can electronically submit their applications.

8th June 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 932 provincially nominated candidates invited

On June 8, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted in which 932 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Canada Express Entry system draw #224 on June 8, 2022
No. of invitations issued 932
Rank needed to receive an invitation to apply 932nd or above
Date & time of round June 8, 2022, at 14:03:28 UTC
CRS score of an invited candidate who scored the lowest 796
Tie-breaking rule October 10, 2021, at 17:13:17 UTC

If more than 1 candidate got the lowest score, the cut-off is made on the basis of the date and time they made the submission of their Express Entry profiles.

To learn more about this news click here.

7th June 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 146 invitations issued; nomination offered

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on June 7, 2022, in which 146 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of Draw No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 7, 2022 125 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
16 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators, and assistants (NOC 4214)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

The British Columbia PNP draw is conducted regularly to invite eligible individuals who have registered in the immigration pool of BC PNP. These candidates are found to be capable enough to address and solve the manual resource needs of the province to develop its economy.

To learn more about this news click here.

7th June 2022:

Canada Super Visa soon to allow 5 years of stay in Canada per visit

The Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced enhancements to the Parents & Grandparents Super Visa program. The main update is increasing the length of stay of this visa to 5 years applicable from July 4, 2022.

The move is an affirmation from the Government of Canada that it prioritizes reunification of parents and grandparents of Canada PRs/Canadian citizens. The Canada Super Visa is considered the most beneficial among Canada visitor visas.

To learn more about Canada Super Visa and get informed about the new development, click here.

3rd June 2022:

Canada immigration could have 500,000 newcomers arriving in 2022

It’s expected that over 500,000 newcomers will arrive via Canada immigration in 2022 as the summer season is close. There has been a steady increase in immigrants in Canada right from 2021 after the dip in their number in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Q3 of 2022, Canada’s newcomer count will touch an impressively new level that will set the stage for achieving its ambitious Canada Immigration Levels plan for 2022-2024. The target as per the Levels Plan for 2022 is 432,000 and 451,000 in 2024.

Learn more about this important news on Canada immigration here.

2nd June 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 146 invitations issued to immigration candidates

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 2, 2022, with 146 invitations issued to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw:

Draw #147 – June 2, 2022

International education stream

No. of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) issued: 54

Skilled workers overseas

  • No. of LAAs issued: 92 (individuals invited by the MPNP directly under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • Ranking score of the candidates who ranked the lowest: 714

Of the 146 LAAs issued in this Manitoba PNP draw, 34 went to candidates who made a declaration of a valid Canada Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

25th May 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 589 candidates invited, Canada PR offered

The federal immigration draw was held, giving provincially nominated candidates the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates had already got 600 extra CRS points when they received their provincial nomination via a Canada PNP draw.

Here are the details of the draw

Canada Express Entry #223

Immigration program involved – Provincial Nominee Program

No. of invitations issued – 589

Minimum rank needed to be invited to apply – 589

Date and time of invitation round – May 25, 2022 at 13:21:23 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited – 741

Tie-breaking rule – February 02, 2022, at 12:29:53 UTC

The tie-break rule is applied when there’s more than 1 immigration candidate who scored the lowest CRS score. In this case, the cut-off decision is made on the basis of who submitted their Express Entry profiles earliest before the timestamp mentioned in the tie-break rule.

24th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws on May 24, 2022, has 137 candidates invited

On May 24, 2022, British Columbia PNP draws were held, through which the province invited deserving and skilled immigration candidates in different categories. This draw involved tech candidates and candidates related to the healthcare industry.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
May 24, 2022 115 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

British Columbia satisfies its requirements for skilled workers to fill jobs in the province’s labor market through British Columbia PNP draws.

17th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 185 candidates

On May 17, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 185 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to file applications for a provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, you will get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada for sure. An extra CRS score of 600 points is granted along with the provincial nomination. This ensures that you will get invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Check out the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
May 17, 2022 154 Skilled Worker 109 General draw
(Tech jobs included)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Except the ones listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

14th May 2022:

Quebec immigration draw: 30 potential immigrants invited to Quebec

The result of the Arrima round of invitations for Quebec immigration candidates that was conducted on May 5, 2022, was the first draw in Quebec in May 2022. There were 30 immigration candidates who received invitations to file an application for permanent selection.

The invited candidates had a valid job offer for postings outside the territory of MMC (Montreal Metropolitan Community). The invitation rounds are the best way for deserving immigration candidates to get the opportunity to immigrate to Quebec and become a Canada PR.

Quebec has its own immigration system that works similar to the Express Entry system that manages the applications for Canada immigration at the federal level.

If you are going to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker selected by Quebec, you must file an application. This process involves 2 stages:

  1. File an application to the Quebec government for a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate).
    • Your assessment will be done by Quebec as per the province’s rules.
    • The CSQ shows that Quebec has accepted you and given you the status of an immigrant.
  2. In case Quebec selects you and grants you a CSQ, you must file an application to IRCC for Canada PR.

11th May 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 545 potential immigrants invited

Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on May 11, 2022. A total of 753 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Have a look at these details of the draw:

Draw Number #222

Draw Date: May 11, 2022

No. of Invitations Issued: 545

Rank needed to receive an invitation: 545th or above

Min. CRS score: 753

Program Specified: Canada PNP(Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: December 15, 2021, at 20:32:57 UTC

The candidates selected in this draw had all received invitations for a provincial nomination through a Canada PNP draw held earlier. These provincially nominated candidates had 600 extra CRS points that enhanced their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: Provincial nomination offered to 171 candidates

On May 10, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was held in which 171 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination is the opportunity to get your hands on the chance to immigrate to Canada. The 600 extra CRS points that are gained along with the provincial nomination ensure that you get the invitation to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
May 10, 2022 126 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
 20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
62 Targeted draw: Healthcare
(Unless listed below)
<5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

5th May 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 198 immigration candidates invited on May 5

Saskatchewan PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022, in which 198 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

Date of

ITA

Category

Score of

candidates with the lowest

rank

Total

no. of candidates

who got ITAs

Other details
May 5, 2022 Express Entry 85 106

Invited candidates had assessment an of educational

credentials.

Occupations in Demand 85 91

Invited candidates had an assessment of educational

credentials.

Special category for Ukraine nationals 71 1

Invited candidates were Ukraine nationals (issued as a

special measure to extend support during the

current conflict)

5th May 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 315 immigration candidates invited on May 5

Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 5, 2022. In this draw, 315 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Draw #145

International education stream

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 32

Skilled workers in Manitoba

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 249
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 651

Skilled workers overseas

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 34 (invited directly by the Manitoba PNP coming under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative)
  • The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 691

Of the 315 LAAs issued in this draw, 48 were issued to those immigration candidates who have a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

3rd May 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 183 immigration candidates invited for nomination

On May 03, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was conducted in which 183 Canada immigration candidates were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
May 3, 2022 141 Skilled Worker 109 General draw
(Includes tech jobs)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
28 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

28th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 301 potential French-speaking immigrants invited

Here’s another fresh update from the Canadian province of Ontario. In the series of immigration draws conducted by the province to fill its requirement for skilled talents, the latest one happened on April 28, 2022. The Ontario PNP draw was specifically targeted at Canada immigration candidates who have proficiency in the French language.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date/time of issuance of NOIs No. of NOIs issued Range of CRS score Profiles creation date in Canada Express Entry system
April 28, 2022 301 460-467 April 28, 2021 – April 28, 2022

27th Apr 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw: 829 immigration candidates invited on Apr 27

IRCC conducted a Canada Express Entry draw on April 27, 2022, through which 829 Canada immigration candidates got invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here’s the summary of the information related to the draw:

Canada Express Entry Draw #221

Draw Date: April 27, 2022

No. of invitations sent: 829

Min. CRS: 772 points

Program specified: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2022

The candidates who were selected in this draw already had been granted a provincial nomination that they earned via a Canada PNP draw at some point in the past. These were Canada immigration candidates who utilized the facility to grab the opportunity to apply for Canada PR via a Canadian province/territory except Quebec and Nunavut.

