WHY MIGRATE TO CANADA?

  • Welcoming 1.5 million new immigrants by 2025
  • 1 million job vacancies for skilled immigrants
  • Free healthcare
  • Free and quality education for children
  • Many pathways to permanent residence

CANADA’S HISTORY WITH IMMIGRATION

Canada is the most-accepting country for a migrant. With 432,000 permanent residents to be welcomed in 2022, many are considering Canada to migrate overseas with their families.

Expats in the UAE have many immigration options to choose from. A majority of those who migrate to Canada from the UAE are expatriates. Every year, lots of individuals immigrate to Canada from the UAE.

Both Emirati citizens and foreign expats are considered equal when applying for Canadian immigration from the UAE.

CHECK YOUR CANADA ELIGIBILITY SCORE RIGHT NOW
Find your eligibility right now through Y-Axis Canada immigration points calculator.

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025

Canada Plans to invite 1.5 million migrants by 2025. The current update was released on November 1, 2022. The details of the immigration plan 2023-2025 was given below:

Immigrant Category 2023 2024 2025
Target Target Target
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 4,65,000 4,85,000 5,00,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 82,880 1,09,020 1,14,000
Federal Economic Public Policies 25,000
Federal Business 3,500 5,000 6,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers 8,500 12,125 14,750
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 8,500 11,500 14,500
Provincial Nominee Program 1,05,500 1,10,000 1,17,500
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business NA NA NA
Total Economic 2,66,210 2,81,135 3,01,250
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 78,000 80,000 82,000
Parents and Grandparents 28,500 34,000 36,000
Total Family 1,06,500 1,14,000 1,18,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 25,000 27,000 29,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 23,550 21,115 15,250
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 27,505 27,750 28,250
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 250 250 250
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 76,305 76,115 72,750
Humanitarian and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 15,985 13,750 8,000
Total 4,65,000 4,85,000 5,00,000


WHY IMMIGRANTS CHOOSE TO MOVE TO CANADA FROM UAE?

Top Reasons

You may want to migrate to Canada for these reasons:

  • Good work-life balance
  • Pathway to citizenship
  • Universal healthcare
  • High-quality education
  • Many job opportunities
  • Connection to the US (Canada PR can work in the US, if eligible)

The UAE is among the top countries from which potential immigrants apply for permanent residence in Canada through the Canada Express Entry system.

The most sought-after Canada immigration route for those applying from Dubai – expats living in the UAE or Emirati citizens – is to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker.

If you wish to migrate to Canada, you will have to apply for Permanent Resident status. The validity of this status is five years, which can later be renewed.

CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE – BENEFITS
  • Live, work, and study anywhere in Canada.
  • Extend or renew your Canada permanent residency status after five years.
  • Bring your family along.
  • Family members can also live, study, and work in Canada if granted permanent residence.
  • Avail most social benefits.
  • Enjoy protection under Canadian law.
  • Free education.
  • Universal healthcare.
  • Freedom to move within and outside Canada multiple times.
  • Freedom to start a business.
  • Eligible for Canadian citizenship after living in Canada for 3 years within the 5 years of being granted Canadian permanent residence.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CANADA PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Canada PR can be acquired through different pathways. The right Canadian immigration programs will be based on your circumstances and background.

Canada offers different immigration programs. Among these, the most popular ones are:

Within a standard processing time of 6 months, Canada Express Entry is the most popular way to move to Canada with family.

The Canada Express Entry system comes under Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Canadian permanent residence applications for Canada’s leading economic immigration programs are managed through the Express Entry system.

CANADA IMMIGRATION – EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) For skilled workers with overseas work experience that want to immigrate to Canada permanently.
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) For skilled workers that want to take up Canadian permanent residency based on their being qualified in a specific skilled trade.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) For skilled workers that have previous recent work experience in Canada and want to become permanent residents.

For eligibility to apply for permanent residence in Canada through IRCC Express Entry, you have to obtain a CRS score of 67-points.

CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY: 6 FACTORS ASSESSED FOR 67-POINT ELIGIBILITY
Factor Maximum Points Available
Language skills (in English / French) 28 points
Education 25 points
Work experience 15 points
Age 12 points
Arranged employment in Canada 10 points
Adaptability 10 points

A candidate applying for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry will go through a points-based selection system.

