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June 14, 2024

SINP issued 120 invitations on June 13, 2024

On June 13, 2024, SINP issued 120 invitations with a minimum CRS Score of 88. SINP targeted In-demand occupations and Express Entry in this draw.

June 14, 2024

Canada issued more than 60,000 LMIAs in 2023

In March of 2024, Canada announced changes to the TFWP and LMIAs. The Canadian government issued more than 60,000 LMIAs in 2023 to support the recruiting of foreign workers. All the positions that receive LMIAs are often highly in demand within Canada.

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June 13, 2024

Target met for the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Tourism and Hospitality Stream

The application period opens for the Alberta Opportunity Stream Accelerated Tech Pathway on June 11th, 2024. Only 30 applications will be accepted under the Accelerated Tech Pathway, and 430 applications will be accepted for the Alberta Opportunity Stream.

June 13, 2024

Nova Scotia LOIs issued on 11th June 2024

Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to the Express Entry profiles on June 11, 2024. The invitations were issued to NOC 31209, but only podiatrists with experience could apply. Only podiatrists who receive a Letter of Interest are eligible to participate in the podiatrist draw. 

June 12, 2024

British Columbia and Ontario held PNP Draws and issued 310 ITAs

British Columbia and Ontario conducted the latest PNP draws on June 11, 204, and issued Invitations to 310 candidates. British Columbia issued 66 invitations to candidates with a CRS score ranging from 93 - 131. Ontario issued 244 ITAs via the Foreign Worker stream and International Student stream.

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June 11, 2024

Quebec, BC, and Manitoba issued 1,763 invitations

Three Canadian provinces - British Columbia, Quebec, and Manitoba led PNP draws and invited 1,763 candidates. British Columbia issued 68 invitations, Quebec issued 1441 invitations, and Manitoba issued 254 invitations to candidates in the latest PNP draws.

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June 7, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 254 LAAs

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was held on June 6, 2024, 254 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates were issued in this draw. The draw targeted the International Education Stream and Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Overseas.

June 7, 2024

New proof of fund requirement for SINP Applicants

As of August 30, 2024, applicants to the SINP Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry sub-categories must have proof of settlement funds that meet the new requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All permanent residency applications submitted to IRCC that require settlement funds must meet the new requirement as of May 27, 2024.

June 5, 2024

4 Alberta Streams will resume accepting applications from June 11

The following streams and pathways have adopted the new approach, this will be effective from June 1, 2024.

  • Alberta Opportunity Stream
  • Rural Renewal Stream
  • Accelerated Tech Pathway
  • Tourism and Hospitality Stream

Applications will be accepted every month from starting on the following dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, and December 10. When the monthly application target is reached, no further applications will be accepted until the next date.

June 5, 2024

BC PNP Draw

On June 4, 2024, British Columbia held a PNP draw and issued 68 invitations. The draw targeted childcare, construction, healthcare, and tech occupations. The minimum CRS score for the draw ranges from 93 – 122.

June 5, 2024

Caregivers are now eligible for immediate Permanent Residency in Canada under New Pilot Program – Apply Today!

Canada has announced the new Pilot program for Canada’s existing Home Child Care Provider and the Home Support Worker Pilot approaches. Under the new Pilot Program, Canada grants home care workers with permanent resident status.

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June 4, 2024

232,000 Skilled Workers land jobs in multiple sectors in Canada: StatCan

232,000 Skilled Workers were employed in multiple sectors in Canada. The job vacancies increased in Prince Edward Island, by 28.3% as of March 2024. 

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June 1, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3000 Canadian Experience Class candidates. Apply now!

IRCC sent ITAs to 3000 candidates in the latest Canada Express Entry Draw held on May 31, 2024. The latest Express Entry Draw targeted Canadian Experience Class candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 522.

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May 30, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw issued 2985 ITAs

IRCC held Express Entry draw after a long gap of 1 month and issued 2985 candidates having a CRS score of 676.

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May 28, 2024

British Columbia PNP Draw issued 71 ITAs. Apply now!

British Columbia held the 4th PNP draw of May 2024 and issued  ITAs to 71 candidates under 4 streams. 
 

May 24, 2024

#219 Manitoba PNP Draw issued 253 LAAs. Submit your EOI now!

253 LAAs were issued via the latest Manitoba PNP draw that was held on May 24, 2024. The minimum CRS Score range for the draw ranged between 688 and 782.

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May 23, 2024

RNIP to end on 31 July

The RNIP is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers. The community recommendation period has extended till July 31, 2024.

  • July 31, 2024: Deadline for communities to recommend candidates
  • August 31, 2024: Deadline for candidates to submit a permanent residence application to IRCC

May 23, 2024

British Columbia issued 79 PNP invitations

The latest British Columbia PNP draw was on May 22, 2024. The province issued 79 invitations to eligible candidates. The minimum CRS scores for the draw ranged from 80 to 122. This was the third BC PNP draw of May 2024.

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May 22, 2024 

Parents and Grandparents Program invitations will be sent out starting from 21st May 2024

IRCC will send 35,700 invitations to potential sponsors inviting them to apply for the Parents and Grandparents Program. The invitations will be sent over two weeks starting from May 21, 2024. Complete application forms must be submitted by 11:59 PM on August 02, 2024. 

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May 18, 2024

Important Announcement: Canada is accepting applications of Family members of H-1B visa for Open Work permit

H-1B visa holders can no longer apply

The US reached the cap of 10,000 applications for new public policy on June 17, 2023. However, family members of H-1B visa holders will be eligible to apply under this new public policy.

Family members of H-1B visa applicants

Family members of H-1B visa applicants who have already applied for an H-1B visa can apply to come to Canada as visitors, workers, or students.

The last date for family members to submit open work permit applications under this public policy is September 27, 2024. There's no deadline for visitor or student applications.

Study permit fee exemption for some children

Certain children are exempt from paying the study permit processing fee when applying for a study permit once in Canada.

The last date to submit the H-1B visa application is September 27, 2024.

May 17, 2024

Canada welcomed 393,500 new citizens in FY 2023-24

IRCC welcomed 393,500 citizens between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. The Immigration Minister is to hold citizenship ceremonies and events to commemorate the event. Toronto will hold its annual Newcomer's Day on May 23, 2024.

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May 15, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 77 ITAs under 5 categories. Submit your EOI now!

British Columbia held its latest PNP draw on May 14, 2024. The province invited 77 candidates to apply for PR via the recent PNP draw. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was between 80 and 131.

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May 14, 2024

Canada's employment increases by 90,000 and average salaries reach $35 per hour in April 2024

Canada’s employment increased by 0.4% and average salaries per hour reached $35 in April. Employment increased in a few industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services, accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, and natural resources. Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and New Brunswick are a few provinces where the employment rate increased in April.

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May 10, 2024

Manitoba PNP draw issued 371 LAAs

The latest Manitoba PNP draw was held on May 9, 2024. Manitoba issued 371 Letters of Advice to Apply to candidates in this draw. The minimum CRS score for the recent draw ranges between 698 - 836. Manitoba targeted the International Education Stream, Occupation with specific selection, and Skilled Worker Overseas.

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May 8, 2024

BC PNP draw issued 81 Skilled Immigration Invitations

British Columbia led the recent BC PNP Draw on May 7, 2024. 81 Skills Immigration Invitations were issued through the latest draw. The minimum CRS score range for the draw was 80-120. Five BC PNP draws were conducted in April 2024.

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May 7, 2024

Excluded Occupation List for the SINP’s Express Entry Category and the Occupations In-Demand Category

Individuals with few occupations are excluded from applying to the Occupations In-Demand (OID) and Express Entry (EE) program subcategories. Therefore, the SINP-excluded occupation list is not eligible for these program subcategories. 

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May 7, 2024

15 days to go! Canada PGP to accept 35,700 applications. Submit now!

IRCC confirmed via an announcement that 35,700 invitations will be sent starting from May 21st, 2024. Applicants will be invited through a lottery system. The PGP allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian PR.

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May 6, 2024

IRCC accepts One Skill Retake (OSR) for EMPP candidates only

EMPP candidates who have taken the IELTS test and want to improve their score on one of the 4 skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) can take a re-test for that skill if:

  • They are from a selected country
  • The re-test is within 60 days of your original test date
  • If they are applying for EMPP

IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) is accepted for EMPP candidates only

May 6, 2024

Canada to add more direct flights from India to Canada due to increase in travellers

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced more flights from India to Canada. In November 2022, India and Canada signed an open skies agreement to add unrestricted flights between the two countries. Currently, Air India runs 10 flights from Delhi to Toronto and 7 flights per week to Vancouver.

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May 04, 2024 

GDP grows in all provinces of Canada except one - StatCan 

According to reports by StatCan, all provinces in Canada have contributed to the overall GDP growth in Canada, except one. Rapid growth in certain industrial sectors across provinces and a surge in population led to the GDP growth in Canada. 

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May 03, 2024

Ottawa updated Application Processing Times

IRCC improved online processing times on 2nd May 2, 2024, to help new people from longer wait times to processing their applications. The updated processing times are now available for a few applications.  

Application Type Revised processing times as of May 01st, 2024
Federal Skilled workers: Online via Express Entry 5 months
Canadian Experience Class:Online via Express Entry  5 months
Provincial Nominees: Online via Express Entry 6 months
Provincial Nominee non-Express Entry  11 months
Visitor Visa from inside Canada 23 days
Study permit from outside Canada 14 weeks
Spouse, common law or conjugal partner living outside Canada: outside Quebec 13 months
Parents or grandparents outside Quebec 20 months   
Visitor Visa from India 25 days
Work Permit from India 21 weeks


May 02, 2024

Canada is hiring! PEI International Recruitment Event is open. Register now!

Register in PEI’s International Recruitment and grab a job opportunity in Canada. Recruitment events are conducted to support immigrants who choose to live and work in Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island invites students in International Recruitment event to study, work and explore unique experiences.

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May 01, 2024

BC PNP Draw held on April 30, 2024 invited 79 candidates

BC held a PNP draw on April 30, 2024, and issued 79 invitations for the candidates having a score ranging from 80-131.
 

May 01, 2024

Canada announces important changes to the Start-Up Visa and Self-Employed Persons programs

On April 30th, 2024, IRCC announced new policies for Start-Up Visa and Self-Employed Programs. It will introduce a cap on processing applications for the Start-up Visa. For the Self-Employed Persons Program, it will stop accepting application intake.

April 30, 2024

Ottawa, Canada, offers low-interest loans for students housing with $40 Billion

Ottawa offers low-interest loans of $40 billion to postsecondary institutions and builders. The announcement was made by Housing Minister Sean Fraser on Monday. This offer was mainly for students attending Canada’s universities and colleges, especially in large urban centres. The program provides low-cost financing for students and helps them build more rental homes.

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April 30, 2024

Ontario increases minimum salary wage to $17.20 per hour. Apply for Canada work permit now!

The Ontario government has officially confirmed that the new Ontario minimum wage increase 2024 will be effective from 1st October 2024. Ontario increased its minimum salary wage from $16.55 to $17.20 per hour, effective from October 1, 2024.

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April 30, 2024

BC and Ontario increases minimum wages from June 1st and October 1st respectively

BC to increase the minimum wage to CAD 17.40/hr from June 01, 2024. Ontario will increase minimum wages from CAD16.55/hr to CAD 17.20/hr starting October 1, 2024. This 3.9% rise in annual wages is the second highest among the Canadian provinces. 

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April 29, 2024

Job vacancies in Canada increased to 656,700 in February, up by 21,800 (+3.4%)

In February 2024, payroll employment in public administration increased by 6,600. The increase in overall job vacancies was mainly transportation, warehousing, finance and insurance sectors. There were around 128,200 job vacancies in social assistance and health care sectors in February.

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April 27, 2024

IRCC to hold more French category-based Express Entry Draws in 2024.

IRCC will conduct more French language proficiency category-based Express Entry draws, according to recent Access to Information Request (ATIP) of 2024. The French language proficiency category will receive around 30% of ITAs in 2024. IRCC will invite candidates based on admissions targets of Immigration Levels Plan (2024-2026).

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April 25, 2024

#295 Express Entry Draw issued 1400 invitations to French professionals
Canada Express Entry Draw was held on April 24, 2024 invites 1400 French Professionals. Candidates having a CRS cut off score of 410 recieved Invitations to Apply (ITAs). 

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April 25, 2024

BC, Quebec, PEI, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario invite 1762 provincial nominees

Canada Provincial Nomination results for the third and fourth week of April 2024: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI issued 1762 invitations. Candidates having a CRS score ranging between 80 to 536 received the invitations. Quebec issued the highest number of invitations followed by Manitoba, Ontario, BC, PEI, and Saskatchewan. 

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April 24, 2024

#294 Express Entry Draw invites 2095 candidates

The latest Express Entry Draw was held on April 23, 2024. 2,095 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to eligible candidates with a minimum CRS cut-off score of 529.

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April 20, 2024

No LMIA required for the new Canada innovation work permit. Check your eligibility!

On April 15, Canada introduced a new 2-year Innovation work permit. This Innovation Stream will bring in highly skilled foreign workers without an LMIA. Family members of these foreign workers will be eligible to work under any employer in Canada. The 2-year Innovation Stream work permit will end on March 22, 2026.

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April 18, 2024

A 40-year high! Canada’s median salary soars to $45,380

In 2022, Canada’s median salary increased to $45,380. This was the highest increase in last 40 years. Median annual wages increased in sectors like arts, accommodation and food services, entertainment and recreation. Increase in Salary were more seen in provinces like Nunavut, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

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April 17, 2024 

Work in Canada Virtual Job Fair. Register now for New Brunswick’s Multi-Sector Recruitment Event 2024.

New Brunswick announced the Multi-Sector Recruitment Event for 2024. The province holds annual recruitment events to provide foreign skilled workers with job opportunities to work and settle in Canada.  

 

Date of the Event

Event name

April 29, 2024

Live and Work in New Brunswick, in Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco

May 27 & 28

Transportation Virtual Recruitment - 2024

2024

International Recruitment for Simultaneous Interpreters

 

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April 17, 2024 

BCPNP Draw issued 84 Skills Immigration invitations in 3rd week of April 2024

The latest BC PNP Draw was conducted on April 16, 2024 and issued Skills Immigration Invitation to 84 candidates. Candidates with a CRS score range of 80-132 were selected for the draw. 

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April 16, 2024 

Save $2,000 as a new migrant to Canada in taxes

Canada offers plenty of job benefits and tax credits for its newcomers. The newcomer status received under the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) is valid for the first year of residence. Individuals are required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) in order to work and get paid in Canada. 

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April 15, 2024

Ontario PNP releases new form for Employer Offer Stream. Check your eligibility now!

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) recently released an updated employer form. The Application for Approval of Employment Position must be submitted to get a nomination under the Employer Job Offer stream. Applications with the older form version will be marked incomplete, and the fee will be refunded. 

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April 12, 2024

#293 Express Entry Draw invites 4500 STEM professionals

The latest Express Entry Draw was conducted on April 11, 2024.  IRCC sent 4,500 invitations to candidates targeting STEM professionals.  The minimum CRS score requires by candidates was 491.

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April 11, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw: IRCC invites 1,280 candidates in the first draw of April 2024

IRCC sent 1,280 invitations to candidates in a general draw in first draw of April 2024. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 549 to be invited.

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April 10, 2024

British Columbia and Manitoba PNP draws issues 455 invitations. Submit your application now!

Manitoba PNP issued 363 invitations for Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Overseas. British Columbia PNP issued 92 invitations with CRS Score ranging between 80- 116. British Columbia targeted Childcare, Construction, Healthcare, Tech, and Veterinary care workers.

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April 10, 2024

Canada increases its study permit cap to 606,000 for 2024.

Canada announced a national cap on study permit applications on January 22, 2024. Canada has set a limit for study permit applications for international students in 2024. This will have a major impact on Indian students as they are higher in number in Canada.

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April 6, 2024

Ontario's PNP quota increased to 21500 in 2024. Check out for more details.

IRCC allots Ontario the new annual provincial nominee quota. The OINP allotment has been increased to 21,500 in 2024 from 16,500 in 2023. Ontario expects to have more than 24,000 provincial nominee quota by 2025.

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April 6, 2024

IRCC announces Canada Study permit caps for all provinces.

IRCC has released the final allocation of study permits for all provinces for 2024. The allocations are distributed for each province based on their population. Ontario receives the highest number of allocations of study permits, which is 235,000.

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April 5, 2024

PEI PNP and Alberta issued 114 invitations. Submit your application now!

The PEI PNP draw was held on April 4th, 2024. Alberta PNP issued 48 invitations on April 2nd, 2024, with a minimum CRS Score of 66. PEI issued 41 invitations to individuals working in the Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Early Childhood Education sectors.

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April 4, 2024

BCPNP Draw invites 83 candidates in the first draw of April 2024

On April 3rd 2024, British Columbia held a PNP draw and issued 83 invitations. The draw targeted childcare, construction, and healthcare occupations. Invitations were sent to Skilled Workers and International Graduates Stream with cut off score ranging from 90 – 130.

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April 3, 2024

Increase in Canada PR fees is applicable from April 30, 2024. Apply now!

IRCC has announced that Canada’s PR fees will be increasing. The changes to the Canada’s PR fess will be applicable from April 30, 2024. The changes in fees is only applicable to the period between April 2024 and March 2026.

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April 2, 2024

Canada Draws in March 2024: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 21,762 ITAs

IRCC held the 22 Express Entry and PNP draws in March 2024 and invited 21,762 candidates. A total of 7,305 ITAs issued by Express Entry and 14,457 ITAs by PNP draws.

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April 2, 2024

Canada is the 2nd happiest country, World's Happiness Rankings 2024.

Canada is the 2nd happiest country among all G7 nations in the WHR 2024. World Happiness Report (WHR) evaluates happiness of people in more than 140 countries. The G7 nations include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the United States (US), and the EU.

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April 1, 2024

Indians rank No.1 with 139,775 Canada PRs in 2023

India has ranked No. 1 among Canada's Top 10 Source Countries of New Permanent Residents in 2023. Canadian population grew by 18.2%, from 118,245 in the previous year to 139,775 newcomers in 2023. China was second on the list of the Top 10 Most Important Sources with 31,780 new permanent residents.

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March 28, 2024

Nurses can now migrate to Canada easily via PASS program. Check your eligibility!

The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) program helps nurses to immigrate to Canada. The PASS program helps to reduce the time internationally-educated nurses spend from arrival in Canada, with most of those immigrant nurses coming from the Philippines, India, Nigeria, and the United States.

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March 27, 2024

British Columbia draw held on 26th March 2024 invites 131 candidates

British Columbia invited 131 candidates with a minimum CRS Score of 85 – 114. The Draw targeted Skilled Workers and International Graduates.

March 27, 2024

Express Entry category based draw invites 1500 French speaking professionals

This was the fourth Express Entry Draw of the month held on 26th March 2024. The Draw targeted French-speaking professionals and invited 1500 candidates. The minimum CRS Score of the candidates invited was 388.

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March 26, 2024

British Columbia PNP announces 3 new streams for international students.

BC PNP will update 3 new immigration streams for international graduates. The changes are introduced to increase applicants' awareness regarding language skills and education levels. Three new streams are the Bachelor’s stream, the Master’s stream, and the Doctorate stream.

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March 26, 2024

Latest Express Entry Draw invited 1980 candidates with a CRS score of 524

This was the third Express Entry Draw of the month held on 25th March 2024.  The department of IRCC issued 1,980 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a general draw. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 524.

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March 25, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Ontario, Quebec and PEI issued 5181 invitations

Five provinces – Ontario, British Columbia (BC), Quebec, Alberta and PEI issued 5181 invitations. Canada provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and PEI conducted PNP draws. The CRS cut-off score for candidates to receive invitations ranges between 80-603 for the draws.

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March 22, 2024

Prince Edward Island and Ontario issued 2,366 ITAs via the latest Draws!

The PEI draw targeted construction, healthcare and Manufacturing sectors and issued 85 invitations to candidates with CRS Score 80. 2,281 invitations were issued by Ontario PNP Draw with CRS score ranging from 468 – 480.

March 22, 2024

Canada to announce first-ever cap on temporary residents

Immigration minister Marc Miller said that Canada has planned reduce the number of temporary residents. In 2024, there will be nearly 2.5 million temporary residents in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, around 40% of temporary residents had a work permit, 22% had study permit and 18% had asylum claimants.

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March 22, 2024

500 Canada Permanent Residence issued to Start-up visa candidates in Jan

A new record has been set by Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) entrepreneur immigration program last year. Around 1,460 new permanent residents arrived to Canada through SUV program. In January 2024, nearly 500 immigrant entrepreneurs became permanent residents.

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March 21, 2024

Canada to process extra H1-B open work permit applications received on cap.

Canada announced to process more H-1B open work permit applications that are already received. Immigration officials said they will process applications received under a temporary measure announced in July last year. The new temporary public policy was announced on March 18 that reduces processing fees for minor children of H-1B holders.

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March 20, 2024

Canada PNP Draw: British Columbia and Ontario issued 1,645 invitations.

The latest Canada PNP Draw took place on March 19, 2024, and British Columbia issued 1,474 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Masters Graduates and PG Graduates. The minimum CRS score for this draw was 42 and above. Ontario issued 171 invitations with CRS Scores ranging from 80 to 125.

March 20, 2024

IRCC updates eligibility criteria for spousal open work permit. Check yours now!

On March 19, 2024, IRCC has introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. IRCC said spouses and partners of international students are eligible for a spousal open work permit (SOWP). Partners and spouses are eligible for SOWP only if their sponsor has enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in Canada.

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March 16, 2024

Canada employment rose by 41,000 in Feb 2024.

Employment in Canada increased among core-aged people between 25 to 54 years old. In February, employment gains spread across several industries like food services, scientific, and technical services. The employment rate increased in Provinces like Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

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March 14, 2024

First Category-based Express Entry Draw for Transport Occupations in 2024 issued 975 ITAs

Express Entry draw #289 was held on 13, March 2024 and issued 975 Invitations to apply (ITAs) for candidates. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 430. This Express Entry Draw targeted candidates from transport occupations.

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March 13, 2024

Join PEI, Canada's International Recruitment Event in April 2024! Get hired on spot!

Register now in PEI’s International Recruitment and grab a job opportunity in Canada. PEI International Recruitment to be held in April, 2024 in the UK & Ireland. Prince Edward Island invites students to study, work and explore unique experiences.

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March 13, 2024

Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,850 candidates to apply for Canada PR

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was held on 12th March 2024. Express Entry draw 288 invited 2,850 candidates from all programs to apply. The minimum CRS score of the candidates invited was 525. This Express Entry Draw was for the General category.

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March 13, 2024

The latest British Columbia PNP draw issued 192 invitations

The latest British Columbia PNP was held on March 12, 2024, and 192 invitations were issued to apply to eligible candidates with CRS scores ranging from 75 – 113. Invitations were issued for childcare, construction, healthcare, technology, and veterinary care occupations under the skilled worker and international graduate.

 

March 13, 2024

 

OINP invites 2,650 candidates for skilled trade, healthcare and technology occupations

The latest OINP draw was held on March 12, 2024, and 2,650 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were sent to candidates. The invitations were issued for skilled trade, healthcare and technology occupations with CRS Score 66 and above.

 

March 11, 2024

Canada PNP Draws: BC, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan issued 4986 invitations.

Manitoba PNP issued 104 invitations, and Ontario issued 4687 invitations in the Draw held in the month of March 2024. Saskatchewan issued 35 invitations with a CRS Score of e 614. British Columbia targeted General, Childcare, Construction, Healthcare, and Veterinary care workers and sent 160 invitations.

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March 08, 2024

Saskatchewan issued 35 invitations under SINP Skilled Worker Program

Saskatchewan invited 35 eligible candidates under the SINP Skilled Worker Program. The ITAs were issued via the Occupations in-demand and Express Entry categories with a minimum score of 89. 

Date of the draw

Category

Minimum score required 

March 7, 2024

Occupations In-Demand

89

March 7, 2024

Express Entry

89

March 08, 2024

OINP invites 2,104 candidates via the Human Capital Priorities stream

The latest OINP draw was held on March 7, 2024, and 2,104 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were sent to candidates. The invitations were issued via the Human Capital Priorities stream with a minimum CRS score range of 352-421.

March 8, 2024

$3 Million Investment by Nova Scotia for supporting Immigrants, check if you are eligible!

Nova Scotia is investing $3 Million to support immigrants. The funds are to boost English language training and support healthcare workers. The francophone population and other community initiatives are also taken to improve the retention of newcomers. The population of Nova Scotia reached 1,066,416 on Oct. 1, 2023. Among them, 11,800 were new residents.

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March 06, 2024

Latest British Columbia PNP draw issued 160 invitations

The latest British Columbia PNP was held on March 05, 2024 and issued 160 invitations to apply to eligible candidates with CRS scores ranging 70 – 126. Invitations were issued in the general draw, childcare, construction, healthcare, and veterinary care occupations under the skilled worker, international graduate, skilled worker – EEBC option, international graduate – EEBC option, and semi-skilled and entry level streams. 

March 02, 2024

PEI to welcome 1590 foreign workers in various sectors in 2024

Canadian province Prince Edward Island will be welcoming 1590 skilled foreign workers in 2024. 75% of nominations will be allocated to skilled workers in healthcare, childcare, trades and other industries. PEI will invite the most number of workers in the healthcare sector, followed by the manufacturing, sales and services sectors. Furthermore, the province aims to train those residing there, attract highly skilled workers, and retain them to build a strong and sustainable workforce. 

March 01, 2024

24 invitations to apply have been issued to candidates in the latest PEI PNP draw!

The latest PEI PNP draw was held on March 01, 2024 and issued a total of 24 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates working in the healthcare and construction sectors. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

March 01, 2024

AI jobs among data scientists are increasing in demand in Canada

The demand for AI professionals in Canada is increasing in demand due to effective collaboration between talent and innovation. There are over 15,000 AI-related jobs listed on LinkedIn. Cities like Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver have evolved into busy AI hubs for Data-scientists and there are many job opportunities for AI professionals from big tech corporations to start-ups from finance and healthcare to manufacturing and transportation. 

March 01, 2024

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

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw took place on February 29, 2024, and it issued 2,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category based selection draw to eligible candidates demonstrating French language proficiency. The minimum required score for this draw was 336. As per Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the nation intends to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, and 500,000 in each of 2025 and 2026.

February 29, 2024

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

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw took place on February 28, 2024, and it issued 1,470 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in a general draw. The minimum required score for this draw was 534. As per Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the nation intends to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, and 500,000 in each of 2025 and 2026.

February 29, 2024

Temporary immigration to Quebec increased by 50% in 2023

The number of temporary residents in Quebec rose by 50% (528,034) in 2023. 167,435 people in Quebec became temporary work permit holders in 2023. Around 272,000 permanent immigrants and 112,000 temporary residents entered Quebec's workforce during this period. The International mobility program and temporary foreign worker program emerged as the top source for temporary foreign workers. Furthermore, Quebec aims to tackle labor shortages in the healthcare and construction field by recruiting foreign talent.  

February 28, 2024

New requirement for OINP applications: Applicant Consent Form

All applications being submitted for OINP program will be required to include an Application Consent Form starting from February 26, 2024. The form must be filled out correctly, dates, and signed by the applicant, spouse and dependents of applicant (if applicable), and submitted along with other documents. The Application Consent Form must be completed after receiving an ITA or NOI.

Note: Incomplete or incorrect forms will be rejected and applicants will receive a refund of the fee.

February 28, 2024

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

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

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

CLB level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

10

89-90

88-90

89-90

90

9

82-88

78-87

84-88

88-89

8

71-81

69-77

76-83

79-87

7

60-70

60-68

68-75

69-78

6

50-59

51-59

59-67

60-68

5

39-49

42-50

51-58

51-59

4

28-38

33-41

42-50

41-50

February 28, 2024

Canada to consider 30 hours work policy for international students

Immigration Minister of Canada announced various measures in improving the international student program. The full-time work policy for eligible students will be expanded till the end of April 2024 allowing them to study and also work for more than 20 hours a week. These work initiatives will help international students prepare for their success. Furthermore, Canada is also reducing temporary residents by limiting the spousal open work permits (SOWPs) and post-graduation work permits (PGWPs).

February 27, 2024

10 licenses to double your income in Canada

Canada offers a variety of licenses and certificates that can double your earning potential. There are 10 licenses in Canada that can help with an opportunity to earn more income than the 9 to 5 jobs, and having the appropriate license will help you advance your career. Obtaining a license will help you work in any industry like the healthcare, transport, skilled trades or other service industry related.

February 26, 2024

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

Four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, PEI, and Quebec) held PNP draws recently in February 2024 and issued a total of 1,701 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. The minimum CRS score for the draws was between 60 – 613. Among all the provinces, Quebec issued the highest number of invitations to 1,034 candidates. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

February 24, 2024

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

Canada has implemented a few rules to its post-graduation work permit; master’s degree graduates, even under two years, can now qualify for a 3-year PGWP. Post-graduation work permit holders can work anywhere in Canada for any employer. They can work for as many hours as they like in Canada. The time period of your PGWP depends on the duration of your study program or the expiry date of your passport.

February 20, 2024

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

28,280 parents and grandparents have become new permanent residents through family sponsorship program in Canada in 2023. Overall immigration in Canada reached a record high with 471,550 foreign nationals becoming permanent residents, marking a 7.8% increase from previous year. Ontario emerged as the top province for new permanent residents by receiving a total of 13,545 PRs under PGP. Furthermore, Immigration levels plan 2024 – 2026 states that a total of 1.485 million immigrants will be welcomed in Canada over those three years.

February 19, 2024

Alberta Opportunity Stream intake has been temporarily paused by AAIP

Alberta Opportunity Stream application intake has been temporarily paused by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP).

Alberta Opportunity Stream applications submitted before the pause will be evaluated by AAIP. Draft applications that were not submitted in the AAIP portal, including those with pending payment of final fee will be rejected.

This pause will allow the program to approach its current inventory and focus on its limited immigration nominations on priorities, such as filling labor shortages in technology, healthcare, agriculture, construction, hospitality and tourism, and other in demand sectors.

Measures will be implemented by AAIP to manage future applications against program priorities and to maintain proper service standard across all its streams.

Furthermore, details about lifting of pause and application intake will be updated by AAIP in website.

February 19, 2024

New update regarding post-graduation work permit program (PGWP), effective February 15, 2024

Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) underwent some changes. Starting from February 15, 2024, students who graduated from a master’s degree program will be eligible for 3 year PGWP if they meet all the eligibility criteria. Starting from September 01, 2024, students starting curriculum licensing agreement programs will not be eligible for a PGWP. Special measures for distance learning and PGWP validity have been extended to August 31, 2024.

February 17, 2024

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

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw was held on February 16, 2024. This was the first category-based Express Entry draw of 2024 for agriculture and agri-food occupations and a total of 150 invitations were sent to eligible candidates with a minimum required CRS score of 437.  According to Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the country will accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

February 17, 2024

Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP) to launch a new immigration stream

A new Immigration stream is to be launched by the Alberta Immigration Program (AAIP) on March 01, 2024. It aims to help the tourism and hospitality sector in the province by addressing challenges and labour gaps.

A limited number of applications will be accepted for the Tourism and Hospitality stream on March 01, 2024. AAIP will speed up the application processing along with other priority processing initiatives.

Businesses in Alberta will now be able to attract and retain skilled workers in this sector, which will expand and strengthen the economy. Furthermore, details regarding the eligibility criteria required to apply for this specific stream will be announced on launch day. 

February 16, 2024

200 invitations to apply have been issued in the latest PEI PNP draw!