26th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 148 potential immigrants invited for nomination

Another round of targeted British Columbia PNP draws was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draws 148 potential Canadian immigrants were invited to apply for a provincial nomination for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the details of the round of invitations:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
April 26, 2022 112 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
23 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators & assistants (NOC 4214)
8 International Graduate, Skilled Worker,
Entry Level & Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Healthcare
5 International Graduate, Skilled Worker
(Includes EEBC option)
65 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

26th Apr 2022:

Ontario PNP draw via OINP EE Skilled Trades stream invites 1,034 candidates

Big news from Ontario! The biggest Ontario PNP draw of 2022 via OINP’s Skilled Trades Stream linked to the Canada Express Entry system was conducted on April 26, 2022. In the draw, 1,034 NOIs were issued to targeted candidates with CRS scores in the range of 300 to 461.

Here are the details of the provincial immigration draw:

Date No of NOIs CRS Score Range
April 26, 2022 1,034 300-461

Ontario Express Entry: Skilled Trades Stream

This immigration stream aims at workers in skilled trades involved in the agricultural and construction sectors. Their scope can nevertheless be expanded in the future.

21st Apr 2022:

Manitoba PNP draws: 303 invitations issued to immigration candidates

Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on April 21, 2022, to invite eligible and skilled Canada immigration candidates willing to move to the province. They were invited via various immigration streams and the total invitations issued came to 303.

Here’s a summary of the Manitoba PNP draw conducted on April 21, 2022:

Draw #144

Skilled workers in Manitoba stream

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 201
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 707

International education stream

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 41

Skilled workers overseas stream

  • of LAAs (Letters of Advice to Apply) sent: 61 (directly invited under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative by the MPNP)
  • The lowest rank of any candidate invited: 708

21st Apr 2022:

Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

A PEI PNP draw was conducted in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island on April 21, 2022. The draw was the latest in the series of provincial draws that were conducted to get qualified, experienced, and suitable professionals to work in the province. Such professionals are required when the job vacancies can’t be filled for lack of enough native Canadians in the province with skills and experience to join those positions.

This draw is the fourth PEI PNP draw conducted by Prince Edward Island in 2022. Here are the details of the draw that issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from PEI:

Invitation date

No. of invitations for Business Work Permit

Entrepreneur Stream

Minimum Point Threshold

for Business invitations

No. of invitations for Labour & Express Entry Streams Total no. of invitations
Apr 21, 2022 11 67 130 141

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Prince Edward Island invites 141 potential immigrants, offers nomination

19th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 174 invitations sent, nomination offered

On April 19, 2022, 2 British Columbia PNP draws were conducted in which 174 Canada immigration candidates were invited to file applications for provincial nominations. The invitations were sent via multiple streams of British Columbia PNP.

Here are the details of the BC PNP draw:

General draw

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued
April 19, 2022 Skilled Worker 110 147
Skilled Worker ( EEBC) 125
International Graduate 98
International Graduate – EEBC 109
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77

Targeted draw:

Date Category Min. Score No. of Invitations Issued Details
April 19, 2022

International Graduate,

Skilled Worker

70 20 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
International Graduate, Skilled Worker, Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 70 7 Targeted draw: Healthcare
International Graduate, Skilled Worker 70 <5

Targeted draw:

Other priority occupations (NOC 3213, NOC 3114)

14th Apr 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 250 immigration candidates invited, offered nomination

The details of the Alberta PNP draw conducted on April 14, 2022, were released recently. There were 250 Canada immigration candidates who received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. They were selected via the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program’s Express Entry-linked stream.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date of draw No. of NOI (Notification of Interest) letters issued Lowest CRS score of a candidate who got an NOI
April 14, 2022 250 356

The draw opened the opportunity for deserving immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination that will earn them an advantage in getting a Canada PR visa via a federal immigration draw. These candidates will be ahead in line with 600 additional CRS points assigned to them, to get invited to apply for Canada PR.

12th Apr 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw invited 160 immigrant candidates

Here’s the latest from the Canadian province of British Columbia. British Columbia PNP draws that was conducted on April 12, 2022, had 160 Canada immigration candidates invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. The draws were targeted at candidates in different professional areas.

Check the details of the draw here.

7th Apr 2022:

Quebec Arrima draw: 33 potential immigrants invited on Apr 7, 2022

The result of an Arrima draw held in Quebec on April 7, 2022, was published recently. The draw had 33 eligible Canada immigration candidates invited to apply for permanent selection. These were candidates who had a valid job offer outside the territory of the Montréal Metropolitan Community.

Here are the details of the Arrima draw:

Invitation date No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
April 7, 2022 33 April 3, 2022, at 6:30 am

What’s Arrima?

Arrima is an immigration platform that gives services to all the clients of the Ministère. The service platform is meant for:

  • Those who intend to immigrate temporarily/permanently under one of these immigration programs:
    • Quebec Experience Program
    • Regular Skilled Worker Program
    • Permanent immigration pilot programs
    • International Student Program (document transmission only)
  • Those who intend to get the benefits of the services provided by Accompagnement Québec
  • Spokespersons for groups of 2 to 5 natural/legal (organizations) persons who want to sponsor a foreign national who’s a refugee (They will be chosen under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective Sponsorship))
  • Immigration representatives
  • Québec businesses, in order to use the Portail employeurs

17th Mar 2022:

Prince Edward Island PNP draw: 141 potential immigration candidates invited

Here are the details of the Canada PNP immigration draw that was conducted by Prince Edward Island on Mar 17, 2022.

Date of invitation Invitations sent to Entrepreneurs for Business Work Permit Min. Point Threshold for Business Invitations Express Entry & Labor Invitations Total no. of Invitations
Mar 17, 2022 11 62 130 141

The immigration invitation trends

The percentage of invitations sent to potential Business immigrants in Prince Edward Island in the last 12 months was 8%. This was 92% for invitations sent for potential Labor immigrants. This shows that the acceptance rate of skilled foreign workers is still very large. If you are a skilled professional seeking Canada immigration by settling in Prince Edward Island, there are many opportunities to explore.

14th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 176 invitations issued; nomination offered

British Columbia PNP draw happened on March 14, 2022, to invite potential immigrants to lodge applications for a provincial nomination. Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
March 14, 2022 123 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Tech draw
27 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in occupations of Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)
21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
85 Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare occupations except NOC 3413
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 63

Targeted draw: Invitations to candidates in healthcare as healthcare assistants (NOC 3413)

10th Mar 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Mar 10, 2022 – 120 candidates invited

Here are the details of the Manitoba PNP draw that was held on March 10, 2022.

