Canada Immigration News

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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