The latest PEI PNP draws were held on February 01, 2024, and February 15, 2024. A total of 200 invitations were issued to eligible candidates. 78 invitations were issued to candidates working in healthcare, construction, manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, and early childhood education sectors, and 122 were issued to candidates working for a PEI Employer with a minimum score of 65. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

February 15, 2024

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

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw was held on February 14, 2024. The draw issued a total of 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates in a category-based selection draw for healthcare occupations. The minimum required CRS score for the draw was 422. According to Canada's immigration levels plan for 2024–2026, the country will accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

February 15, 2024

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

According to the recent report by SatCan, employment has increased by 345,000 year-on-year in Canada. Labor Force Survey, states that employment increased by 37,000 in January alone. There was an increase in employment across many industries. Provinces such as Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia witnessed an increase in employment landscape. Furthermore, sectors such as finance, insurance, real estate, and leasing also saw a surge in employment.

February 14, 2024

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Fifth Express Entry of 2024 was held on February 13 in Canada. The draw issued a total of 1,490 invitations to apply for permanent residency to candidates in an all-program draw. The minimum required CRS score for the draw was 535. Candidates from the FSTP, PNP, FSWP, and CEC were chosen for the all-program draw. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 485,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation in 2024, 500,000 in 2025 and 2026 each.

February 14, 2024

471,550 New Canadian PRs issued in 2023

Canada has welcomed a record number of 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023. Ontario emerged as the most popular province as 206,720 new permanent residents migrated in 2023. Following Ontario, provinces such as the British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec saw the most number of new permanent residents during that period. Furthermore, in order to prioritize economic growth and support family reunification, the immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 485,000 new permanent residents will be admitted in 2024, and 500,00 in 2025 and 2026 each.

February 13, 2023

Alberta issued 146 invitations in the recent PNP Draw

The Alberta PNP Draw, held between 30th January 2024 and February 6th, 2024, issued 146 invitations to candidates. Around 66 invitations were sent to Dedicated Healthcare Pathway with CRS scores of 302-312. And 80 invitations were sent to the Priority sector - Construction occupation with a CRS score of 382. 

February 12, 2024

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

British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 8145 invitations to eligible candidates. British Columbia PNP issued a total of 210 invitations and Ontario PNP draw issued 6638 invitations to eligible candidates. Manitoba PNP issued a total of 282 invitations and Quebec Arrima issued a total of 1007 Invitations to apply. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

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February 2, 2024

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

The recent Express Entry Draw was held on 1st February 2024, IRCC sent invitations to 7,000 candidates with minimum CRS score of 365. The Draw targeted French language proficiency.

February 1, 2024

Canada Draws: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 13401 ITAs in January 2024

Canada Draws

Total no. of ITAs issued

Express Entry

3280

PNP

10121

January 31, 2024

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

Latest data from StatCan revealed that the median entry wages for newly admitted immigrants increased to $37,700, indicating a total of 21.6% in rise. Median entry wages for women increased by 27.1% and by 18.5% for men, this shows a significant increase in salary for women compared to men. Wages for immigrants admitted in 2011 increased by $41,100 in 2021. Immigrants with work experience prior to admission had the highest wages than compared to those with no or little experience.

January 30, 2024

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

Many applicants face delays in the processing of their immigration applications for Canada Immigration. The delays could be due to various reasons and IRCC is making efforts in eradicating these issues and to streamline the application process for applicants. Some of the ways for communicating with IRCC for assistance on visa processing include contacting through the web, email, phone, hiring a lawyer, or by requesting for CAIPS, GCMS, and FOSS notes.

January 30, 2024

Canada Start-Up Visa Immigration doubled in 2023

IRCC has released data showing Start-up visas in Canada for entrepreneurs witnessed a surge in October permitting 200 new permanent residents, which is a total of 37.9% increase. 1,145 new permanent residents have been accepted by the SUV by the end of November. British Columbia and Ontario emerged as the top destinations for SUVs admitting a total of 990 new permanent residents in November. IRCC plans to welcome a total of 17,000 new comers to Canada for the period of 2024 – 2026.

January 30, 2024

Upcoming International Recruitment Events in New Brunswick, Canada

Dates

Events

Mode of Event

February 26 & 27, 2024

Recruitment mission in the nursing sector

Online

March 5, 2024

Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Philippines & UK/Ireland

Online

March 6, 2024

Skilled Trades Virtual Information Session – Mexico

Online

March 16 & 17, 2024

Long-term Care Mission – Philippines 2024

Philippines

March 21, and 22, 2024

International Recruitment Mission in France

Sectors: Health, Finance and Education

France

March 25, 26, and 27, 2024

International Recruitment Mission in France

Sectors: Health, Finance, Education and Manufacturing (Sawmills)

France

2024

Forestry International Recruitment Mission

Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal
Manufacturing (Sawmills)

Online

2024

International Recruitment for Simultaneous Interpreters

Sector: Simultaneous Interpreters

Online

January 29, 2024

Canada to welcome 360,000 students in 2024

Canada will issue a total of 360,000 authorized study permits to students in 2024. As per IRCC, each province and territory will have study permit caps based on their population. An attestation letter is required from the relevant province or territory for study visa applications from January 22, 2024. Furthermore, IRCC has announced modifications made to Post Graduate Work Permit under which master’s program graduates and other short graduate-level programs can now apply for a three-year work permit in Canada.

January 25, 2024

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

Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 1899 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 1666 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 50 and above. Saskatchewan PNP issued 13 NOIs to candidates with CRS score of 120 – 160. British Columbia PNP issued a total of 220 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 60 – 120. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

January 24, 2024

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

Latest Express Entry Draw was held on January 23, 2024 and 1,040 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates in an all program draw with a minimum CRS score of 543. This was the second Express Entry Draw in 2024. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 110,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation via Express Entry in 2024.

January 24, 2024

Canada ranked the safest place for travellers in 2024, Report

Canada secured the top place as the safest place to travel to in the Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection's Safest Destinations report for 2024. Berkshire Hathaway highlighted that the nation’s cold weather and low population density as contributing factors to its top rating. It also came first in health measures, transportation, no violent crimes, and is rated as the safest for women. People from anywhere can travel around freely in the nation without facing any issues. Followed by Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, and Netherlands secured the top 5 spots.

January 23, 2024

29,000 Migrated to Canada under PGP program in 2023

PGP is a program where you can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents in Canada. According to the latest data from IRCC, Canada welcomed 33,570 new permanent residents in October and 29,430 new permanent residents in November. Among all the provinces, Ontario stood on top with 12,660 parents and grandparents settling in the province. Furthermore, the immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 states that in 2024 Canada will welcome 485,000 new permanent residents, 500,000 in 2025, and 500,000 in 2026.

January 22, 2024

56% of Canadians support Temporary Foreign Workers, Nanos Research

The recent survey conducted by Nano Research shows that majority of Canadians are in favor of temporary foreign workers crucial for the nation’s economy. 56% of Canadians expressed strong agreement for temporary foreign workers, where, eight out of ten Canadians were in support of Canadian firms hiring foreign workers to fill vacant positions, and two thirds of them were in support of workers aspiring to become citizens or permanent residents in Canada.

January 20, 2024

Ontario reached a record 2.5 lakh immigrants in 2023

The Financial Accountability report of Permanent Residents in Ontario explains the large number of nominations received by Ontario. The report explains the large number of nominations received by Ontario. IRCC plans to welcome 485,000 permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 residents in 2025 and 2026 to Ontario.

January 20, 2024

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

Marc Miller, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced set of initiatives to encourage Francophone immigration outside of Quebec. The new strategy will support in expanding the Francophone minority communities and will reduce labor shortages by providing required support. Government of Canada’s action plan for official languages funds more than $80 million CAD over five years for various activities.

January 20, 2024

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

The Canadian government announced a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging Francophone immigration outside Quebec through Francophone Immigration Support Program (FISP). It is funded by IRCC with an investment of $137 million to increase the minority Francophone communities across the country. The program focuses on intermediate and long term outcomes by admitting French speaking candidates for temporary and permanent residency programs promoting population growth and development of Francophone communities

January 19, 2024

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

Ontario, Alberta, and PEI held PNP draws recently and issued a total of 1228 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 984 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 317 – 469. Alberta PNP issued 106 NOIs to candidates with CRS score of 309 – 312. PEI PNP issued a total of 136 invitations to candidates with CRS score of 65. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as work experience, salary, age, occupation, education, and language fluency.

January 19, 2024

 

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

Destination Canada Education is a job fair in Canada and is going to be held on March 1st, and 2nd, 2024 at 3PM to 8PM CET (Paris France time). The fair is organized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is for candidates seeking employment opportunities in Canada in areas such as early childhood educators, school teachers (primary and secondary), and teachers of French as a second language.

January 18, 2024

Top 10 Most affordable places to live in Canada

Canada is the best option for people willing to migrate. It offers plenty of employment opportunities, free healthcare and an excellent education system. Canada’s varying landscape and dynamic cities make it an attractive destination for newcomers searching for a fresh start. The top 10 affordable places in Canada and the average cost of living is listed here.

January 18, 2024

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

CareerAtlas, an innovative AI tool helps newcomers to establish career paths and settlement in Canada. The tool assists newcomers in identifying their skills, and abilities, and provides individualized support by helping them connect with the local employment opportunities, allowing them to make decisions about their career goals and by facilitating settlement in Canada. 

January 17, 2024

British Columbia PNP Draw issued 208 skills immigration invitations

Latest British Columbia PNP held on January 16, 2024 issued a total of 208 invitations to apply. 198 skills immigration invitations were issued to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 60 – 103. 10 entrepreneur immigration invitations were issued to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 116 – 135. The invitations to apply are issued based on factors such as salary, work experience, occupation, education, and language fluency.

January 17, 2024

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

A total of 84 new occupations have been added to Canada’s Recognized Employer Work Permit Program. Canadian employers an now hire foreign nationals through this program for the expanded list of occupations. Programs such as the Temporary Foreign Worker, International Mobility, and Express Entry may also be used by employers for hiring. Check now if you are in the list of newly added occupations!

January 13, 2024

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

Ontario, British Columbia, and Manitoba held first PNP draws in 2024 and sent a total of 4,803 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. Ontario PNP issued 4003 invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging 33 – 424, British Columbia PNP issued 377 invitations with CRS scores ranging 60 – 120, and Manitoba PNP issued 423 invitations to apply with CRS scores ranging 607 – 823.

January 12, 2024

PEBC has revised ECA payment, this is with effect from 01st Jan 2024.

PEBC - Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

2023 (Fee Structure)

2024 (Fee Structure)

Registration Fee (NAPRA) National Identifier Number

$ 375 CAD

$ 380 CAD

Document Evaluation Fee

$ 695 CAD

$ 705 CAD

  • Registration Fee (NAPRA) National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities: 

All candidates are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable registration account fee.

  • Document Evaluation Fee:

All candidates are required to pay a document evaluation fee towards the completion of an evaluation ECA process.

January 11, 2024

 

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

Ontario, Canada held the first PNP draw of 2024 on January, 9 and issued 1,451 invitations to eligible candidates to apply for Canada PR. The draw took place under the foreign worker stream targeting categories such as skilled trade, healthcare and tech occupations. 630 invitations were sent to candidates in the skilled trades occupations with CRS score of 33 and above, and 821 invitations were sent to candidates in healthcare and tech occupations with CRS score of 40.

January 11, 2024

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

IRCC held first Express Entry Draw of 2024 on January 10 and issued 1,510 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in an all program draw with a minimum CRS score of 546. Canada’s Immigration levels plan for 2024 – 2026 shows that 110,000 new permanent residents will be admitted into the nation via Express Entry in 2024.

January 10, 2024

Canada introduces new salary benchmarks for Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada has introduced new standards for Temporary Foreign Workers. LMIA provided by the employer must adhere to the recent salary standards when applying for Temporary Foreign Worker Program, with exemptions for certain employers from the LMIA requirement. To address labor shortages and strengthen the economy, the nation is aiming on attracting and retaining more foreign workers.

January 09, 2024

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

In December 2023, overall employment landscape in Canada witnessed no changes. Employment increased for men and women in core age groups. Certain sectors and provinces in Canada witnessed an increase in employment. With that, the average hourly wages saw an increase by 5.4% which is a total of $34.45.

January 06, 2024

354,000 people became Canadian citizens in 2023

Canada hosted over 3,000 citizenship ceremonies across the nation in 2023 and more than 354,000 people obtained citizenship and became citizens in Canada. Canada stated excitement in welcoming these new citizens to the Canadian family. In the coming years, the number of immigrants coming to Canada with an aim to become Canadian citizens will be on a rise.

January 05, 2024

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

International students now have an opportunity to live and work in Ontario, Canada permanently through the International Students stream under OINP. Those who want to apply for this stream must have completed a full time Canadian educational credential within 2 years. Students with skilled occupation job offers can apply for a Permanent Residency by registering expression of interest beforehand in Canada.

December 30, 2023

Canada Express Entry December 2023 round-up: 15,045 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR

A glimpse of December 2023 Canada Express Entry draws results! IRCC held seven Express Entry draws in December 2023 and issued 15,045 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

December 30, 2023

Canada PNP December 2023 round-up: 8,364 invitations were issued

In December 2023, seven provinces of Canada held 13 PNP draws and invited 8364 candidates globally.

December 28, 2023

Job vacancies, payroll employment, and weekly wages witness an increase in Canada

Canada has more than 633,400 job vacancies since September, 2023. Various sectors saw a rise in payroll employment and there was an increase in average weekly wage year over year in October. There were 1.9 unemployed people for every vacant position, which is an increase from 1.3 in March and April. Job vacancies in the month of October saw a rise across various sectors as well as in provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec.

Canada has 633,400+ Job Vacancies since September 2023

December 27, 2023

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

Canada has partnered with 30 nations that will allow youth to travel and work abroad. Canadian citizens who are aged 18 to 35 can work and travel abroad through International Experience Canada (IEC). IEC provides a work permit that is valid for 2 years in which a candidate can travel and work in 30 countries. Participants of IEC are protected by Canadian labor laws.

December 22, 2023

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

The latest express entry draw was held on December 21, 2023 and 400 invitations to apply (ITAs) were sent to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 386. This was the 7th draw held in December of 2023 and the draw targeted candidates in the agriculture and agri food occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

December 22, 2023

Latest PNP draws held by British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec

British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec held PNP draws recently and issued 1446 invitations to apply to eligible candidates. BC PNP issued 230 invitations to candidates with CRS scores ranging from 60 – 95. PEI issued 29 invitations to apply, and Quebec issued 1187 invitations to candidates with a score of 604 or more.

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

December 21, 2023

6th Express Entry draw of December, 2023 issued 670 invitations

The latest express entry draw was held on December 20, 2023 and issued 670 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 435. This was the 6th draw held in December 2023 and invitations were sent to the candidates in the transport occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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

December 21, 2023

Canada’s new initiative will provide pathway to PR for students and professionals

New initiative has been launched by Canada in order to align with inclusive immigration policies in the nation. Through this initiative, students and professionals on expired visas can apply for permanent residency in Canada and details of this program will be released in the upcoming spring. This decision emphasizes on the importance of Canada’s commitment in long term economic and demographic growth. Canada is also set to welcome 500,000 newcomers by 2025.

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

December 20, 2023

1,000 invitations to apply were issued in the latest Canada express entry draw

The latest express entry draw was held on December 19, 2023 and 1,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 425. The invitations were sent to the candidates in the trade occupations. Immigration levels plan in Canada shows that 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants will be allowed to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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

December 20, 2023

Canadian businesses are looking for skilled workers to fill labor shortages

Businesses in Canada are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in order to fill labor shortages. Hourly wages have been increased by 5.8% in the Q3 of 2023 with the year over year wage being increased to 5.0%. General agriculture laborers and welders saw the high increase in wages and those with a high school diploma wages increased by 5.2% and for bachelor’s degree it remained stable. Some provinces in Canada also saw a good increase in the number of job vacancies.

30% Canadian businesses find it difficult to find skilled employees

December 19, 2023

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw issued 1,325 invitations to apply

Canada latest express entry held on December 18, 2023 has issued 1,325 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum CRS score of 542. The invitations were sent to candidates in an all program draw. The Canadian immigration levels plan shows that it will permit 114,000 Federal high skilled immigrants every year to Canada by the end of 2025.

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

December 18, 2023

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

Canadian Minister, Marc Miller said that Canada is introducing a new citizenship path for undocumented immigrants and individuals who are working in Canada beyond the expiration of their visas. Students and temporary residents are on top priority for Canadian citizenship. Canada is aiming to welcome around 600,000 immigrants by 2025.

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

Decmber 16, 2023

British Columbia predicts 1 million job openings

British Columbia, Canada is predicting 1 million jobs by 2033. This report is based on the 10 year prediction made on the province’s demand in careers, skills, and industries that are hiring. Annual employment growth is predicted to 1.2% and 3.1 million people will be employed in the province. There are some occupations identified by the province which will have most of the job openings and also initiatives have been taken in expanding the access to training programs.

1 Million Jobs Projected in British Columbia, Canada

December 15, 2023

IRCC issues warning against Canada Immigration Fraud

IRCC has issued an official statement addressing the immigration fraud in Canada. Frauds are said to be mainly targeting the newcomers and international students via phone calls, emails, text messages, and claiming fake prizes. Canadian government warns people to be alert and report any suspicious activity which is noticed.

IRCC will never contact you via phone - Scam Alert

December 15, 2023

2,642 invitations were issued by two Canadian provinces in the latest PNP draw

Ontario and Manitoba conducted latest PNP draws on December 14, 2023 and issued 2,642 invitations to apply. Ontario issued 2,359 invitations to candidates under the human capital priorities stream, and Manitoba issued 283 invitations to candidates under the skilled worker in Manitoba, international education, and skilled worker overseas stream.

Latest Canada PNP Draws: Manitoba and Ontario issued 2642 invitations

December 14, 2023

197 invitations to apply were sent to candidates in the latest BC PNP Draw

British Columbia PNP draw was held recently on 12 December 2023 issuing 197 skills immigration invitations to apply for candidates. Invitations were issued in the general draw, early childhood educators and assistants, construction, healthcare, and other priority occupations under the skilled worker, international graduate, skilled worker – EEBC option, international graduate – EEBC option, and semi-skilled and entry level streams with scores ranging from 60 – 116.

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

December 13, 2023

Canada Express Entry IEC pool 2024 is open now

IRCC has opened the IEC Express Entry pool. Candidates of other nations who have bilateral Youth Mobility Agreements with Canada will be eligible for an IEC work permit. The applicants will receive work permits under three streams and the department selects candidates who meet the eligible requirements. Canada has also aimed on inviting 90,000 candidates from 30 different countries.

Canada Express Entry IEC Pool is Now Open!

December 12, 2023

Canada witnesses a 20% increase in first time home buyers

The housing market in Canada saw a significant increase in the first time home buyers by 20%. British Columbia witnessed the highest percentage of first time home buyers, whereas Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Manitoba saw a positive increase in the number of buyers. The housing costs were affordable in British Columbia compares to other provinces.

First time home buyers in Canada increase by 20%

December 11, 2023

Canadian MNCs generated 5 million jobs and $197 billion in revenue; StatCan

As per the report given by StatCan, in 2023, the multinational enterprises in Canada generated 5 million jobs and $197 billion in revenue. Capital investment saw an increase from $30.4 billion to $305.2 billion. These MNCs invested more in non-residential construction sector.  The corporations overseas saw an increase in sales by $1 trillion and an increase of $138.9 billion in domestic operations.

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

December 09, 2023

Canada latest express entry draw issued 5,900 ITAs to candidates

Latest Express Entry draw held on December 08, 2023 issued 5,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in the STEM occupations with a minimum CRS score of 481. This was the third draw in the week. Canadian immigration levels plan shows that 114,000 Federal High Skilled immigrants will be permitted to Canada every year by the end of 2025.

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

December 08, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw issued 1000 ITAs to candidates in French language proficiency

Express Entry Draw was held recently on 7th December, 2023 and sent 1,000 invitations to apply to candidates with the minimum CRS score of 470. The invitations were sent for candidates in French language proficiency in a category based draw.

Latest Express Entry draw issued 1000 ITAs for French Speakers

December 07, 2023

4,750 ITAs were issued in the latest Express Entry Draw held by IRCC

On December 06, 2023, IRCC held its latest Express Entry Draw after a long gap of one month. 4,750 invitations to apply were sent to candidates in an all program draw with a cut off CRS score of 561. The candidates are selected based on the category based draws targeting them in specific occupations.

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

December 07, 2023

2897 ITAs were issued in the latest PNP draws held by Ontario and British Columbia

Ontario and British Columbia held their PNP draws recently on December 5th, 2023. A total of 2897 invitations to apply were issued to candidates, where, Ontario issued 2699 invitations with scores ranging from 30 – 43, and British Columbia issued 198 invitations with scores ranging from 60 – 94.

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

December 04, 2023

500,000 more jobs were created in Canada in 2023; report by StatCan

In 2023, 500,000 jobs were generated in Canada and there was a positive increase in a few sectors and regions for employment. Many immigrants came to Canada in recent years in order to have employment. There was 98% of growth in population of immigrants coming to Canada from July 1st, 2022 to July 1st, 2023.

500,000 more jobs generated in 2023 in Canada: StatCan

December 04, 2023

Latest draw held on 30th November by Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada held its latest draw on 30th November and issued 1052 invitations to apply to the candidates. The draw targeted the candidates in the healthcare occupations and with the scores ranging between 404 and 430.

Ontario, Canada invites 1052 migrants on 30th Nov

December 02, 2023

IRCC extends the PR application submission deadline for an additional 60 days

IRCC announces technical glitches with the online form, this is especially for the candidates in Express Entry. The issue is currently being worked on in order to get it resolved as soon as possible and there has been an extension of the deadline for submitting an application for permanent residence for additional 60 days.

December 02, 2023

LMIA applications are on the rise in 2023

In Western Canada this year, there has been an increase in the number of employers wanting to hire experienced professionals. The number of LMIA applications increased by 39% in 2023 and Western Canada has received 83% of more applications.

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

December 01, 2023

IRCC’s Express Entry Draws

IRCC releases immigration level plans every year that set the target for number of permanent residents that will arrive in Canada. IRCC had planned to welcome 110,770 newcomers in 2024, and 117,550 for the year 2025 and 2026. IRCC should evaluate permanent residence applications in order to meet these targets.

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

December 01, 2023

Canada increases the visa application fee for returning migrants

The IRCC has increased visa application fees for returning migrants after being denied entry or on regaining their status. The increase applies to certain applications and candidates are eligible on receiving a partial refund if service standards are not met. The candidates must meet the requirements before being permitted into the country.

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

November 29, 2023

185 invitations to apply were sent to candidates in the latest British Columbia draw

BCPNP held a draw recently and sent 185 invitations to apply to candidates with scores ranging from 60 – 116. Invitations were issued to the general, childcare, construction, and healthcare professionals in the skilled workers, International graduates, Entry level and semi-skilled, and EEBC option streams.

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

November 28, 2023

30,000 migrants to be welcomed by Alberta, Canada

The board of conference report stated that Alberta is forecasting 30,000 migrants in 2024, and Edmonton had a net migration of more than 33,000 people last year. It acts as a recruitment platform in order to improve the labour market.

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

November 28, 2023

New pathways and immigration policies have been released by Quebec, Canada

Quebec releases new immigration policies that are effective from today. These changes include economic pilot streams to language proficiency requirements, and specific sectors will be targeted by pilot programs in order to reduce labour shortages. Quebec is also forecasting the arrival of 49,000 immigrants this year, and 50,000 in 2024 and 2025 each year.

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

November 25, 2023

Ontario to increase minimum wage for primary school teachers

The minimum pay for primary school teachers to be increased to $23.86 per hour starting from next year and there is a positive job outlook for this sector in the coming years. The estimated number of people that were employed in the year 2021 was 229,100, and 108,800 new opportunities are estimated from 2022 – 2031.

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

November 23, 2023

IRCC to launch Digital Platform Modernization in order to compete for Global Talent

IRCC intends on launching a new platform, which is Digital Platform Modernization. This is to maximize efficiency and allow IRCC to meet remarkable level of demand to visit, study, work, and live in Canada. DPM will replace IRCC’s IT platform and will achieve goals in three phases, with a focus on avoiding risks, reduce technical debts, standardize IT operations, and transform the way IRCC works and delivers services.

November 22, 2023

BCPNP issued 161 skilled immigration invitations

BCPNP recently held a draw on November 21, 2023 and sent 161 invitations to skilled worker graduates with a score ranging from 60 – 94. The invitations sent in the skilled immigration stream are based on factors such as language, occupation, and education. 

British Columbia PNP draw issued 161 Skills Immigration Invitations

November 17, 2023

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

The draw was held on November 16, 2023 and invitations were sent to candidates based on their CRS scores. BC PNP draw issued 224 invitations to candidates with a minimum score of 60 – 113, Manitoba sent 301 invitations to apply with a score of 721 – 809, and 224 invitations were issued by PEI with a score of 80.

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

November 17, 2023

Canada launches a new tool for faster processing of IEC applications

IRCC introduced a new automation tool for processing IEC applications faster. IEC is a work permit that allows young professionals from all over the world to come and work in Canada. The tool processes the applications by using parameters that have been designed by IRCC officials with expertise, based on the program's legislative and regulatory requirements.

Canada IEC work permits get automated processing. Apply now!

November 15, 2023

Alberta held a draw on 9 November, 2023 and issued 16 invitations to candidates

Alberta invited 16 candidates with a score of 305. Invitations were sent out to candidates who were in the Healthcare professions. In 2023, 9,750 nomination certificates are to be sent by AAIP for Express Entry and non-Express Entry pathways, and more than 10,000 nominations are estimated in 2024 and 2025.

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

November 13, 2023

80% of Canadians are satisfied with Quality of Life; Survey 2023

Canadian Social Survey was conducted to understand social topics such as the impacts of COVID-19, activities, time-use, emergency situations, quality of life, etc. The result was focused on people's comfort with personal relationships and trust in people in the information and news from the media. 80% of people expressed a high level of satisfaction, according to the report. The target people for the Canadian Social Survey are all non-regulated persons 15 years of age or older.

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

November 13, 2023

Canada processes a record number of 2.6 lac visas in Nov

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced to begin the processing of a certain visitor visas through its immigration system. The goal of the strategy is to improve the service and to reduce waiting times. More than 260,000 visitor visas were processed in November 2022, and a higher number of visas were processed by the end of 2022.

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

November 08, 2023

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

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Programme (SINP) is expanding its Existing Work Permit stream in order to provide jobs to temporary foreign workers with the opportunity to apply for permanent residency. The expansion is aimed towards improving employee retention and to fill labor shortages. The province currently has 16,000 job openings with a forecast of 112,260 job opportunities by the next five years.

November 08, 2023

Latest BCPNP draw issued 190 invitations under 3 streams

The latest BCPNP draw was held on November 7th and has sent invitations to apply (ITAs) for candidates. A total number of 190 invitations were issued under 3 streams. The invitations are sent for technology, healthcare, and early childhood educators under the streams of skilled workers, international graduates (Includes EEBC option).

November 06, 2023

Six provinces in Canada sent invitations to candidates in the latest PNP draws  

Six provinces in Canada invited 3015 candidates in latest PNP Draws. The invitations were issued by British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, PEI, and Manitoba. The latest immigration levels plan released on 1st of November shows that IRCC aims to admit 110,000 new coming candidates through PNP in 2024, and 120,000 in both 2025 and 2026; the program is focused on making it easier for the new comers to settle, improve efficiency, and to coordinate the growth of immigration levels.   

Six provinces invited 3015 candidates in latest PNP Draws

November 03, 2023

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

The IRCC issued 166,999 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) from January to October 2023 via Canada Immigration programs. The invitations were granted to eligible candidates via the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The Express Entry program issued ITAs to 95,221 candidates while the Provincial Nominee Program invited 71,778 candidates. 

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

November 02, 2023

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 targets 1.5 Million PRs

Canada has released its Immigration Levels Plans 2024-2026 in which the number of targets for various pathways has increased. The plan has been made to meet the immigration goals of the country which include:

  • Economy growth
  • Family reunification
  • Asylum offering to refugees

The detailed table for the 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan is provided in the table below:

Immigration Class 2024 2025 2026
Economic 2,81,135 3,01,250 3,01,250
Family 114000 1,18,000 1,18,000
Refugee 76,115 72,750 72,750
Humanitarian 13,750 8000 8000
Total 485,000 500,000 500,000

November 01, 2023

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

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

November 01, 2023

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

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

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

October 30, 2023

Canadian salaries to increase by 3.6% in 2024

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

October 27, 2023

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

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

Canada Express Entry invited 5448 candidates in just 3 days

October 26, 2023

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

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

October 26, 2023

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

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

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

October 25, 2023

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

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

October 23, 2023

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

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

October 19, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 157 Skills Immigration invitations

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

October 17, 2023

Canada announces the PGP 2023 Lottery!

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

October 16, 2023

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

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

October 10, 2023

#268 Express Entry draw invites 3725 candidates to apply for Canada PR

IRCC conducted #268 Express Entry draw and invited 3725 eligible candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) was set at 500.

#268 Express Entry draw invites 3725 candidates to apply for Canada PR
 

October 09, 2023

New Brunswick International Virtual Recruitment Drive 2023

New Brunswick is hiring international skilled workers in various sectors. The Virtual recruitment drive will be held from October to the month of December 2023 for various sectors. The table given below has complete details of the NB Virtual Drives that are yet to be conducted in October to December 2023.

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

October 09, 2023

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

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

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

October 01, 2023

‘NO’ requirement of medical examination for Express Entry from October 01, 2023

As of from October 01, 2023 there is no longer required the medical examination at the time of application for Express Entry. Clients are been requested to wait till the issuance of particulars regarding this update.

September 30, 2023

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

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

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


September 29, 2023

#267 category-based Express Entry draw invites 600 Agriculture and agri-food occupations

IRCC conducted #267 category-based Express Entry draw and invited 600 eligible candidates. The CRS score required to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was set at 354.

September 28, 2023

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

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

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

September 27, 2023

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

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

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

September 25, 2023

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

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

September 24, 2023

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

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

September 23, 2023

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

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

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

PNPs

Date of the Draw

Categories

No of candidates invited

Minimum CRS score

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

September 21, 2023

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

620

612-723

British Columbia Provincial Nominee program (BC PNP)

September 19, 2023

Skilled Worker & International Graduate

225

60-111

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

September 12 & 14, 2023

Alberta Express Entry

442

301-383

PEI PNP

September 21, 2023

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur & Labour & Express Entry Invitations

157

80

Ontario Nominee Program (OINP)

September 19 &  21, 2023

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

671

40-434

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

September 21, 2023

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

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

Occupation

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

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

September 20, 2023

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

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

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

September 19, 2023

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

On September 19, IRCC invited 3,200 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set to 531 for the draw.

September 15, 2023

IRCC to accept 15,000 applications under PGP in 2023

On October 10, 2023, IRCC will issue ITAs to 24,200 interested potential sponsors to receive up to 15,000 complete applications.

September 13, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 183 candidates under skills immigration

British Columbia invited 183 candidates under three different streams on Sep 13, 2023.

September 12, 2023

Prince Edward Island – International Recruitment Event in Singapore, Belgium and France

PEI International Recruitment to be held in 2023 in Singapore, Belgium and France. Frequent International Recruits to be conducted by the PEI in 2023. PEI office of Immigration plans on recruiting more international workers to make up for the workforce demands in PEI. Occupations like Healthcare, Trades, IT, Construction, Hospitality, and Manufacturing.

September 11, 2023

Does your college make the cut as a ‘Trusted Institution’? Check Canada’s updated ISP

IRCC plans on implementing a new Trusted Institution Framework to its student visa program by 2024. The Framework is set to focus on streamlining the International Student Program (ISP) by the IRCC.

September 09, 2023

BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario invited 1,103 candidates in 1st week of September 2023

Four provinces held 4 draws and invited 1,103 candidates in the first week of September 2023.

September 07, 2023

OINP, SINP, MPNP issued 881 invitations

Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan issued 881 invitations on September 07, 2023 under 5 different streams.

September 06, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 222 invitations

British Columbia invited 222 candidates under three different streams on Sep 06, 2023.