Draw #139

Immigration Stream No. Of LAAs (invitations) Lowest Ranking Score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 50 781
International Education Stream 36 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 34 718

Of the 120 LAAs that were issued in this Manitoba PNP draw, 33 were issued to candidates who had already made a declaration of holding a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

The selected candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination and get an almost assured chance to be invited through an upcoming federal Express Entry draw. With the invitation received via that draw, which they will obtain by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points granted for being provincially nominated, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

8th Mar 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 350 Canada Express Entry candidates offered nomination

On March 8, 2022, Alberta invited 350 Canada Express Entry candidates through an Alberta PNP draw. The candidates were invited through the immigration stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program linked to the Express Entry.

The minimum score required for each immigration candidate was set at 318, which is lower by 22 points from the last Alberta PNP draw.

The potential immigrants who were invited had already expressed an interest in moving to Alberta once they immigrated to Canada. The nomination offered by Alberta through this draw will help them get their best chance to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through a federal Express Entry draw. They can almost rest assured of this opportunity as they will get 600 extra CRS points when they succeed in getting a nomination from Alberta.

Alberta’s immigration drive has been commendable. The federal government’s nomination limit has been reached in 2021 and the same could happen in 2022 also in time.

8th Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 204 immigration candidates offered nomination

Here are the details of the British Columbia PNP draws that were held on March 8, 2022.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 8, 2022 191 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Express Entry and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 114
March 8, 2022 13 SI – Skilled Worker 128 Draw involving only candidates working in occupations indicated by NOCs 0631 and NOC 0621
SI – International Graduate 128
EEBC – Skilled Worker 128
EEBC – International Graduate 128

The invited candidates can apply for a provincial nomination. If they obtain a provincial nomination, they will also get 600 extra CRS points that they can use to their advantage during a federal Express Entry draw in the future.

8th Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 85 immigration candidates offered nomination

Saskatchewan PNP draw held on March 8, 2022, had 85 Canada immigration candidates invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination. Invitations were issued to candidates via immigration streams of:

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations In-Demand

The candidates were selected based on the experience they had in one among 31 selected occupations. Here’s a summary of the draw:

Express Entry subcategory

No. of invitations: 39

Min. score: 87

SINP Occupations in Demand subcategory

No. of invitations: 43

Min. score: 87

Express Entry & Occupations In-Demand (for candidates whose present country of residence is Ukraine)

No. of invitations: 3

Min. score: 61

Apart from experience in one among the 31 selected occupations, they were also required to go through an ECA assessment.

4th Mar 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 21 invitations go to potential entrepreneurs on Mar 4

In an Ontario PNP draw held on March 4, 2022, 21 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates. The invitations went to candidates through Ontario’s Entrepreneur Stream.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. Of Invitations Min. score range
Mar 4, 2022 21 152-169

Candidates eligible for the draw were those who had submitted an EOI by February 21, 2022.

What’s Ontario Entrepreneur Stream?

The Ontario Entrepreneur Stream is an immigration stream maintained by OINP. The stream is meant for entrepreneurs from outside Canada to start a new business or buy an existing business in the province. The entrepreneur gets the opportunity to receive a nomination for Canada PR once their business gets established in Ontario.

3rd Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP draw: 58 potential immigrant entrepreneurs invited

Saskatchewan PNP draw that was conducted on March 3, 2022, invited 58 Canada immigration candidates from the new Entrepreneur Stream. Here are the details of the draw:

Date Lowest score Average score Highest score Number of invitations
Mar 3, 2022 80 90 135 58

An introduction to Saskatchewan PNP Entrepreneur Stream

Immigration through the Entrepreneur Stream works as a 3-stage process. The 3 stages are as follows for the candidates:

  • Submitting EOI (Expression of interest)
  • Getting invited to apply for a provincial nomination
  • Getting a provincial nomination which gives you the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming federal immigration draw

For potential entrepreneurs, the following criteria must be met while applying for a provincial nomination:

  • They must have at least $500,000 worth of minimum net worth that’s legally acquired.
  • They must have a minimum entrepreneurial or relevant management experience of 3 years.
  • They must invest a minimum of $300,000 in Saskatoon or Regina, or at least $200,000 in any other area of Saskatchewan.

2nd Mar 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw on Mar 2: 1,047 potential immigrants invited

On March 2, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was conducted through which 1.047 invitations were sent to Canada immigration candidates. The minimum CRS score required for the candidates was 761.

The candidates selected in the draw were already holding provincial nominations and had earned 600 extra CRS points in an earlier Canada PNP draw.

So far in 2022, Canada has issued 4,267 invitations to PNP candidates. In 2021, Canada had set a new record of issuing 114,431 invitations to CEC and PNP candidates. The earlier record was set in 2020, with 107,350 invitations. Of course, this shows how strong Canada immigration is performing currently.

2nd Mar 2022:

Quebec’s Arrima draw invites 306 individuals, offers a permanent selection

Here are the details of Quebec’s Arrima draw that invited 306 potential immigrants on February 24, 2022.

Date of invitation No. of
 invitations
Extraction from
 the Arrima bank
Criteria
February 24, 2022 306 February 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

·      Candidates got a score of 630 or more, or

·      they possessed a job offer that’s valid, outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community territory

With these invitations in hand, candidates can apply for permanent selection so that they can obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). The CSQ will be issued within a 6-month period from the date the authorities in Quebec receive all the information and documents and add them to the candidate’s file. Once candidates receive CSQ, they can apply for a Canada PR visa.

1st Mar 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 136 potential immigrants offered nominations

British Columbia PNP draw was held on March 1, 2022, in which 136 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Here’s the summary of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
March 1, 2022 136 SI – International Graduate 85 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85

The British Columbia PNP draw was a tech draw. Tech draws are conducted by British Columbia to invite potential immigration candidates who are skilled in tech jobs. They are much in demand and are sought after in large numbers in British Columbia.

28th Feb 2022:

Latest Ontario PNP draws from Feb 28 invites 1,493 candidates in all

Here are the details of 5 Ontario PNP draws that were conducted over 2 days from February 28, 2022. Here is a summary of the draws:

Immigration Stream Min. score No. of invitations
Foreign Worker 39 456
Master’s Graduate 41 238
PhD Graduate 16 173
International Student 72 411
International Student (targeted occupations) 42 215
Total 1,493

Up till now in 2022, Ontario PNP has issued 3,334 ITAs to invite eligible and capable immigration candidates to move to Ontario with its provincial nomination. The categories under which the invitations were sent are as follows:

  • The Employer Job Offer Category
    • International Student stream – 1,388 invitations
    • Foreign Worker stream – 1,370 invitations
  • Masters Graduate stream – 238 invitations
  • In-Demand Skills stream – 165 invitations
  • D. Graduate stream – 173 invitations

The province has additionally issued 3,953 NOIs to immigration candidates with a Canada Express Entry profile. The details of those are as given below:

  • Human Capital Priorities stream – 1,897 invitations
  • Skilled Trades stream – 1,850 invitations

French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream – 206 invitations

24th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 818 potential immigrants invited to apply for nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022, with invitations issued to 818 immigration candidates who have created their Canada Express Entry profiles between February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022.

