27,332 receive ITA in historic Express Entry draw 176

Express Entry Draw 175

Express Entry draw 176 created a record in Canadian immigration history by inviting 27,332 candidates for permanent residence in a single draw on February 13, 2021.  IRCC invited candidates from the Canadian Experience Class program on February 13, 2021.  The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was set at just 75 points. In comparison, the previous CEC draw had … Read more

Canada allows PGWP for full online study

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IRCC has announced a policy change in Canada PGWP for Online Study. International students who complete their entire program online from abroad will be eligible for a Post Graduate Work Permit PGWP for their online study. These temporary changes apply to all international students enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program and meet all other PGWP criteria. … Read more

Saskatchewan SINP invites 541 in new PNP Draw

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Saskatchewan SINP invited 541 candidates for permanent residency under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) on February 11, 2021. These invitations were issued under Express Entry and Occupation-in-demand subcategories. Candidates needed a minimum of 72 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid to receive an invitation. These points are based on certain parameters such as … Read more

British Columbia invites 74 in Tech Pilot draw

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British Columbia issued invitations to foreign tech workers and international students in a BCPNP New draw on February 9, 2021, under Tech Pilot program. BC PNP issued a total of 74 invitations in the “SI-Skilled Worker”, “SI-International Graduate”, “EEBC-Skilled Worker”, “EEBC-International Graduate” categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw. … Read more

Canada lost 213,000 jobs in January 2021.

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Canada’s labour market lost 213,000 jobs in January 2021. As per Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate closed at 9.4% – a 0.6% increase compared to December 2020 This is the highest unemployment rate increases to the highest level since August 2020.  Job losses were entirely in the part-time jobs while permanent jobs remained steady.  The decline … Read more

Canada Launches Hong Kong Pathway

Canada hong kong pathway

Canada has launched a unique Hong Kong pathway to attract recent graduates and skilled workers from Hong Kong. Starting February 8, 2021, Hong Kong residents with a Hong Kong special administrative region (SAR) or British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport will be able to apply for a new open work permit. This work permit has a … Read more

British Columbia invites 216 candidates

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British Columbia has issued 208 invitations under Skills Immigration and Express Entry category of BCPNP on February 2, 2021. BCPNP issued 208 invitations in the S.I. – Skilled Worker, S.I. – International Graduate, S.I. – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, EEBC – Skilled Worker, EEBC – International Graduate categories. Further, BC also invited 8 individuals from … Read more

Alberta AINP Draw: CRS cutoff drops to 360

Alberta PNP Draw 2021

Alberta AINP has released details of its second PNP draw of 2021. AINP invited 100 candidates to apply for provincial nomination on January 28, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut off dropped to 360 points from 406 points. Alberta AINP did not specify details of occupations that were targeted this draw. The candidates who have … Read more

Ontario OINP conducts new targeted PNP draw

Ontario OINP Draw Immiboards

Ontario OINP invited 283 candidates from priority occupations on February 2, 2021.   Ontario OINP targeted candidates with a comprehensive ranking system score between 466 and 467, and work experience in the below occupations: Banking, credit and other investment managers – 0122 Other business services managers – 0125 Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Managers – 0124 Financial auditors and … Read more