September 04, 2023

Top 10 cities in Canada ranked as the safest, as per Rentola

Ten safest cities in Canada, as per the safety score:

  • Barrie, Ontario: 7.13;
  • Brantford, Ontario: 7.00;
  • Guelph, Ontario: 6.84;
  • Toronto, Ontario: 6.63;
  • Saint John, New Brunswick: 6.63;
  • Bellelville, Ontario: 6.43;
  • Windsor, Ontario: 6.42;
  • St. Catharines-Niagra, Ontario: 6.40;
  • Lethbridge, Alberta; 6.37;
  • Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario: 6.29

September 02, 2023

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

The IRCC website is scheduled for system maintenance on the 6th of September 2023. Candidates who are due to create and submit their ITA/EE profiles are advised to do so before the 4th of September. This online service will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Eastern time, in order to perform system maintenance.

September 01, 2023

IRCC held 4 Express Entry draws in August 2023 and issued 8,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in August 2023 are given below:

Draw No. Date Invitations issued Reference links
262 Aug 15, 2023 4,300 Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 4300 ITAs
261 Aug 03, 2023 1,500 First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs
260 Aug 02, 2023 800 IRCC held a targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers
259 Aug 01, 2023 2,000 Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

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September 01, 2023

Outlook of Canada PNP draws held in August 2023

The details of the Canada PNP draws held in August 2023 are given below:

August 2023 Canada PNP draws
Province Name Date Invitations Issued
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program August 1-August 26, 2023 815
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)  August 1-August 29, 2023 937
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)   August 1-August 30, 2023 9906
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) August 10-August 31, 2023 1526
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP) August 03-August 31, 2023 222
Quebec Immigration Program August 10, 2023 1306
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) August 16, 2023 642
Total no. of invitations issued in August 2023 15,354

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August 30, 2023

Ontario invited 772 candidates on August 30, 2023

Ontario PNP draw held on 30 August 2023, issued 772 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) under the Masters graduate stream. Candidates with a CRS score range of 44+ received the invitations.

August 29, 2023

British Columbia issues 155 ITAs via the latest BC PNP Draw

BC PNP draw held on 29 August 2023, issued 155 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to eligible candidates with a CRS score range of 60-88. The BC PNP draw targeted Tech, Healthcare, Childcare and other priority occupations.

August 28, 2023

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

New Brunswick, Canada Recruitment Event offers a unique opportunity for skilled professionals to work in Canada. It provides a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities, which help you to settle in Canada in one step.

Reserve your spot today for NB Virtual Recruitment Event!

2023 NB Virtual Recruitment Various Sectors
International Recruitment Mission in the Healthcare Sector
September 12-14 Casablanca, Morocco
September 16-17 Brussels, Belgium
Live and Work in New Brunswick
September 12 & 13 Casablanca, Morocco
September 16 & 17 Brussels, Belgium

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August 26, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in the 4th week of August 2023

Alberta, BC, & Manitoba held 3 draws and invited 1256 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) August 22, 2023 EEBC stream 230 60-109
Alberta Provincial Nominee Program August 22, 2023 Alberta Express Entry Stream 403 303-408
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program August 24, 2023 Skilled Worker in Manitoba 623 612-724

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August 25, 2023

Are you an Optometrist? Canada needs you…

For optometrists, chiropractors, and other health diagnosing and treating positions, over the period 2022 – 2031, new job openings arising from expansion demand and replacement demand are expected to total 17,900,” notes Job Bank. Currently, Canada is in dire need of 700 optometrists. The average annual salary of an Optometrist in Canada is $167,858.

An Optometrist can migrate to Canada through the following pathways:

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

August 24, 2023

‘Quebec Immigration numbers should be raised to 60,000,’ suggests the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal suggests that Quebec should increase its immigration target to 60,000. This is one of the six proposals put forward by the board. The other recommendations include:

  • Establishing the province’s capacity for integration.
  • Decreasing the processing time for permanent residency applications.
  • Consistently admitting candidates through the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ).
  • Elevating the intake of skilled immigrants in the construction sector to address housing supply issues.
  • Collaborating with the francization support network and the business sector to enhance francization services for new arrivals.

August 23, 2023

Two important changes in Agri-Food Pilot Program to fulfill the workforce demands in Canada

On August 18, 2023, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced two modifications to its Agri-Food Pilot program in response to Canada’s labor requirements.

  • The first change allows family members of all participants in the program to obtain open work permits.
  • The second update is that the IRCC will now accept letters from unions as proof of a candidate’s work experience, offering an alternative to employer reference letters.

August 22, 2023

‘Canada to rank as the top destination for International Start-Up Founders,’ OECD reports

Canada was deemed by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD) 2023 Migration Policy reports to be the topmost country for immigrant start-up founders.
These indicators include a multidimensional perspective which is based on the metrics of quality of opportunity, income and tax, future prospects, skills environment, family environment, inclusiveness, quality of life, and visa and admission policy.

August 21, 2023

IRCC implements easier pathway to immigration for Hong Kong residents

From August 15, 2023, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has allowed Hong Kong residents to pursue permanent residency in Canada through Stream B (Canada work experience) without requiring a post-secondary education for eligibility.

Stream A: In-Canada graduates
Stream B: Canadian work experience

August 19, 2023

Canada PNP Draws issued 7,915 invitations in 3rd week of August 2023

BC, Ontario, PEI, Quebec, and Saskatchewan held 5 draws and invited 7,915 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) August 15 & 16, 2023

Skilled Trades stream

Foreign Worker stream

Masters Graduate stream

Ph.D. Graduate stream

5450 23-495
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Aug 15, 2023 EEBC stream 297 60-110
Quebec Immigration Program Aug, 2023 RSWP 1384 591
Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI-PNP) Aug 17, 2023 Labour & Express Entry Invitations 142 138
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program Aug 16, 2023 International Skilled Worker Category 642 60

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August 18, 2023

Express Entry prioritizes 82 jobs under occupation specific draws

To overcome severe workforce shortages across many industries, Canada’s Express Entry system targets 82 jobs in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare – 35
  • STEM – 24
  • Trades – 10
  • Transport – 10
  • Agriculture and Agri-foods – 3

August 17, 2023

Quebec invited 1384 candidates having a CRS score of 596

On August 10, 2023, Quebec held Arrima Draw and issued 1384 ITAs for candidates with a CRS score of above 596.

August 16, 2023

Save $40,000 on your first home in Canada

The Government of Canada has announced a new tax-free first home savings account (FHSA) to help Canadians save for a down payment on their first home. The FHSA is a registered savings account which helps Canadians to contribute up to CAD 8,000 per year, with a lifetime limit of CAD 40,000.

August 15, 2023

Canada issued 4300 ITAs in the latest Express Entry Draw

On August 15, IRCC invited 4,300 candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR). This was the highest number of invitations issued in a single draw since 27th June 2023. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set to 496 for the draw.

August 12, 2023

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

BC and Manitoba held 2 draws and invited 810 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Aug 09, 2023 EEBC stream 195 60-110
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Aug 10, 2023 Skilled Worker in Manitoba 615 605-708

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Aug 09, 2023

Immigration is the key factor to meet Canada’s job market demands

Miller emphasizes that immigration is a key factor that helps Canada combat the country’s aging natural population. Hence, IRCC plans to keep immigration levels the same or continue raising them over time to meet the demands of the workforce.

Aug 08, 2023

Canada plans to launch a Recognized Employer Pilot for temporary foreign professionals

The Canadian government announced its launch of the Recognized Employer Pilot Program in September. The Recognized Employer Pilot will operate under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Aug 05, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 1st week of August 2023

Alberta, BC, Ontario, and PEI held 4 draws and invited 3,984 candidates.

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

August 03, 2023

First Express Entry Trade Occupation Specific Draw issued 1500 ITAs

Canada holds First-Ever Targeted Category-Based Express Entry Draw for Trades Occupations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the first-ever targeted category-based Express Entry draw for trade occupations. On 3rd August, 2023, the IRCC invited 1,500 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 388.

August 02, 2023

IRCC held targeted Express Entry Draw and invited 800 French speakers

Canada held two consecutive Express Entry draws in the first week on August 2023. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 800 French-speaking candidates in the latest Express Entry draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement was 435.

August 01, 2023

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

In the latest Express Entry draw of 2023, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited more candidates. Canada issued 2,000 invitations in an all-program Express Entry draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score requirement of 517.

Canada All Program Express Entry draw issued 2000 ITAs

August 01, 2023

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

IRCC held six Express Entry draws in July 2023 and issued 9,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in July 2023 were given below:

Draw no. Date Round type Invitations issued CRS score
258 July 12, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 3,800 375
257 July 11, 2023 No Program Specified 800 505
256 July 7, 2023 French language proficiency (2023-1) 2,300 439
255 July 6, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 1,500 463
254 July 5, 2023 STEM occupations (2023-1) 500 486
253 July 4, 2023 No Program Specified 700 511

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August 01, 2023

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

In July 2023, seven provinces of Canada held 17 PNP draws and invited 6,472 candidates globally.

Province No. of candidates invited
Alberta 304
BC 746
Manitoba 1744
Ontario 1904
PEI 106
Quebec 1633
Saskatchewan 35

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July 31, 2023

Skills Immigration application fee increased to $1,475

A rise in the BC PNP Skills Immigration application fee of $1,475 will be effective from August 01, 2023.

July 27, 2023

Y-Axis extends warm wishes to Canada’s New Immigration Minister, Marc Miller

Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, announced Marc Miller as the new Canadian Immigration Minister, while Sean Fraser will now be in charge of the Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.

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July 26, 2023

Canada plans to welcome 600 new Permanent Residents under the Start-Up Visa Program

During the first five months of this year, the SUV program has seen a 4.2% increase in new permanent residents, tallying up to 250 individuals compared to 240 during the same timeframe the previous year. If the SUV continues to attract new residents at this pace, the total number of new permanent residents is projected to reach 600 by the end of 2023.

July 25, 2023

Canada to hire more workforce to meet the growing market demands!  

As per the StatsCan reports, Canada is in dire need of skilled workers and immigrants to fill the labor scarcity. According to 2023-2025, Canada Immigration Levels Plan emphasizes welcoming 266,210 skilled professionals to the country in 2023 alone, and the count might rise to 310,250 by the year 2025. 

24 July, 2023

IRCC processing spousal TRVs in 30 days with a 90% approval rate

IRCC plans to process time Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) for spousal applicants within 30 days. In short, Canadians or PRs who have spouses and dependents overseas can reunite with their families sooner and begin settling in their communities.

22 July 2023

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

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario & PEI held 5 draws and invited 2226 candidates in the third week of July 2023.


July 21, 2023

Canada-UK Youth Mobility agreement expands 3 years stay. Apply now!

Canada and the United Kingdom have strengthened their youth mobility partnership with a deal that expands the opportunities under the International Experience Canada Program (IEC). Youth aged 18 to 35 from both countries will now have broader access to work in each other’s countries for longer periods. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser emphasized the UK’s popularity as a destination for Canadian youth working and traveling abroad and vice versa.

15 July 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 2nd week of July 2023 

BC and Manitoba held 2 draws and invited 747 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates CRS scores
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) July 11, 2023 EEBC stream 207 60-109
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (SINP) July 13, 2023 Skilled Worker stream 540 604-774

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12 July, 2023

Canada invites 3800 candidates in French language category based draw

Express Entry draw held on July 12, 2023, was a French language category based draw and invited 3,800 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 375. The highest CRS score for a French language category based draw in 2023 was 439, held on July 7 invited 2,300 ITAs.

11 July, 2023

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

The most recent Express Entry draw held on July 11, 2023, is an all-program draw and invited 800 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 505. The highest CRS score for an all-program draw in 2023 was 511, held on July 04 draw.

07 July, 2023

First-ever French Express Entry Draw issued 2300 ITAs

Canada held its fourth Express Entry draw in a row in July 2023! In this draw, IRCC invited 2,300 candidates with strong French-speaking abilities. Applicants having a CRS score of 439 were invited in this draw. This is the lowest CRS score recorded in 2023.

First-ever French Express Entry Draw issued 2300 ITA

06 July, 2023

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

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has continued its streak of inviting Express Entry candidates, issuing 1,500 invitations to individuals eligible under the healthcare category. Candidates who received invitations had a minimum ComprehensiveRanking System (CRS) score of 463, the lowest score seen in any Express Entry draw in 2023.

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

July 05, 2023

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

In 2023, the first Express Entry STEM draw was held on July 05, 2023, and invited 500 STEM professionals. Candidates with a 486 cut-off score received ITAs.

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

July 04, 2023

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

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted an all-program draw, inviting 700 candidates through the Express Entry system. Candidates must meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 511 to be eligible for an invitation.

Express Entry draw issued 700 ITAs in all program draw

July 03, 2023

From August 10, ‘Canada SDS does not require 6.0 bands in individual sections’ by IRCC

The IRCC announced new changes to the IELTS, starting from August 10, 2023. Changes have been made for IELTS- Test-takers who are applying for work permits via the SDS program. Candidates can now score a minimum of overall 6.0 band score in IELTS without the requirement of 6.0 in individual sections of IELTS.

From August 10, ‘Canada SDS does not require 6.0 bands in individual sections’ by IRCC

July 01, 2023

Canada PNP Round-Up, June 2023

In June 2023, 7 provinces of Canada held 20 PNP draws and invited 7,904 candidates globally. Here is the list of provinces that held PNP draws in June 2023.

  • Alberta
    BC
    Manitoba
    Ontario
    PEI
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan

Canada PNP Immigration results for June 2023, issued 7,904 invitations

July 01, 2023

Highlights: Express Entry Round-up, June 2023

IRCC held three Express Entry draws in June 2023 and issued 9,600  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in June were given below:

Draw no. Date Draw ITAs CRS score
#252 June 28, 2023 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 500 476
#251 June 27, 2023 All program 4300 486
#250 June 8, 2023 All program 4800 488

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

June 29, 2023

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

Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines during the selection process.

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

June 28, 2023

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

In 2023, first ever category based Express Entry was held and invited 500 healthcare professionals. Candidates with 476 cut-off score received ITAs. This draw was held on June 28, 2023. Canada also plans to held second round of invitations to invite 1500 healthcare professionals on July 05, 2023.

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

Sean Fraser unveiled Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy at Collision 2023

At Collision 2023, Minister Sean Fraser announced the launching of Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy. With a focus on development in innovation and advanced technologies, this strategy introduces a range of measures designed to provide businesses in the country with access to top talent and empower them to grow in a highly competitive market.

Sean Fraser unveiled Canada’s first-ever Tech Talent Strategy at Collision 2023

June 27, 2023

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

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have recently conducted the fifteenth Express Entry draw of 2023. This draw invites 4,300 candidates across all programs, marking a significant step in welcoming skilled workers to Canada.

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

June 24, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 3rd week of June 2023

BC and Ontario held 2 draws and invited 1,159 candidates. Details of the Canada PNP draws are mentioned in the below table:

PNPs Date Streams No. of candidates Scores
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) June 20, 2023

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream

1,000 26-36
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) June 13, 2023 EEBC stream
Entrepreneur
159 60-90

Canada PNP Draws invited 1,159 candidates in 3rd week of June 2023

June 19, 2023

Business Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs through OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative

The Ontario Entrepreneur Success Initiative presents a new way for Indian entrepreneurs looking to establish businesses in Ontario. The ESI offers a fast-track immigration program, enabling entrepreneurs to have work permits and permanent residency in Ontario.

Indian Entrepreneurs can start or own a business in Canada through OINP Entrepreneur Success Initiative (ESI)

June 17, 2023

Highlights of Canada PNP draws held in 2nd week of June 2023

Alberta, BC, Manitoba, Ontario, and PEI held 5 draws and invited 2,997 candidates.

Canada PNP Draws invited 2,997 candidates in 2nd week of June 2023

June 15, 2023

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

On 31st May 2023, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced about the categories which will be focused at the time of category-based Express Entry draws this summer. It also invites candidates with high proficiency in French. The numbers of invitations are limited for the program-specific draws and candidates with work experience in following fields:

Transport
Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
Agriculture and Agri-food
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
Healthcare
Proficiency in French language

Express Entry Category-Based Draws

June 09, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 1st week of June 2023

British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, & Manitoba held 4 draws and invited 1,668 candidates in the first week of June 2023.

June 08, 2023

250th Canada Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs

Express Entry held 250th draw on June 08, 2023. Express Entry held the first draw of June 2023 and invited 4,800 candidates having cut-off scores of 486.

250th Canada Express Entry draw issued 4,800 ITAs

June 07, 2023

Canada announced 13 new countries for visa-free travel

Canada has announced a list of thirteen countries that can avail visa-free travel. The list includes five countries from the Caribbean islands. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program has also been opened to facilitate travel.

Canada announced 13 new countries for visa-free travel

June 06, 2023

Top 3 industries with maximum jobs in Canada

Healthcare, Tech, and Agriculture are the fastest-growing industries in Canada. These three industries offers maximum number of job opportunities for newcomers in Canada. Canada has 1 million job vacancies from past three months. Canada is inviting candidates to fill gaps in the workforce.

Top 3 industries with maximum jobs in Canada

June 1, 2023

Highlights of Canada Express Entry draws held in May 2023

A summary of May 2023 Canada Express Entry draws results!

IRCC held two Express Entry draws in May 2023 and issued 5,389  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in May were given below:

Draw no. Date Draw ITAs CRS score
#249 May 24, 2023 All Program draw 4800 488
#248 May 10, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 589 691

Express Entry rounds of invitations in May 2023: 5,389 ITAs issued

June 1, 2023

Highlights of Canada PNP draws held in May 2023

In May 2023, six provinces of Canada held 17 PNP draws and invited 11,967  candidates globally.

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

Province No. of candidates invited
Prince Edward Island 280
Ontario 6890
Manitoba 1065
Saskatchewan 2076
British Columbia 854
Quebec 802

Canada PNP Immigration results for May 2023, issued 11,967 invitations

May 30, 2023

IRCC launched category-based selection criteria for EE candidates

Every year Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be choosing few categories based on the workforce demands and will be inviting the EE candidates. In 2023, IRCC will be inviting Canada Express Entry candidates in the following 6 fields:

  • French language proficiency or work experience
  • Healthcare
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professions
  • Trades (carpenters, plumbers and contractors)
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food

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

May 29, 2023

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

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) use TOEFL test will now be accepted for use in Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) program. This program aims to expedite the processing of study permits for international students intending to enrol in designated learning institutions across the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have granted approval for TOEFL, broadening the previously limited English-language testing options for SDS applicants.

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

May 28, 2023

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

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has eliminated the Canadian work experience requirement, as announced by Minister Monte McNaughton. This change helps qualified professionals enter their trained professions, addressing the issue of skilled newcomers in low-wage jobs.

Previously, candidates faced barriers, including the need for 48 months of engineering experience, including Canadian jurisdiction experience. The decision aligns with the Working for Workers Act, promoting fair assessments and expanding career opportunities for internationally trained engineers in Ontario.

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

May 27, 2023

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

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has introduced a new measures that grants open work permits to spouses, dependent children who reside in Canada with temporary resident status. Under this initiative, spouses, partners, and dependents can apply for and receive an open work permit immediately upon submitting a complete permanent residence application through programs such as the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (SPCLC) or other family class programs.

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

May 24, 2023

Highlights to Latest Express Entry draw – Issued 4,800 ITAs

In the 13th Express Entry draw of 2023, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended 4,800 invitations to apply Invitation to Apply (ITAs) to candidates from all three programs managed under the Express Entry application management system. This all-program draw, which required candidates to have a CRS score of 488 was invited in this draw.

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

May 22, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP doubled its immigration opportunities in 2023

The Atlantic province Newfoundland and Labrador could double its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allocation. The immigration cap has now been raised to 3,050, in 2023 which means that including families, a total of 6,700 individuals will be welcomed as new permanent residents.

During the initial two months of 2023, Newfoundland invited 1,585 new permanent residents. If this pace of immigration continues, the province is projected to reach a total of 9,510 new immigrants by the end of the year. In comparison, Newfoundland welcomed 3,683 individuals as permanent residents in 2022.

Newfoundland and Labrador PNP doubled its immigration opportunities in 2023

May 20, 2023

Canada PNP Draws invited 3,625 candidates in 3rd week of May 2023

Third week of May hiked in issuing invitations. Five provinces, namely British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, PEI & Manitoba, held 5 draws and invited 1,694 candidates.

Canada PNP Draws invited 3,625 candidates in 3rd week of May 2023

May 18, 2023

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

In 2023, this pilot program planned to welcome maximum of 10% of New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. Till now 300 nominees and their families are getting support through this program. It is an employer-driven program, and 6 companies are participating in this to help international students and newcomer job seekers.

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

May 17, 2023

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

Canada added 40,000 new jobs in April 2023 which is highest compared to past 6 years. Ontario’s employment rate rose to 33,000, whereas in PEI 2,200 jobs. But in Manitoba, there is a decline of 4,000 jobs, and in other provinces, it recorded minimal changes.


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

May 13, 2023

Canada PNP Draws held in 2nd week of May 2023

Second week of March hiked in issuing invitations. Four provinces namely British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan & Quebec held 6 draws and invited 4324 candidates. Ontario primiered in issuing 3,333 invitations on May 8th and 9th 2023.

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

May 10, 2023

Express Entry held PNP specific draw and invited 589 candidates

Canada Express Entry held PNP specific draw on May 10, 2023, and invited 589 candidates having a CRS score of 691. This is the 12th Express Entry draw in 2023.

Canada Express Entry held PNP specific draw and invited 589 candidates

May 10, 2023

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

Wages in Canada for salaried professionals increased to $42.58; similarly, employees paid on an hourly basis increased to $29.44 in February 2023. As per the StatCan reports, the hourly wages of salaried professionals have been increasing for the past six months, whereas for hourly-paid workers, the salaries have been rising for the past eight months in a row.

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

May 08, 2023

New Brunswick Virtual Recruitment Event. Register Now!

New Brunswick, Canada Recruitment Event offers a unique opportunity for skilled professionals to work in Canada. It provides a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities. Avail of this great opportunity to settle in Canada. Register for the New Brunswick virtual recruitment event now!

New Brunswick Virtual Recruitment Event. Register Now!

May 05, 2023

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

Canadian provinces Ontario, BC, NB, Saskatchewan, PEI, and Manitoba held Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in the first week of May. A total of 3818 candidates were invited to the Canada PNP Draws.

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

May 04, 2023

The updated list of proof of funds for Canadian PR

The settlement funds will vary depending on the number of family members of the primary PR applicant.

Number of family members Funds required 
1 CAD 13,757
2 CAD 17,127
3 CAD 21,055
4 CAD 25,564
5 CAD 28,994
6 CAD 32,700
7 CAD 36,407
If more than 7, for each additional member CAD 3,706

May 03, 2023

Planning for Canada immigration? Go through these top 5 pre-arrival checklist

  • Arrange all your requirements.
  • Get your work credentials assessed.
  • Be prepared for employment in Canada
  • Proof of funds and arrange required finances.
  • Improve your language skills.

May 02, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 176 skills immigration invitations

British Columbia held a PNP draw on May 02, 2023, and issued 176 ITAs. Candidates were invited under two streams: Skilled Worker and Skilled Worker – EEBC option, International Graduate and International Graduate – EEBC option streams.

May 01, 2023

Canada PNP Round-up April 2023: 6,174 invitations issued

The details of the Canada PNP draws held in April 2023 are given below:

Province No. of draws Candidates invited in April 2023
Alberta 4 405
BC 4 678
Manitoba 3 1631
Ontario 5 1184
Quebec 1 1020
Saskatchewan 1 1067
PEI 1 189
Total 19 6174

Canada PNP Immigration results for April 2023, issued 6,174 invitations

May 01, 2023

Express Entry April 2023 Round-up: 7,000 ITAs issued

IRCC held two Express Entry draws in April 2023 and issued  7,000  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in April were given below:

Draw no. Date Draw ITAs CRS score
#247 April 26, 2023 All program 3500 483
#246 April 12, 2023 All program 3500 486

Express Entry rounds of invitations in April 2023: 7,000 ITAs issued

April 27, 2023

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Manitoba, PEI, Quebec invited 2,847 candidates in 4th week of April 

Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island have held PNP draws in the 4th week of April 2023. The provinces have collectively invited 2,847 candidates with ITAs to migrate to Canada. The minimum CRS score range set for the PNP Draws is 60-719.   

Canada PNP Draws: Alberta, BC, Manitoba, PEI, Quebec invited 2,847 candidates in 4th week of April 

April 26, 2023

#247 Canada Express Entry Draw: 3500 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR 

IRCC held its 11th Express Entry draw of 2023 on April 26, 2023. It issued 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score was 483. It was an all-program draw where candidates were considered from FSTP, FSWP, and CEC. 

#247 Canada Express Entry Draw: 3500 candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR 

April 26, 2023

Canada Express Entry Issues Record-Breaking 37,559 Invitations in Q1 2023 

The first quarter of Canada Express Entry has witnessed a huge number of ITAs that were issued via the Express Entry Draws. 37,559 ITAs were issued within the first three months of 2023 via the All-program Draws. The All-program draws were the largest to be held in Q1, 2023 with 7000 issuances of ITAs each.  

Canada Express Entry Issues Record-Breaking 37,559 Invitations in Q1 2023 

April 24, 2023

Tech jobs in Canada: Top 10 IT jobs most in-demand under Canada Express Entry

Canadian employers are in dire need of candidates to fill up their Tech job vacancies. They are continuously creating job opportunities for foreign nationals looking for immigration through the Express Entry System. Due to the skill shortages, the salaries have become very competitive in the tech sector. In 2023, the average salaries in this sector are expected to range between $74,000 to $130,600.

Tech jobs in Canada: Top 10 IT jobs most in-demand under Canada Express Entry

April 20, 2023

Do you know senior or middle management can easily get Canada PR visa

21,530 foreign candidates were issued Canadian PRs in the year 2022. FSW, FST & CEC are the top three Express Entry programs that invite candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for PR.  The country is becoming an increasingly popular route for individuals with Senior and middle aged jobs to get a Canada PR.

Do you know senior or middle management can easily get Canada PR visa

April 19, 2023

You can apply for Canada PR through RNIP after August 2024

The RNIP is set to become a permanent program starting from the end of August 2024. The five-year RNIP recruits skilled workers to help control the labour shortage and contribute to the economy of Canada. 1,620 candidates are set to be hired by the end of 2023 via the RNIP which is four times more than 2022.

You can apply for Canada PR through RNIP after August 2024

April 14, 2023

IRCC welcomed 100,000+ new PRs in first two months of 2023

IRCC released its latest data in which Canada immigration saw 100,430 new PRs in January and February 2023. With this pace, the number of new permanent residents should reach 602,580 by the end of 2023. Ottawa welcomed the most number of new PRs in 2023.

IRCC welcomed 100,000+ new PRs in first two months of 2023

April 12, 2023

Express Entry rounds of invitations: 3500 ITAs issued with a CRS of 486

IRCC held its first Express Entry draw of April on April 12, 2023. It was an all-program draw, and candidates were considered from FSTP, FSWP, and CEC. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,500 ITAs to candidates with a CRS cut-off score of 486.

Express Entry rounds of invitations: 3500 ITAs issued with a CRS of 486

April 12, 2023

BC, Ontario, and Manitoba Issue 993 Invitations to Apply for Canadian Immigration

Three Canadian provinces that are British Columbia (BC), Ontario and Manitoba conducted different PNP Draws in the month of April, 2023 under five classified streams. A collective total of 993 candidates were invited by these PNP draws with varying CRS scores.

BC, Ontario, and Manitoba Issue 993 Invitations to Apply for Canadian Immigration

April 12, 2023

Canada’s $200 billion healthcare budget signals high demand for professionals

The Canadian government will spend about $200 billion on healthcare in the next ten years. It provides free healthcare for all permanent residents in their respective provinces. The Canadian Budget 2023 created a national dental plan for uninsured Canadians and allocated $158.4 million to support the implementation and operation of 988.

Canada’s $200 billion healthcare budget signals high demand for professionals

April 08, 2023

Is your work permit expiring? You can now apply for Canada Open Work Permit

Some current and former PGWP holders may become eligible for an 18-month Open Work Permit. Under the new permit, candidates can choose a simplified process to extend their work permit and work in the country for 18 months. During this period, candidates can choose their employer and occupation. Almost 98,000 PGWP holders transitioned to permanent residence in 2022.

Is your work permit expiring? You can now apply for Canada Open Work Permit

April 04, 2023

Ontario PNP Draw issued 889 invitations under three streams

The Ontario PNP held a draw on April 4, 2023, and issued invitations to 889 candidates under three streams. Under the Foreign Worker stream, 6 invitations were issued. 752 invitations were issued under the Masters Graduate stream. Ontario PNP Draw issued 131 invitations under the PhD Graduate stream.

Ontario PNP Draw issued 889 invitations under three streams

April 04, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 175 skills immigration invitations

British Columbia held a PNP draw on April 4, 2023, and issued 175 ITAs. 206 ITAs were issued under the Skilled Worker and Skilled Worker – EEBC option. And, under the International Graduate and International Graduate – EEBC option streams, 212 candidates were issued ITAs.

BC PNP draw issued 175 skills immigration invitations

April 04, 2023

Express Entry 2023 surpasses 2022 figures in just three months

The Express Entry Draws held in 2023 within the first 3 months issued around 37,559 ITAs which is more than the cumulative 37,315 ITAs that were issued in the year 2022. As per the data released by the IRCC, 19,160 ITAs were allotted to candidates from the PNP occupying around 51% of the total ITAs in 2022.

Express Entry 2023 surpasses 2022 figures in just three months

April 03, 2023

Canada raises the minimum hourly pay to Rs. 1015 from April 1, 2023

Canada has increased its minimum hourly pay to $16.65 from April 1, 2023. The change was made to match the continuous increase in the cost of living. The federal minimum wage rate applies to federally regulated private-sector workers. In 2022, the Consumer Price Index also rose by 6.8%.

Canada raises the minimum hourly pay to Rs. 1015 from April 1, 2023

April 01, 2023

Express Entry rounds of invitations in March 2023: 21,667 ITAs issued

Canada Express Entry draws created an all-time record in March 2023, with 21,667 ITAs issued in the National Engineering Month of Canada. IRCC held 1 PNP draw and three All Program draws in March 2023. 21,000 ITAs were issued in just 15 days, with the lowest CRS score of 481.

Express Entry rounds of invitations in March 2023: 21,667 ITAs issued

April 1, 2023

Canada PNP Immigration results for March 2023: 8,804 candidates were invited

Canada PNP draws roared in the ‘National Engineering Month of Canada’ as 8,804 candidates were invited in March 2023. Eight provinces of Canada, namely Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, PEI, New Brunswick & Quebec, held 21 draws in March 2023. Ontario stands on top among all for issuing 3,906 invitations.

Canada PNP Immigration results for March 2023: 8,804 candidates were invited

March 29, 2023

IRCC plans to invest $4.5 billion for Canadian immigration in FY 2023-24

Canada to invest $4.5 billion on immigration in the FY 2023-24. $14.6 million were allotted to biometrics implementation to help expedite citizenship applications. $50.8 million will be used to expand the eligibility for travelers from low-risk countries. $123.2 million to be used for enhancing the number of French-speaking foreign workers outside Quebec.

IRCC plans to invest $4.5 billion for Canadian immigration in FY 2023-24

March 29, 2023

Canada Express Entry program issued 21,000 ITAs in just 15 days. Register your EOI now!

IRCC held the three Express Entry draws within fifteen days and invited 21,000 candidates in just two weeks, with the lowest CRS score for the draw held on March 29 being 481. The last draw was held on March 23.

Canada Express Entry program issued 21,000 ITAs in just 15 days. Register your EOI now!

Mar 25, 2023

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

OINP invited 746 candidates from the Skilled Trades stream with a score of 250-489. MPNP issued 566 LAAs to candidates having a CRS score of 612 or more. BCPNP issued ITAs to 258 candidates with a minimum score between 60 to 106. SINP issued EOI to 550 candidates with scores between 80 to 135. Québec has issued NOC to 619 people to apply for permanent selection under its RSWP with a cut-off score of 578.