The CRS scores of the candidates ranged from 359 to 600. The candidates were chosen under the Skilled Trades Stream.

Ontario is known to be a Canadian province that offers lots of job opportunities. Ontario has been looking for skilled and capable foreign immigrants to meet its labor market requirements. Draws like these provide potential immigrants with the opportunity to settle in Canada with the best environment to suit their requirements and aspirations.

24th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 278 immigration candidates offered provincial nomination

A Manitoba PNP draw was conducted on February 24, 2022. The number of invitations issued in this draw was as given below:

Immigration Category No. of invites Min. score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 206 612
Skilled Workers Overseas 39 685
International Educational Stream 33 NA

Candidates who were invited under the Skilled Workers Overseas category were issued invitations directly by the Manitoba PNP. They were invited as part of a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Out of the 278 invitations, 66 were sent to candidates who had an Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

Manitoba PNP draws are immigration events that are conducted to find and welcome potential immigrants who can contribute to the province’s economic development.

22nd Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws: 160 invitations issued to immigration candidates

Here are the results of the latest British Columbia PNP draws that were conducted on February 22, 2022. There were 2 separate draws, general one and the other specific to immigration candidates working in specific occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

The summary of the draw is as follows:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 22, 2022 145 SI – Skilled Worker 112 General draw
SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 111
February 22, 2022 15 SI – Skilled Worker 125 Invites issued to candidates working in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 125
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 125

22nd Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 773 Express Entry candidates invited; CRS cap removed

In the latest Ontario PNP draw that was held on February 22, 2022, a new development happened with regard to eligibility criteria to apply for a provincial nomination. In this draw, 773 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited. They were working in target occupations valid for consideration in the draw.

Until this draw, Canada Express Entry candidates who had more than 600 CRS points, most of which they got without a provincial nomination, couldn’t apply for a nomination from a Canadian province. However, from this draw onwards, this cap on the CRS score was lifted.

The candidates who were invited through this draw under the Ontario PNP were eligible for the Express Entry HCP Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry System with a CRS score between 455 and 600.

Canada Express Entry candidates who received invitations have 45 calendar days to submit their applications for a provincial nomination under the Ontario PNP.

17th Feb 2022:

Prince Edward Island conducts PNP draw, invites 123 potential immigrants

The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw on February 17, 2022. Through the draw, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were sent to 123 Canada immigration candidates.

Immigration candidates came from 2 immigration streams namely Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations) and Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen to be qualified and eligible for working in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

The invited candidates will get 600 extra CRS points if they obtain a provincial nomination. These extra points will increase their chances to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

17th Feb 2022:

A PNP draw held by Prince Edward Island had 123 invitations issued

In Canada, a Prince Edward Island PNP draw was held in which 123 Canada immigration candidates were invited. In the draw held on February 17, 2022, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued, obtaining which the candidates will get 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will hand them the opportunity to get invited to obtain a Canada PR visa.

In this draw, potential immigrants came from 2 immigration streams. These are Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations) and Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen as they were qualified and eligible to work in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

16th Feb 2022:

Largest ever Canada Express Entry draw has 1,082 invitations sent

The largest-ever Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on February 16, 2022. In the draw, 1,082 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of the draw:

Draw number: #216

Date of draw: February 16, 2022

No. of invitations: 1082

Min. CRS score: 710

Immigration program: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: October 07, 2021

The invited candidates already held a provincial nomination obtained from a PNP draw conducted earlier. The nomination also awarded them 600 extra CRS points. This made it possible for them to procure a sure chance of getting an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

15th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: 140 immigration candidates invited

The latest British Columbia PNP draw was held on February 15, 2022, with invitations sent to 140 Canada immigration candidates. This was a tech draw, conducted to invite tech-skilled immigrants to Canada.

Here are the draw details in summary:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 15, 2022 140 SI – Skilled Worker 85 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85

Under the British Columbia PNP Tech process, employees who have registered with BC PNP Tech will be sent weekly invitations, provided they have valid job offers in 29 key tech occupations. Applications are processed within 2 to 3 months of receiving them by the authorities in 80% of cases.

11th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 206 invitations issued to immigration candidates

An Ontario PNP draw was held on February 11, 2022, the results of which are available now. In the draw, NOIs were issued to 206 Canada immigration candidates through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream, which is linked to Canada Express Entry.

A minimum CRS score of 463 to 467 was prescribed for candidates. They had to submit their Canada Express Entry profiles from February 8, 2021, to February 8, 2022. They also needed to have at least CLB 7 in French and CLB 6 in English.

Ontario PNP draws aim to find and invite skilled and eligible immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will make them eligible for a sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

10th Feb 2022:

Quebec conducted a round of invitations on Feb 10, issued 523 invites

The largest Quebec draw of 2022 has been conducted on February 10, 2022. In the draw, 523 immigration candidates were invited through the Arrima EOI system to apply for a permanent selection.

In the draw, the minimum score required from the immigration candidates in the Quebec EOI points system was 592. Therefore, the maximum number of points available is 1,320.

The potential immigrants targeted in the draw were those with experience in one of the 21 NOC coded occupations. They are as follows:

NOC code Occupations
0213 IT systems managers
2171 IT analysts and consultants
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2173 Software engineers and designers
2175 Web designers and developers
2281 Computer network technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2282 User Support Agents
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
2283 Computer systems assessors
3233 Practical nurses
4031 Secondary school teachers
3413 Caregiver`s/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants
4032 Primary and preschool teachers
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related personnel
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5223 Graphic design technicians
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

Candidates who received invitations have 60 days to lodge an application in full to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

10th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: 273 candidates invited, offered a provincial nomination

Manitoba PNP draw was held on February 10, 2022, to invite Canada immigration candidates under Skilled Workers and International Graduates streams. A total of 273 potential immigrants were invited to accept the offer of a provincial nomination by applying for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. Of invitations Lowest score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 615
Skilled Workers Overseas 31 705
International Education Stream 40 NA

Out of the total invitations, 68 were sent to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas category had to have previously received invitations under Strategic Recruitment Initiative in hand. That invitation will have awarded 500 extra points to the Canada immigration candidate’s Manitoba PNP score.

8th Feb 2022:

Nova Scotia PNP draw targeting nurses held on Feb 8; 278 nurses invited

On February 8, 2022, a Nova Scotia PNP draw targeted at nurses for Canada was conducted. The draw invited 278 nurses through Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities stream linked with the Canada Express Entry system.

The candidates had to meet the following requirements to be eligible for an invitation:

  • They must have a primary occupation identified as NOC 3012, that of registered nurse/psychiatric nurse.
  • They must provide letters of reference from employers showing at least 3 years of experience in NOC 3012.
  • They required at least CLB 9 in English/French in all language abilities.
  • They must have had a bachelor’s degree or completed a program of at least 3 years at a college, university, technical school, trade, or any other institute.

They must apply for nomination on or before 11.59 pm on March 10, 2022.

9th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draws on Feb 9; 749 immigration candidates invited

Here are details of the latest invitation rounds conducted by Ontario PNP in which immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. OINP selects individuals using an EOI (Expression of Interest) system to be invited as they are found to meet all the criteria specified to be eligible.