To apply under the Express Entry system, you must get 67 points out of 100 in the eligibility calculation. Those scoring less than 67 points in the Express Entry selection factor point grid cannot apply under Canada Express Entry.

Once candidates enter the candidate pool, they are ranked per a 1,200 Comprehensive Ranking System matrix. The higher you score, the better your chances of being invited to apply by IRCC.

The highest-ranked are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the federal draws held from time to time.

Canada invited more than 3 Lakh candidates from January to August 2022:

Canada invited more than 3 Lakh candidates from January to August 2022:.

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

Read more…

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.

Read more…  

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 30, 2022

Highlights of Canada Express Entry draws in October 2022

Through Express Entry draws 9,000 immigration candidates were offered nominations for Canada PR in October 2022.
The highest number of invitations issued through Express Entry in October 2022 was 4,750.
In October 2022, IRCC conducted all-program draws to invite potential immigrants.


Draw No.

Date of Draw

CRS cut-off

ITAs issued
#234 October 26, 2022 500 4,750
#233 October 12, 2022 496 4,250

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October 30, 2022

Highlights of Canada PNP draws held in October 2022

Three provinces of Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, and PEI) held draws in October 2022
IRCC held 4 PNP draws in the ‘Thanksgiving month of Canada’
A total of 1,464 candidates were invited through Canada PNP draws in October 2022
BC and Ontario premiered in issuing invitations in the ‘Thanksgiving month of Canada’

Date  Draw  No. of candidates
October 04, 2022 British Columbia 374
October 12, 2022 244
October 25, 2022 Ontario 642
October 20, 2022 PEI 204
Total 1,464

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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

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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

Canada immigration could have 500,000 newcomers arriving in 2022

In 2022, Canada immigration is expected to bring in 500,000 new immigrants to the country. The history of immigration that has reached this point is interesting.

In the period when the COVID-19 pandemic affected Canada, many restrictions were imposed on travel to the country. This affected Canada immigration in a big way as only prioritized migrants were allowed to enter the country. These included healthcare professionals, other essential professionals, and international students.

Then came June 2021, when all travel restrictions were lifted and the opportunity for entering Canada was open. Before this, and for a while, Canada immigration draws were conducted focused on the CEC and PNP immigration streams.

In 2021, Canada had crossed its ambitious target of 400,000. That year, Canada had 405,000 new immigrants. This was a record-high number of newcomers in Canada since Canada immigration started.

The influx of immigrants to Canada has been happening at an impressive level since 2021. The Canada immigration level target for 2022 is 432,000. The high immigration target was revised to a higher number being inspired by the tremendous success in 2021.

Canada immigration recorded a 60% increase in the first quarter of 2022. There are high hopes for more newcomers, especially in the period between July and September. Also, the number of international students and migrants coming on a Canada work visa is expected to increase significantly.

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Canada immigration could have 500,000 newcomers arriving in 2022

Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

Major steps in the direction of improving Canada immigration have been made lately. The measures taken involve:

  • The creation of a new pathway for immigration
  • Changes to Canada Express Entry program

The decision to create a new Canada immigration pathway with international students and TFWs (Temporary Foreign Workers) in mind. The new pathway will accelerate the immigration process for these categories of potential immigrants in Canada. The intention of making this new program was solely to satisfy the requirement of labor in Canada as well as to convert 90,000 essential workers and international workers to permanent residents in Canada.

Major changes to Canada Express Entry include moving ahead of the current system of issuing invitations based on CRS scores. After the new changes are implemented, the Canadian immigration minister will have the liberty to create applicant groups that comprise applicants chosen on the basis of in-demand jobs and other policy goals related to Canada immigration. With this measure, IRCC would be able to issue ITAs overlooking the absence of proof that justifies privileged invitations.

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Canada immigration reforms: A new TR to PR path, Express Entry changes

A new record in Canada unemployment rate of 5.1% reached in May 2022

Among the achievements of Canada in the year 2022, the dip in the country’s unemployment rate stood out. In May 2022, Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1% which was a steady improvement from the 5.2% unemployment rate in April 2022. Also, this was the lowest unemployment rate in Canadian history.