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

Mar 23, 2023

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

Canada invited 7,000 candidates in the all-program draw. The minimum CRS score for the draw was 484. This was Canada’s eighth Express Entry draw of 2023. A multi-year provincial immigration plan was endorsed that set immigration targets for the next three years.

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

Mar 23, 2023

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

An increase of 105,000 immigrants is expected through PNP each of the next three years. By 2025 the growth is expected to reach 117,500. Candidates with PNP nominations are awarded an additional 600 points under the CRS score. From March 10th, the provinces have started to introduce new PNP allocations.
Canada to increase PNP immigration levels. Register now for Canada PNP!

Mar 23, 2023

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

Canada will invest $1.1 million into the RNWP program over the next two years. Over the last two years, $15 million has been invested in the program. The investment will be made to help immigrant, and minority women get jobs in the IT sector. The program addresses many barriers faced by racialized newcomer women.
IRCC invests more than $1 million for women immigrants to get Tech jobs in Canada

March 20, 2023

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

Canada is offering an additional extension of 18 months to the PGWP holders. By the end of 2022, there were a total of 286,000 PGWP holders in Canada, as per the IRCC. 67,000 of 286,000 PGWP holders have already applied for Canadian PR. In 2022, 95,000 international students were successfully transitioned to permanent residence.
Big announcement by Sean Fraser, ‘PGWPs can now work in Canada for 4.5 years.’

March 18, 2023

375,000 PRs transitioned to Canadian citizens, India stands #1

Canada plans to welcome over 1.45 million new immigrants in the next three years. 59,503 Indian PRs got transitioned to Canadian citizens in 2022. 374,554 permanent residents became Canadian citizens in 2022. India tops the list of countries with the most number of PRs transitioned to citizens.

375,000 PRs transitioned to Canadian citizens, India stands #1

March 16, 2023

PEI PNP draw invited 190 candidates in March 2023

Prince Edward Island issued two PNP draws on March 02, 2023, and March 16, 2023. Candidates were invited under the business stream and Labour and Express Entry. The minimum score for the business stream was 52. Labour and Express Entry candidates received 190 invitations in total from both draws.

PEI PNP draw invited 190 candidates in March 2023

March 16, 2023

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

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

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

March 15, 2023

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

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

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

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March 15, 2023

Quebec releases 2023 occupation list of easier LMIAs

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

Quebec releases 2023 occupation list of easier LMIAs

March 14, 2023

British Columbia issued 235 Skills Immigration invitations under 2 streams

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

British Columbia issued 235 Skills Immigration invitations under 2 streams

March 09, 2023

Alberta issued 134 NOIs with a cut-off score of 301

Alberta Express Entry draw issued 134 nomination certificates on March 9, 2023. The CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate who received a Notification of Interest letter is 301. IRCC has set the limit to 9,750 NOCs for Alberta for 2023. By now, Alberta has already issued 1,292 NOCs so far in 2023.

Alberta issued 134 NOIs with a cut-off score of 301

March 14, 2023

Ontario invited 908 candidates under two streams

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program held three draws on March 14, 2023. One draw was under Foreign Worker Stream and two under the International Student stream. The scores range under the International Student stream was 70 and above for one and 74 and above for the second. Under Foreign Worker Stream, there were only 2 invitations made, and 906 invitations were made under the International Student stream.

Ontario invited 908 candidates under two streams

March 13, 2023

Quebec Arrima Draw invited 1017 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration has invited 1017 candidates having a score equal to or greater than 589 points. The decision for invitations is based on the public invitation criteria under section 45 of the Québec Immigration Act. Invitations were also sent to the people with a valid job offer outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.

Quebec Arrima Draw invited 1017 candidates to apply for permanent selection

March 13, 2023

Employment in Canada remained the same in February 2023

The unemployment rate in Canada was 5.0% in February. The month witnessed an increase of 22,000 in employment growth. Employment among women has increased by 30,000. The professional, Scientific, and Technical Services industry saw the most considerable employment growth, with 84,000, and New Brunswick recorded the highest employment growth, with 5,100.

Employment in Canada remained the same in February 2023

March 11, 2023

Alberta calls for 100,000 skilled professionals. Apply now for AAIP!

The Prairie province gave the green light to increase immigration numbers in 2023-2025 under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

Year Nominations
2023 9,750
2024 10,140
2025 10,849

Read more

March 10, 2023

Ontario, Manitoba & New Brunswick PNP Draws issued 1586 ITAs

Three provinces namely Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba held three draws and invited 1586 candidates under different streams.

  • Manitoba issued 597 LAAs to candidates having a CRS score 612 or more.
  • Ontario issued 815 NOIS to candidates having a CRS score range 479-489.
  • New Brunswick invited 144 international individuals in the Express Entry.

Ontario, Manitoba & New Brunswick PNP Draws issued 1586 ITAs

March 10, 2023

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

Express Entry system to undergo various amendments in the Comprehensive Ranking System after the Bill C19 received royal assent. Selections must be made on the basis of new groups & categories, and the minister must specify of Economic goals must be there with each category. Also, Minister’s report must include the category for immigrants.

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

March 09, 2023
OINP targeted draw: Issued 822 NOIs to Healthcare professionals

OINP conducted a draw on March 8-9, 2023 via Express Entry HCP stream. Ontario issued NOIs to 822 candidates and his is a targeted draw and invited healthcare professionals. Candidates having CRS scores of 469 to 489 were invited in this draw.

OINP targeted draw: Issued 822 NOIs to Healthcare professionals

March 08, 2023

4.2 million immigrant women work in Canada, StatCan reports

In 2022, there were 4.2 million immigrant women in the labor market, and 620,885 women who came to Canada were principal applicants. Immigrants contribute to 100% of the country’s labor force and 75% of Canada’s population, and women have an 83% participation rate in Canada..

4.2 million immigrant women work in Canada, StatCan reports

March 08, 2023

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

PGWP is a valuable tool for obtaining a Canadian permanent residency. The number of PGWP holders has increased from 10,300 to 64,700 during 2008-18. The permit allows its holder to work for any Canadian employer for three years. Between the years 2008 to 2018, the number of PGWP holders increased by 528%, from 10,300 to 64,700.

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

March 07, 2023

Highlights of BCPNP draw on March 07, 2023

  • BCPNP draw held on March 07, 2023
  • Invited 274 candidates under two streamsCandidates having a CRS score ranging from 60 – 105 were invited in this draw
  • All these candidates are eligible to apply for provincial nomination

British Columbia invited 274 Skilled Immigrants and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on March 07, 2023.

BCPNP draw invites 274 candidates under two streams

March 02, 2023

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

New Brunswick, Canada Recruitment Event offers a unique opportunity for skilled professionals to settle in Canada. It provides a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities. Avail of this great opportunity to work in Canada. Register for the New Brunswick virtual recruitment event now!

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

March 01, 2023

Express Entry PNP-only draw issued 667 ITAs

In the sixth Express Entry draw of 2023, 667 candidates were issued Invitation to Apply from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the candidates was 748.
Canada issued 667 ITAs in Express Entry PNP-only draw

March 01, 2023

Canada visit visa holders can work in Canada, if they have a valid job offer

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), if any foreign national (with a visit visa) gets a job offer in Canada, they can apply for and receive a work permit.  This rule is an extension of the COVID-19-era temporary public policy, which expired recently. This rule will be applicable till Feb 28, 2025.
IRCC says ‘Canada visit visa holders can work in Canada, if they have a valid job offer’

March 01, 2023

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

Canada saw a record number of study permit issuance in 2022 with 551,405 permits. The figure represents a 24.1 percent increase from the number issued the last year.

Year No. of study permits issued
2015 219,035
2016 264,285
2017 314,995
2018 354,290
2019 400,660
2020 255,695
2021 444,260
2022 551,405

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

February 28, 2023

Canada PNP Immigration results for February 2023: 5,732 candidates were invited

In February 2023, six provinces in Canada held 13 PNP draws and invited 5,732 candidates globally.

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

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan

Canada PNP Immigration results for February 2023: 5,732 candidates were invited

February 28, 2023

Canada Express Entry February 2023 Draw Results: 4,892 Candidates Invited to Apply

Canada held three Express Entry draws in February 2023 and issued  4,892  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in February were given below:

Draw No. Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#239 Feb 01, 2023 791 893
#240 Feb 02, 2023 489 3,300
#241 Feb 15, 2023 733 699

Canada Express Entry February 2023 Draw Results: 4,892 Candidates Invited to Apply

February 25, 2023

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

Canada made a record of issuing 608420 work permits in a year. Work permits were issued through International Mobility Program and Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The number of work permits issued under IMP was 472,070, while 136,350 were issued under TFWP. Most work permits under IMP were issued in the following streams:

Medical residents and fellows, and post-graduate employment applicants—36% of effective permits collectively;

  • Charitable or religious workers—29% of effective permits;
  • Other IMP participants—8%;
  • Spouses of skilled workers—5%;
  • Post-doctoral PhD fellows and award recipients—4%;
  • Intra-company transfers—2%; and
  • The International Experience Canada (IEC) program)—2%.

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

February 25, 2023

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

IRCC reported that 125,000 temporary residents became permanent in Canada in 2022. Immigrants who have study permits received Canada PR visas. Besides this, immigrants with work permits under International Mobility Program or Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Statistics Canada data reveals that temporary residents are able to join the workforce easily.

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

February 23, 2023

Manitoba PNP draw issued 583 invitations under three streams

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

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

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

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

 

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

Manitoba PNP draw issued 583 invitations under three streams

February 22, 2023

BC PNP issued 246 Skills Immigration Invitations

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

BC PNP issued 246 Skills Immigration Invitations

February 16, 2023

2nd Quebec Arrima draw of 2023 invited 1,011 candidates

Quebec held an Arrima draw on February 16, 2023, and issued 1,011 invitations. This is the second Quebec draw held in February 2023. The candidates whose job offer is outside the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and whose score is 583 were invited in this draw. The details can be found in the table below:

Date of the draw Number of invitations Score
February 16, 2023 1,011 583

2nd Quebec Arrima draw of 2023 invited 1,011 candidates

February 17, 2023

PEI PNP draw issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw was held on February 16, 2023. The number of invitations issued in this draw was 228. Candidates under the Labour and Express Entry stream received 22 invitations. The number of Business stream invitations was 6. The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations Invitation Totals over last 12 months

PEI PNP draw issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR

February 17, 2023

118,095 Indians got Canada PR in 2022. You can be in 2023. Apply now!

Canada invited 437,120 PRs in 2022 though the target was 431,645 as per the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan. The table below shows the number of invitations in each month in 2022:

Months Invitations
January 35,450
February 37,360
March 40,985
April 36,365
May 37,985
June 43,940
July 43,330
August 34,135
September 44,645
October 33,625
November 25,970
December 23,340

 

The invitations in different classes can be found in the table below:

Class Invitations
Economic 2,56,000
Family 97,165
Refugees 75,330
All other immigration 8,500

 

Here are the details of Canada PR given to the citizens of each country:

Country Invitations
India 118, 095
China 31,815
Afghanistan 23,735
Nigeria 22,085
Philippines 22,070
France 14,145
Pakistan 11,585
Iran 11,105
United States of America 10,400
Syria 8,500

 

Number of PRs welcomed by each province/territory can be found in the table below:

Province/Territory 2022 PRs
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,490
Prince Edward Island 2,665
Nova Scotia 12,650
New Brunswick 10,205
Quebec 68,685
Ontario 1,84,725
Manitoba 21,645
Saskatchewan 21,635
Alberta 49,460
British Columbia 61,215
Yukon 455
Northwest Territories 235
Nunavut 45
Province not stated 20

 

118,095 Indians got Canada PR in 2022. You can be in 2023. Apply now!

February 16, 2023

Saskatchewan PNP draw under International Skilled Workers Stream issued 421 invitations

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program draw issued invitations to 421 candidates under the International Skilled Workers Stream. The candidates were invited under three categories mentioned below:

  • Express Entry candidates with a score of 84 received 177 invitations
  • Candidates under the Occupation In-Demand and have the score of 84 received 243 invitations
  • One invitation was issued to the Ukrainian residents having a score of 65

The table below reveals the details:

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

Saskatchewan PNP draw under International Skilled Workers Stream issued 421 invitations

February 16, 2023

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

Canada has reduced the requirement of work experience for applicants to apply for Canada PR through Caregiver pilot programs. Canada introduced two caregiver pilot programs which are Home Child Care Provider (HCCP) and the Home Support Worker (HSW) pilots. Canada provided PR to 1,100 caregivers in 2022. The reduction in work experience will help more caregivers to get permanent residency. The new rule will be effective from April 30, 2023.

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

February 15, 2023

Canada Express Entry issued 699 invitations with 791 CRS score

IRCC held its 5th Express Entry draw in which invitations have been issued to 699 candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. Candidates with a score of 791 were invited in this draw under Provincial Nominee Program. This is the second Express Entry draw under PNP. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

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

Canada Express Entry issued 699 invitations with 791 CRS score

February 9, 2023

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

Quebec held its first Arrima draw in 2023 and invited 1,011 candidates to apply for permanent selection. The minimum score for this draw was 619. Candidates who either scored 619 or have a job offer outside of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal were eligible for invitations. The details can be found in the table below:

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

 

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

February 14, 2023

British Columbia PNP draw issued 237 invitations under Skills Immigration stream

British Columbia held a second PNP draw in February 2023. The number of invitations issued in this draw was 237. Candidates with a score between 55 and 83 received the invitations. These candidates are now eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa.

British Columbia PNP draw issued 237 invitations under Skills Immigration stream

February 13, 2023

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

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

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

February 10, 2023

Ontario PNP issued 771 invitations under 2 streams

Ontario held 3 draws under the Foreign Worker and Skilled Trades stream through the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program. The number of invitations issued in these draws was 771. Two draws were held under the Foreign Worker stream. In the first draw, 304 candidates were invited while one invitation was issued in another draw. In the Skilled Trades stream, the number of candidates invited was 466. The table below reveals the full details:

Date Streams Number of invitations Scores
February 10, 2023 Foreign Worker Stream 304 30 and above
February 10, 2023 Foreign Worker Stream 1 NA
February 10, 2023 Skilled Trades Stream 466 260-489

Ontario PNP issued 771 invitations under 2 streams

February 07, 2023

British Columbia PNP issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations

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

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

The table below provides the details of the draw:

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

British Columbia PNP issued 245 Skills Immigration invitations

February 07, 2023

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

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

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

Read more…

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

February 02, 2023

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

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

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

February 02, 2023

Ontario invites 1,902 candidates under HCP Stream

On February 02, 2023, Ontario PNP draw was held and invited 1,902 candidates out of which 1,127 were Tech candidates and 775 were healthcare workers. This draw was held under the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program under the new Human Capital Priorities Stream. These candidates are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination which supports their permanent residency application, if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Ontario invites 1,902 candidates under HCP Stream

February 02, 2023

First FSW draw in Express Entry history invited 3,300 candidates

IRCC held the fourth Express Entry draw of 2023. On February 02,2023; 3,300 candidates having a minimum score of 489 were invited. This draw was for the candidates who registered for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. On February 01, 2023 Express Entry invited 893 PNP candidates and on February 02, 2023 program-specific draw was held and invited 3,300 Federal Skilled Workers.

First FSW draw in Express Entry history invited 3,300 candidates

February 01, 2023

Canada PNP Immigration results for January 2023

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

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

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan

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

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

Canada PNP Immigration results for January 2023

February 01, 2023

Express Entry Round Up – January 2023

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

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

11,000 invitations issued in just one week: Express Entry Round up January 2023

January 31, 2023

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

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


5th BC PNP Draw of January 2023: Issued 284 skills immigration invitations
January 31, 2023

Ontario PNP draw issued 611 invitations under Foreign Worker Stream

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

January 27, 2023

Ontario Entrepreneur stream draw issued 10 Canada immigration invitations

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

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

Ontario Entrepreneur stream draw issued 10 Canada immigration invitations

January 26, 2023

Manitoba PNP draw issued 336 invitations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The invited candidates can apply for the Canada PR visa.

Manitoba PNP draw issued 336 invitations

January 25, 2023

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2023

Ontario issued 622 invitations under 2 streams

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

  • International Student Stream
  • Foreign Worker Stream

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

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

Ontario issued 622 invitations under 2 streams

January 24, 2023

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

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

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

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

January 21, 2023

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

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

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

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

January 19, 2023

PEI PNP draw issued 223 invitations on January 19, 2023

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

  • Business stream
  • Labour & Express Entry stream

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

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

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

This is the first PEI PNP draw in 2023.

PEI PNP draw issued 223 invitations on January 19, 2023

January 19, 2023

Alberta prioritizes family ties in new immigration program changes

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

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

Alberta prioritizes family ties in new immigration program changes

January 18, 2023

Canada announces clearance of visit visa backlogs by February 2023

IRCC Canada plans to clear backlog applications of visit visas by February 2023. To reduce the wait times for visit visas and process nearly half a million applications, IRCC has adapted 2 strategies. The first strategy is to process 195,000 applications at a stretch, and the second is to ease some of the eligibility criteria for 450,000 applicants. Canada offers an opportunity to convert a visit visa from a work permit without leaving Canada if the applicant meets eligibility criteria. Flagpoling will be re-iterated for the renewals of study or work permits or to apply for the Canada PR process.

Canada announces clearance of visit visa backlogs by February 2023

January 18, 2023

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

IRCC conducted its second draw of Express Entry in January 2023. Express Entry invited 5,500 candidates in its 2nd all-program draw on January 18, 2023. Candidates who received ITAs must apply for Canada PR. The CRS score dropped to 490 after the lowest score of November 23, 2022. Candidates are invited through FSTP, FSWP, and CEC under Express Entry. To obtain an invitation, the applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile during the draw date.

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

January 17, 2023

BC PNP Skills Immigration draw invited 192 candidates

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw held on January 17, 2023, issued 192 invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa. The draw was held under Skills Immigration streams and invitations were issued to the candidates having score between 60 and 105. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score
January 17, 2023 154 Skilled Worker 105
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 105
International Graduate 105
International Graduate – EEBC option 105
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
15 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

BC PNP Skills Immigration draw invited 192 candidates

January 17, 2023

Alberta issued 129 NOIs on December 8, 2022

Alberta held a PNP draw on December 8, 2022 and issued 129 invitations to the candidates having a score of 305. The candidates for this draw were selected from the Express Entry pool. The invited candidates have the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa. The occupations for which the draw was held are given below in the table with their NOC code:

NOC Occupations
62020 Food service supervisors
62010 Retail sales supervisors
63200 Cooks
13110 Administrative assistants
21231 Software engineers and designers
42202 Early childhood educators and assistants
12200 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
73300 Transport truck drivers
13100 Administrative officers
21222 Information systems specialists

Alberta issued 129 NOIs on December 8, 2022

January 13, 2023

Ontario Province invites 1252 candidates under the Skills Trade Stream

Ontario immigration has held first draw in 2023 under the Skilled Trades stream and issued 1,252 Notifications of Interest.

The province held this draw on January 13, 2023, and issued invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 336 and 506. To qualify, they also need to have a minimum of a Canadian Language Benchmark 5 or higher.

Ontario’s Skills Trade Stream Draw

Date NOIs Issued CRS Score Range
13-Jan-23 1,252 336 – 506

Ontario Province invites 1252 candidates under Skills Trade Stream

January 12, 2023

First Manitoba draw in 2023 issued 322 LAAs

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program draw held on January 12, 2022, issued 322 LAAs. The candidates invited through this draw are eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa. The invitations were issued under the three streams of MPNP. These streams are:

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

Besides these, candidates having the following received 20 invitations:

  • A valid Express Entry profile
  • Job seeker validation code

The minimum score for this draw lies between 713 and 734. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
January 12, 2023 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 260 invitations 734
Skilled Workers Overseas 20 invitations 713
International Education Stream 42 invitations NA

First Manitoba draw in 2023 issued 322 LAAs

January 11, 2023

First Express Entry draw in 2023 issued 5,500 invitations with CRS score of 507

Canada issued 5,500 ITAs in the first Express Entry draw of 2023. The draw was held on January 11 and candidates who scored 507 received invitations to submit Canada PR visa applications. This is the 12th All-Program Express Entry draw and the invited candidates can apply through the three programs mentioned below:

  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

This is the largest Express Entry draw and the number of invitations raised by 750 in comparison to the previous draw. CRS score increased from 491 to 507.

The draw details can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#237 All Program draw January 11, 2023 5,500 507

First Express Entry draw in 2023 issued 5,500 invitations with CRS score of 507

January 10, 2023

OINP Foreign Worker stream issued 404 invitations

Ontario PNP held a draw on January 10, 2023, and issued 404 invitations under the Foreign Worker stream. Invitations issued for skilled trades occupations were 402. The remaining 2 invitations were issued for Economic Mobility Pathways Project. Details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Stream Number of invitations Score Pathways
January 10, 2023 Foreign Worker stream 402 35 and above Targeted draw for skilled trades occupations
January 10, 2023 Foreign Worker stream 2 NA Targeted draw for Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates

The skilled trades occupations for which invitations were issued are given in the table below:

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

OINP Foreign Worker stream issued 404 invitations

January 10, 2023

British Columbia issued 150 ITAs in the BC PNP draw held on January 10, 2023

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program held a draw on January 10, 2023 and issued 150 invitations. Candidates whose score was in the range of 60 and 90 received the invitations. The immigrants are eligible to submit applications for a Canada PR visa. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score
January 10, 2023 123 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
17 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

British Columbia issued 150 ITAs in the BC PNP draw held on January 10, 2023

January 10, 2023

IEC program is accepting applications for 2023 pool. Apply now!

Canada is accepting around 90,000 applications in 2023 through the IEC program. The program has three streams under which applications can be sent. The candidates should be a citizen of any of the 36 countries that have Youth Mobility Agreements with Canada. Candidates should be in the following age group:

  • 18-29
  • 18-30
  • 18-35

The following table is the list of countries whose citizens can apply through IEC:

Country

Working Holiday

Young Professionals

International Co-op

Age Limit

Andorra

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

Australia

Up to 24 months

Up to 24 months

Up to 12 months (unless it is the applicant’s second participation since 2015, in which case, 12 months)

18-35

Austria

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 6 months (internship or work placement must be in forestry, agriculture, or tourism)

18-35

Belgium

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

Chile

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Costa Rica

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Croatia

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Czech Republic

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Denmark

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-35

Estonia

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

France*

Up to 24 months

Up to 24 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Germany

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Greece

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Hong Kong

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

Ireland

Up to 24 months

Up to 24 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Italy

Up to 12 months **

Up to 12 months **

Up to 12 months **

18-35

Japan

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

Latvia

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Lithuania

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Luxembourg

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-30

Mexico

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-29

Netherlands

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

N/A

18-30

New Zealand

Up to 23 months

N/A

N/A

18-35

Norway

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Poland

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Portugal

Up to 24 months

Up to 24 months

Up to 24 months

18-35

San Marino

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-35

Slovakia

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Slovenia

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

South Korea

Up to 12 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

Spain

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Sweden

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-30

Switzerland

N/A

Up to 18 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Taiwan

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

Ukraine

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

Up to 12 months

18-35

United Kingdom

Up to 24 months

N/A

N/A

18-30

The three streams of IEC are:

  • Working Holiday Stream
  • Young Professionals Stream
  • International Co-op Internship Stream

December 15, 2022

Quebec Arrima Draw invited 1,047 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Quebec issued invitations to 1,047 candidates in the Arrima draw held on December 15, 2022. Candidates having the score of 571 were invited in this draw. The invitees are eligible for submitting applications for permanent selection. They need to have a job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan Community. The job offer should belong to the following list of occupations:

NOC Code

Occupation

20012

Computer systems managers

21311

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

21300

Civil Engineers

21301

Mechanical Engineers

21310

Electrical and electronics engineers

21321

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

22300

Civil engineering technologists and technicians

22301

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

22302

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

21222

Computer analysts and consultants

21211

Database Analysts and Data Administrators

21231

Software Engineers and Designers

21230

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

21233

Web Designers and Developers

22310

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

22220

Computer network technicians

22221

User Support Agents

31301

Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

32101

Practical nurses

33102

Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants

41220

Secondary school teachers

41221

Elementary and preschool teachers

42202

Early childhood educators and assistants

52120

Graphic designers and illustrators

51120

Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations

52111

Graphic arts technicians

62100

Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

 

January 09, 2023

1+ Million Job Vacancies in Canada, StatCan Report

According to a report released by Statistics Canada, there are more than 1 million jobs available in the country. The unemployment rate in Canada in December 2022 was 5.0 percent. The number of jobs for the candidates in the age group of 15 and 24 is 69,000, while for 55 and above age group, it is 31,000. 

The details of the increase in job vacancies in different industries are available in the table below:

Industry

Increase by number

Percentage increase

Construction

35,000

2.3

Transportation and Warehousing

29,000

3

Information, Culture and Recreation

25,000

3.1

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

23,000

1.3

Accommodation and Food Services

13,000

1.2

Public Administration

11,000

0.9

Other Services

10,000

1.3

The number of Job vacancies in different provinces can be found in the table below:

Provinces

Increase by number

Percentage increase

Unemployment rate

Ontario

42,000

0.5

5.3

Alberta

25,000

1

5.98

British Columbia

17,000

0.6

4.2

Manitoba

7,000

1

4.4

Saskatchewan

4,200

0.7

4.1

Newfoundland and Labrador

NA

2.9

10.1

January 05, 2023

Saskatchewan invited 50 immigrants under Entrepreneur stream

Saskatchewan held a SINP Entrepreneur stream draw on January 5, 2023, and issued 50 invitations to the candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. The score for this draw was in the range of 80 and 130. Candidates who scored 85 and above were received invitations in this draw. Candidates having the score of 80 along with language proficiency of CLB 6 also received invitations. The table below provides all the details of the draw:

Date

Low

Average

High

Total selections

January 5, 2023

80

95

130

50

January 05, 2023

IRCC announced $6 million funding for Newcomer Women Pilot Program

IRCC will provide a fund of around $6 million to support 10 projects under the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot Program. This program was launched by the name of Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program in 2018. The program was introduced to help newcomer women to get employment in Canada.

When the program was started, women used to work in grocery and retail stores. Now they will also be able to get a job in the accommodation, food, and hospitality sectors.

These women are also being helped by various independent organizations to develop language and other skills which will help them to get an employment in Canada.

IRCC has also created a Gender-Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy project so that violence against newcomer women can be ended. The project was launched between the anti-violence and the settlement sectors. This project will help the workers in the settlement sector to deal with the gender-based violence situation.

January 04, 2023

BC PNP draw issued 211 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia held a draw on January 4, 2023, and issued 211 invitations to the candidates to submit applications for a Canada PR visa. The minimum score for this draw was in the range of 60 and 105. The draw was held under the Skills Immigration stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Number of Invitations

Stream

Minimum Score

January 4, 2023

163

Skilled Worker

105

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

105

International Graduate

105

International Graduate – EEBC option

105

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

82

28

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

20

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

January 04, 2023

Canada creates an all-time record, admits 431,645 permanent residents in 2022

Canada welcomed 431645 permanent residents in 2022 and created a new record. IRCC processed nearly 5.2 million applications for:

  • permanent residence
  • temporary residence
  • citizenship

Canada will also invite more permanent residents as per the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. The table below reveals the details of the plan:

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

January 04, 2023

What is the difference between Canada’s TFWP(Temporary Foreign Worker Program) and IMP (International Mobility Program)?

Canada has more than 100 programs which immigrants can use to migrate to the country. Most of these programs can be categorized in TFWP(Temporary Foreign Worker Program) and IMP (International Mobility Program). Eligibility requirements for both programs are different. LMIA is required for TFWP but not for IMP. Work permits under TFWP are employer-specific only but for IMP, they are either open or employer-specific.

January 03, 2023

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

IRCC allowed Payroll Administrators to migrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program of Express Entry system. The organization has added 16 jobs listed in the table below for FSW program of Express Entry:

NOC Code

Occupations

NOC 13102

Payroll administrators

NOC 33100

Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

NOC 33102

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 33103

Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

NOC 43100

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

NOC 43200

Sheriffs and bailiffs

NOC 43201

Correctional service officers

NOC 43202

By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers

NOC 63211

Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

NOC 73200

Residential and commercial installers and servicers

NOC 73202

Pest controllers and fumigators

NOC 73209

Other repairers and servicers

NOC 73300

Transport truck drivers

NOC 73301

Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators

NOC 73400

Heavy equipment operators

NOC 93200

Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Total number of jobs in the eligible list is 359. Payroll Administrators have to perform duties listed below:

  • Cutting the paycheques
  • Payroll information collection, verification, and maintenance
  • Employee benefits management

January 03, 2023

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

Housing Minister stated that Canada needs more skilled workers to live, work, and settle in the country. According to the Statistics Canada, 959,600 job vacancies are available. The construction sector has 38,905 vacancies. Canada has plans to invite more immigrants as per the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. The table below reveals the details of the plan:

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 31, 2022

A glimpse of Canada PNP draws in 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, 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

Have a look at the Canada Express Entry 2022 Round-up

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. 

Express Entry 2022 Round-Up

Date of Draw

Draw No.

No. of Candidates invited

CRS Score

Article Title

November 23, 2022

236

4,750

491

11th All program Express Entry Draw invited 4,750 candidates

November 9, 2022

235

4,750

494

235th Express Entry Draw issued 4,750 ITAs with a CRS score of 494 

October 26, 2022

234

4,750

496

Express Entry draw issued 4,750 ITAs with CRS score of 496 

October 12, 2022

233

4,250

500

Biggest Express Entry draw till date issued 4,250 invitations 

September 28, 2022

232

3,750

504

232nd Express Entry draw issued 3,750 invitations 

September 14, 2022

231

3,250

510

 Biggest Express Entry draw of 2022 invited 3,250 candidates

August 31, 2022

230

2,750

516

230th Express Entry draw invites 2,750 candidates to apply for Canada PR 

August 17, 2022

229

2,250

525

New All-Program Express Entry draw issues 2,250 ITAs 

August 3, 2022

228

2,000

533

Third all-program Express Entry draw issued 2,000 ITAs 

July 20, 2022

227

1,750

542

 Canada increases ITAs to 1,750, CRS drops to 542 – Express Entry Draw

July 6, 2022

226

1,500

557

Canada issues 1,500 ITAs in the first All-Program Express Entry Draw 

June 22, 2022

225

636

752

 Express Entry 225th draw invited 636 PNP Candidates

June 8, 2022

224

932

796

Largest Express Entry draw invites 932 candidates 

May 25, 2022

223

589

741

 Express Entry draw invites 589 candidates through PNP

May 11, 2022

222

545

753

Canada issued 545 invitations through Express Entry 

April 27, 2022

221

829

772

Canada invites 829 PNP candidates through Express Entry 

April 13, 2022

220

787

782

 Express Entry Draw: Invited 787 PNP candidates

March 30, 2022

219

919

785

 3rd Express Entry Draw in March Invited 919 PNP candidates

March 16, 2022

218

924

754

 Canada invites 924 candidates in 6th PNP draw – Express Entry

March 2, 2022

217

1,047

761

 Express Entry: Canada invites 1,047

February 16, 2022

216

1,082

710

 Express Entry: Canada invites 1082 candidates

February 2, 2022

215

1,070

674

Canada Express Entry: 1,070 Provincial Nominees Invited in Third Draw of 2022 

January 19, 2022

214

1,036

745

Canada Express Entry: 1,036 Provincial Nominees Invited in Latest Draw 

January 5, 2022

213

392

808

 Canada Express Entry: First Draw of 2022 Invites 392 to Apply


December 31, 2022

December 2022, Canada PNP round up

Different provinces of Canada hold PNP draws every month and issue invitations to apply for Canada PR. In December 2022, invitations were issued to 5,584 candidates through 14 draws. The provinces that held the draws are listed below:

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan

The details of all these draws can be found in the table below:

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

Canada PNP Immigration results for December 2022

December 30, 2022

Manitoba issued 280 invitations under 3 MPNP streams

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program issued invitations to 280 candidates to submit Canada PR applications. The invitations were issued under the three streams of MPNP mentioned below:

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

The minimum score for this draw was in the range of 711 and 750. The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Type of Invitation

Number of invites

EOI score

December 30, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

202 invitations

750

Skilled Workers Overseas

40 invitations

711

International Education Stream

38 invitations

NA

Manitoba issued 280 invitations under 3 MPNP streams

December 23, 2022

OINP draw under the Masters Graduate stream issued 725 invitations

Ontario Provincial Nominee Program invited issued 725 invitations under the Masters Graduate stream. The minimum score for this draw was 46 and above. The candidates who are invited in this draw have to apply for Canada PR within 14 days. Ontario invited 3,890 candidates under the Masters Graduate stream, and the details can be found in the table below:

Date issued

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

December 21, 2022

725

November 22, 2022 – December 21, 2022

46 and above

October 25, 2022

535

October 25, 2021-October 25, 2022

35 and above

September 20, 2022

823

September 20, 2021 – September 20, 2022

33 and above

August 30, 2022

680

August 30, 2021 – August 30, 2022

37 and above

June 1, 2022

491

June 1, 2021 – June 1, 2022

38 and above

March 30, 2022

398

April 28, 2021 – March 30, 2022

39 and above

March 1, 2022

238

April 28, 2021 – March 1, 2022

41 and above

OINP draw under the Masters Graduate stream issued 725 invitations

December 21, 2022

Canada increases average hourly wages to 7.5% to meet the workforce demand

Canada has nearly 1 million job vacancies, and to fill them, employers have increased the average hourly wage by 7.5 percent in Q3 of 2022. Healthcare and social assistance sectors have the highest number of jobs which went up to 150,100. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have the highest number of job vacancies in different sectors.