Here are the details of the latest draws in various streams under Ontario PNP.

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 166 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 41 and above General Draw
February 9, 2022 476 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 24 and above A targeted draw for skilled trades occupations.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 107 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 15 and above A targeted draw for manufacturing, health, agricultural, and select trades occupations.

In all 749, invitations were sent to eligible immigration candidates. After receiving the invitation, candidates have 14 calendar days to submit their application for nomination.

8th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 828 immigration candidates invited on Feb 8

In the 2 Ontario PNP draws held on February 8, 2022, 828 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. 622 candidates of them were eligible for the Express Entry class of Ontario’s Human Capital Stream. They had a profile in the Express Entry system. They had a CRS score ranging from 463 to 467.

Those candidates were also expected to have a work experience of at least a year in the following occupations:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and data frameworks directors
  • NOC 2172 Database examiners and information executives
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2173 Software architects and creators
  • NOC 2175 Web fashioners and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer software engineer and intuitive media designers

The 206 candidates remaining got invitations to apply for the FSSW (French Speaking Skilled Worker) Stream. They were also required to have the same range of CRS scores as for Express Entry Stream. They also required a CLB 7 in the French language and CLB 6 in the English language.

The invited candidates have 45 days from the date of getting the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through Ontario PNP.

8th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws conducted; 198 immigration candidates invited.

Two rounds of invitations were conducted under British Columbia PNP on February 8, 2022, in which 198 immigration candidates were invited in all to apply for a provincial nomination. Getting a provincial nomination will fetch 600 extra CRS points for the candidates. It will get them far closer to having a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a subsequent Canada Express Entry draw.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 8, 2022 188 SI – Skilled Worker 110 General draw
SI – International Graduate 96
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 120
EEBC – International Graduate 106
February 8, 2022 10 SI – Skilled Worker 120

Invitations were issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.

2nd Feb 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw – 1,070 immigration candidates invited

The latest round of the Canada Express Entry draw was held on February 2, 2022. Through the draw 1,070 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s the summary of the draw:

Draw #215

Draw date: February 2, 2022

No. of invitations: 1,070

Minimum CRS score: 674

Tie-break rule: February 18, 2021

Candidates who already got a provincial nomination from an earlier provincial (PNP) draw participated in this Canada Express Entry draw. The provincially nominated candidates from the earlier PNP were awarded an extra 600 CRS points. Those points increased their chance to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency in the Feb 18 draw.

As the Canadian immigration minister Mr. Fraser has stated, IRCC is considering moving to Express Entry draws that are occupation-based. Canada will most likely keep conducting PNP-specific draws in the near future.

1st Feb 2022:

Canberra Matrix event on Feb 1 – Nominations to migrate to Australia

The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was conducted on February 1, 2022, to choose candidates eligible to migrate to Australia. In the event, the matrix that ranked the highest in each group of occupation were invited to apply for a nomination from ACT (Australian Capital Territory).

The cap applied on occupation and its demand played a decisive role in setting the cut-off score for the selection of the candidates. Higher demand will set a higher rank of the Matrix score for the candidates that get invited.

Here’s the summary of the event details:

Canberra Residents
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 8
491 16
Matrix nominating Subclass 457/482 visa holders 190 6
491 0
Matrix nominating small business owners 190 1 85
491 3 65
Overseas Applicants
Matrix Nominations Invitations Min. Points
Matrix nominating critical skill occupations 190 8
491 10

1st Feb 2022:

Quebec invites 322 Canada immigration candidates on Feb 1, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Quebec invited 322 Canada immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection. This was the second Arrima draw conducted in 2022. Invitations were issued under QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker Program).

The minimum score required for candidates in this draw was 647. They are also required to possess a job offer outside of the Montreal metropolitan area.

About Arrima

As is Canada Express Entry for the country, so is Arrima for Quebec. It’s a platform made to manage Quebec’s EOI profiles. The Arrima system also lets companies in Quebec come into touch with immigration candidates who have profiles in the Arrima pool. This is to meet the labor requirements of Quebec.

About Quebec Skilled Worker Program

It’s an immigration program by Quebec to bring in skilled workers who are ready to settle in the province.

1st Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw – 126 candidates invited, offered nomination

The latest draw of the British Columbia PNP was conducted on February 1, 2022. Through the draw, 126 Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A nomination would help them secure an assured chance of applying for a Canada PR visa by virtue of 600 CRS points additionally granted to them along with the nomination.

The draw was a tech draw which is conducted by British Columbia PNP to attract skilled foreign nationals who are in tech-based professions and are willing to settle in British Columbia.

Here’s a snapshot of how the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 1, 2022 126 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate

80

18th Jan 2022:

Alberta PNP draw on Jan 18 – 350 invitations issued, nomination offered

The latest report on Alberta PNP draws reveals the results of the draw that was held on January 18, 2022. In that draw, 350 Canada Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

The minimum score required from the candidates was 346. The invitations were sent to Alberta’s Express Entry system. A nomination from Alberta will mean obtaining extra 600 CRS points that will increase their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa. This opportunity will be available to them in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw where candidates with higher CRS scores are selected first.

27th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw on Jan 27 – 1,032 invitations issued offering nomination

An Ontario PNP draw was conducted on January 27, 2022, in which 1,032 immigration candidates were invited. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Along with the nomination that was offered through this draw, the invited candidates will be awarded 600 CRS points. These extra points will be added to their basic score and help them get an assured invitation to apply for permanent residence in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The candidates invited in the Jan 27 draw needed to have a minimum CRS score between 381 and 461 points. They had submitted their profiles from Jan 27, 2021, to Jan 27, 2022. They were eligible for provincial nomination via the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. They have 45 calendar days from the date of invitation to apply for the provincial nomination.

25th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws take 289 candidates closer to Canada PR

A set of two British Columbia PNP draws were once again conducted, inviting 289 immigration candidates on January 25, 2022. Among the couple of draws that were conducted, one was a General PNP draw and the other was a targeted PNP draw.

This is how the draws went:

Type of draw Category Subcategory Min. points No. Of invitations
General EEBC Skilled Worker 114 201
International Graduate 97
SI Skilled Worker 105
International Graduate 93
Entry-level & Semi-skilled 77
Targeted (invitations issued to those experienced in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 occupations EEBC Skilled Worker 114 25
International Graduate 114
SI Skilled Worker 114
International Graduate 114

The draw was intended to extend an offer to apply for a provincial nomination. Upon receiving such a nomination, candidates will be eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw. The nominated candidates will have a greater chance of getting invited for permanent residence as they will get extra 600 CRS points along with their provincial nomination.

If you have eligibility for the British Columbia PNP International Post-Graduate category, you won’t require a job offer as well as support from an employer in the province to earn eligibility for BC PNP Skills Immigration.

19th Jan 2022:

Record-breaking Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,036 immigrants

On January 19, 2022, a Canada Express Entry draw was held that broke a previous record. This record was of the most PNP-only immigration candidates invited in one draw with 1,036 candidates invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. The previous record of 1,032 PNP candidates was set in a Canada Express Entry draw held on December 10, 2021.