This indicated that Canadian labor market had tightened further and created more opportunities for skilled foreign workers. There are now more vacancies in the Canadian job market that need skilled professionals from abroad to arrive and work in Canada on.

In May 2022, other developments included an increased rate of employment and a growth in the rate of full-time employment among the youth and women aged 25 to 54. There was also an increase in average hourly wages.

Public sector employment grew by over 100,000 in May 2022. There were many statistical indicators that depicted a very active and promising Canadian labor scene. The advantages skilled foreign workers could get from the scenario are clear.

The best part is that the indicators of unemployment rate, employment rate, and labor force participation for Canada surpassed the US in May 2022.

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A new record in Canada unemployment rate of 5.1% reached in May 2022

Justin Trudeau’s new announcement to greatly improve Canada immigration

The Canadian government understands the significance of Canada immigration running successfully. There are economic and social implications of bringing in more skilled foreign nationals. This is also well appreciated by the Canadian government.

That’s why Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a task force. They will be tasked with improving and hastening the access to government services. Immigration services will be the focus of the new measures. This move will keep the quality and reputation of Canada immigration and its administration among the top in the world.

What’s the major concern for Canada immigration? It’s the delay and backlogs in processing applications for permanent residence. Now, Justin Trudeau’s announcement for the formation of a task force constituted by a committee of cabinet ministers will bring necessary improvements. This task force will identify major issues. That will include delays in processing of immigration applications and more. They will then make necessary recommendations.

Canada has shown its mettle in achieving huge immigration goals like the 405,000 immigrants in 2021. In the same spirit, the country is now taking other necessary measures. Thise are to enhance the efficiency of governmental bodies like the IRCC for Canada immigration. The new task force will recommend measures. Those will surely take Canada immigration to new levels of efficiency and global recognition.

The Canadian government has set its priorities right. It has identified and streamlined actionable areas for improvement and modernization.

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Justin Trudeau’s new announcement to greatly improve Canada immigration

Southern Ontario to get $3 million to help startups under a new program

A significant move was lately made to promote entrepreneurship in Southern Ontario. Important announcements were made at the LatAm Startups Conference.

The main announcement was that a non-repayable contribution of over $3 million will be made for LatAm Startups. This will enable them to scale their business support network. Their purposes are to help international technology start-ups to incorporate, conduct business, and create jobs in Southern Ontario.

LatAm makes significant partnerships with economic development organizations to roll out startup programs. Services will be delivered to international entrepreneurs in crucial sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, and cleantech.

The valuable services will include networking opportunities, local market insight, culture coaching and customized business advice. The right environment for international entrepreneurs to establish startups will be provided under the program. The result of the program will be that more job opportunities will be created for Canadians and the technology sector of Canada will be strengthened.

LatAm is a designated sponsor for the Startup Visa Program in Canada. It enables international entrepreneurs to establish world-class startups and achieve a global scale in business starting in Toronto, the capital of Ontario.

This particular project is all set to contribute to the commercialization of new clean technologies in Southern Ontario. Also, close to 200 jobs will be created under this program.

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A $3 million contribution for startups in Canada announced for Ontario

Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP on a roll; grew ten-fold in 2021

Do you know that the RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Program) has shown us a significant fact about Canada immigration? The big reveal is that in 2021, there was a ten-fold increase in Canada immigration via this regional immigration program. It has done so well in 2021, the hopes of the program becoming a permanent program is now high!

The ten-fold increase was found in comparison with the number of immigrants the program brough in its initial year of operation. That was the year 2019. The scope of RNIP extends to Canadian provinces including Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia. This community-driven program has brought foreign nationals closer to remote communities in Canada. These immigrants have helped those communities make progress economically and socially.

Since its inception, RNIP has made significant improvement in terms of the number of newcomers who have arrived in rural areas of certain Canadian provinces. The arrival rate of foreign nationals in Canada through this program has grown a phenomenal 238% since 2019.