Salary increase in different occupations can be found in the table below:

In-Demand Occupation

Wages increase in percentage

Hourly wage increase in CAD

Middle management in transportation, trades, utilities, and positions

+10.8

41.4

Assisting occupations that support healthcare services

+10.7

22.45

Processing and manufacturing machine operators

+10.2

20.02

The number of job vacancies available in different sectors can be found in the table below:

Sectors

Number of job vacancies

Healthcare and social assistance sector

150,100

Accommodation and food services

140,000

Construction

81,000

Professional scientific and technical services

63,100

The increase in the number of job vacancies in different provinces is detailed in the table below:

Provinces

Number of job vacancies

British Columbia

155,400

Manitoba

32,400

Ontario

364,000

Quebec

232,400

Saskatchewan

24,300

Alberta

103,380

New Brunswick

16,430

Newfoundland and Labrador

8,185

Northwest Territories

1,820

Nova Scotia

22,960

Nunavut

405

Prince Edward Island

4,090

Yukon

1,720

Canada increases average hourly wages to 7.5% to meet the workforce demand

December 21, 2022

Saskatchewan PNP issued 468 invitations under the International Skilled Workers Stream

Saskatchewan issued 468 invitations in the SINP draw held on December 20, 2022. The draw was held under the International Skilled Workers stream of the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The number of invitations under the two categories of the International Skilled Workers stream is mentioned below:

  • Candidates under the Express Entry category received 153 invitations
  • In the Occupations In-Demand category, 315 invitations were issued
  • The minimum CRS score for both categories was 82.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

December 21, 2022

Express Entry

80

153

Invited candidates had ECA credentials. Not all occupations were selected for this draw.

Occupations In-Demand

315

Invited candidates had ECA credentials. Not all occupations were selected for this draw.

Saskatchewan PNP issued 468 invitations under the International Skilled Workers Stream

December 21, 2022

Canada breaks all records, processes nearly 5 million applications in 2022

Canada has broken all records and processed around 5 million applications in 2022. The largest number of applications was processed for the temporary residence category. The details of number of applications processed for other categories can be found in the table below:

Categories

Number

Work permits

700,000

Study permits

670,000

New citizens

251,000 between April and November 2022

IRCC also implemented digitization of applications so that application processing can be improved. The organization will also recruit 1,250 new staff for streamlining of applications.

First time ever! IRCC acts on about 5 million Canada visa applications in 2022

December 20, 2022

Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) issued letter of interest on December 20, 2022

Candidates are allowed to participate in the Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Immigration pilot if they have received a letter of interest on December 20, 2022. Candidates can apply through the following if they have a job offer from Nova Scotia employers:

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program Skilled Worker stream
  • Atlantic Immigration Program

Applicants need to meet the following eligibility criteria of any of the programs:

  • Have a valid job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia
  • Valid passport
  • Canada high school diploma (for AIP) and Canada secondary school graduation (for NSNP)
  • Language proficiency of CLB 5
  • Intention to settle in Nova scotia
  • Reference letter in which 1-year experience in Early Childhood Development is mentioned

Nova Scotia Early Childhood Educator (ECE) issued letter of interest on December 20, 2022

December 20, 2022

BC PNP draw issued 173 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 173 candidates under the Skills Immigration stream. The minimum score for this draw lies between 60 and 90. Candidates have been invited under the following categories:

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

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

Date

Number of Invitations

Stream

Minimum Score

December 20, 2022

153

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

90

15

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

BC PNP draw issued 173 Skills Immigration invitations

December 08, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw held on December 8, 2022, issued 517 invitations

Quebec invited 517 invitations under the Regular Skilled Worker Program of the Arrima draw. The minimum score for this draw was 591. Candidates invited through this draw are eligible to apply for permanent selection. Candidates who have a validated job offer outside the Montreal Metropolitan Community were invited in this draw.

Quebec Arrima draw held on December 8, 2022, issued 517 invitations

December 20, 2022

Higher immigrant retention rates observed in Atlantic Canada, StatCan reports

Statistics Canada reported that Atlantic Canada is successful in retaining immigrants through AIP. Atlantic Immigration Program is more successful for retention than Provincial Nominee Program. Nova Scotia showed the highest retention rate followed by New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Atlantic Immigration Program was launched as a pilot program in 2017. The program was launched so that communities, employers, governments, and settlement agencies should work together to help newcomers in settling in the country.

The details of retention for each province can be found in the table below:

Atlantic Province

Percent of adults over 85 years

Newfoundland and Labrador

8.6

Prince Edward Island

8.1

Nova Scotia

8.7

New Brunswick

8.8

Higher immigrant retention rates observed in Atlantic Canada, StatCan reports

December 19, 2022

OINP draw issued 936 invitations under Human Capital Priorities stream

Ontario issued 936 Notifications of Interest through OINP Human Capital Priorities draw held on December 19, 2022. The minimum score for this draw ranged between 484 and 490. The candidates invited through this draw are eligible to send applications for a Canada PR visa. In 2022, the total number of invitations through OINP draws under the HCP stream is 4012.  The OINP draw details under the HCP stream in 2022 can be found in the table below:

Date NOIs issued

Number of NOIs issued

CRS score range

December 19, 2022

936

484-490

September 28, 2022

1,179

496 and above

February 22, 2022

773

455-600

February 8, 2022

622

463-467

January 12, 2022

502

464-467

OINP draw issued 936 invitations under Human Capital Priorities stream

December 19, 2022

Last date to apply for PGP is 24th Dec 2022

Candidates who want to apply for Parents and Grandparents visas need to know that the last date for application submission is December 24, 2022. There are only two steps to apply for PGP. Canada has also planned to invite more parents and grandparents in the coming three years. According to the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan, the number of PGP candidates to be invited in three years can be found in the table below:

Year

Number of invitations

2023

28,500

2024

34,000

2025

36,000

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

Manitoba draw issued 249 LAAs under three streams of MPNP

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

PEI PNP invited 134 candidates on December 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

SINP issued 635 ITAs under International Skilled Workers stream

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

Quebec plans to invite 100,000 newcomers every year

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

23 targets Healthcare, Tech professionals. Apply for Canada PR now!

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

BC PNP issued 227 invitations under Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur streams

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

Ontario issued 160 invitations under French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

December 13, 2022

5 Indo-Canadians inducted as Canadian Ministers in British Columbia

David Eby, the British Columbia Province Premier has reshuffled the cabinet and included five Indo-Canadian ministers. The table below reveals the details:

Name

Designation

Niki Sharma

 Attorney General

Rachna Singh

Minister of Education and Child Care

Ravi Kahlon

Minister for Housing and Government House Leader

Jagrup Brar

Minister of State for Trade

Harry Bains

Labour Minister.

According to a press release, the new cabinet will have:

  • 23 ministers
  • 4 ministers of state
  • 14 parliamentary secretaries

The new cabinet will have the following responsibilities

  • Help the citizens with the cost of living
  • Strengthening the healthcare system
  • Deal with the housing crisis
  • Making communities safer

5 Indo-Canadians inducted as Canadian Ministers in British Columbia

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

Nova Scotia sets a new record in 2022, StatCan reports

December 08, 2022

Highly qualified skilled immigrants made Canada as top G7 country

Canada became the most educated country in the list of G7. The countries included in G7 are:

  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The UK
  • The US

Canada has a larger share of students in comparison to the other G7 countries. There is a rise in the number of immigrants having a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The number of young adults who are completing their degrees is also increasing.

Canada has a record-low unemployment rate and a high number of job vacancies. An increased number of students will ensure that Canada has trained workers that can fill the vacancies left after the retirement.

Highly qualified skilled immigrants made Canada as top G7 country

December 06, 2022

BC PNP Draw issued 193 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia held its PNP draw on December 6, 2022, and issued ITAs to 193 candidates. The candidates who received the invitations are qualified for submitting applications for a Canada PR visa. The score for this British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw lies between 60 and 95. The candidates have been invited under the categories listed below: 

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

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

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score
December 6, 2022 144 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95
32 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
12 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

BC PNP Draw issued 193 Skills Immigration invitations

December 05, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw issued 305 LAA’s

Manitoba held a draw on December 01, 2022, and issued 305 LAAs under three streams of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Number of invitations and scores for each stream are as follows:

  • Manitoba Skilled Workers having a score of 775 received 206 invitations
  • Skilled Workers Overseas received 56 invitations. Candidates having a score of 673 were invited under this stream
  • 43 invitations were received by the candidates under the International Education Stream
  • Letters of Advice to Apply were also issued to 31 candidates having Job Seeker validation code and a valid Express Entry profile number

The table below reveals the details of the draw in detail:

Date

Type of Invitation

Number of invites

EOI score

December 1, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

206 invitations

775

Skilled Workers Overseas

43 invitations

673

International Education Stream

56 invitations

NA

Manitoba PNP draw issued 305 LAA’s

December 05, 2022

IRCC introduces Indo-Pacific Strategy to increase Canada Immigration

IRCC announced Indo Pacific strategy to maximize Canadian immigration on November 27, 2022. International students in Canada make up 65% of the student population. Out of seven, four countries are the top sources of immigrants from the Indo-pacific region.

IRCC introduces Indo-Pacific Strategy to increase Canada Immigration

December 04, 2022

‘Jobs in Canada up by 10,000 in Nov 2022’, StatCan Reports

Canada increased jobs by 10,000 in the workforce marker in November 2022. Employment increased among core working-aged women (25-54). The unemployment rate is dropped to 5.01% in Canada. Employment raised among core-aged working women to 84.7% in November 2022. The employment rate is maximized in provinces Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

‘Jobs in Canada up by 10,000 in Nov 2022’, StatCan Reports

December 01, 2022

PEI PNP draw invited 69 candidates under Labour & Express Entry stream

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw was held on December 1, 2022. Invitations were issued under the Labour & Express Entry stream to 69 candidates. Though PEI holds one draw each month but from November 2022, it is holding two draws to deal with the challenge of manpower shortage. In 2022, PEI issued 1,721 invitations, and the details 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

Jan 20, 2022

11

72

121

132

Feb 17, 2022

6

67

117

123

Mar 17, 2022

11

62

130

141

Apr 21, 2022

11

67

130

141

May 20, 2022

16

62

137

153

Jun 16, 2022

9

65

127

136

Jul 21, 2022

27

60

138

165

Aug 18, 2022

4

97

117

121

Sep 15, 2022

5

85

142

147

Oct 20, 2022

10

72

194

204

Nov 3, 2022

39

39

Nov 17, 2022

8

62

142

150

December 1, 2022

69

69

PEI PNP draw invited 69 candidates under Labour & Express Entry stream

December 01, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw issued 513 invitations on December 1, 2022

Quebec invited 513 immigrants through the Arrima draw held on December 1, 2022. The invitations were issued to the candidates having the score of 589. The applications of those candidates were accepted whose job applications are listed in the NOC 2021. The details are given in the table below:

TEER Code

Occupations

20012

Computer systems managers

21311

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

21300

Civil Engineers

21301

Mechanical Engineers

21310

Electrical and electronics engineers

21321

Industrial and manufacturing engineers

22300

Civil engineering technologists and technicians

22301

Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

22302

Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

21222

Computer analysts and consultants

21223

Database Analysts and Data Administrators

21231

Software Engineers and Designers

21230

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

21233

Web Designers and Developers

22310

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

22220

Computer network technicians

22221

User Support Agents

31301

Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

32101

Practical nurses

44101

Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants

41220

Secondary school teachers

41221

Elementary and preschool teachers

42202

Early childhood educators and assistants

52120

Graphic designers and illustrators

62100

Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

Quebec Arrima draw invited 513 candidates on December 01, 2022

November 30, 2022

Quebec Arrima Draw invited 998 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Quebec Arrima conducts a new draw on November 24, 2022, and has invited 998 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence. The CRS score for this latest Quebec draw is 603 or above.  The selected candidates are considered eligible based on the workforce requirements in Quebec, human capital factors, and spousal factors.

Quebec Arrima draw invited 998 candidates on November 24, 2022

November 30, 2022

Toronto, BC, & McGill got placed in top 100 world’s best universities

Three Canadian universities make up the top 100 world’s best university rankings. They are:

  • The University of British Columbia,
  • McGill University            
  • University of Toronto

Around 350,000 international student study in Canadian universities. 15 more Canadian universities made up of 2,000 world’s best universities. Some Canadian universities allow international students to work while studying on Campus.

Toronto, BC, & McGill got placed in top 100 world’s best universities

November 30, 2022

Canada PNP round-up – November 2022

A glimpse of Canada PNP draws results!

In November 2022,  five provinces in Canada held 9 PNP draws and invited 1,307 candidates.  The details of all the PNP draws in November 2022, are given below:

Date Draw No. of candidates
November 07, 2022

British Columbia

13
November 28, 2022 336
November 18, 2022 Manitoba 518
November 03, 2022

PEI

39
November 17, 2022 149
November 03, 2022

Saskatchewan

55
November 08, 2022 35
November 01, 2022

Nova Scotia

12
November 07, 2022 150
Total 1,307

Canada PNP Immigration results for November 2022

November 30, 2022

Canada Express Entry Roundup – November 2022 

Summary of November 2022 Canada Express Entry draws results!

IRCC held two Express Entry draws in November 2022 and issued  9,500  Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The details of the Express Entry draws held in November were given below:

Draw No. Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#236 November 23, 2022 491 4,750
#235 November 09, 2022 494 4,750


Canada Express Entry Draw Results, November 2022

November 30, 2022

4 ways to work in Canada without LMIA

Canada provides 4 different ways to obtain a work permit so that to work temporarily in Canada without getting LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment). The International Mobility Program (IMP) allows foreign nationals to work temporarily with the following 4 streams:

  • Competitiveness & public policy stream
  • Significant benefit stream
  • Reciprocal employment stream
  • Charitable & religious workers stream

4 ways to work in Canada without LMIA

November 28, 2022

BC PNP issued 336 invitations on November 28, 2022

British Columbia held a draw on November 28, 2022 under Skills Immigration Stream in which invitations were issued to 336 candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. After NOC changes have been done, British Columbia conducted its first draw under this stream. The minimum score for this draw was between 60 and 105. The categories under which the invitations were issued are as follows:

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

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

Date

Number of Invitations

Stream

Minimum Score

November 28, 2022

253

Skilled Worker

105

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

24

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

BC PNP issued 336 invitations on November 28, 2022

November 28, 2022

No LMIA required for Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit

Canada introduced a new Significant Benefit Work Permit and no LMIA is required while applying for this visa. The visa will be issued to those candidates who will be beneficial for Canada economically, socially, and culturally. This special work permit is a part of the International Mobility Program. Candidates have to fulfill the Special Benefit Consideration to become eligible to apply for the visa. The application process for the visa is similar to the other work permits.

No LMIA required for Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit

November 26, 2022

400,000 new jobs in Ontario & Saskatchewan, Canada! Apply right now!

The number of job vacancies in September rose to 994,800. The number of new jobs added in Ontario and Saskatchewan was 400,000. One of the essential factors for the rise in the number of job vacancies is seasonal factors. The table below reveals the number of job vacancies available in Canada in different sectors in September 2022:

Sector

Number of job vacancies in September 2022

Healthcare and Social Assistance

159,500

Accommodation and Food Services

152,400

Retail Trade

117,300

Professional Scientific and Technical Services

61,900

Manufacturing

76,000

400,000 new jobs in Ontario & Saskatchewan, Canada! Apply right now!

November 23, 2022

11th All program Express Entry Draw invited 4,750 candidates

IRCC held another All Program Express Entry draw on November 23, 2022, and issued 4,750 invitations. The minimum score for this draw was 491. The number of invitations remained the same but CRS score was reduced by 3 points in comparison to the previous draw. This is the 11th All Program Express Entry draw and the first one after the introduction to NOC 2021. Candidates can submit applications through the following streams:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program

11th All program Express Entry Draw invited 4,750 candidates

November 24, 2022

Canada sets to welcome 471,000 new PRs by the end of 2022

The number of invitations surged in September 2022 as Canada welcomed 44,495 new permanent residents. From January till September, Canada welcomed 353,840 permanent residents. The total number of PRs welcomed in July, August, and September can be found in the table below:

Month

Number of invitations

July

43,250

August

34.050

September

44,495

Sean Fraser introduced the new 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan to invite around 1.5 million candidates in the next three years. The number of d invitations in each class and year can be found in the table below:

Immigration Class

2023

2024

2025

Economic

2,66,210

2,81,135

3,01,250

Family

1,06,500

114000

1,18,000

Refugee

76,305

76,115

72,750

Humanitarian

15,985

13,750

8000

Total

4,65,000

4,85,000

5,00,000

November 23, 2022

Ontario updated EOI scoring system as per new NOC codes. Check your score now!

Ontario immigration has updated its EOI scoring system to comply with the NOC 2021. Candidates can submit EOI and apply through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to study or work in Canada. OINP statement has revealed that candidates who submitted their EOI profiles before November 16, 2022, have to make their profiles again according to the NOC 2021. There are five streams under which candidates can submit applications. These streams are:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills
  • Masters Graduate
  • PhD Graduate

Scores will be provided according to the factors listed below:

  • Education
  • Language proficiency
  • Work experience
  • Age

Ontario updated EOI scoring system as per new NOC codes. Check your score now!

November 21, 2022

Nova Scotia released new immigration plan for French speakers

Nova Scotia introduced its immigration action plan to make a strategy for the growing population of French speakers in the province. The aim of the action plan is as follows:

  • Increasing the engagement community and partner
  • Attraction and promotion of the newcomers
  • Growth programs related to population
  • Including and retraining the newcomers through settlement services

The plan has also been made for creating awareness regarding immigration streams for French speakers through the following programs:

  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Program

Nova Scotia released new immigration plan for French speakers

November 21, 2022

What is IRCC’s strategic plan for Indians to migrate to Canada?

IRCC has released a strategic plan for the Americas and Asia. IRCC wants to collaborate with the countries of both regions to increase immigration to Canada. The plan has also been made to promote various Canada immigration pathways. Most people from Asia come to Canada as permanent residents. IRCC is planning to take several measures to increase immigration by collaborating with partner governments. The partner countries include the following:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines

The partner countries in the Americas include the following

  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Haiti
  • Mexico

What is IRCC’s strategic plan for Indians to migrate to Canada?

November 19, 2022

The BC-PNP or British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has modified its points system to award points to the applicants. The point system of the BC-PNP is similar to the points system used in the programs under Express Entry-managed programs. It is used to evaluate the eligibility of the applicants for immigration through Canada PR or permanent residency.

BC-PNP modified point allocations for applicants. What is your next move?

November 19, 2022

Canada ranked 22nd among the world’s best countries for retirees

Canada achieved another recognition on the world level by being 22nd on the list of the world’s best countries to live a retired life. This Canada world ranking has increased the country’s appeal on the world stage. Canada has so much that makes the country so ideal for elderly people to live a retired life.

Canada world ranking is among the top 25 best countries for retirees

November 18, 2022

PEI-PNP draw invited 188 candidates

PEI-PNP invites 188 ITAs to the candidates in November 2022 through Express Entry and Entrepreneur streams. Prince Edward Island issued 39 invitations under Labor & Express Entry stream through PNP on November 3, 2022. PEI sent 141 ITAs under the Express Entry stream & 8 ITAs under the Entrepreneur stream on November 17, 2022, through PNP.
The score considered for Business Entrepreneur invitations is 62 or above under PEI PNP. The applicants who received ITAs can apply for Canada PR in 60 days.

PEI-PNP draw invited 188 candidates

November 18, 2022

Manitoba PNP issued 518 invitations to apply for Canada PR

Manitoba invited 518 candidates in a draw held on November 18, 2022, under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. There are three streams under which invitations were issued and these streams are:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  • International Education Stream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas
Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score

November 18, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba 177 invitations 797
Skilled Workers Overseas 143 invitations 686
International Education Stream 198 invitations NA

Manitoba PNP issued 518 invitations to apply for Canada PR

November 18, 2022

How to update your Canada Express Entry Profile as per new TEER/NOC Code?

The transitioning of NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 has been done on November 16, 2022. This move will affect more than 100 immigration programs including Express Entry. The table below shows the changes made from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021:

NOC 2016

NOC 2021

Skill Type 0

TEER 0

Skill Level A

TEER 1

Skill Level B

TEER 2

Skill Level B

TEER 3

Skill Level C

TEER 4

Skill Level D

TEER 5

IRCC also added 16 new occupations while three occupations were made ineligible. Candidates who have not yet applied have to make their profile according to the new NOC code. Candidates who have not yet received ITAs have to update their profile. Candidates who have received ITAs have to apply for Canada PR through the new NOC code.

How to update your Canada Express Entry Profile as per new TEER/NOC Code?

November 17, 2022

Toronto ranks #1 among the top 25 best cities in the world

Toronto ranked number one in the top 25 best cities because of the availability of top-tier businesses and education. Other cities that were ranked in the top 100 cities are Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal. Many universities have received good ranks which can be found in the table below:

Universities

Ranks

University of Toronto

9

University of British Columbia

18

McGill University

27

Université de Montréal

57

The cities have been ranked differently according to education, culture, job opportunities, etc.

Toronto ranks #1 among the top 25 best cities in the world

November 17, 2022

4 out of 5 people became Canadian citizens through the naturalization process

According to the report of Statistics Canada from Census 2021, 91.2 percent of the population in the country are citizens whether by birth or by the naturalization process. The report reveals that four out of five permanent residents have got the permanent resident status. Countries from where most immigrants arriving in Canada are:

  • India
  • China
  • France

The age of Canadian citizens is increasing and they will retire within a few years. So Canada needs more immigrants to fill the vacant places and reduce the challenge of shortage of workers.

4 out of 5 people became Canadian citizens through naturalization process

November 17, 2022

Justin Trudeau, announced ‘Unlimited number of flights between Canada and India’

Justin Trudeau announced to have unlimited flights between India and Canada. In the business event, Trudeau announced that the movement of goods and people between both countries will help in increasing trade and investment.

He said that Canada is making a trade pathway to Southeast Asia to expand new markets The Canadian prime minister told that global commerce and businesses need reliability and predictability according to international rules.

The announcement for the unlimited flights between India and Canada was discussed during the second consular dialogue held in New Delhi.

Justin Trudeau, announced ‘Unlimited number of flights between Canada and India’

November 16, 2022

Ontario launched a new OINP Entrepreneur Pilot Program

A new Entrepreneur Pilot Program under OINP has been launched by Ontario to invite 100 newcomers. The duration of the program will be two years and Toronto Business Development Centre will administer it. Here are the eligibility criteria for the program:

  • Net worth of $400,000
  • Investment of $200,000
  • Business ownership of 33 percent

The Ontario government has hope that the program will be able to create many jobs in the sectors listed below:

  • Tourism
  • Life sciences
  • Information Technology

Ontario launched a new OINP Entrepreneur Pilot Program

November 15, 2022

New NOC TEER codes released for FSTP and FSWP, 2022-23

Candidates who want to apply under the FSWP and FSTP have to use the new NOC codes from November 16, 2022. FSW has 347 occupations and candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria. After that, they have to submit the Expressions of Interest profile to the pool of Express Entry.  Applicants can apply for Canada PR within 60 days of receiving ITAs. There are 347 jobs in FSWP for which applications can be sent. 

Here is the Skill type Level and TEER Category. Earlier, NOC 2016 has 5 skill types such as 0, A, B, C, D; while in TEER NOC 21 system it has six categories, mentioned below: 

Skill type or level TEER category
Skill type 0 TEER 0
Skill level A TEER 1
Skill level B TEER 2 and TEER 3
Skill level C TEER 4
Skill level D TEER 5

New NOC TEER codes released for FSTP and FSWP, 2022-23

November 07, 2022

Nova Scotia invited 150 French-speaking individuals in the new PNP draw

Nova Scotia issued 150 invitations to French-speaking candidates to submit applications for Canada PR. The draw was held on November 7, 2022, under the Express Entry linked-Labour Market Priorities stream of the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. No score has been allotted for the draw. French is the first and English is the second official language. Candidates need to have a CLB score of 10 for French and a CLB score of 7 for the English language. The draw has been held for the following jobs:

NOC Code

Jobs

NOC 3012

Registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 1123

Advertising, marketing and public relations

NOC 1111

Financial auditors and accountants

NOC 4214

Early childhood educators and assistants

NOC 4212

Social and community service workers

NOC 2174

Programmers and interactive media developers

NOC 1114

Other Financial Officers

Nova Scotia invited 150 French-speaking individuals in the new PNP draw

November 09, 2022

IRCC issued 4,750 ITAs through Express Entry with a CRS score of 494

IRCC conducted the #235 Express Entry in which ITAs were issued to 4,750 candidates to submit an application for a Canada PR visa within 60 days. Candidates whose lowest CRS score for this draw was 494 received invitations. The CRS score was 2 points less than the previous Express Entry draw and there was no change in the number of invitations. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#235

All Program draw

November 9, 2022

4,750

494

IRCC issued 4,750 ITAs through Express Entry with a CRS score of 494

November 08, 2022

British Columbia issued 13 invitations under BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

British Columbia invited 13 candidates through the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The draw was held on November 8, 2022. There are two categories of Entrepreneur Immigration stream mentioned below under which invitations were issued:

  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Base

Candidates under Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot received 5 invitations. The score for this category was 114. The number of invitations under Entrepreneur Immigration – Base was 8 and the minimum score was 120. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Stream

Score

Number of Invitations

November 8, 2022

Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot

114

5

Entrepreneur Immigration – Base

120

8

British Columbia issued 13 invitations under BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Stream

November 08, 2022

SINP International Skilled Workers stream invites 35 candidates

Saskatchewan invited 35 candidates under the International Skilled Workers stream of the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. There are three categories under which invitations were issued. These categories are

  • Express Entry
  • Occupations in-Demand
  • Ukraine Residents

The number of invitations under the Express Entry category was 10 and for Occupations in-Demand, it was 21. The minimum score for both categories was 69. The number of invitations for the third category was 4 and the minimum score was 64. The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

November 8, 2022

Express Entry

69

10

Invited candidates had ECA credentials.

Allthe occupations have not been selected for this draw.

Occupations In-Demand

21

Invited candidates had ECA credentials.

 

All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

 

64

4

Invitations issued to Ukrainian residents due to the current conflict

SINP International Skilled Workers stream invites 35 candidates

November 07, 2022

New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot announced to address shortage of workers

Canada Federal Government and New Brunswick will jointly launch a pilot project named as New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot. The five-year program will provide economic immigration along with skills and language training. The program will also help in retaining newcomers through meaningful work. Six employers have been selected to work with NBCWP and they include:

  • Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
  • Groupe Savoie Inc.
  • Groupe Westco
  • Imperial Manufacturing
  • D. Irving Ltd
  • McCain Foods

The program will be regularly monitored to deliver desired results for New Brunswick.

New Brunswick Critical Worker Pilot announced to address shortage of workers

November 07, 2022

Canada adds 108,000 jobs in October, StatCan Reports

According to Statistics Canada, 108,000 more jobs were added in Canada in October 2022. The sectors in which the number of jobs increased are as follows:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Accommodation and food services

The unemployment rate in the country was 5.2 percent and the number of jobs was increased in the private sector. Mostly candidates having the age of 15 years and above were mostly benefitted through increase in the number of jobs. There are six provinces in which the number of jobs increased. The table below shows the number of job increase in each province:

Province

Number of jobs increase

Ontario

43,000

Quebec

28,000

Newfoundland and Labrador

3,300

Prince Edward Island

4,300

Saskatchewan

6,100

Manitoba

4,600

Canada adds 108,000 jobs in October, StatCan Reports

November 04, 2022

Canada to start targeted draws for skilled immigrants next year

Canada announced to invite doctors, nurses, and other skilled immigrants to work, live and settle in the country. The invitations will be issued through target draws from the beginning of 2023. Canada will issue invitations for those provinces where foreign credentials validation is easy. Candidates can come to these provinces to start their practice comfortably. The invitees are ranked on the basis of CRS scores which they can get through different factors. After getting ITAs, individuals can submit applications for a Canada PR.

Canada has more than a million jobs available and due to shortage of workers, the country is planning to invite more immigrants in the next three years according to the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan.

Canada to start targeted draws for skilled immigrants next year

November 3, 2022

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream issues 55 invitations

Saskatchewan issued 55 invitations under the Entrepreneur stream through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. Candidates having a score in the range of 85 and 120 received the invitations. Saskatchewan held this draw on November 3, 2022, and issued invitations to 55 candidates to submit applications for a Canada PR visa. Details of the draw are available in the table below:

Date

Low

Average

High

Total selections

November 03, 2022

85

100

120

55

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur stream issues 55 invitations

November 1, 2022

Nova Scotia issued 12 invitations through Entrepreneur draw

Nova Scotia invited 12 candidates through the Entrepreneur draw under the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations were issued on November 1, 2022, under two different streams of NSPNP which are as follows:

  • Entrepreneur stream
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur stream

The number of candidates invited through these streams along with the score can be found in the table below:

Draw date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score of lowest-ranked candidate invited

November 1, 2022

Entrepreneur

6

128

International Graduate Entrepreneur

6

47

Nova Scotia issued 12 invitations through Entrepreneur draw

November 01, 2022

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 targets 1.5 Million candidates

Canada has released its Immigration Levels Plans 2023-2025 in which the number of targets for various pathways has increased. The plan has been made to meet the immigration goals of the country which include:

  • Economy growth
  • Family reunification
  • Asylum offering to refugees

The detailed table for the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan is provided in the table below:

Immigrant Category

2023

2024

2025

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

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 targets 1.5 Million candidates

October 31, 2022

Canada Express Entry Round Up October 2022

IRCC invited 9,000 candidates through two Express Entry draws held in October 2022. Till date, Canada invited the largest number of candidates through the Express Entry draw. The CRS score also went below 500 in the two years. It is expected that the number of ITAs will increase while the CRS score will be reduced in the upcoming Express Entry draws.

First draw in October was held on October 12, 2022, in which ITAs were issued to 4,250 candidates having a score of 500. This was the #233 draw since 2015.

Second draw was held on October 26, 2022, in which 4,750 candidates having a score of 496 received the invitations.