The Jan 19 draw involved only PNP candidates and had set a cut-off score of 745. The minimum score was high because the candidates already had 600 additional CRS points. These points were granted to them when they accepted nominations from a Canadian province.

The tie break rule applied in the draw was based on the timestamp July 05, 2021, at 13:12:05 UTC.

Since September 2021, only PNP candidates have been invited through Canada Express Entry draws. A total of 1,428 PNP candidates have been invited till now under Canada Express Entry in 2022.

18th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw has 91 immigrants invited for nomination

On January 18, 2021, British Columbia PNP had invited 91 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, leading them to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa. These candidates were those related to and are working in the tech industry.

The BC PNP tech draw is an immigration pathway that attracts tech-skilled immigration candidates to arrive in British Columbia as high-demand skilled workers. These immigrants arrive in Canada willing to settle in British Columbia and contribute to the development of the province’s economy.

The immigration candidates belonged to the immigration categories of International Graduate and Skilled Worker. These categories were under the streams of Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration. The minimum score required was 80 points.

The invited candidates have to apply for a provincial nomination within 30 calendar days.

13th Jan 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw on Jan 13, 2022, has 443 immigration candidates invited

In the latest immigration news, Manitoba PNP held a draw on January 13, 2022, to invite 443 immigration candidates who were offered a provincial nomination. The provincial nomination will enable them to get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in a forthcoming federal Canada Express Entry draw.

The nominated candidates will be awarded 600 extra CRS points that will increase their opportunity by virtue of their increased score. The higher the score, the better their chance for getting to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s a summary of how the draw went:

Category No. Of invitations Min. Score needed
Skilled Workers of Manitoba 357 459
Skilled Workers Overseas 53 711
International Education Stream 33

In the draw, 97 of the total number of invitations were issued to candidates with a Canada Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

11th Jan 2022:

Prince Edward Island releases its PNP draw schedule for 2022

Are you willing to migrate to Canada via Prince Edward Island in 2022? Here we bring you the schedule of the PEI PNP draw in 2022. It’s expected that there will be 12 Prince Edward Island PNP draws in 2022.

Deserving immigrants will be invited to apply for a provincial nomination who might belong to one of the 3 immigration categories namely Work Impact, Express Entry, and Business Impact.

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Here’s the schedule for Prince Edward Island PNP:

  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

About PEI PNP Express Entry category

This is an enhanced PEI PNP category that has a link with the Canada Express Entry system. It’s necessary for candidates involved in this category to have an Express Entry profile.

Through the PNP draws that offer provincial nominations, Express Entry candidates can get 600 extra CRS points if they accept the nomination offered by the province. These additional points will ensure that the candidates will have a better chance of getting the opportunity to be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

About PEI PNP Labor Impact category

This category is meant for those immigration candidates possessing a valid job offer in PEI. This category is divided into 3 sub-categories namely International Graduate, Critical Worker, and Skilled Worker.

Candidates in this category have to submit an EOI so that they may be considered for a provincial nomination under this category.

About PEI PNP Business Impact category

Candidates under this category must meet the criterion for the minimum provincial score. Only then they can lodge their applications. The minimum score will be different for each draw.

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11th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws have 232 invitations issued in all on Jan 11

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were held on January 11, 2022. Both draws combined, a total of 232 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. It’s this provincial nomination that will lead them to their effectively assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s how the British Columbia PNP draw went:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min. score Other details
January 11, 2022 201 SI – Skilled Worker 103 General draw
SI – International Graduate 90
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 92
January 11, 2022 31 SI – Skilled Worker 110 ITAs were issued only to candidates in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 job categories.
SI – International Graduate 110
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

The candidates who accept the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 extra CRS points. It will improve their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

11th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw has invitations for nomination sent to 1,084 individuals

In an Ontario PNP draw held on January 11, 2022, 1,084 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. A provincial nomination will help them improve their opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The invited immigration candidates had already submitted their profiles in the Expression of Interest system.

The eligibility of the chosen candidates was confirmed under one of the 3 streams of the Employer Job Offer category namely:

  • International Student
  • Foreign Worker
  • In-Demand Skills

Here’s the number of invitations issued by Ontario PNP:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 264
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 58
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 762

The candidates who were invited had work experience under specific NOC-coded occupations that included jobs under the industrial sectors like healthcare, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Ontario is still seeking more skilled immigrants to meet the labor market requirements of the province.

Jan 5th, 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 392 immigration candidates

The first Canada Express Entry draw of the year 2022 was held on January 5 with 392 immigration candidates getting invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 808. This included 600 extra CRS points that the candidates earned when they accepted provincial nominations earlier.

Canada immigration authorities are now working to clear the backlogs that have come from 2021. It’s also interesting to notice that Canada Express Entry has now had some changes like extending the Canada PR status for international temporary workers and international students via Express Entry. The work profile categorization of Canada immigration candidates will now be done under the TEER system instead of the old NOC system.

Canada has a target of 411,000 new immigrants by 2023 to be achieved. It will be interesting to watch Canada achieve this as impressively as in 2021.

Jan 4th, 2022:

British Columbia PNP invites 102 individuals for nomination via tech draw

British Columbia PNP invited 102 immigration candidates in a provincial draw held on January 4, 2022. The candidates invited were offered a provincial nomination to obtain a Canada PR visa.

If the candidates accept the nomination from BC, they will be granted 600 extra CRS points. This will increase their chances considerably in a forthcoming federal Express Entry draw through which they will apply for permanent residence.

Here’s a summary of the BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
January 4, 2022 102 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

The Jan 4 draw was a tech draw, which is conducted by the province specifically to attract and invite immigration candidates with tech skills. To learn more about Canadian provincial draws and the immigration opportunities they present, talk to us at Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa consultancy company.

Dec 21st, 2021:

British Columbia PNP draws invite 243 immigration candidates

Two separate British Columbia PNP draws were conducted on December 21, 2021. A total of 243 immigration candidates were invited to submit for a provincial nomination through these draws. The nominations will lead them to an almost assured chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency . This will be by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points they earn by accepting the nomination offered.

One draw was a general Canada PNP draw and the other chose candidates employed in occupations identified under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

Here are the details of the draw:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
December 21, 2021 194 SI – Skilled Worker 100 General draw
SI – International Graduate 88
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 74
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 92
December 21, 2021 49 SI – Skilled Worker 106 ITAs issued to candidates in occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only
SI – International Graduate 106
EEBC – Skilled Worker 106
EEBC – International Graduate 106

Dec 6th, 2021:

IRCC invites 726 candidates in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

In a recent Canada Express Entry draw, IRCC invited 746 Express Entry PNP candidates to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. The draw was held on December 22, 2021. These candidates already have provincial nominations that had raised their CRS scores by 600 points.

The minimum CRS score set for this draw was 726 points. A tie-break rule is used in November 24, 2021, at 16:56:42 UTC set as the cut-off date and time for Canada Permanent Residency submissions received.

As of now, considering the effect of the COVID-19, IRCC has paused all-program draws. It’s continuing to use the Express Entry candidate pool to choose and invite immigrants in order to fill the vacancies in Canada’s provincial labor markets.