The RNIP is also making the immigration pathway to Canada via small communities in Canada a more attractive option. If you are willing, you can join a community in Canada by adhering to certain criteria. You must also be employed with someone in that community and get recommended by the community to join them as an immigrant.

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Regional immigration to Canada via RNIP on a roll; grew ten-fold in 2021

How employers advertise to hire foreigners to work in Canada under LMIA

To work in Canada, immigrants can get 2 types of work permits: An open work permit and a job-specific work permit. For an open work permit, a Canadian employer isn’t required to obtain an LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment). This means that it’s not mandatory for the Canadian employer to obtain a document that confirms that no Canada PR visa holder or Canadian citizen is available to fill the vacant job position with the employer.

When a foreign worker gets a job offer from a Canadian employer, that person has to apply for a Canada work permit by submitting the following:

  • A job offer letter
  • The LMIA number
  • A contract
  • Copy of the LMIA

A part of the LMIA process for the Canadian employer is to advertise the requirement of workers in the Government of Canada’s Job Bank. The advertisement must focus on an audience that has people with

  • The relevant education
  • The professional experience/skill level required

One of the ways employed for advertisement has to have a national scope. It must also be easily accessible for those who live in any province/territory. The reason is that those in high-wage positions are in most cases mobile and ready to migrate to work in Canada. However, there are certain occupations for which the LMIA advertisement has to be given differently than the common procedure.

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How employers advertise to hire foreigners to work in Canada under LMIA

Canada Parents and Grandparents Super Visa stay time increased to 5 years

In staying true to the policy of promoting family reunions, the Canadian government has enhanced the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa Program. As per this enhancement that was implemented on July 4, 2022, the length of stay for Super Visa holders has been extended to 5 years from 2 years.

Super Visa is the pathway for parents and grandparents of Canada PR visa holders to reunite. It’s a multiple-entry visa with a validity of 10 years. This visa has given more benefits to visa holders than any other multiple-entry visa. This is because while other visas allow its holders to stay for 6 months or less, the Super Visa allows its holders to reside in Canada for 5 years at a time.

The commitment of the Government of Canada to bring families together in Canada has thus been given effect. The IRCC minister Sean Fraser has made this move to the delight of Canada PR visa holders who are looking forward to bringing their parents and grandparents to Canada and living with them.

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Canada Super Visa soon to allow 5 years of stay in Canada per visit

STEPS TO APPLY UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM

Express Entry

STEP 1: Check eligibility

You can check your eligibility with the help of Y-Axis Canada immigration Points calculator.

STEP 2: Get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report

If you have done your education outside Canada, you should get an ECA Report from an IRCC-designated organization. It is to prove that your educational qualifications are equal to those awarded by the Canadian educational system.

STEP 3: Appear for language tests, such as IELTS

As the next step in the Express Entry program, you should take the required English language proficiency tests. Your test score should be less than two years old at the time of application.

You will gain extra points if you know French. To prove your proficiency in French, you can give a French language test like the Test de evaluation de Francians (TEF).

STEP 4: Create your Canada Express Entry profile

You can create your Canada Express Entry profile online.

STEP 5: Get your CRS score

The profiles in the Express Entry pool are ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Based on your profile, a CRS score is given, which will help provide a ranking in the Express Entry pool.

The assessment fields for the CRS score include:

  • Skills
  • Education
  • Language ability
  • Work experience
  • Other factors

Your profile gets selected for the Express Entry draw if you have the required CRS score for that draw.

STEP 6: Get your Invitation to Apply (ITA)

If your profile gets selected from the Canada Express Entry pool, you will get an ITA from the Canadian government. Only after you get your ITA from IRCC that you might apply.

STEP 7: Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

APPLICATION THROUGH THE PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (PNP) FOR CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Canada PNP offers another route to permanent residency in Canada that goes through the provincial and territorial governments.

The PNP of Canada is for workers that intend to take up Canadian permanent residence, settling within a specific province or territory. Such individuals must possess the education, skills, and work experience to contribute to the economy of the province/territory nominating them.

There are around 80 immigration pathways or streams available under Canadian PNP. Each PNP stream available for immigrating to Canada targets a specific class of immigrants. A PNP stream can target skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, international students, and business people.