Canada Express Entry Round Up October 2022

October 31, 2022

Canada PNP Round Up October 2022

Canada held four PNP draws in October 2022 and invited 1,464 candidates to submit applications for permanent residence in Canada. In October 2022, the provinces below held the draws:

  • Two draws were under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
  • One draw was under Ontario Immigration Nominee Program
  • One draw was held under Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Number of candidates invited in these draws is as follows:

  • British Columbia issued 618 invitations on October 4 and October 12, 2022
  • Ontario invited 642 candidates on October 25, 2022, under different streams
  • Prince Edward Island issued 204 invitations on October 20, 2022

Canada PNP Round Up October 2022

October 31, 2022

“We are not short of jobs. We are short of people” – Premier Scott Moe, Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wants to have a new relationship with the federal government of Canada. The premier wants that business people of Saskatchewan should ask Ottawa to increase immigration for Saskatchewan. This would help in raising the target of permanent residents by 13,000 every year. The government has plans to increase the population of the province to 1.4 million. Besides this, creation of 100,000 more jobs by 2030 is a part of the plan. Saskatchewan has a cap of 6,000 invitations and it is expected that the province will exceed this cap.

“We are not short of jobs. We are short of people” – Premier Scott Moe, Saskatchewan, Canada

October 28, 2022

CRS score drops below 500 for the first time in 2 years

Express Entry draw held on October 26, 2022, issued 4,750 ITAs to the candidates having a CRS score of 496. This is for the first time in the past two years that the CRS score went below 500 points. In October 2022, Canada invited 9,000 immigrants to submission of applications for Canada PR. The prediction for the CRS score is difficult but it is expected that in the upcoming Express Entry draws score may be reduced.

CRS score drops below 500 for the first time in 2 years

October 28, 2022

India takes top spot among newcomers in Canada

Canada’s 2021 census report revealed that India is at the top country of birth for Canada Immigration. India got the top spot for the first time for the birth of new immigrants in Canada. More than 8.3 million people became permanent residents and migrated to Canada. Previously, most of the immigrants came from Europe but sharing of new immigrants declined in comparison to India. The number of economic immigrants is 748,120 which is one-third of half of the recent immigrants. Another one-third moved to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program.

India takes top spot among newcomers in Canada

October 26, 2022

IRCC issued 4,750 invitations to candidates having CRS score of 496

IRCC held 234th Express Entry draw on October 26, 2022, and issued 4,750 invitations to submit applications for Canada PR. The CRS score for the lowest-ranked candidates is 496. The number of ITAs has increased by 500 and CRS score reduced by 4 points in comparison to the previous Express Entry draw. Candidates who received the invitations can apply for a Canada PR within 60 days. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#234

All Program draw

October 26, 2022

4,750

496

IRCC issued 4,750 invitations to candidates having CRS score of 496

October 22, 2022

OINP draw issued 642 invitations under three different streams

Ontario invited 642 candidates under three streams of the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The draw was held on October 22, 2022.These streams are:

  • Foreign Worker
  • Master Graduate
  • PhD Graduate

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Streams

Number of invitations

Score

October 25, 2022

Foreign Worker

1

NA

Master Graduate

535

35 and above

PhD Graduate

106

24 and above

OINP draw issued 642 invitations under three different streams

October 20, 2022

Prince Edward Island PNP Draw issued 204 invitations

Prince Edward Island issued 204 invitations to apply on October 20, 2022. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program draw issued Canada immigration invitations to apply for permanent residence. The invitations have been issued under the below streams:

  • Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream
  • Labor & Express Entry stream

Candidates under the Business Work Permit Entrepreneur stream received 10 invitations while 194 invitations were issued under the Labor & Express Entry stream.

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

Invitation Date Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations Labour & Express Entry Invitations  Invitation Totals
October 20, 2022 10 72 194 204

Prince Edward Island PNP Draw issued 204 invitations

October 19, 2022

Great News! Canadian citizenship to 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

IRCC will provide citizenship to 300,000 applicants by March 31, 2023. In comparison to the fiscal year 2021-2022, the number of applications for the current fiscal year has increased. Canada welcomed 217,000 new citizens in 2021-2022 while 253,000 new citizens were welcomed in 2019-2020. The table below reveals the full detail:

Fiscal Year

Number of new citizens

2019-2020

253,000

2021-2022

217,000

2022-2023 till date

116,000

The processing time of the application is 27 months which may be delayed due to a large number of online applications.

Great News! Canadian citizenship to 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

October 19, 2022

BC Tech Stream, the best route for Tech workers to migrate to Canada

The technology worker stream of British Columbia is boosting the invitations of skilled workers. Candidates invited through this stream can start working in Canada while their Canada PR visa application is still being processed. Ontario is the main competitor of BC as it invites tech workers through the Human Capital Priorities stream. Ontario issues invitations for six occupations while British Columbia does it for 29 occupations.

BC Tech Stream, the best route for Tech workers to migrate to Canada

October 19, 2022

Canada & Germany ranks #1 in retaining international graduates, OECD reports

International students who are studying in Germany and Canada do not want to go to any other OECD countries. It has been found that the percentage of candidates who received study permits in 2015 in Canada and Germany is more than 60 and they are still residing in these countries. Germany and Canada are the most successful countries in retaining international graduates. Students in Canada can apply for a post-graduation work permit to work in the country.

Canada & Germany ranks #1 in retaining international graduates, OECD reports

October 15, 2022

BC PNP will follow a new scoring system from November 16, 2022

BC PNP will introduce a new scoring system for immigrants who want to apply through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The province has paused its operations from October 12, 2022, and it will restart on November 16, 2022. The pause has been implemented as British Columbia is shifting from NOC 2016 to NOC 2021. The new scoring system will also be implemented from November 16, 2022.

Applications till October 12, 2022, have been removed and applicants have to reapply by using the new NOC code called the TEER code. The details of the new scoring system will be provided in November 2022. Currently, candidates can apply under the streams given below:

  • International Post-Graduate Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream

BC PNP will follow a new scoring system from November 16, 2022

October 15, 2022

New laws to protect temporary foreign workers in Canada

IRCC has announced 13 amendments in the Immigration and Refugees Protections Regulations to protect temporary foreign workers from mistreatment and abuse. The amendments will also contribute to the enhancement of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. Following conditions will be implemented through amendments:

  • All employers have to provide full information about the job and the rights of the temporary foreign workers.
  • Employers will not be allowed to charge any recruitment fee from workers
  • No reprisal can be done against the workers

Access to healthcare services should also be provided to workers. Employers will also have to provide private health insurance to the workers.

New laws to protect temporary foreign workers in Canada

October 12, 2022

Biggest Express Entry draw till date issued 4,250 invitations

IRCC has invited the highest number of immigrants in the 233rd Express Entry draw held on October 12, 2022. The number of candidates invited in this draw is 4,250. The candidates became eligible to apply for Canada PR after receiving ITAs and they have to submit the application within 60 days. The invitations were given to those candidates who scored 500 points, the minimum score for this draw. The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#233

All Program draw

October 12, 2022

4,250

500

Biggest Express Entry draw till date issued 4,250 invitations

October 12, 2022

BC PNP draw issued 374 Skills Immigration invitations

British Columbia held its second draw in October 2022 and issued 374 invitations to the candidates having the score between 60 and 114. The candidates have to submit applications for permanent residence in Canada. The streams under which the invitations were issued are as follows:

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

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

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

October 12, 2022

320

Skilled Worker

114

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

114

International Graduate

104

International Graduate – EEBC option

104

Entry Level and Semi Skilled

78

25

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

19

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

BC PNP draw issued 374 Skills Immigration invitations

October 12, 2022

Canada to invite 23,100 Parents and Grandparents

IRCC made an announcement regarding the acceptance of applications for the parents and grandparents program 2022. It has been planned that in the next two weeks, 23,100 invitations to apply will be issued. Sponsors have to fulfill all the conditions mentioned in the eligibility criteria to sponsor their parents and grandparents. Currently, the number of sponsors in the pool is 155,000. In 2020, the number of applications approved for PGP is 10,000 while in 2021, it was 30,000. Sponsors have to show Minimum Necessary Income or MNI to prove that they will be able to support their parents, grandparents, and their dependents. The number of members in a family can include the following:

  • Sponsor
  • Common-law partner or spouse
  • Dependent children
  • Dependent children of the spouse or common-law partner
  • Already sponsored person who is still dependent
  • Parents grandparents and their dependents
  • Dependent children who want to migrate to Canada with their parents and grandparents
  • Separated spouse of parent and grandparent

Canada to invite 23,100 Parents and Grandparents

October 12, 2022

Canadian businesses are hurting due to manpower shortages

Almost all organizations in Canada are facing a manpower shortage and they want that immigration has to be boosted to tackle the challenge. In Ontario, the number of job vacancies was increased by 387,235 in the second quarter of 2022. In the same period, the number of payroll employees was increased by 506,895 and it rose up to 6.4 million. Rocco Rossi, president, and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, says that immigration should be boosted for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. Candidates can be hired through different programs like

  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • International Mobility Program
  • Global Talent Stream

For Express Entry, candidates can submit applications through one of the three programs mentioned below:

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

Canadian businesses are hurting due to manpower shortages

September 29, 2022

Quebec Arrima Draw invited 1195 candidates for permanent selection

Quebec held its third Arrima draw in September 2022 and issued 1,195 invitations to apply for permanent selection. The minimum points for this draw were 597. The draw was held on September 29, 2022. Candidates have to fill out an Expression of Interest after which it is included in the EOI bank. The details of the draw can be seen in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 26, 2022

1,195

597

The details of previous Quebec draws can be seen in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 13, 2022

1,009

563

September 6, 2022

1,202

620

August 9, 2022

58

NA

July 7, 2022

351

551-624

May 5, 2022

30

NA

April 7, 2022

33

NA

March 10, 2022

506

577

February 24, 2022

306

630

February 10, 2022

523

592

January 27, 2022

322

647

January 13, 2022

512

602

Quebec issued invitations to 1,195 candidates through Arrima draw

October 10, 2022

1 Million+ Job vacant for 150 days in Canada; Unemployment drops to record low in September

The unemployment rate decreased in September compared to August 2022. The unemployment rate this month reached 5.2 percent. In August 2022, employment got decreased but it rose again in September 2022 by 21,000 for part-time and full-time jobs. The rise of employment can be seen in different industries which include educational services. The unemployment rate for women increased by 47,000. The rise of employment in different sectors can be found in the table below:

Sector

Number of jobs increased

Manufacturing

32,000

Professional, scientific and technical services

25,000

Transportation and warehousing

24,000

In the case of males, the employment rate increased by 188.000. Hourly wage also increased in September 2022 and the details can be found in the table below:

Province

Increase in wages

Percent Increase

Ontario

+$2.27 to $19.51

13.2

Quebec

+$1.41 to $18.81

8.1

1 Million+ Jobs vacant for 150 days in Canada; Unemployment drops to record low in September

October 10, 2022

Canada allows international students to work unlimited hours off-campus

Canada has decided to increase the working hours of the students while they study in Canada. The announcement has been made to meet the challenge of a shortage of workers. The measure will come into effect from November 15, 2022. This is a temporary measure and will end on December 31, 2023. Candidates who already have submitted their applications for Canada student permits will also be eligible for this new measure. All the sectors and provinces in Canada are facing shortage of workers and this measure will help to fill the vacant positions.

A new pilot project will also be introduced which will help in the processing of the extension of study permits at a faster pace. The pilot project’s duration can be extended but it will depend on its success. IRCC has revealed that 450,000 study permit applications have been processed from January to August 2022.

Canada allows international students to work unlimited hours off-campus

October 10, 2022

New rules for Indian students to work while studying in Canada

Canada has introduced rules for Indian students regarding working in Canada while continuing their studies. There are a few Canada study permits that give permission to students to work in Canada on campus or off campus. Candidates have to fulfill some conditions below if they have to work on-campus without a work permit:

  • Candidates have to be a post-secondary students for full-time
  • Candidates should have a valid Canada work permit.
  • A Social Insurance Number is mandatory for candidates.

If candidates want to work off campus, they have to fulfill the following conditions:

  • Students need to start their course.
  • They should have a Social Insurance Number.
  • They should study in a designated learning institution.

New rules for Indian students to work while studying in Canada

October 07, 2022

IRCC announced, RNIP extension and expansion for Thunder Bay

IRCC has announced the extension and expansion of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program. The economic development has given Canada PR to 175 recommended candidates and it has plans to meet the target of giving permanent residence to 250 recommended candidates. Canada already has invited 1,130 newcomers to live in 11 communities. Immigration minister Sean Fraser has announced the revision of the rules regarding RNIP. One of them is to expand the geographical area of seven communities which include:

  • North Bay
  • Sudbury
  • Timmins
  • Thunder Bay
  • Moose Jaw
  • West Kootenay
  • Vernon

IRCC announced, RNIP extension and expansion for Thunder Bay

October 04, 2022

British Columbia PNP invited 239 candidates on October 4, 2022

British Columbia held its draw on October 4, 2022, in which 244 candidates were issued invitations to submit applications for Canada PR. This is the first draw this month and was held under various streams so that candidates can come to study or work in the province. The score for this draw was between 60 and 120. The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

October 4, 2022

184

Skilled Worker

120

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

120

International Graduate

105

International Graduate – EEBC option

105

Entry Level and Semi Skilled

82

32

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

13

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Entrepreneur Immigration – Base

116

British Columbia PNP invited 239 candidates on October 4, 2022

October 04, 2022

Start working in Canada faster through GSS Visa

Canada has introduced GSS visas to help employers to hire foreigners in their companies. As the shortage of workers in Canada is increasing so a visa was needed that can be processed at a fast speed. The processing time for the GSS visa is two weeks provided that candidates meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates can also bring their dependent children, spouses, and common-law partner. All the dependents have to submit the application with the main applicant.

Start working in Canada faster through GSS Visa

September 30, 2022

Canada PNP Immigration results for September 2022

Canada PNP, the second most popular Canadian immigration pathway issued 11,548 invitations in September 2022. Here are the highlights of the September 2022, Canada PNP round-up:

  • In September, Canada PNP issued the highest number of invitations till date in 2022
  • British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, PEI, and Saskatchewan held 19 draws
  • A total of 11,548 candidates were invited through Canada PNP draws in September 2022
  • Ontario and Saskatchewan recorded the highest issuing number of invitations

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

Canada PNP Immigration results for September 2022

September 30, 2022

A summary of Canada Express Entry draws, September 2022

Express Entry holds draws every month and in September it held two draws. Below are the highlights of Express Entry draws held in September 2022:

  • A total of 7,000 candidates were invited
  • The CRS scores were less compared to the cut-off scores of draws held in 2022 till date
  • Both the draws were ‘All-program draws’
  • All these candidates will have the eligibility to apply for Canada PR
Draw No. Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#232 September 28, 2022 504 3,750
#231 September 14, 2022 511 3,250

To know more about the September 2022 Express Entry Round-up, also read….

Canada Express Entry Draw Results, September 2022

September 29, 2022

Ontario draw issued 1,340 invitations under Skilled Trades Stream

Ontario held its second draw under Skilled Trades stream in September 2022. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw invited 1,340 candidates. The minimum score for this draw was 266 and above.

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

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 29, 2022

Skilled Trades Stream

1,340

266 and above

Ontario draw issued 1,340 invitations under the Skilled Trades Stream

September 28, 2022

232nd Express Entry draw issued 3,750 invitations

IRCC held the seventh all-program Express Entry draw on 28th September 2022. The number of candidates invited in this draw is 3,750, which is 500 more than the previous Express Entry draw. The minimum score for this draw was 504 points. This is the second all-program draw in September 2022. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#232

All Program draw

September 28, 2022

3,750

504

232nd Express Entry draw issued 3,750 invitations

September 28, 2022

Ontario HCP stream invited 1,179 candidates

Ontario issued 1,179 invitations under Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. The draw was held through the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is 496 and above. This is a tech draw and candidates have been invited for different occupations. The table below will provide information about current and previous draws under the HCP stream.

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 28, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

1,179

496 and above

February 22, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

773

455-600

February 8, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

622

463-467

January 12, 2022

Human Capital Priorities stream

502

464-467

Ontario HCP stream invited 1,179 candidates

September 28, 2022

SINP issued 1,146 invitations through the International Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan conducted a draw under International Skilled Workers Stream and invited 1,146 candidates through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The draw Has been held for two categories which are as follows:

  • For Occupations In-Demand, the number of candidates invited is 507 and the minimum score is 81.
  • For Express Entry, the number of candidates invited is 639 and the minimum score is 83.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 28, 2022

Express Entry

83

639

Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw

Occupations In-Demand

81

507

Candidates having Educational Credential Assessment were invited in this draw

This is the draw in September 2022. One of them is held under Entrepreneur stream and the rest have been held under International Skilled Workers Stream.

SINP issued 1,146 invitations through International Skilled Workers stream

September 27, 2022

OINP draw issued 3 invitations under the Foreign Worker stream

Ontario issued invitations to three candidates to submit applications for Canada PR. The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program draw was held on September 27, 2022, under Foreign Worker Stream. No score has been allotted for this draw. The profiles for this draw were created from September 27, 2021 – September 27, 2022.

The details of the draw are available in the table below:

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 27, 2022

Foreign Worker Stream

3

NA

OINP draw issued 3 invitations: Foreign Worker Stream

September 27, 2022

British Columbia issued 268 invitations on September 27, 2022

British Columbia held its fourth draw in September 2022 in which invitations were issued to 268 candidates. The draw was held on September 27, 2022, under British Columba Provincial Nominee Program. The candidates have been invited under various categories which are listed below:

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

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

September 27, 2022

215

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

100

28

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

15

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

British Columbia issued 268 invitations on September 27, 2022

September 13, 2022

Quebec invited 1,009 candidates under Quebec Immigration Program

Quebec invited 1,009 in the second biggest Arrima draw held on September 13, 2022. The minimum score for this draw was 563.

The details of Arrima draws held in 2022 are available in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 13, 2022

1,009

563

September 6, 2022

1,202

620

August 9, 2022

58

NA

July 7, 2022

351

551-624

May 5, 2022

30

NA

April 7, 2022

33

NA

March 10, 2022

506

577

February 24, 2022

306

630

February 10, 2022

523

592

January 27, 2022

322

647

January 13, 2022

512

602

Quebec invited 1,009 candidates under Quebec Immigration Program

September 24, 2022

Sean Fraser revised Express Entry rules to make more Doctors as PRs

An announcement has been made by Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, to make changes to provide permanent residence visas to more doctors. There are many doctors who are working temporarily in Canada. Physicians who work in Canada are self-employed and they will get the benefits of getting a Canada PR visa. Previously, these doctors were not able to apply for Canada PR through the following programs of Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

In 2022, the permanent residence was given to 4,300 healthcare professionals. Through the healthcare streams that are related to the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence Pathway.

Sean Fraser revised Express Entry rules to make more Doctors as PRs

September 23, 2022

Ontario invited 363 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Ontario issued 363 invitations through the OINP Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The draw has a CRS score of 326 points and candidates who got this score become eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The draw was held on September 23, 2022. This is the fifth draw under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Stream

Number of invitations

Score

September 23, 2022

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

363

326 and above

Ontario invited 363 candidates under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

September 23, 2022

Update of Northwest Territory PNP for the FY 2022-23

Northern Territory (NT) has updated the nomination application process for the FY 2022-23.

  • NT is now open for both onshore and offshore applicants
  • NT is going to nominate offshore applicants only for subclass 491

Criteria for Northwest Territory PNP

Below are the details of NT nomination criteria an applicant has to meet:

  • An applicant should have 3 years of post-qualification work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.
  • Should have a genuine intent/commitment to live and work in the NT on a long-term basis.
  • Show financial evidence to settle in NT.
  • Meet any one of the 3 streams (Priority Occupation Stream, NT Family Stream, NT Job Offer Stream)

Priority Occupation Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have a skill assessment in the Northern Territory Offshore Migration occupation list (NTOMOL).

NT Family Stream:

  • Offshore applicants under this stream should have a family member in NT who is an Australian PR/Citizen/New Zealand Citizen. Family members should be a resident of NT and living there for 12 months.
  • Family members should provide settlement support to the applicant.
  • Have evidence of sustained efforts to seek employment in the NT, including evidence of research into the NT job market, and sustained records of applying for jobs in the NT or making contact with NT employers

NT Job Offer Stream: Offshore applicants under this stream should have an offer of employment in the nominated occupation from an NT business / organization that is active for at least 12 months.

Note: Subclass 190 nominations will only be offered in exceptional circumstances, such as cases where the applicant has strong connections to the NT.

September 21, 2022

British Columbia invited 357 candidates under Skilled Immigration Categories

British Columbia conducted a draw on and invited 357 candidates on September 21, 2022. The candidates were invited under the skilled immigration stream through three categories which are:

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

The score for this draw ranged between 60 and 91. The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

September 21, 2022

341

Skilled Worker

91

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

International Graduate

86

International Graduate – EEBC option

Entry Level and Semi Skilled

70

11

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

British Columbia invited 357 candidates under Skilled Immigration Categories

September 22, 2022

Canada has 1 Million+ Job lying vacant for the past 120 days

Canada has more than one million job vacancies and it is facing the challenge of a shortage of workers. Job vacancy in the second quarter of 2022 was 5.7 percent. Overall job vacancies were 4.7 percent. There are six provinces where there is an increase in job vacancies. The highest number of vacancies is in Ontario which is 6.6 percent. Nova Scotia comes in second place with 6 percent of job vacancies. The table below reveals the details of job vacancies in each province:

Canadian Province

Increase in percentage of job vacancies

Ontario

6.6

Nova Scotia

6

British Columbia

5.6

Manitoba

5.2

Alberta

4.4

Quebec

2.4

A number of job vacancies in different sectors can be found in the table below:

Sector

Wage increase per hour

Professional, scientific, and technical sectors

$37.05

Wholesale trade jobs

$26.10

Retail trade jobs

$25.85

Healthcare and social assistance

$25.85

Read more…

Canada has 1 Million+ Jobs lying vacant for past 120 days

September 22, 2022

Canada on road to invite 470,000 immigrants in 2022

Canada is on the path to invite 470,000 permanent residents in 2022. In the past seven months, the country has welcomed 274,980 permanent residents. Canada is exceeding the number of invitations as per the 2022-2024 immigration plans. The detail of the plan is available in the table below:

Year

Immigration Levels Plan

2022

431,645 permanent residents

2023

447,055 permanent residents

2024

451,000 permanent residents

Century Initiative has plans to invite 500,000 immigrants in 2026. The number of invitations in the past seven in 2022 has increased in comparison to previous years. The details can be found in the table below:

Year

Immigration of new PR’s in First Seven months 

2022

274,980

2021

184,675

2020

158,050

2019

196,850

Canada on road to invite 470,000 immigrants in 2022

September 21, 2022

Sean Fraser plans to allow temporary visa to be converted to permanent visa

Sean Fraser has designed a plan for the expansion of pathways to permanent residence in Canada. The expansion will be done for the temporary foreign workers and international students. The temporary workers and international students need to have the required work experience in the sectors that are facing the challenge of shortage of workers. A five-pillar approach has been to help the temporary residents to become permanent ones.

Sean Fraser plans to allow temporary visa to be converted to permanent visa

September 21, 2022

Canada to drop vaccine requirement for entry

Canada is planning to eliminate the requirement of vaccine for the immigrants who want to migrate to the country. The requirement will be eliminated by the end of September 2022. The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just needs to give a green signal. Besides this, the government is also planning to drop the requirement for random COVID-19 tests at airports.

Canada to drop vaccine requirement for entry

September 20, 2022

Ontario PNP draw invited 823 candidates under Masters Graduate Stream

Ontario held a draw under Ontario Immigration Nominee Program and sent invitations to 1,202 candidates. The draw was conducted on September 20, 2022 and candidates were invited under the Masters Graduate stream. The minimum score for this draw was 33 and above. The table below reveals the details of the draw. The invited candidates have 14 calendar days to send applications for Canada PR.

Date

Number of NOIs

Streams

Score

September 20, 2022

823

Masters Graduate stream

33

Ontario PNP draw invited 823 candidates under Masters Graduate Stream

September 06, 2022

Quebec issued 1,202 invitations on September 06, 2022

Quebec held an Arrima draw on September 6, 2022, in which invitations have been issued to 1,202 candidates. The candidates can submit applications for permanent selection to work and settle in Quebec. Candidates who achieved the minimum score of 620 points received the invitations. The details of the Quebec draws held in 2022 can be found in the table below:

Date

No. of candidates invited

EOI score

September 6, 2022

1,202

620

August 9, 2022

58

NA

July 7, 2022

351

551-624

May 5, 2022

30

NA

April 7, 2022

33

NA

March 10, 2022

506

577

February 24, 2022

306

630

February 10, 2022

523

592

January 27, 2022

322

647

January 13, 2022

512

602

Quebec issued 1,202 invitations on September 06, 2022

September 15, 2022

 PEI PNP draw issued 147 invitations on September 15, 2022

Prince Edward Island sent 147 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR through PEI PNP (Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program) on September 15, 2022. The invitations were sent to the candidates using Labor and Express Entry (142) & Business Work permit Entrepreneur (5) streams. The minimal score that was considered for eligibility to the Business stream was 85. Find the draw details in the below table:  

Invitation Date

Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations

Minimum Point Threshold for Business Invitations

Labour & Express Entry Invitations

Invitation Totals

September 15, 2022

5

85

142

147

 Read more…

PEI PNP draw issued 147 invitations on September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

Manitoba PNP Draw #156 – 436 candidates invited through MPNP

Manitoba issued invitations for 436 candidates in the latest second draw through MPNP (Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program) which was held on September 15, 2022. In the #156 draw the Letters for Advice were sent to the categories like Skilled Workers Overseas (7), Skilled Workers (388), and International Education (41). The Expression of Interest (EOI) score ranges from 613 to 726.

Date

Type of Invitation

Number of invites

EOI score

September 15, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba

388 invitations

613

Skilled Workers Overseas

7 invitations

726

International Education Stream

41 invitations

no EOI score

Manitoba PNP Draw #156 – 436 candidates invited through MPNP

September 15, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 326 candidates through SINP

Saskatchewan held its fourth draw under the International Skilled worker stream in which invitations were issued to 326 candidates. Saskatchewan held this draw under Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. International Workers have two categories which are Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand. For Occupations in Demand, the number of invitations is 273 and for Express Entry, it is 53. The lowest score for both categories is 60 points.

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

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 15, 2022

Express Entry

60

53

All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

Occupations In-Demand

273

All the occupations have not been selected for this draw.

Saskatchewan invites 326 candidates through SINP

September 14, 2022

Biggest Express Entry draw of 2022 invited 3,250 candidates

Canada held an Express Entry draw on September 14, 2022, in which invitations to apply have been issued to 3,250 candidates. The lowest score for this draw is 511 points which is five less than the previous draw. Candidates who received the invitations are eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Draw No.

Program

Date of Draw

ITAs issued

CRS score

#231

All Program Draw

September 14, 2022

3,250

511

Biggest Express Entry draw of 2022 invited 3,250 candidates

September 14, 2022

Sean Fraser reports, a new pathway to Canada PR for undocumented migrants

Canada Immigration Minister Sean Fraser wants to start a new pathway to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This pathway will be introduced for undocumented workers Justin Trudeau has instructed the immigration minister in December 2021 to explore new ways to regularize the status of undocumented workers who are making contributions to the communities in Canada. Undocumented migrants are the ones which migrated to Canada without applying:

  • With a work permit
  • With a study permit
  • As refugees
  • As permanent residents
  • As skilled workers through express entry
  • Through provincial nominee programs

Sean Fraser reports, a new pathway to Canada PR for undocumented migrants

September 14, 2022

New Brunswick to prioritize applications from 12 NOC codes of Tech and Health Occupations

New Brunswick has made an announcement that it will give priority to Canada immigration applications related to technology, health-related occupations, and international graduates so that the backlog of the applications could be reduced. The province said that priority will be given to the application from 12 specific National Occupational Classification codes along with francophones and New Brunswick graduates.

The NOC codes and the jobs are given in the table below:

NOC Codes

Occupations

2147

Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

2172

Database analysts and data administrators

2173

Software engineers and designers

2174

Computer programmers and interactive media developers

2175

Web designers and developers

2281

Computer network technicians

2282

User support technicians

2283

Information systems testing technicians

3012

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3233

Licensed practical nurses

3413

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

4412

Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

 

New Brunswick to prioritize applications from 12 NOC codes of Tech and Health Occupations

September 13, 2022

Do you want to work in North America’s top 10 tech markets?

Toronto and Vancouver have made their place in the top ten tech talent market. Toronto is ranked at number 3 while number 8 was given to Vancouver. There are many other provinces where there are a lot of jobs available for tech professionals. These cities include Seattle, Quebec, and Waterloo. The number of jobs available in different cities can be found in the table below:

City

Tech talent job growth

Toronto

88,900

Seattle

45,560

Vancouver

44,460

Vancouver showed the highest growth if we talk about percentage. The table below will reveal the details of the percentage growth:

City

Percentage growth

Vancouver

63

Toronto

44

Quebec

43

Do you want to work in North America’s top 10 tech markets?

September 13, 2022

BC PNP issues invitations to 300 candidates to work in British Columbia

British Colombia issued 300 invitations in the BC PNP draw held on September 13, 2022. This is the second draw in September in which candidates are invited to send applications for permanent residence in Canada. Candidates having the score in the range of 60 and 120 received the invitations to apply. The draw details can be found in the table below:

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

 
 

September 13, 2022

251

Skilled Worker

120

 

Skilled Worker – EEBC option

120

 

International Graduate

105

 

International Graduate – EEBC option

105

 

Entry Level and Semi Skilled

78

 

27

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

 

12

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

 

5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60

 

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60

 

British Columbia issued 300 Invitations To Apply on September 13, 2022

September 10, 2022

50% Canadian population will be immigrants by 2041

A projection for the demographic make of Canada in 2041 has been revealed. The projections were made on the basis of the data in the Census of Population in 2016. Around two decades ago, the projection of immigration continued and they became the primary drivers to increasing the population of the country. Statistics Canada has revealed that between 2016 and 2041, the immigrant population in Canada may get boosted from 7.2 percent to 12.1 percent.

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

September 07, 2022

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

Sean Fraser has made an announcement that 180,000 immigration applicants do not have to go for medical examination. They have to meet certain criteria to get exempted. IRCC is adding 1,250 immigration employees to speed up the processing of visa applications. IRCC is also taking steps to make the visa processing system online so that the processing can be done at a faster speed. Currently, IRCC is processing the family reunification visas quickly through telephone and video interviews of sponsors and applicants.

Canada waives medical exams for 180,000 immigration applicants

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 06, 2022

Express Entry

60-69

302

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

Occupations In-Demand

458

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

September 06, 2022

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

Saskatchewan held the second draw in September under International Skilled Worker Stream. The draw held on September 6, 2022 through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program invited 760 candidates under two categories. Candidates who have achieved the score between 60 and 69 are eligible to apply for Canada PR.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 06, 2022

Express Entry

60-69

302

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

Occupations In-Demand

458

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

SINP draw invites 760 candidates under International Skilled Worker Stream

September 02, 2022

Saskatchewan draw invites 941 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 941 invitations to the candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The immigration has been issued under the International Skilled Workers stream. There are two categories for this draw. One of them is Occupation In Demand for which 629 invitations have been issued. The other category is Express Entry for which 312 invitations have been issued. The minimum score for both of the categories is 61 points as. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date

Category

Score of lowest-ranked candidates

Number of invitations

Considerations

September 2, 2022

Express Entry

61

312

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

Occupations In-Demand

629

The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

Saskatchewan draw invites 941 candidates on September 1, 2022

September 01, 2022

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream invites 43 candidates on September 1, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 43 invitations under the Entrepreneur stream to apply for Canada PR. The invitations were issued through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw is between 75 and 130. The table below will reveal the details of this draw.