Dec 6th, 2021:

Quebec invites 326 immigration candidates seeking Canada PR visa

Quebec’s MIFI issued invitations to 326 Canada Permanent Residency candidates through an Arrima draw. The draw was held on December 9, 2021. The candidates who participated in the draw had their profiles created with Arrima till December 6, 2021, at 6:30 AM.

In 2021, till now, Quebec has issued invitations to more than 3,500 immigration candidates. Most of these invitations were issued in August 2021.

The minimum score for eligibility in the draw was 633 points. Compared to the draw held on September 30, 2021, this score requirement was 71 points higher.

The invitations were sent to candidates working in one of the 29 select occupations that are listed by NOC. These occupations are in high demand in the francophone province.

The submissions from immigration candidates were accepted via the Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program. The Arrima platform that was used by candidates to create their profiles with MIFI is an online platform maintained by the Government of Quebec. It provides many services to foreigners who want to immigrate to Quebec, right from the submission stage.

Dec 16th, 2021:

Prince Edward Island invites 125 immigration candidates in last 2021 draw

On December 16, 2021, Prince Edward Island conducted a PNP draw in which 125 immigration candidates were offered a provincial nomination and invited to submit for it.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Min. score
Express Entry & Labor Impact 114 67
Business Impact 11 67

In 2021, this draw was the last scheduled draw of Prince Edward Island. In the whole year, the province has issued 1854 invitations via PEI PNP draws.

The Express Entry stream of PEI PNP selects skilled, interested, and suitable candidates from the Express Entry pool and invites them to submit for a provincial nomination. If candidates accept the nomination, they get 600 additional CRS points that increase their chance of submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency in a Canada Express Entry draw.

Foreign nationals who have a valid job offer from an employer in PEI come under the Labor Impact category. They fall under the streams of Critical Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.

Foreign entrepreneurs can enter the PNP draw via the Business Impact category. They have the intention to own and run a business in Prince Edward Island.

Dec 16th, 2021:

A Manitoba PNP draw on Dec 16 has 349 immigration candidates invited

Manitoba PNP draw was held on December 16, 2021. In the draw, 349 eligible immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will lead these candidates closer to the opportunity to obtain a Canada Permanent Residency.

The chosen candidates had already submitted their EOIs via the online portal provided by MPNP. This draw was the 132nd draw by Manitoba PNP.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
International Education Stream 40 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712

Candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream are those who are working in the province with a job offer while they submit. They must have been working with their employer for a minimum of 6 months before lodging a submission form to MPNP.

Candidates under the International Education Stream have recently completed post-secondary education in Manitoba. An experience at work or at business management in Manitoba is required.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream aims at skilled workers who can join the vacant jobs in the province. They are also adaptable to living in the province. A connection with the province via a supporter, experience, or an invitation via a strategic recruitment initiative is required.

Dec 10th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP invites 71 immigration candidates, offers nomination

British Columbia PNP draw was conducted on December 14, 2021. In the tech draw, 71 immigration candidates were invited to submit a provincial nomination.

The tech draws conducted by BC PNP open up opportunities for tech-skilled candidates to immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia. These professionals are in high demand in the province.

Here’s how the draw went:

Date No. of
 invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 14, 2021 71 SI – International Graduate 80 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80

The British Columbia PNP finds the most skilled and qualified immigration candidates as well as international students, capable of meeting the province’s labor market demands. They are offered provincial nomination whereby they get an advantage in submitting for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because of the extra 600 CRS points that are added to their basic score in the Canada Express Entry system. As their CRS score gets higher, the better their chances for permanent residence.

Dec 10th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw invites 1,032 provincially nominated candidates

Canada conducted a round of Canada Express Entry draw wherein invitations were sent to 1,032 immigration candidates on December 10, 2021. The chosen candidates were invited to apply for a Canada Permanent Residency.

The invited candidates already had a provincial nomination in hand earned from a Canada PNP draw held earlier. The nomination added 600 extra CRS points to their basic score. This resulted in the cut-off score for the December 10 draw being 698 points.

The tie-break rule was implemented with the timestamp set as September 10, 2021, at 16:43:17 UTC.

In the history of Canada Express Entry, there have only been 38 PNP-only draws conducted. In those, only 2 times have the draws led to more than 1,000 invitations to be issued. Hence, this PNP-only Express Entry draw is the largest ever of its kind. Before this, the highest number of invitations were sent on July 23, 2021, with 1,002 invitations.

Canada is still prioritizing CEC and PNP candidates present in Canada for its Express Entry draws. However, as the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic gets better, more overseas candidates will definitely get the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.

Dec 7th, 2021:

British Columbia PNP issues 318 invitations to immigration candidates

On December 7, 2021, British Columbia PNP conducted 2 separate draws in which 318 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. One of these draws was a general draw while the other focused on candidates who worked in specific occupations.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other details
December 7, 2021 267 SI – Skilled Worker 97 General draw
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
SI – International Graduate 83
EEBC – International Graduate 86
EEBC – Skilled Worker 100
December 7, 2021 51 SI – International Graduate 103

Invitations issued to

candidates in occupations NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

SI – Skilled Worker
EEBC – International Graduate
EEBC – Skilled Worker

With the provincial nomination from British Columbia, these candidates can obtain the assured opportunity of a chance to submit for a Canada Permanent Residency. This is because they will get 600 extra CRS scores that will increase their base CRS scores to come farther front in the line of candidates.

Dec 7th, 2021:

Ontario PNP draw had 1,186 immigration candidates invited on Dec 7, 2021

On December 7, 2021, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted in which 1,186 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The Canada PNP draw was held to invite those immigration candidates who had profiles in OINP’s EOI system.

The draw results could be summarized as follows:

Stream Description Invitations Minimum Score
Foreign Worker Stream General 470 37
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 33 NA

In-Demand Skills Stream

Draw aimed at candidates in occupations in manufacture, health, and agriculture 53 NA
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 10 NA
International Student Stream General 583 62
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 37 NA

Candidates invited under the In-Demand Skills Stream had an experience of working in occupations with the following NOC codes:

NOC 3413, NOC 4412, NOC 8431, NOC 8432, NOC 8611, NOC 9462, NOC 9411, NOC 9416, NOC 9417, NOC 9418, NOC 9421, NOC 9422, NOC 9437, NOC 9446, NOC 9461, NOC 9523, NOC 9526, NOC 9536, NOC 9537

Ontario still needs many more skilled immigrants. Every year IRCC allocates 8,350 nominations that Ontario can grant to immigrants. An additional allocation of 250 nominations is made for temporary foreign workers with NOC skill level C.

Till November 10, 2021, Ontario has issued 2,600 nominations. The province is in fact asking Canada’s federal government to raise its allocations by doubling the allocation.

Dec 2nd, 2021:

Manitoba PNP conducts a draw that invites 438 immigration candidates

Here’s news on the latest EOI draw conducted by Manitoba PNP on December 2, 2021. In the Canada PNP draw 438 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a nomination from the province which they can utilize when they submit for a Canada Permanent Residency in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The nomination will fetch the candidates 600 CRS points. That will enable them to get a sure chance to submit for permanent residence by virtue of their increased CRS score.

Here’s how the LAAs were issued to Canada immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. CRS score
International Education Stream 29 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas (under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative) 51 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 358 449

Out of the 438 invitations issued, 71 went to Canada Express Entry candidates.