Quebec is not a part of PNP and has its own immigration programs as per the Canada-Quebec Accord.

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PNP PROGRAMS OF CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES
Province / Territory PNP Program
Alberta Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
British Columbia British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Manitoba Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Ontario Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
New Brunswick New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Provincial Nominee Program
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Yukon Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

Some of the PNP pathways are linked with Canada Express Entry. These are enhanced nominations and follow a completely online application process. Those not connected to Express Entry have a paper-based application process based on nominations.

Individuals interested in doing business in Canada can apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Canada Business Immigration Program.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

The Business Immigration Program was designed to encourage migrants who can invest in Canada and start a business. The Canadian government has specified three categories of people for the Business Immigration pathway.

These are:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self Employed Persons
FAMILY CLASS IMMIGRATION

Individuals who are permanent residents or citizens of Canada can sponsor their family members for permanent resident status if they are 18 years or older.

They are eligible to sponsor the following categories of family members:

  • Spouse
  • Conjugal partner
  • Common-law partner
  • Dependent or adopted children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
OTHER CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENCE PATHWAYS
  • Pathway for entrepreneur/self-employed person
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  • Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Pathway for family
  • Pathway for Investors

In all, foreign expats and Emiratis have more than 100 pathways available before them to immigrate to Canada.

While Express Entry and Canadian PNP are among the most sought-after routes to Canadian permanent residence, other pathways are also there. The eligibility criteria and application process will differ from pathway to pathway.

Express Entry in 2022
Express Entry in 2022
Total draws: 24
Total ITAs: 46,539
Draw No. Invited Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#236 All-program candidates November 23, 2022 491 4,750
#235 All-program candidates November 09, 2022 494 4,750
#234 All-program candidates October 26, 2022 496 4,750
#233 All-program candidates October 12, 2022 500 4,250
#232 All-program candidates September 28, 2022 504 3,750
#231 All-program candidates September 15, 2022 511 3,250
#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 03, 2022 533 2,000
#227 All-program candidates July 20, 2022 542 1,750
#226 All-program candidates July 06, 2022 557 1,500
#225 PNP candidates June 22, 2022 752 636
#224 PNP candidates June 8, 2022 796 932
#223 PNP candidates May 27, 2022 741 590
#222 PNP candidates May 11, 2022 753 545
#221 PNP candidates April 27, 2022 772 829
#220 PNP candidates April 13, 2022 782 787
#219 PNP candidates March 30, 2022 785 919
#218 PNP candidates March 16, 2022 754 924
#217 PNP candidates March 02, 2022 761 1,047
#216 PNP candidates February 16, 2022 710 1,082
#215 PNP candidates February 02, 2022 674 1,070
#214 PNP candidates January 19, 2022 745 1,036
#213 PNP candidates January 5, 2022 808 392
Total 46,539
All Canada PNP draws in 2022
All PNP draws in 2022
Total no. of candidates: 47,337
Total draws: 138
Date Province No. of draws No. of candidates
November 07, 2022 Nova Scotia 2 162
November 08, 2022 Saskatchewan 2 90
November 17, 2022 PEI 2 188
November 18, 2022 Manitoba 1 518
November 28, 2022 British Columbia 2 349
October 25, 2022 Ontario 1 642
October 20, 2022 PEI 1 204
October 12, 2022 British Columbia 2 618
September 27, 2022 British Columbia 4 1299
September 15, 2022 Manitoba 2 714
September 29, 2022 Ontario 6 5229
September 15, 2022 PEI 1 147
September 28, 2022 Saskatchewan 6 4159
August 30, 2022 British Columbia 5 1067
August 30, 2022 Ontario 2 810
August 26, 2022 Manitoba 2 698
August 25, 2022 Saskatchewan 3 2042
August 18, 2022 PEI 1 121
July 28, 2022 Saskatchewan 5 2923
July 28, 2022 Manitoba 2 721
July 27, 2022 Ontario 3 790
July 26, 2022 British Columbia 4 660
July 21, 2022 PEI 1 165
June 30, 2022 Manitoba 2 494
June 29, 2022 Ontario 4 2230
June 28, 2022 British Columbia 4 615
June 16, 2022 Alberta 1 150
June 16, 2022 PEI 1 136
May 31, 2022 British Columbia 5 853
May 20, 2022 PEI 1 153
May 19, 2022 Alberta 1 100
May 5, 2022 Saskatchewan 1 198
May 05, 2022 Manitoba 1 315
April 28, 2022 Ontario 2 1335
April 26, 2022 British Columbia 4 685
April 21, 2022 Manitoba 2 526
April 21, 2022 PEI 1 141
April 14, 2022 Alberta 1 250
March 30, 2022 Ontario 3 2409
March 29, 2022 British Columbia 5 935
March 23, 2022 Manitoba 2 311
March 22, 2022 Alberta 2 700
March 17, 2022 PEI 1 141
March 8, 2022 Saskatchewan 3 414
February 28, 2022 Ontario 9 3349
February 24, 2022 Manitoba 2 551
February 22, 2022 British Columbia 4 624
February 17, 2022 PEI 1 117
February 8, 2022 Nova Scotia 1 278
February 01, 2022 Alberta 1 400
January 27, 2022 Manitoba 2 443
January 27, 2022 Ontario 3 2618
January 25, 2022 British Columbia 4 714
January 20, 2022 PEI 1 132
January 18, 2022 Alberta 2 600
January 12, 2022 Saskatchewan 1 104
Total 138 47,337
 