Date

Number of EOIs

EOI Score

September 1, 2022

43

75-130

Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Stream invites 43 candidates on September 1, 2022

September 01, 2022

Highlights of Express Entry Draws held in August 2022

IRCC held three Express Entry draws in August 2022 and issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). 

Draw No. Invited Date of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued
#230 All-program candidates August 31, 2022 516 2,750
#229 All-program candidates August 17, 2022 525 2,250
#228 All-program candidates August 3, 2022 533 2,000
Total 7,000

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Canada Express Entry Draws of August 2022

September 01, 2022

Summary of August 2022 PNP round-up 

The Provincial Nominee Program is one of the leading immigration pathway to Canada. The Canada PNP permits each Canadian province to set the requirements for their own immigration streams. In August,  five provinces in Canada held 13 PNP draws to welcome 4738 candidates across the world.

List of provinces that held draws in August 2022

Here is the list of five provinces that held PNP draws in August, 2022. 

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • PEI
  • Saskatchewan

Complete details of PNP draws held in August 2022

The details of all the PNP draws in August 2022, are given below:

Date 

Draw 

No. of candidates

August 3, 2022

British Columbia

174

August 10, 2022

175

August 16, 2022

228

August 23, 2022

220

August 30, 2022

 

270

August 11, 2022

Manitoba

345

August 26, 2022

353

August 16, 2022

Ontario

28

August 30, 2022

782

August 18, 2022

PEI

121

August 11, 2022

Saskatchewan

745

August 18, 2022

668

August 25, 2022

629

Total

4738


Canada’s PNP Immigration results for August 2022

August 31, 2022

230th Express Entry draw invites 2,750 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Canada held the 230th Express Entry draw. It is the third Express Entry draw in August and the fifth all-program draw.  The number of candidates invited in this draw is 2,750. The minimum score for this draw is 516. The total number of candidates invited in all the five all program draw held since July 6, 2022, is 10,750. The invited candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The score for this draw is nine points less and the number of invitations were 250 more than the previous draw. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Draw No. Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#230 All Program Draw August 31, 2022 2,750 516

230th Express Entry draw invites 2,750 candidates to apply for Canada PR

August 30, 2022

Ontario invites 782 candidates through OINP draw under three different streams

Ontario issued 782 invitations to candidates through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued under three streams which are:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
  • Masters Graduate Stream
  • PhD Graduate Stream

In the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream, only one candidate received the invitation and no score has been allotted for this stream. Candidates under Masters Graduate Stream received 680 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 37 and above.

Candidates under PhD graduate stream received 101 invitations and the minimum score for this stream is 26 and above. Candidates will become eligible to apply under PhD Graduate stream and Masters Graduate stream if they complete their education in Ontario under any program.

The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Number of NOIs Streams Score
August 30, 2022 1 Foreign Worker Stream NA
August 30, 2022 680 Masters Graduate Stream 37 and above
August 30, 2022 101 PhD Graduate Stream 26 and Above

Ontario invites 782 candidates through OINP draw under three different streams

August 30, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 270 candidates under four streams

British Columbia has issued invitations to 270 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been sent under four streams and the number of invitations in each stream and score is different. The draw was held on August 30, 2022, through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw lies between 60 and 129 points. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
Aug 30, 2022 207 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95
​Aug 30, 2022 29 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
13 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
August 30, 2022 <5 Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot 129
August 30, 2022 6 Entrepreneur Immigration – Base 116

BC PNP draw invites 270 candidates under four streams

August 30, 2022

Sean Fraser, announced the ‘Expansion of RNIP’ to fill the job market needs

Canada has planned to expand the Rural and Immigration Pilot program. The expansion will not include the addition of any new communities. Several changes will be made to the program and it will become effective in the fall. The communities included in the program are:

  • North Bay (Ont.)
  • Sudbury (Ont.)
  • Timmins, (Ont.)
  • Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
  • Thunder Bay (Ont.)
  • Brandon (Man.)
  • Altona/Rhineland (Man.)
  • Moose Jaw (Sask.)
  • Claresholm (Alta.)
  • West Kootenay (BC)
  • Vernon (BC)

Till June 30, the program was used to invite 1,130 new immigrants to the RNIP communities. The invitations were issued to meet the labor shortage in these communities.

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Sean Fraser, announced ‘Expansion of RNIP’ to fill the job market needs

August 30, 2022

One Million Jobs Vacant for 90+ days in Canada

Canada is facing the problem of labor shortage in different sectors. The number of job vacancies has reached to 1,037,900. A number of jobs were created in June 2022 in the service sector and the details can be found in the table below.

Sector Number of jobs created
Educational services 26,400
Accommodation and food services 16,600
Professional scientific, and technical services 8,800
Healthcare and social services 8,400

The only service sector where in which job creation was reduced is the public and administration sector. The number of vacancies in this sector is 3,900. Job vacancies are also available in the goods-producing and tourism sectors.

One Million Jobs Vacant for 90+ days in Canada

August 26, 2022

Manitoba invites 353 candidates to apply for Canada PR through MPNP

Manitoba invites 353 candidates through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under three different streams and these candidates can apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada. The three streams include

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

The draw details can be found in the table below:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
August 26, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 259 invitations 619
Skilled Workers Overseas 58 invitations 708
International Education Stream 36 invitations no EOI score


Manitoba invites 353 candidates to apply for Canada PR through MPNP

August 26, 2022

Canada Start-Up Visa approvals increase a whopping 70% in 2022

The popularity of the Canada Start-Up Visa has increased and it has been used to invite 325 immigrant entrepreneurs. The individuals are invited to start a business in the country. They have to invest a large amount of money to become eligible for this visa.

Canada Start-Up Visa approvals increase a whopping 70% in 2022

August 26, 2022

Canada distance learning measures will stay in place until August 31st, 2023 – IRCC

IRCC has announced that distance learning measures taken during the pandemic period will be applicable till August 31, 2022. Many international students Havre submitted their application for study permits before August 31, 2022. These candidates will be eligible for PGWP. According to the rule, candidates can complete their full course online and their eligibility for PGWP will not be affected. Students who start their online course from September 1, 2023 will face the problem of deduction of the length of PGWP.

Canada distance learning measures will stay in place until August 31st, 2023 – IRCC

August 25, 2022

SINP draw invites 629 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Saskatchewan invites 629 candidates through the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been issued under two categories which are Occupation In Demand and Express Entry. For Occupation In Demand category, 334 candidates have been invited and for Express Entry, invitations have been issued to 295 candidates. The details of the draw are displayed in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
August 25, 2022 Express Entry 65 295 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 334 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

SINP draw invites 629 candidates to apply for Canada PR

August 25, 2022

IRCC adds 1,250 employees to speed up Canada immigration

Sean Fraser has stated that IRCC has recruited 1,250 new employees to reduce the backlog of the visa applications. The backlog has increased due to the crises of Afghanistan and Ukraine. Other reason is the resumption of the all-program Express Entry draw which was done to meet the challenge of skill shortages. The backlog of the applications in July reached up to 2.62 million. Canada has already welcomed 275,000 permanent residents to settle and work in Canada.

IRCC adds 1,250 employees to speed up Canada immigration

August 25, 2022

275,000 new permanent residents have arrived in Canada till July 2022: Sean Fraser

Sean Fraser has announced that the backlog for immigration applications will be reduced. IRCC has hired employees to help in reducing the backlog of new applications. The target of welcoming new permanent residents in 2022 is 431,000. So far 275,000 permanent have already been welcomed from January 1 and July 31, 2022. Besides this, the number of work permits issued was 349,000. The number of student permits finalized in this duration is 360,000.

275,000 new permanent residents have arrived in Canada till July 2022: Sean Fraser

August 18, 2022

Invitations issued to 121 candidates through PEI PNP draw

Prince Edward Island holds new draws every month. On August 18, 2022, a new draw was held in which invitations have been issued to 121 candidates. The invitations were received by those candidates whose minimum score was 97. Candidates who have applied under Labor and Express Entry Stream received 117 invitations and for Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Stream, the number of candidates invited is 4.

Invitations issued to 121 candidates through PEI PNP draw

August 09, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw issued invitations to 58 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Quebec has held a new draw on August 9, 2022 in which invitations have been issued to 58 candidates. The candidates who are invited in this draw can apply for permanent selection. The table below will reveal the number of candidates invited in 2022 through Quebec Arrima draw:

Quebec Arrima Draws in 2022 Date No. of candidates invited EOI score
9 August 11, 2022 58 NA
8 July 7, 2022 351 551-624
7 May 5, 2022 30 NA
6 April 7, 2022 33 NA
5 March 10, 2022 506 577
4 February 24, 2022 306 630
3 February 10, 2022 523 592
2 January 27, 2022 322 647
1 January 13, 2022 512 602

Quebec Arrima draw issued invitations to 58 candidates to apply for permanent selection

August 18, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 668 invitations through SINP

Saskatchewan has held a new draw on August 18, 2022. Candidates have been invited through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been issued to 668 candidates. The candidates apply for Canada PR and migrate to Canada.

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
August 18, 2022 Express Entry 67 416 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 252 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

Saskatchewan issued 668 invitations through SINP

August 17, 2022

Highlights of the BC PNP draw held on August 16, 2022

British Columbia holds draws weekly and in this new draw, 228 candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The applicants can migrate to Canada after the approval of their permanent residency. Candidates having the score in the range of 60 and 132 received the invitations. This is the third draw held in August 2022.

British Columbia issued 228 invitations to apply for Canada PR through BC PNP

August 17, 2022

New All-Program Express Entry draw issues 2,250 ITAs

Canada invites 2,250 candidates through the all-program Express Entry draw which was held on August 17, 2022. Candidates having the minimum score of 525 received the invitations. No program has been specified for this draw so candidates were eligible to apply through the Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Date Number of invitations Lowest CRS score
August 17, 2022 2,250 525

New All-Program Express Entry draw issues 2,250 ITAs

August 16, 2022

OINP invites 28 candidates under Entrepreneur stream
Ontario issued 28 invitations through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program to the candidates who applied under Entrepreneur stream. Candidates who have submitted their Express of Interest on August 8, 2022 were eligible for this draw.

Date of the draw Number of candidates invited Minimum score
August 16, 2022 28 138 to 160

Ontario issued 28 invitations under Entrepreneur stream through OINP

August 11, 2022

Immigrant investors spend more than $21m to create jobs in British Columbia through entrepreneur stream

An investment of $21 million is done last year into new businesses. This investment helped to create 163 jobs in British Columbia. The investors were invited under Entrepreneur stream through British Canada has invited 38 entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur stream for permanent residence.

Entrepreneurs have to submit their business proposal. After the approval of the proposal, they have to migrate to Canada on a temporary basis. They have the time of establishing their business within 12 to 24 months. After that, they can apply for permanent residence.

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Immigrant investors spend more than $21m to create jobs in British Columbia through entrepreneur stream

August 11, 2022

Manitoba issued 345 Letters of invitation to apply for Canada PR through MPNP

Canada has issued 345 Letters of Advice to Apply through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under the following categories:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: Under this stream the number of candidates invited is 257 and candidates having the score of 623 received the invitations.
  • Skilled Worker Overseas: Under this stream, the number of candidates invited is 33 and the candidates having the score of 718 received the invitations.
  • International Education Stream: Under this stream, the number of candidates invited is 55.

The table below reveals the detail of the draw:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
August 11, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 257 invitations 623
Skilled Workers Overseas 33 invitations 718
International Education Stream 55 invitations no EOI score

August 11, 2022

Saskatchewan issued 745 invitations through SINP

Saskatchewan issued 745 invitations through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under International Skilled Worker Stream. For Express Entry, the number of invitations is 433 while for Occupation In-Demand, the number of invitations is 312. The scores for both the categories is 68. The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
August 10, 2022 Express Entry 68 433 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 312 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

August 10, 2022

British Columbia invites 175 candidates through BC PNP under different streams

British issued 175 invitations through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been issued under different streams and the invited candidates can apply for permanent residence in Canada. Candidates who scored between 60 and 114 points received the invitations. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

August 10, 2022 155 Skilled Worker 105  
 
 
 
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 114  
International Graduate 87  
International Graduate – EEBC option 97  
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 76  
August 10, 2022 5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60  
 
 
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60  
 
 
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60  
 
 
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60  
 

August 11, 2022

Immigrant investors spend more than $21m to create jobs in British Columbia through entrepreneur stream

An investment of $21 million is done last year into new businesses. This investment helped to create 163 jobs in British Columbia. The investors were invited under Entrepreneur stream through British Canada has invited 38 entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur stream for permanent residence.

Entrepreneurs have to submit their business proposal. After the approval of the proposal, they have to migrate to Canada on a temporary basis. They have the time of establishing their business within 12 to 24 months. After that, they can apply for permanent residence.

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Immigrant investors spend more than $21m to create jobs in British Columbia through entrepreneur stream

August 03, 2022

228th Express Entry draw invited 2,000 candidates

Canada Express Entry is a popular pathway for candidates to apply for Canada PR. Canada has held a new Express Entry draw on August 3, 2022. In this draw, 2,000 candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Candidates who applied through Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class were invited in this draw. The CRS score is 9 points lower than the previous draw. In comparison to the previous draw, 250 more candidates have been invited in this draw.

Third all-program Express Entry draw issued 2,000 ITAs

August 03, 2022

BC PNP draw issued 174 invitations to apply for Canada PR

British Columbia holds invitations regularly and weekly and in the new draw, 174 candidates have been invited through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The candidates invited through this new BC PNP draw can apply for permanent residence in Canada.

The candidates whose score is in between 60 and 90 received the invitations. The candidates whose name is available in the registration pool received the invitations. The registration pool consists of the information on the basis of which candidates are ranked, selected and invited.

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score

August 3, 2022

133 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

BC PNP draw issued 174 invitations to apply for Canada PR

July 29, 2022

Alberta issued 120 Notification of Interest letters through AINP

Alberta invited 120 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The notification of interest letters have been sent through Alberta Immigration Nominee Program under Express Entry. The lowest CRS score for this draw is 473. The table below will reveal the details of the draw.

Date of the draw Number of Notification of Interest letters sent Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of lowest ranked candidate who received a Notification of Interest letter
July 29, 2022 120 473

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Alberta issued 120 Notification of Interest letters through AINP

July 28, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 748 candidates through SINP under the international skilled workers stream

Saskatchewan held the fifth draw in July 2022. In this draw, 748 candidates have been invited through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The candidates are invited under Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Categories.

The number of candidates invited under the Occupations In-Demand category is 469 and for Express Entry, the number of invitations is 279. The minimum score for both categories is 68.

The table below will show the details of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
July 28, 2022 Express Entry 68 279 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments
Occupations In-Demand 469 The invitations were sent to the candidates on the basis of Educational Credential Assessments

 

July 27, 2022

OINP draw issues two invitations under the Foreign Worker Stream

Ontario has invited two candidates to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program and CRS score is not applicable for this draw. The draw was held under Foreign Worker Stream. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of ITAs Streams Score
July 14, 2022 2 Foreign Worker Stream NA

OINP draw issues two invitations under Foreign Worker Stream

July 26, 2022

BC PNP issued 183 invitations to apply for Canada PR

British Columbia held a draw on July 26, 2022, through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program and issued 183 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The score ranges from 60 to 136.

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

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 26, 2022 147 Skilled Worker 115
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 136
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 113
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
9 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

BC PNP issued 183 invitations to apply for Canada PR

July 21, 2022

Highlights of PEI-PNP draw held on July 21, 2022

Prince Edward Island, popularly known as Garden of the Gulf invited 165 candidates. Among these 165 invitations, 138 were from Labor and Express Entry Invitations, and the remaining 27 belong to Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations.
Candidates having a minimum score of 60 points were invited in this draw. In 2022, the province planned to hold one draw every month and followed it exactly in the 7th month.

The candidates in the pool of Business Impact had to score at least 60 points.

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
21-07-2022 Labour Impact/Express Entry 138 N/A
Business Impact 27 60

PEI-PNP invites 165 candidates on July 21, 2022

July 21, 2022

Saskatchewan draw invites 802 candidates

Saskatchewan held a new draw through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program and invited 802 candidates to apply for Canada PR. The residents of Ukraine having the EOI score of 60 received 5 invitations. The candidates having the score of 68 received 797 invitations. All the candidates can apply for Canada PR.

The draw details can be found in the table below:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
July 21, 2022   60 5 The residents of Ukraine received invitations under special consideration
Express Entry 68 797 Candidates having Educational Credential Assessments received the invitations

Saskatchewan draw invites 802 candidates

July 20, 2022

Canada increases ITAs to 1,750, CRS drops to 542 – Express Entry Draw

Canada held a new all-program Express Entry draw and invited 1,750 candidates to apply for the Canada PR. The minimum score for this draw is 542. This is the second all-program draw and 16th Express Entry draw in 2022.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date Number of candidates invited Minimum CRS score
July 20, 2022 1,750 542
July 6, 2022 1,500 557

Canada increases ITAs to 1,750, CRS drops to 542 – Express Entry Draw

July 20, 2022

IRCC to implement Express Entry reforms in the first quarter of 2023

IRCC is planning to hold draws to meet the labor market demands. IRCC passed Bill C-19 which will allow the Immigration Minister to hold Express Entry draws through the criteria that will support regional economic goals. These amendments are implemented in the Express Entry system, in which candidates are invited based on their occupation, language, or educational attainment, instead of their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores.

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IRCC to implement Express Entry reforms in the first quarter of 2023

July 19, 2022

BC PNP invites 170 candidates to apply for Canada PR

A new draw has been held by British Columbia through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in which 170 candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The invitations have been sent under the following streams:

  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot

Find the details of the draw in the following table:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 19, 2022 139 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 85
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
8 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entrepreneur Immigration- Regional Pilot 111

BC PNP invites 170 candidates to apply for Canada PR

July 15, 2022

Ontario Entrepreneur Draw invites 33 candidates

Ontario has issued invitations to 33 candidates under the Entrepreneur Stream. The candidates have been invited through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The minimum score for this draw ranges between 146 and 174.

Find the details of the draw in the table below

Date Invitations Issued Minimum score range
July 15, 2022 33 146-174
March 4, 2022 21 152-169

Ontario Entrepreneur Draw invites 33 candidates

July 07, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 candidates to apply for permanent selection

Quebec Arrima draw invited 351 candidates to apply for permanent selection. The candidates who have applied for occupations available in the National Occupational Classification list received the invitations.

The table below reveals the details of the Quebec Arrima draws held in 2022:

Quebec Arrima Draws in 2022 Date No. of candidates invited EOI score
8 July 7, 2022 351 551-624
7 May 5, 2022 30 NA
6 April 7, 2022 33 NA
5 March 10, 2022 506 577
4 February 24, 2022 306 630
3 February 10, 2022 523 592
2 January 27, 2022 322 647
1 January 13, 2022 512 602

The table below reveals the points for each job code:

NOC Code Jobs EOI Score
0213 Computer and information systems managers 624 and above
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
5223 Graphic arts technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
3233 Licensed practical nurses 575
3413 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 580
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants 551

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Quebec Arrima draw invites 351 candidates to apply for permanent selection

July 16, 2022

Entrepreneur category for British Columbia will be back after one year

British Columbia resumes accepting applications for Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) program even for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Business entrepreneurs need to meet specific requirements to be eligible.
The Entrepreneur must provide a net worth of at least $600,00 and then need to submit a business proposal if you are planning to start a new business. The applicant must show a possible score of 200 points; 120 points for the self-declaration section and possible 80 points for business concepts. The BC PNP EI program application fee is $3,500 and will be processed within four months.

By July 13, British Columbia immigration department officials will be able to send the target Invitation to Apply (ITAs) based on new factors.

  • Business sector
  • Proposed business location
  • Community population
  • Whether the existing business is being purchased or new business is to be starred

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Entrepreneur category for British Columbia will be back after one year

July 14, 2022

Manitoba draw invites 366 candidates through MPNP

Manitoba issued 366 LAAs to the candidates allowing them to apply for Canada PR. The invitations have been issued under different streams with an EOI score ranging from 699-715.

  • 293 invitations were issued under Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream (EOI score is 699)
  • 33 invitations were issued under Skilled Workers Overseas stream (EOI score is 715)
  • 40 invitations issued under International Education Stream

The table below incudes the details of the draw:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score

July 14, 2022

Skilled Workers in Manitoba 293 invitations 699
Skilled Workers Overseas 33 invitations 715
International Education Stream 40 invitations No EOI score

Manitoba draw invites 366 candidates through MPNP

July 14, 2022

Ontario issues 755 NOIs under Skilled Trades Stream to apply for a Canada PR

Ontario has issued 755 invitations to candidates to apply for a Canada PR. The candidates received the invitations through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program under Skilled Trades Stream. OINP selects the candidates under the Express Entry pool. The minimum score for this draw is 310 and above.

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

Date

Number of NOIs Streams Score
July 14, 2022 755 Skilled Trades Stream

310 and above

Ontario issues 755 NOIs under Skilled Trades Stream to apply for a Canada PR

July 14, 2022

SINP International Skilled Workers stream issued 627 invitations

Saskatchewan invited 627 candidates through Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program. The candidates have been invited under different streams. Candidates under Occupation In-Demand category received 195 invitations and candidates under Express Entry received 430 invitations. Ukraine has received 2 invitations under special consideration.

The table below reveals the details of the draw:

Date

Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
July 14, 2022   66 2 The residents of Ukraine received invitations under special consideration
Occupations In-Demand 69 195 Candidates having Educational Credential Assessments received the invitations
Express Entry 69 430

Candidates having Educational Credential Assessments received the invitations

SINP International Skilled Workers stream issued 627 invitations

July 14, 2022

Immigration to Canada breaks all records in first five months of 2022

Immigration to Canada has risen up to 71.8 percent in comparison to 2021. Canada has welcomed around 187,490 new permanent residents. It has been estimated that if the current rate continues, Canada will welcome 449,976 new permanent residents. Business leaders in Canada are demanding to increase in immigration levels to resolve the problem of labour shortage.

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Canada immigration breaks all records in first five months of 2022

July 13, 2022

Major employers in Canada want to increase the immigration of skilled workers

Canadian major employers are facing difficulties in hiring overseas workers. They want to increase the immigration levels in order to fill the 1.1 million job vacancies. According to Canadian Statistics, 80 percent of the employers have difficulties in hiring skilled workers due to processing delays, high costs, and complex rules. Employers can hire overseas workers through different programs like TFWP, IMP, and Express Entry.

For more information, visit the link below….

Major employers in Canada want to increase the immigration of skilled workers

July 12, 2022

BC PNP draw issues 174 Invitations to apply for a Canada PR

British Columbia invites 174 candidates to apply for a Canada PR. The minimum score for this draw is in the range of 60 and 130. Candidates have 60 days to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The details of the draw can be seen in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 12, 2022 132 Skilled Worker 115
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 130
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 110
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

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BC PNP draw issues 174 Invitations to apply for a Canada PR

July 08, 2022

Unemployment drops to record low in Canada, total employment increased by 1.1 million – May Report

The employment rate in Canada has reached up to 1.1 million and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent. Various factors have led to increase in employment including:

  • Increasing hourly wages up to 3.9 percent
  • Reduction in part-time work
  • Increase in number of industries in different sectors

July 07, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 64 candidates under the Entrepreneur stream

Saskatchewan has issued EOIs to 64 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The candidates have been invited under the Entrepreneur stream. Candidates having scores ranging from 80 and 130 were invited. The table below will show the details of the draw:

Date Low Average High Total Selections
July 7, 2022 80 95 130 64

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Saskatchewan invites 64 candidates under Entrepreneur stream

July 06, 2022

Canada issues 1,500 ITAs in the first All-Program Express Entry Draw

Canada has issued 1,500 invitations to apply in the first all-program draw held in 2022. The lowest ranking score for this draw is 557 points. In total, Canada has issued 10,865 invitations to apply through Express Entry draw in 2022. The details of the draw can be found in the table below:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
July 12, 2022 132 Skilled Worker 115
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 130
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 110
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 78
22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

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Canada issues 1,500 ITAs in the first All-Program Express Entry Draw

July 06, 2022

Saskatchewan issues 682 Expression of Interest through SINP

Saskatchewan has issued 682 Expression of Interest through Saskatchewan immigration Nominee Program. The invitations were issued under Occupations In-Demand and Express Entry Categories. The table below will provide the full information of the draw:

Date Category Score of lowest-ranked candidates Number of invitations Considerations
July 6, 2022 Occupations In-Demand 61 5 Invitations sent to the residents of Ukraine under special consideration
July 6, 2022 Express Entry 73 279 The candidates who are invited have Educational Credential Assessments
July 6, 2022 Occupations In-Demand 73 398 The candidates who are invited have Educational Credential Assessments

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Saskatchewan issues 682 Expression of Interest through SINP

July 05, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 133 candidates to apply for Canada PR 

British Columbia has issued 133 ITAs to apply for a Canada PR. Candidates having a minimum score between 60 and 85 were invited in this draw. This is a targeted draw and the candidates belonging to the following job roles were invited:

  • IT sector
  • Early Childcare Educators & Assistants (NOC 4214)
  • Healthcare
  • Veterinarians (NOC 3114)
  • Animal Health Technologists (NOC 3213)

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BC PNP draw invites 133 candidates to apply for Canada PR

June 30, 2022

Manitoba issues 348 LAAs to Apply for a Canada PR

Manitoba has issued 348 Letters of Advice to Apply through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The invited candidates can apply for a Canada PR to settle and work in Canada. The invitations were sent under three streams which are:

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

The table below will reveal the details of the draw:

Date Type of Invitation Number of invites EOI score
June 30, 2022 Skilled Workers in Manitoba 186 invitations 773
June 30, 2022 Skilled Workers Overseas 83 invitations 711
June 30, 2022 International Education Stream 79 invitations no EOI score

Manitoba issues 348 LAAs to apply for a Canada PR

June 29, 2022

Ontario issued 719 invitations under various streams through OINP

Ontario has issued 719 Expression of interest through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under the following streams:

  • 2 invitations were sent under Foreign Worker stream.
  • 424 invitations were issued under International Student stream. The CRS score for this stream is 74 and above
  • 293 invitations have issued under In-Demand Skills stream. The CRS score for this stream is 24 and above.

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Ontario issued 719 invitations under various streams through OINP

June 28, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 182 candidates

Invitations to apply have been sent to 182 candidates through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. The range of score for this draw lies between 60 and 124. Periodic invitations are issued to the candidates to live and work in the province.

The table below will show the details of the draw

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score

June 28, 2022

159

Skilled Worker 110
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 124
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75

June 28, 2022

17 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
6 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60

 

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BC PNP draw invited 182 candidates to apply for Canada PR

June 21, 2022

Ontario PNP draw issued 356 NOIs under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

Ontario PNP draw has issued 356 Notifications of Interest and these candidates can qualify for the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score for this draw is 440 and above. The candidates have been invited to work in Canada.

For more details, visit the link below.

Ontario PNP draw issued 356 NOIs under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

June 27, 2022

Extension will be given to the PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021

Sean Fraser, Canada immigration minister, has announced that candidates having PGWP will get extension in the upcoming one-time extension. The new policy will also help the CEC candidates to apply through Express Entry. The permits that are expired between September 2021 and January 2022 will get extension. Candidates have to apply for an open work permit once their PGWP is expired.

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Extension will be given to the PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021

June 25, 2022

Canada to resume all-program Express Entry draws on Wednesday July 6

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has announced that “all-program Express Entry draws will resume on July 6, 2022. The minister has given a confirmation that IRCC will normalize Express Entry draws in July.”

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Canada to resume all-program Express Entry draws on Wednesday July 6

June 24, 2022

Average weekly earnings increase by 4% in Canada; 1 million+ vacancies

The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours has measured the benefits or pay that employees receive from their employers. The report has shown that the benefits or pay have been increased by 126,000 in April. Only a little change can be found in Quebec.. In all other provinces much changes can be found.

Provinces Changes in pay and benefits
Ontario +49,900
Alberta +37,200
British Columbia +16,600

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Average weekly earnings increase by 4% in Canada; 1 million+ vacancies

June 23, 2022

Ottawa invests $3M to boost international tech start-ups in Ontario

Ottawa announced to invest $3 million to boost tech start-ups in Ontario. This investment will help the entrepreneurs to get permanent residence in Canada. In 2021, 375 entrepreneurs have got permanent residence through this Start-up visa program. In the first four months of 2022, permanent resident status has been given to 185 candidates. Canada has also planned to welcome 555 permanent residents in 2022.

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Ottawa invests of $3M to boost international tech start-ups in Ontario

June 22, 2022

Express Entry: Canada issued invitations to 636 PNP Candidates

Canada invited 636 PNP candidates through the Express Entry draw. Candidates having a minimum CRS score of 752 were invited in this draw. Canada immigration Minister Sean Fraser has stated that the all-program draws such as CEC and FSWP will be resumed from July 6, 2022.

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Express Entry 225th draw invited 636 PNP Candidates

June 21, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 125 candidates

British Columbia has held a draw on June 21, 2022 and issued 125 invitations to apply for Canada PR. Candidates having a minimum score ranging from 60 to 85.

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Description
June 21, 2022 101 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
85 Targeted draw: Tech
14 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators. and assistants (NOC 4214)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled
(Includes EEBC option)
60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

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BC PNP draw invites 125 candidates

June 16, 2022

Alberta PNP draw has issued 150 Notification of Interest letters

Alberta has held a new Express Entry draw through Alberta PNP. The draw has issued 150 Notification of Interest letters. The candidates who scored 306 points received the invitations.

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Alberta PNP draw has issued 150 Notification of Interest letters

June 19, 2022

New targets for immigration in 2022 announced by Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has announced new targets for immigration under Nova Scotia Nominee Program and Atlantic Immigration Program. IRCC has increased the immigration number to 5,340 for NSNP and added 1,173 spaces in the AIP.

The province budget allocation for 2022-2023 is as follows:

Budget in CAD Utilized for
1 million Market promotion for immigration and population growth
1.4 million Settlement services in societies
8,95,000 For recruiting staff to participate in immigration programs

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Nova Scotia announces new immigration targets for 2022

June 16, 2022

PEI draw invited 136 candidates on June 16, 2022

Prince Edward Island issued invitations to 136 candidates. The candidates have been invited under two streams namely, the Business Impact stream and Labour Impact and Express Entry stream. The number of candidates invited under the Labour Impact and Express Entry stream is 127. The number of candidates who are invited under the Business Impact stream is 9 and these candidates have to score 65 points.

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PEI draw invites 136 candidates through PEI PNP draw

June 15, 2022

Canada to introduce a new fast-track immigration program for temporary workers

Canada will be introducing a new immigration program for international students and temporary workers. The new program will be similar to the current temporary residence to permanent residence program but both the programs will not be identical.

Changes to the Express Entry will also be made. Candidates will be able to apply for the Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Program. IRCC will also get permission after Bill C-19 is passed. This bill will permit IRCC to invite Express Entry candidates on the basis of occupation, educational credentials, and ability in speaking, reading, writing, and understand the French language.

Canada to introduce a new fast-track program for temporary workers

June 13, 2022

Unemployment rate in Canada was recorded 5.1% in May, 2022

The demand for workers has been increasing remarkably in Canada as unemployment decreases and job vacancies rise. Canada’s unemployment rate has reached a record of 5.1%, the lowest point since the comparable data in 1976.

According to the recent Labor Force Survey from Statistics Canada, the labor force gained 39,800 jobs in May. With a new record, Canada will welcome 431,645 new permanent residents. In the first quarter of 2022

As per the Statistics Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey results for the march, the unemployment ratio for job vacancies has reached the lowest of 1:2, prioritizing labor supply pressures where the employers are seeking to attract and retain employees.

June 10, 2022

Canada to open online citizenship applications for multiple adults

Canada has announced that it will allow multiple adults to apply for citizenship. The candidates, who are 18 years old and above will be allowed to apply for citizenship with their families. Currently, only one adult is allowed to apply for citizenship.

Multiple adults will be allowed to apply for citizenship in the fall of 2022. IRCC has announced that the representatives will be allowed to submit the applications on behalf of their clients. The screening questions will also be updated. This will help the clients to submit their applications online.