Nov 30th, 2021:

Invitation for 89 immigration candidates in British Columbia PNP draw

In a British Columbia PNP draw that was held on November 30, 2021, 89 immigration candidates were invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. It was a tech draw, held to attract Canada immigration candidates who are skilled and experienced in key tech-related occupations.

This was how the invitations went to the candidates:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
November 30, 2021 89 SI – Skilled Worker 78 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 78
EEBC – International Graduate 78

Canada immigration candidates who accept the offer for a provincial nomination from British Columbia are going to earn 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will give them the advantage of winning an almost sure chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

Nov 9th, 2021:

Alberta PNP invites 200 Express Entry candidates, offers nomination

The Canadian province of Alberta held a provincial immigration draw on November 9, 2021. In the draw, Alberta PNP invited 200 Canada Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

The CRS score of the least scorer in the draw was 343. If the candidates were to accept the invitation and get a provincial nomination, they will also be granted 600 extra CRS points. With an increased CRS score, they will stand a better chance of getting to apply for a Canada PR visa to settle down in Alberta.

Alberta gets a lot of applications and Alberta Express Entry submissions from skilled foreign workers to land jobs in Alberta in professions including civil engineering, marketing, and healthcare.

With the opportunities open in Alberta, deciding to move to the province will be a good decision for aspiring immigrants.

Nov 24th, 2021:

Canada Express Entry draw on Nov 24 invites 631 candidates for Canada PR

Here’s about the Canada Express Entry draw that took place on November 24, 2021. IRCC issued 613 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The lowest CRS score of any candidate in the draw was 737.

The lowest CRS score is so high because the invited Canada Express Entry candidates have been already nominated provincially. They had gained 600 extra CRS points along with their nomination, which means, they had an actual minimum score of 137.

The draw also had a tie-break rule applied in case there was more than one candidate who had met the minimum score requirement. Keeping with the tie-break rule, the cut-off was decided on the basis of the date and time candidates submitted their Canada Express Entry profiles in relation to the timestamp June 22, 2021, at 20:19:59 PM UTC.

Nov 23rd, 2021:

Another 2 rounds of invitations from British Columbia PNP went on the floor on November 23, 2021. In all, 357 immigration candidates got the opportunity to apply for a provincial nomination via BC PNP invitation.

The provincial nomination is the pathway created by a Canadian province to enable Canada immigration candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. Once nominated by a province, the candidates get extra 600 CRS points that take them further front in the line of Canada immigration candidates during a federal immigration draw.

Here’s how the invitations were distributed across immigration categories:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
Nov 23, 2021 258 SI – Skilled Worker 96 General draw.
SI – International Graduate 82
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
EEBC – Skilled Worker 97
EEBC – International Graduate 83
Nov 23, 2021 99 SI – Skilled Worker 103 Invitations issued to NOC 0631 and NOC 0621 only.
SI – International Graduate 103
EEBC – Skilled Worker 103
EEBC – International Graduate

103

Nov 20th, 2021:

Three Canada PNP draws by Newfoundland & Labrador invite 663 candidates

There were 3 Canada PNP draws that were conducted by NLPNP (Newfoundland PNP) in 2021, the details of which are out now. In all, 663 immigration candidates were invited NLPNP to apply for a provincial nomination in those draws. The invited candidates were skilled and experienced in various healthcare and technology occupations.

Here’s how the 3 Priority Skills NL draws resulted in:

Date of Draw NOC Occupation No. Of Invitations Total No. Of Invitations
Oct 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 205 260
2173 Cloud Specialists 9
2175 Web Developers 11
2174 Python Developers 8
2173 AI Developers 7
2121 Bioinformaticians 5
2175 UI/UX Developers 5
2175 .Net Developers 5
2172 Data Analysts 3
2171 Security Specialists 2
Sep 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 10 22
2174 Python Developers 4
2173 Cloud Specialists 4
2173 AI Developers 2
2175 Web Developers 2
Jun 21, 2021 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 224 381
3431 Personal Care Attendants 82
3124 Nurse Practitioners 57
4151 Clinical Psychologists 10
2111 Medical Physicists 5
3215 Radiation Therapists 3

The Priority Skills NL is a stream meant for Canada immigration candidates who possess work experience in jobs that are in demand in Newfoundland & Labrador. The candidates are also to have a prescribed level of language skills and education.

Completed EOIs are accepted from candidates under this stream who:

  • Have a minimum work experience in Newfoundland & Labrador’s in-demand jobs of at least a year in the last 10 years
  • Have a Ph.D./Master’s in healthcare, technology, agriculture, or aquaculture from Memorial University, earned within the past 3 years

Among other criteria for eligibility are that the candidates must

  • Have English language skills of at least CLB level 5 or CELPIP/IELTS test taken within the last year
  • Have the intention to live in Newfoundland & Labrador permanently

Be at least 21 years old

Nov 18th, 2021:

Saskatchewan PNP invites 633 skilled candidates, offers nomination

On November 18, 2021, a Saskatchewan PNP draw was conducted in which 633 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Incidentally, this was the largest PNP draw of the year in Saskatchewan.

Here’s how the invitations were issued to immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. Score
Occupations In-Demand 208 65
Express Entry 425 65

All the candidates were required to have skills and experience in one of the select NOC coded occupations. The Canada immigration candidates had to first submit an EOI profile so that they become eligible to apply to SINP to participate in the Saskatchewan PNP draw.

The select NOC codes are as follows:

NOC 7272 NOC 7283
NOC 7235 NOC 7203
NOC 7201 NOC 7243
NOC 7281 NOC 7294
NOC 7242 NOC 7371
NOC 0016 NOC 7231
NOC 0711  

Nov 18th, 2021:

More immigrants welcomed by Manitoba PNP, 428 invited on Nov 18, 2021

Manitoba conducted its latest provincial immigration draw on November 18, 2021. Manitoba PNP invited 428 immigration candidates who were issued LAAs that gave them the chance to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination could lead these candidates to a chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The LAAs were sent to Canada immigration candidates under different categories in the following manner:

Sub-category LAAs issued Min. score
International Education Stream 30
Skilled Workers Overseas 22 726
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 376 464

Out of the total invitations issued, 68 went to Canada Express Entry candidates with a valid Express Entry ID and job seeker validation code.

Apr 27th, 2021:

Manitoba invites 367 immigration candidates in latest provincial draw

Manitoba invited 367 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw. The vast majority of the applicants were skilled professionals who already resided in the province.

The candidates were invited through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Most of the invited candidates would be eligible for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream.

Candidates under the following two streams were also invited:

International Education Stream

Skilled Workers Overseas

Here is a break-up of the number of invitations and the EOI score under the various streams:

· Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 301 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 440;

· Skilled Workers Overseas— 11 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 721

· International Education Stream— 55 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

34 invitations or Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates in this draw.

Apr 20th, 2021:

Alberta invites 200 Express Entry candidates in latest provincial draw

Alberta invited 200 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its most recent provincial draw, which took place on April 20.

A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 301 was expected of the invited candidates. This was one point lower than the previous draw’s score cutoff.

Candidates who qualify for the nomination via the Alberta Express Entry stream will receive an additional 600 CRS points added to their overall Express Entry ranking, resulting in an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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