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FAQ
Who is eligible for Canada PR?

The eligibility for Canada immigration can be understood with reference to the visa pathway taken. Let’s talk about the major Canada immigration streams under Canada Express Entry and then check out the eligibility criteria for immigration to Canada.

Canada Express Entry

This is the most popular Canada immigration pathway that caters to the immigration applications sent for economic immigration streams namely:

  • FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • FSTP – Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • CEC – Canadian Experience Class

FSWP

  • A minimum full-time (or equivalent part-time) continuous paid work experience of 1 year in the preceding 10 years in a skilled occupation
  • A CLB test score (valid for 2 years) at a minimum of level 7 in all abilities in English/French language
  • Secondary/Post-secondary foreign education, the assessment of which is done against standards prescribed by Canada with an ECA (Education Credential Assessment)

Besides these, you must be able to show that you have enough money to settle in Canada (along with your family if that’s the case). You must also have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and you must be admissible to Canada.

FSTP

  • A minimum full-time (or equivalent part-time) continuous paid work experience of 2 years in the preceding 5 years in a skilled trade
  • A CLB test score (valid for 2 years) of CLB 7 in all abilities with minimum scores in the following manner:
    • English – Speaking & Listening – 5
    • English – Reading & Writing – 4
  • An NCLC test score (valid for 2 years) of NCLC 7 in all abilities with minimum scores in the following manner:
    • French – Speaking & Listening – 5
    • French – Reading & Writing – 4
  • Secondary/Post-secondary foreign education, the assessment of which is done against standards prescribed by Canada with an ECA (Education Credential Assessment) done at a designated organization

Besides these, you must be able to show that you have enough money to settle in Canada (along with your family if that’s the case). You must also have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and you must be admissible to Canada.

CEC

  • A minimum full-time (or equivalent part-time) continuous paid work experience of 1 year in the preceding 3 years in a skilled occupation
  • A CLB test score (valid for 2 years) at level 7 for NOC 0 jobs or level 5 for NOC B jobs in all abilities in English/French language
  • Secondary/Post-secondary foreign education, the assessment of which is done against standards prescribed by Canada with an ECA (Education Credential Assessment)

Besides these, you must be able to show that you have enough money to settle in Canada (along with your family if that’s the case). You must also have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and you must be admissible to Canada.

Why invest in Canada PR?

There are several positive aspects to seeking Canada PR. With permanent residency, the time, effort, and money you put into the process will give you practical returns that you will be happy for all your life.

High ROI percentage

You can immigrate to Canada with sufficient funds and in-demand skills that will serve you right after you move to Canada. You will get access to social benefits like work insurance and healthcare. These are similar to what Canadian citizens get. Moreover, the opportunity to work in your area of expertise with high-paying employers will surely give you the career mileage you always wanted.