IRCC has announced that it will expand the application so that minors and adults can apply for the citizenship.

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Canada to open online citizenship applications for multiple adults

June 8, 2022

Private Quebec College graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

The federal government has announced that graduates belonging to the non-subsidized private colleges in Quebec will not get the opportunity to receive post-graduate work permit. The action has been taken because the Quebec Ministry of Higher Education and some journalists have conducted investigations.

They found that there are some colleges that are using unethical and immoral ways in the recruitment processes. This resulted in a problem for the international students who were unable to access the PGWP process though they have enrolled in private study programs. An open work permit allows the students to work in Canada for three years.

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Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

June 8, 2022

BC PNP Draw has invited 146 candidates

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw has invited 146 candidates to the province so that people can live and work in Canada. The candidates have to score the points between 60 and 85. The candidates under the registration pool have received the invitations.

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BC PNP draw invites 146 candidates under various categories

June 8, 2022

Largest Express Entry draw held by Canada

Canada Express Entry draw has invited 932 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The invitations have been sent to only PNP candidates. The minimum score that the candidates have to achieve is 796 points.

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Largest Express Entry draw invites 932 candidates

June 4, 2022

Canada plans to invite 500,000 permanent residents this summer

Canada has plans to invite a large number of permanent residents this summer. The candidates who will be invited will include immigrants, students, and temporary foreign workers. In Q3 2022, it is expected that 130,000 candidates will be given the permanent resident status. As per the immigration levels plan 2022-2024, there is a plan to invite 432,000 candidates as permanent residents.

In the first quarter of 2022, 114,000 candidates were invited. These candidates included the temporary residents whose status was changed to permanent resident. The invitation of Q1 also included the individuals who are living outside Canada. It is expected that 100,000 will be invited in Q3 of 2022.

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Canada immigration could have 500,000 newcomers arriving in 2022

June 2, 2022

Manitoba draw invites 146 candidates under Manitoba PNP

Manitoba has sent invitations to 146 candidates through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Under International stream, LAAs have been sent to 54 candidates. Under Skilled Workers Overseas stream, 92 LAAs have been sent.

The minimum score for the Skilled Workers Overseas stream is 714. No score is available for the International Education stream. Candidates having a job validation code and a valid Express Entry ID have also received invitation and the number of invitations is 34.

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Manitoba draw invites 146 candidates under Manitoba PNP

May 25, 2022

Express Entry draw invites 589 candidates through PNP

A new Express Entry draw has been conducted on May 25, 2022 in which 589 candidates. The minimum CRS score for this draw is 741. The candidates who have received provincial nomination have been invited. The table below will show the details of the draw.

Date Number of candidates invited Minimum CRS score
May 25, 2022 589 741

May 19, 2022

Alberta AINP draw invites 100 candidates

Express Entry draw has invited 100 candidates under Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. The minimum CRS score for the candidates is 382. The details of the draw are shown in the table below.

Date of the draw Number of notifications Comprehensive Ranking Score
May 19, 2022 100 382

May 24, 2022

BC PNP Draw invites 137 candidates

British Columbia has invited 137 candidates through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. The minimum score ranges between 60 and 85. Candidates in the registration pool have received the invitation.

The table below will give full details.

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description
May 24, 2022 11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)

May 24, 2022

115 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 85 Targeted draw: Tech
11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare


May 20, 2022

PEI PNP invites 153 candidates

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Draw has sent invitations to 153 candidates under different categories. Under Labor Impact and Express Entry category, 137 candidates have been invited. Under Business Impact category, 16 candidates have been invited. The minimum score for the draw is 62 points.

The detail of the draw is given in the table below:

Date Category Invites Issued Minimum Score
20-05-2022 Labour Impact/Express Entry 137 62
Business Impact 16

May 17, 2022

BC PNP Draw invites 185 candidates

BC PNP draw has sent invitations to 185 candidates under different categories. The minimum score ranges between 62 and 62 and 123. The table below will show the full details:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description

May 17, 2022

154

Skilled Worker 109

General draw (includes tech occupations)

Skilled Worker – EEBC option 123
International Graduate 97
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76

May 17, 2022

21 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
5 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare (unless listed below)

 

May 14, 2022

Quebec Arrima draw invited 30 Canada immigration candidates

On May 05, 2022, the Quebec Arrima draw invited 30 Canada immigration candidates. Applicants with a job offer from an employer outside the Montreal metropolitan area were invited in this draw.  These 30 individuals are invited to apply for permanent selection.

Date of invitations Invites Issued Minimum Score Date of extraction from Arrima bank
May 5, 2022 30  May 2, 2022 at 6:30 am

11-May-2022

Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

Canada has sent invitations to 545 candidates on May 11. These candidates can apply for Canada permanent residence in the country. The candidates who are invited in this Express Entry draw have received nominations from a Provincial Nomination Program.

For more information – Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

May 10, 2022

British Columbia has invited 171 candidates through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw. The minimum score lies between 62 and 85 points.

The table below will show the details of the draw.

Date Number of Invitations  Category

Minimum

Score

Description
May 10, 2022 126 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 Targeted draw: Tech
(includes EEBC option)
May 10, 2022 20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 62 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)

20

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled(includes EEBC option) 62 Targeted draw: Healthcare
 

5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate(includes EEBC option)

62 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)

10-May-2022

BC PNP draw invites 171 candidates

British Columbia has sent invitations to 171 candidates on May 10, 2022, through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The invitations have been sent under different types of streams. The candidates whose name is found in the registration pool have got the invitation.

BC PNP draw invites 171 candidates

May 5, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw 315 candidates on May 5, 2022

Manitoba held its PNP draw on May 05, 2022, and issued 315 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). Out of 315 LAAs, 249 were issued to Skilled Workers in Manitoba (cut off score 651), 32 were International Education Stream, and 34 were Skilled Workers Overseas (cut off score 691).

Manitoba PNP draw 315 candidates on May 5, 2022

May 05, 2022

Saskatchewan invites 198 candidates under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

Canada’s Saskatchewan has held another round of invitations – the third held by the province in 2022, under Canadian permanent residence. On May 05, 2022, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 198 skilled workers to apply for a nomination by the province.

Saskatchewan invites 198 candidates under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

May 03, 2022

BCPNP draw invited 183 candidates

On May 03, 2022, a British Columbia PNP draw was conducted in which 183 Canada immigration candidates were sent invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

BCPNP draw invited 183 candidates

21st April 2022:

Manitoba draw sent 303 Letters of Advice to apply

Manitoba draw has sent 303 Letters of Advice to Apply. The number of candidates invited under Skilled workers in Manitoba category is 201 and they have to score 707 points. The number of candidates invited under Skilled Workers Overseas is 61 and they have to score 708 points. The number of candidates invited under International Education Stream is 41 and no score has been specified for such candidates. Candidates having a valid Express Entry ID and a job validation code are also invited and their number is 46.

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Manitoba draw sent 303 Letters of Advice to apply

13th April 2022:

Third Express Entry Draw in March invited 919 PNP Candidates

IRCC held an Express Entry draw on April 13, 2022, and invited 787 PNP candidates having a CRS score of 782. This is the 219 Express Entry draw. The PNP candidates will get an additional point of 600 when they receive their nomination. The invited candidates will have 60 calendar days to apply for the Canada PR.

12th April 2022:

BCPNP draw invited 160 candidates under Skills Immigration Program

On April 12, 2022, British Columbia held its PNP draw and issued 160 invitations under Skills Immigration Program. Candidates having scores ranging from 70 – 87 were invited in the first draw of April 2022.  This is a targeted draw and invited Tech workers, Early childhood educators, Healthcare assistants, and other professionals.

07th April 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw issued 223 LAAs

Manitoba held its PNP draw on April 07, 2022, and issued 223 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). Out of 223 LAAs, 156 were issued to Skilled Workers in Manitoba (cut off score 739),

34 International Education Stream, and 33 Skilled Workers Overseas (cut off score 683).

05th April 2022:

BCPNP draw invited 198 candidates under Skills Immigration Program

On April 05, 2022, British Columbia held its PNP draw and issued 198 invitations under Skills Immigration Program. Candidates having scores ranging from 70 – 125 were invited in the first draw of April 2022.  This is a targeted draw and invited Early childhood educators, Healthcare assistants, and other professionals.

30th March 2022:

919 PNP candidates were invited through Express Entry

On March30, 2022, 919 PNP candidates have been invited through Express Entry.

30th March 2022:

OINP invites 618 candidates

O March 30, 2022, invitations have been sent to 618 candidates through OINP.

29th March 2022:

BCPNP sent invitations to 215 candidates

On March 29, 2022, BCPNPO has sent invitations to 215 candidates.

24th March 2022:

MPNP sent 191 letters of advice

On March 24, 2022, Manitoba draw has sent 191 letters of advice through MPNP.  Out of these 191 LAAs, 33 were sent to the Express Entry candidates

24th March 2022:

OINP has invited 471 candidates

On March 24, 2022, Ontario has invited 471 candidates through Ontario Immigration Nominee Program.

22nd March 2022:

Alberta Immigration Nominee Program sends invitations to 350 candidates

On March 22, 2022, 350 candidates have been invited through Alberta Immigration Nominee Program.

22nd March 2022:

BCPNP sent invitations to 204 Candidates

On March 22, 2022, invitations have been sent to 204 candidates through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

17th March 2022:

PEI Provincial Nominee Program has invited 141 candidates

On March 17, 2022, Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program has invited 141 candidates.

16th March 2022:

Alberta invites 350 candidates in the latest provincial draw

In a draw held on March 8, 2022, the province of Alberta invited 350 international immigrants to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The details of the draw were announced via the stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program linked with Express Entry. Canada invited 924 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on March 16.

350 candidates were invited to this draw with a low score of 318 in the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System. The score was lower by 22 points compared to the last draw.

The draw was held through the pathway of Express Entry linked with the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

16th March 2022:

IRCC invites 924 PNP candidates in latest Express Entry draw

In an Express Entry draw held on March 16, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 924 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the latest invitation round. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 754 points. Since PNP candidates get an automatic 600 points boost when they obtain their nomination, the minimum score was relatively high. The lowest-scoring candidates would have received 154 base points if they had not been nominated.

Candidates have to apply for permanent residency within 60 days.

IRCC invited 1,047 PNP candidates to apply for Canadian immigration in the previous round of invitation.

Ontario invites 21 candidates under Entrepreneur Stream in the first draw of 2022

Ontario issued 21 immigrants ITAs (Invitation to Apply) in its first draw of the year. The OINP, or Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, held a draw for the Entrepreneur stream.

To be eligible for the draw, candidates who filed their Expressions of Interest by February 21, 2022 had to score between 152 and 169 points.

14th March 2022:

BC PNP draw issued 176 invitations under Skills Immigration Program

British Columbia PNP has invited 176 candidates under Skills Immigration Program. The minimum score is in the range of 63 and 85.

10th March 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw issued 120 LAAs

On March 10, 2022, Manitoba held its PNP draw and 120 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) were issued. Skilled Workers in Manitoba (cut off score 781) got 50 Letter of Advice to apply, while 36 LAAs were given to International Education Stream, and 34 to Skilled Workers Overseas (cut off score 718).

8th March 2022:

BCPNP invites 204 candidates on March 8, 2022

On March 8, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has invited 204 candidates. The names of these candidates have to be available in the registration pool.

8th March 2022:

SINP draw invites 85 immigration candidates

On March 8, 2022, SINP has invited 85 candidates through Express Entry. The minimum ranking score lies between 61 and 87. Invitations have been sent only for the selected occupations.

8th March 2022:

BC-PNP Draw invites 204 immigration candidates

On March 8, 2022, BCPNP draw has invited 204 candidates. The range of the lowest ranking score is in between 77 and 128. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has been introduced for the invitation of foreign workers who can live and work in British Columbia. Candidates have to send an application for the permanent residency in British Columbia to live and work.

8th March 2022:

350 Express Entry Candidates invited Lowest CRS Score of 318

Alberta invited 350 candidates on March 8, 2022 and their minimum CRS score should be 318. Express Entry under Alberta Advantage Immigration Program has been used to invite the candidates.

7th March 2022:

Saskatchewan PNP launches a new tech immigration program

Saskatchewan’s new Tech Talent Pathway was established on March 7 as part of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to recruit tech workers to the province.

The Tech Talent Pathway aims to address Saskatchewan’s acute labour shortages in the tech sector. Employers in Saskatchewan’s technology and innovation sectors will be able to attract more talent to promote growth and boost Saskatchewan’s global competitiveness thanks to this new road to permanent residence for tech professionals.

Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said, “As Saskatchewan emerges from the impacts of the global pandemic, our technology sector will be an important driver of economic growth. The new Tech Talent Pathway provides our Saskatchewan employers with a dedicated stream for the attraction of highly skilled talent into our thriving technology sector.”

This new stream will make the immigration process easier and faster for IT workers who are already employed in Saskatchewan as well as those who have been recruited from outside the country.

Applicants to the Tech Talent Pathway must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

An employer-specific SINP Job Approval Letter for a eligible technology sector occupation.

If the applicant is not working in Saskatchewan at the time of application, a minimum official language level of CLB level 5 is required; if applying for Express Entry, a minimum official language level of CLB level 7 is required.

In the last five years, at least one year of work experience in that occupation; or six months working in Saskatchewan.

Post-secondary education.

Must be able to obtain a professional license in Saskatchewan (applicable to eligible computer, software, electrical and electronics engineers).

4th March 2022:

SINP draw invites 36 candidates

On March 4, 2022, SINP draw has sent invitations to 36 candidates. The candidates have been invited under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams.

3rd March 2022:

Canada’s newly-permanent Atlantic Immigration Program will open on March 6

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), which was recently announced by Ottawa, will begin accepting applications this Sunday from skilled foreign employees and international graduates seeking permanent residence in one of the four Atlantic Canadian provinces.

The Atlantic Immigration Program will open on March 6 for qualified foreign employees and international graduates with endorsements who want to reside in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island.

Late last year, the Atlantic Canadian provinces on the country’s eastern coastlines received a permanent immigration stream.

It builds on the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, which brought a rising number of foreign residents to the provinces.

According to Canada’s immigration minister, “Over the past few years, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot has made an incredible difference in communities across our region.”

“It has brought us the resource we need most: more people. They’re skilled, they’re young and they’re staying. Now, we’re doubling down on what works by making it permanent, so we can continue attracting the best and brightest to our region and build a vibrant, prosperous future for Atlantic Canada,’’ he added.

The permanent program keeps the three elements that made the pilot so successful: a focus on employers, improved settlement assistance, and a collaborative approach across all Atlantic provinces.

The new AIP includes changes such as a definition of partners’ roles, increased employer support through training, and strengthened program standards to guarantee newcomers may effectively establish themselves in the region.

There are three programs under the AIP:

  • The Atlantic High-skilled Program
  • The Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
  • The Atlantic International Graduate Program

3rd March 2022:

Vaccinated travelers can now come to Canada without getting tested, no quarantine required

Travelers who are fully vaccinated can now enter Canada without being tested for COVID-19 unless they are randomly selected for testing.

Quarantine for 14 days is no longer required for travelers. They will no longer need to isolate their unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who are travelling with them. Unvaccinated Canadians will be required to be tested upon arrival, on the eighth day after entering the country, and will be quarantined for 14 days.

The advice on international travel issued by Canada has officially been rescinded, allowing Canadians to travel outside the country for non-essential purposes.

3rd March 2022:

Saskatchewan invites 58 Canada immigration candidates in new entrepreneur draw

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has issued 58 invitations to entrepreneurs through a new Entrepreneur stream draw (SINP).

A minimum score of 80 and an average score of 90 points were necessary for the March 3 draw.

2nd March 2022:

Canada invites 1047 Express Entry candidates in latest draw

In an Express Entry draw held on March 2nd Canada has invited 1,047 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration.

The IRCC has invited only PNP candidates to this invitation round. The CRS cut-off score for this draw was 761 points. The score is high because PNP candidates will get 600 points automatically added to their score.

The invited candidates have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

1st March 2022:

Ontario invites international student graduates and workers in five PNP draws

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 173 immigration hopefuls to apply for the PhD Graduate stream on February 28. Candidates needed a minimum score of 16 on their Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered.

On March 1, candidates for the Masters Graduate, Foreign Worker, and International Student streams were invited to apply.

Ontario PNP draw results February 28 and March 1, 2022

PNP stream, Minimum score, # of invitations

The stream issued invitations to International Student stream candidates with a score of 42 and above who have work experience in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes below:

2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians

2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians

2282 – User support technicians

2283 – Information systems testing technicians

7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations

7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers

7232 – Tool and die makers

7233 – Sheet metal workers

7236 – Ironworkers

7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)

7242 – Industrial electricians

7251 – Plumbers

7271 – Carpenters

7281 – Bricklayers

7282 – Concrete finishers

7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

7291 – Roofers and shinglers

7293 – Insulators

7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations

7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators

7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

7314 – Railway carmen/women

7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics

7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

7333 – Electrical mechanics

7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

7371 – Crane operators

8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

1st March 2022:

British Columbia invites 136 tech workers in provincial draw

B.C. invited 136 tech workers in the latest provincial draw held on March 1. The invitations were issued under the BC PNP Tech program.

The candidates who received invitations in this draw belonged to the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and the required minimum provincial score is 85 points.

The invited candidates have to apply for a nomination within 30 days.

28th February 2022:

Canada set to relax border restrictions for COVID from Feb 28

Antigen tests will be required for all vaccinated passengers entering Canada, and unvaccinated minors under the age of 12 will no longer be required to quarantine.

Travelers will have the option of providing a negative COVID-19 test result to meet the pre-entry requirements. Random COVID testing will still be performed on fully vaccinated passengers upon arrival, but they will no longer be required to quarantine while waiting for test results, even if they had spent the previous 14 days outside the United States or Canada.

Furthermore, unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who travel with a fully vaccinated adult will be free from quarantine and will not be required to limit their activities for the first 14 days.

24th February 2022:

Ontario invites 818 candidates in latest provincial draw

The province of Ontario held a draw under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) where candidates who are eligible under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream were invited. 818 candidates were invited to this draw. The minimum CRS score required for the candidates was 359 points. Candidates who had created an Express Entry profile between February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022 were invited for this draw.

24th February 2022:

Manitoba invites 278 candidates under its PNP program

The province of Manitoba held a provincial draw on February 24 where it invited 278 immigration candidates for provincial nomination. The candidates were invited under the following streams:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba, 206 invitations, required EOI score-612 points
  • Skilled Workers Overseas, 39 invitations, EOI score- 685 points

International Education Stream, 33 invitations, no EOI score

22nd February 2022:

British Columbia issues 160 invitations in latest draw

The province of British Columbia invited 160 Skilled Immigrants and Express Entry candidates in a draw held on February 22nd.

The invitations were issued under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP).

Applicants having scores ranging from 77 – 125 were invited in this draw under the following categories:

Skills Immigration (SI)

Express Entry BC (EEBC)

Skills immigration in British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

In the skills immigration category, the province issues invitations for the following sub-categories:

Skilled Worker

International Graduate

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

Candidates who had the required score mentioned in the table below were invited in this draw.

Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
145 SI – Skilled Worker 112
SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 111
15 SI – Skilled Worker 125
SI – International Graduate 125
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate

125

22nd February 2022:

Ontario invites 773 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination

The province of Ontario invited 773 Express Entry candidates who are working in targeted occupations to apply for a provincial nomination.

Candidates who may be qualified for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream were asked to apply by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) (HCP). These applicants needed to have an Express Entry profile with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 455 to 600.

Candidates who registered an Express Entry profile between February 22, 2021, and April 29, 2021 were invited to apply. Candidates must have at least one year of work experience in one of the targeted vocations mentioned below by NOC code to be considered for nomination:

NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers

NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers

NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

NOC 0125 – Other business services managers

NOC 0211 – Engineering managers

NOC 0311 – Managers in health care

NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers

NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers

NOC 0711 – Construction managers

NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation

NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers

NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals

NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting

NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists

NOC 3231 – Opticians

NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

The invited candidates should apply within 45 calendar days under Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

17th February 2022:

Prince Edward Island PNP invites 123 applicants in latest draw

Prince Edward Island held a PNP draw on Feb 17 where it invited 123 candidates under the Express Entry, Business Impact, and Labour Impact categories.

Here are more details:

Business Impact category

6 ITAs issued

Labour and Express Entry Category

117 ITAs

This is the second PEI PNP draw of 2022.

16th February 2022:

Canada invites a record number of PNP candidates in latest Express Entry draw

In an Express Entry draw conducted on February 16, Canada invited 1,082 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian immigration. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in this draw. The CRS cut off score for this draw was 710 points.  The PNP candidates will automatically get 600 points added to their score when they This is the third time in a row that a PNP draw has set a new high for the number of invitations received. The previous record was set two weeks earlier, when 1,070 PNP candidates were invited to apply.

The invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

16th February 2022:

Ottawa conducts a record-breaking Express Entry draw

With a new draw on February 16, Ottawa broke its previous record for the largest Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry draw, which it set in early February, issuing 1,082 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). The previous high was reached on February 2 with a draw in which Canada awarded 1,070 ITAs, each requiring a minimum CRS score of 674 points.

For this draw, the minimum CRS score was raised to 710 points.

The number of ITAs awarded in Express Entry drawings has been steadily increasing this year, with 1,036 ITAs given in January setting a new high.

15th February 2022:

British Columbia invites 140 tech workers in latest draw

On February 15, 2022, British Columbia hosted the most recent draw, inviting 140 tech employees to apply for provincial nomination. This draw was open to candidates with a minimum score of 85. Selected immigrants belonged to the subcategories of Skilled Worker and International Graduate.

BC-PNP Tech Draw provides a path for Tech workers to Permanent Residency in British Columbia

Details about the draw

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score

Feb-15-2022

140

SI – Skilled Worker 85
SI – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85

Canada announces its immigration levels plan for 2022-24

The Canadian government has released its Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2022-2024.

Canada’s immigration targets have been raised yet again. It will aim to welcome about 432,000 new immigrants this year, rather than the 411,000 it had planned.

Canada will aim for the following number of new immigrant arrivals over the next three years:

2022: 431,645 permanent residents

2023: 447,055 permanent residents

2024: 451,000 permanent residents

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser while speaking on the immigration targets said, “This levels plan is a balance of needs for our country and our international obligations. It focuses on attracting skilled workers who will contribute to Canada’s economy and tackle the labor shortage, while recognizing the importance of family reunification, and helping the world’s most vulnerable populations through refugee resettlement. Our focus remains on supporting our economic resurgence through increased retention of newcomers in regions with real economic, labor and demographic challenges. I’m proud of what Canada has achieved thus far, and I want wait to see how newcomers will continue to make Canada a top destination of choice.”

Approximately 56% of new immigrants will arrive in 2022 through economic class channels such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, and the Temporary to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) stream, which was available in 2021.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) expects 83,500 arrivals through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2022. IRCC has decreased Express Entry admissions in half for this year, but it hopes to recover to normal levels by 2024, when it expects 111,5000 Express Entry immigrants to arrive.

The levels plan appears to indicate that IRCC is temporarily decreasing Express Entry admissions to make room for TR2PR admissions. Under the TR2PR stream, IRCC hopes to land 40,000 immigrants in 2022 and the final 32,000 immigrants in 2023.

Meanwhile, Express Entry draws are being held every two weeks, and IRCC continues to handle Express Entry applications.

Furthermore, the PNP is used by the majority of Canada’s provinces and territories, and PNP invites have been ongoing since the Covid outbreak began.

In 2022, the family class will account for 24% of admissions targets, with the remaining 20% arriving through refugee and humanitarian programs.

8th February 2022:

Ontario  conducted its first draw of 2022 under the French speaking skilled worker stream

The province of Ontario conducted its first draw for this year on February 8 through the French Speaking Skilled Worker stream, which is linked to the Express Entry. Through this draw, it issued NOIs to 206 candidates.

These candidates had CRS scores between 463 and 467.

The invited candidates had submitted their application between February 8, 2021 and February 8, 2022.

The other eligibility requirements were a minimum score of 7 in French and 6 in English under the Canadian Language Benchmark.

10th February 2022:

Quebec invites 523 candidates under the Arrima EOI system

The province of Quebec conducted its largest draw under the Arrima Expression of Interest system on February 10 where it issued invitations to 523 candidates.

In this draw, candidates with skills and experience in any of the 21 following occupations were invited.

NOC code Occupations
0213 IT systems managers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
2171 IT analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User Support Agents
2283 Computer systems assessors
3012 Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
3233 Practical nurses
3413 Caregivers/Aids and Beneficiary Attendants
4031 Secondary school teachers
4032 Primary and preschool teachers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5131 Producers, directors, choreographers and related personnel
5223 Graphic design technicians
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale

The invited candidates can apply under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program within 60 days.

10th February 2022:

Manitoba invites 273 candidates in the latest provincial draw

The province of Manitoba held a provincial draw on February 10 where it invited 273 candidates.

  • In this draw, candidates were invited under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) under three programs. Here are the details of the program as well as the minimum cut-off score:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 202 invitations with a minimum score of 615;
  • Skilled Workers Overseas — 31 invitations with a minimum score of 705; and
  • International Education Stream — 40 invitations with no score requirement.

Apart from this, 68 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Express Entry system.

9th February 2022:

Canada breaks 100-year record, invites 405k migrants in 2021

According to the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC), Canada met its 2021 immigration target by bringing in 405,303 new permanent residents last year. The Canadian government’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 sought to welcome 401,000 immigrants in 2021 to aid the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Prior to the pandemic, Canada planned to welcome 341,000 new immigrants annually.

In order to fulfil its target in 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) focused on converting as many temporary residents already in Canada to permanent residents as possible. In the face of COVID-19 travel limitations and other pandemic-related hurdles, IRCC believed this was the most effective method to meet its goal.

From January through September, IRCC conducted Express Entry draws that attracted large numbers of Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, as one of the strategies it used to attract more permanent residents from within Canada. In May, the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) unveiled six new immigration routes (“TR to PR”) in an effort to attract an additional 90,000 international students and temporary foreign workers to Canada.

The majority of immigrants in Canada come through economic class programs. Prior to the pandemic, applications from within Canada accounted for 30% of new economic class landings, while applicants from outside accounted for 70%. In 2021, this was reversed, with 70% of passengers arriving from within Canada and 30% from outside.

9th February 2022:

 Ontario invites 749 workers in the latest provincial draw

The province of Ontario invited 749 workers to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw held on February 9.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has issued invitations to candidates who had created profiles in its Expression of Interest (EOI) system. These candidates can be eligible for one of the following streams under the Employer Job Offer category:

  1. Foreign Worker
  2. In-Demand Skills

Three draws were conducted under these two streams. 476 candidates were invited under the Foreign Worker stream and 166 were invited under the general draw. 107 candidates were invited under the In-Demand Skills stream.

Here are more details of the latest draw:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream (trades occupations) – 476 invitations, minimum score 24;
  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream (general) – 166 invitations, minimum score 41;
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 107 invitations, minimum score 15.

Candidates belonging to the following 41 occupations were invited to apply under the Foreign Worker stream:

  • NOC 2232 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2233 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2242 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 2243 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 7202 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 7203 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 7205 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 7232 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 7233 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 7236 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 7241 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 7242 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 7251 – Plumbers
  • NOC 7271 – Carpenters
  • NOC 7281 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 7282 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 7284 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 7291 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 7293 – Insulators
  • NOC 7294 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 7301 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 7303 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 7305 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 7311 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 7312 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 7313 – Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 7314 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 7315 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 7333 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 7334 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 7371 – Crane operators
  • NOC 8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, ground maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 9241 – Power engineers and power systems operators

The following 22 occupations were selected under the In-Demand skills stream draw:

Health, agricultural and select trades occupations:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers and related occupations, excluding housekeepers
  • NOC 7441 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and laborers
  • NOC 8431 – General farm workers
  • NOC 8432 – Nursery and greenhouse workers
  • NOC 8611 – Harvesting laborers
  • NOC 9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
  • NOC 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  • NOC 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  • NOC 9417 – Machining tool operators
  • NOC 9418 – Other metal products machine operators
  • NOC 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators
  • NOC 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators
  • NOC 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
  • NOC 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  • NOC 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
  • NOC 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  • NOC 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  • NOC 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  • NOC 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

8th February 2022:

British Columbia issues 198 invitations in latest draw

The British Columbia PNP held a draw on February 8 where it invited qualified candidates belonging to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories.

A total of 198 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the Skilled Worker and the International Graduate categories.

8th February 2022:

Ontario holds two PNP draws where it invites 828 candidates

The province of Ontario held two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws on February 8 under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) where it invited Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

A total of 828 invitations were issued where 622 candidates were eligible under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

In order to be eligible candidates needed to have a profile in the Express Entry system with a CRS score between 463 and 467. They are also required to have at least one year of work experience in the following six occupations:

  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Computer engineers
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmer and interactive media developers
  • Web designers and developers

As for the remaining 206 candidates, they were invited under the French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) stream. These candidates were required to have a CRS score between 436-467 points.

Candidates for the FSSW must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 in French and 6 in English. The OINP will look at candidates’ finances to see if they have enough money to cover settlement fees in Ontario, among other things.

Those who have been invited to apply for Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program have 45 calendar days to do so (PNP).

8th February 2022:

Nova Scotia invites 278 nurses to apply for provincial nomination in latest draw

The province of Nova Scotia held a draw on February 8 where it invited 278 nurses to apply for a provincial nomination. The invited candidates already had a profile in the Express Entry system and were invited through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program encourages Express Entry candidates in specific occupations to submit for a nomination on a regular basis (PNP). The NSNP asked nurses who might be qualified for Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream to participate in the new draw.

Candidates must have worked as a registered nurse or a registered psychiatric nurse as their principal vocation in order to be nominated. Their responsibilities should be in line with NOC 3012, the National Occupational Classification.

They will need to show letters of recommendation from previous employers to show that they’ve worked in their field for at least three years.

Invited candidates need to have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 or above in English or French in all language abilities. They must also have a bachelor’s degree or have finished a three-year study at a post-secondary institution.

 They will get a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia if their petitions are successful. In the Express Entry system, they will be considered PNP applicants, allowing them to apply for permanent residence if they are selected in an Express Entry draw.

Canada issues more than 47,000 PR invitations in November

Canada issued invitations for permanent residents that amounted to more than 47,000 in November. This is a record breaker and it also marks the third month in a row that Canada has broken the record.

This is according to data from the IRCC. The data also shows that Canada has invited more than 361,000 immigrants in the first eleven months of 2021. Going by these numbers, the country is most likely to achieve its target of inviting 401,000 immigrants by the end of this year.  Despite the Omicron threat, the IRCC is most likely to achieve this target by converting temporary residents in the country to permanent residents.

Prince Edward Island (PEI) has invited 124 immigration candidates in last provincial draw for this year

The province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has invited 124 immigration candidates in a draw held on December 16.

In this draw the Express Entry and Labour Impact candidates had received the greatest number of invitations which is a total of 114 invitations. The remaining 11 invitations went to Business Impact candidates who had provincial scores of at least 67 points.

This is the final scheduled draw for 2021. In this year, the province invited 1,804 candidates, out of which 1,697 were from the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams and 157 from the Business Impact stream.

Manitoba invites 349 immigration candidates in latest draw

Manitoba held an immigration draw on December 16 where 349 candidates were invited.

The candidates were invited across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs):

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 296 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 447
  • Skilled Workers Overseas — 13 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 712
  • International Education Stream — 40 invitations with no EOI score requirement

In this draw, 64  invitations were issued to candidates in the Express Entry system.

Other changes

As part of the International Student Program (ISP) and the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), Quebec has also recently announced changes about the submission of application documents for foreign nationals. It will become mandatory as of 26 January 2021 for all applications submitted under these programs to be submitted online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

For further details, please Talk to Y-Axis Consultants or you can E-mail us on Info@y-axis.com. One of our representatives will get back to you at the earliest.

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