Free Healthcare & Education

Free basic healthcare is typical of Canadian permanent residency. Every Canadian province/territory features its own healthcare plans and allied products and services. By signing up for a particular province’s health insurance system, you can get a health card that helps you meet your health-related needs. Moreover, as a Canada PR, you won’t have to spend money on most of the medical as well as emergency health services.

5 to 8 times more than your current income

Talk about income and you should be delighted to learn that if you are employed in Canada in your area of work, the pay rates will be really good. Here are the annual salaries of some of the most in-demand jobs in Canada:

Top in-demand jobs in Canada

Industry

Average salary per year

Electrical Engineer

Engineering

CAD72,891

Network Administrator

IT

CAD64,838

Financial Advisor

Business/Banking & Finance

CAD59,007

Accountant

Finance

CAD53,382

Software Developer

IT

CAD76,021

Human Resources Manager

Human Resources

CAD72,204

Specialist Physicians

Healthcare

CAD325,000

Dentists

Healthcare

CAD175,500

A huge platform for career growth

The opportunities in Canada are not limited to getting employed and getting paid well. The work culture and resources accessible to grow as a skilled professional are many in Canada. With the increasing emphasis that Canada gives on hiring skilled professionals in large numbers, the companies are more than willing to offer you opportunities to learn more skills and take up bigger roles, leading to mutual growth.

Better returns than FD/Stocks/MF/Gold

There are many ways to ensure that you grow your money. But the most valuable investment you will do will be in immigration, and most surely Canada immigration. With high standards of living, great career opportunities, world standards of education, and access to a vibrant, safe, and secure society, Canada will set your life for the best. Individual growth, personally and professionally, is the most valuable asset you can invest in. All these are assured when you become part of Canada.

High standards of living

Canada has been regarded as the best country in the world and is a highly safe place to live and work in when compared to even the USA!

Living costs are reasonable and affordable. Comparing Canada and USA for perspective in 2022, rentals are about 30% higher in the USA. Even with subsidized healthcare available, the USA has more healthcare costs. Monthly groceries cost 1.4% higher in the USA. Restaurants are cheaper by about 10% in Canada.

Canada also offers an amazing work-life balance. With cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa ranked among the top in the world in this aspect, Canada is definitely a highly desirable place to migrate to.

How many points are required for Canada PR?

Let’s take the points criteria that are applicable in the Canada Express Entry system’s FSWP stream to answer your question. If you are immigrating via FSWP, which is the most popular stream, you have to get a minimum pass mark of 67 points out of 100 on the Federal Skilled Worker grid. FSWP is one of the economic immigration programs under the Canada Express Entry.

Now, let’s check out a few factors that are important and can significantly influence the points earned for Canada immigration under FSWP. Here they are:

  • For age, you can score at the most 12 points. If you are under the age range of 18 to 35 years, you have a chance to score the highest (12 points). With advancing age, points scored will also decrease.
  • For the English/French language skills, you have the chance to score at the most 28 points. The score will be awarded for your ability to read, write, speak, and listen (understand) the language. The approved language tests are CLB and NCLC (for French). The minimum requirement for CLB/NCLC is 7.
  • Depending on the number of years of experience in a paid full-time job, you can obtain at the most 15 points. The work experience must be in jobs that require skill levels 0, A, or B on the NOC categorization.
  • If you have a job offer for a job position of at least 1-year validity from a Canadian employer. Such a job offer could fetch you 10 points.
  • There’s a score for adaptability. Adaptability involves several factors that help you and your spouse/common-law partner immigrating with you earn up to 10 points. These factors include:
    • English/French language proficiency at a minimum of level 4 (max 5 points)
    • Completion of a full-time study program that ran at least 2 years at a secondary/post-secondary school in Canada (max 5 points)
    • Your spouse/common partner’s studies done in Canada for a minimum of 2 years at a secondary/post-secondary school in Canada (max 5 points)
    • Your work experience in Canada of at least a year-long full-time occupation which must be in a job listed in NOC skill categories 0, A, or B and must be done with a valid work permit or authorization (max 10 points)
    • Your spouse/common partner’s work experience in Canada of at least a year-long full-time occupation with a valid work permit or authorization (max 5 points)
    • Arranged employment in Canada (max 5 points)
    • Relatives in Canada (max 5 points)

The above information will help you understand what factors you can focus on to score optimally so that you can be sure of your chances to migrate to Canada.

How much does PR in Canada costs?

Fees for economic immigration (which includes Canada Express Entry)

Fees category

Fees in CAD

Your application

Processing fee – CAD850

Right of PR fee – CAD515

1,365

Spouse or partner inclusion

Processing fee – CAD850

Right of PR fee – CAD515

1,365

Include a dependent child

230 (per child)

Fees for Canada immigration visa family sponsorship

Fees category

Fees in CAD

Sponsor your relative (Aged 22 or above)
Sponsorship fee – CAD75

Principal applicant processing fee – CAD490

Right of PR fee – CAD515

1,080

Sponsor your relative (Aged 22 or above without right of PR fee)

Sponsorship fee – CAD75

Principal applicant processing fee – CAD490

565

Sponsor a dependent, adopted child (or child to be adopted), or orphaned relative

Sponsor only a dependent child

sponsorship fee – CAD75

processing fee – CAD75

150 per child

Include a dependent, adopted child (or child to be adopted), or orphaned relative on an application with your relative

The fee for including a dependent child in your family member’s application for sponsorship – CAD155

155 per child

Sponsor your relative (aged under 22 years and not your dependent child)

Sponsorship fee – CAD75

Principal applicant processing fee – CAD75

Right of PR fee – CAD515

665

Sponsor your relative (aged under 22 and not your dependent child, without right of PR fee)

Sponsorship fee – CAD75

Principal applicant processing fee – CAD75

150

Include the spouse or partner of your relative

Processing fee – CAD570

Right of PR fee – CAD515

1,085

Include the spouse or partner of your relative (without right of PR fee)

570

What are the perks of permanent residence in Canada?

Permanent resident status in Canada allows you to work and live permanently in the country with your family. It will enable you to apply for citizenship after living in the country on permanent resident status for 1,095 days (within the next five years from being granted permanent residence).

What are the requirements for permanent residence in Canada?

There are various immigration programs under which you can migrate. Some popular programs for getting your Canadian permanent residence are:

  • Express Entry Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

Each immigration program has its own set of criteria.

Which family members can I include on my application for Canadian permanent residence?

Dependents that can be included are:

  • Your spouse or common-law partner
  • Your dependent child
  • Your spouse/partner’s dependent child
  • · A dependent child of a dependent child
What are the Canada permanent residency eligibility points?

The eligibility requirement for Canadian permanent residency (via the federal Express Entry system) is 67 points out of 100. You will need to score at least 67 points under the eligibility criteria to create an Express Entry profile.

How long does Canada PR visa application processing take?

Once you receive an invitation to apply for a Canada PR visa, you must respond within 60 days. Within these 60 days, you must ensure that all your document submissions are done correctly and your application is filled correctly and completely.

Once you are done submitting your application for a Canada PR visa, you can check your application status in your Canada Express Entry account. Upon going to the “Application Status and Messages” section on the portal, you will get information on

  • Your application’s overall status
  • The current status of each step of your application
  • Additional steps to be taken, if necessary, which will be intimated through relevant messages

In case any updates are required from your part and intimated about by IRCC via email, you must do those updates as soon as possible. Doing so will avoid delays in the processing of your application.

Most Canada PR visa applications are processed within 6 months of submitting an application. This time taken to process your immigration application includes the time required to give your biometric information.

If there are any delays happening it may be due to:

  • Verification of information that you submitted
  • Checking whether you have criminal or security issues
  • Requirement for more background checks
  • Lack of clarity as to your family situation, E.g.
    • a divorce/adoption procedure that’s yet to be completed
    • pending resolution of child custody issues

Need to submit more of your documents or have an interview pending with the authorities

Can I include my parents in my Canada Express Entry application?

Family members that can’t be included when applying for Canadian permanent residence via Express Entry

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Uncle or aunt
  • Brother or sister
  • Nephew or niece
  • Other relatives

However, you might be able to sponsor such relatives after you acquire permanent residence and settle in Canada.

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