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  1. Alberta has released details of its first PNP draw of the new year. AINP invited 50 candidates to apply for provincial nomination on January 8, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut off was 406 points. AINP did not specifiy details of occupations that were targeted this draw. Alberta PNP program (AINP) regularly selects candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool. Selected candidates are issued NOIs. Successful applicants receive additional 600 points to their CRS score, thereby virtually guaranteeing an ITA from Express Entry draw. Last year from the allotted quota of 6,
  2. Manitoba issued 272 LOAA (Letters of Advice to Apply) in the latest Expression of Interest (EOI) draw held on January 14, 2021. The latest draw was the 106th MPNP draw under the EOI system. The previous MPNP draw occurred on December 30, 2020, where 188 LOAA (Letters of Advice to Apply) were issued. 236 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to "Skilled workers in Manitoba" category. The score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited was 461 points. 29 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to "International Education Stream" category candidates. 7 Letters of Advice to Apply issued to can
  3. Canada introduced a new public policy allowing holders of expired or expiring Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) to apply for a new open work permit. Former international students in Canada with an expired or expiring Post Graduate Work Permit will have a one-time opportunity to apply for another open work permit with a duration of 18 months. As quoted in the Government press release, one of the main reasons for creating this policy is the disruption caused due to the current pandemic, which has impacted the chances of international students in obtaining the work experience they nee
  4. Canada welcomed the new year by issuing 250 invitations to candidates under Express Entry draw# 171. Eligible candidates had provincial nominations as of January 6, 2021. Canada conducted another round of invitations under Express Entry Draw 172 on January 7, 2021, whereby it issued 4750 invitations to candidates under the Canadian Experience Class. With these two draws, Canada has issued a total of 5000 invitations to apply in the new year. These two draws have suggested that Canada may invite more candidates who are already present in Canada. The situation is similar to
  5. British Columbia has issued 168 invitations under Skills Immigration and Express Entry category of BCPNP on January 5, 2021. BCPNP issued 168 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. The minimum provincial score cut off for this draw was 77. British Columbia did not provide a breakdown of invitations issued in each category. Summary of BCPNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry (January 5, 2021): S.I. - Skilled Worker - required a score of 95
  6. British Columbia issued invitations to foreign tech workers and international students on December 29, 2020, under Tech Pilot program. BC PNP issued a total of 58 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. The provincial score cut off for this draw was 80. BC did not provide a breakdown of invitations issued in each category. Summary of BC PNP Tech draw (December 29, 2020): SI - Skilled Worker - required a score of
  7. Saskatchewan invited 576 candidates for permanent residency under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) on December 17, 2020. Candidates needed a minimum of 71 points on the SINP Points Assessment Grid to receive an invitation. These invitations were issued under Express Entry and Occupation-in-demand subcategories. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued 190 invitations under Express Entry subcategory and 386 invitations under Occupation-in-demand subcategory to candidates having experience in below NOC Codes: 0013, 0014, 0016, 0112, 0114, 0121, 0125, 0212,
  8. Canada invited 5,000 candidates in Express Entry draw 170 held on December 23, 2020. Comprehensive Ranking System Score (CRS Score) for Express Entry draw number 170 was 468 points. Express Entry Draw# 170 was an all program draw and the fourth consecutive draw where IRCC issued 5000 invitations for Canadian permanent residency. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off for this draw remained the same as the previous Express Entry draw. The CRS cutoff has remained below 470 points for three consecutive draws. In the current year, the invitations have set up expectations fo
  9. Canada invited 5,000 candidates in Express Entry draw 169 held on December 9, 2020. Comprehensive Ranking System Score (CRS Score) for Express Entry draw number 169 was 469 points. Express Entry Draw# 169 was an all program draw and the third consecutive draw where IRCC issued 5000 invitations for Canadian permanent residency. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off for this draw remained the same as the previous Express Entry draw. The CRS cutoff has remained at 469 points for two consecutive draws.
  10. Data shows the number of people immigrating to Canada has increased by 23% between 2015 and 2019 and will rise higher as the country seeks to overcome its ageing workforce. Canada has announced plans to increase the number of immigrants it accepts each year. "Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just b
  11. Express Entry draw 168 saw the CRS Score drop to 469 points. IRCC invited five thousand candidates in this consecutive draw. Express Entry Draw# 168 was an all program draw. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off for this draw was 3 points lower than the previous Express Entry draw. The CRS cut off was 469 points. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off has stayed above 470 over the past six weeks. It is the first time this year that the cut off for FSW draw has dropped below 470 points. IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule to this draw as well. The date and ti
  12. Canada conducted its most significant Express Entry draw on November 18, 2020 and invited a record-breaking 5000 immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residency in Express Entry draw number 167. Express Entry Draw# 167 was an all program draw. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off for this draw was 5 points lower than the previous draw. The CRS cut off was 472. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off has stayed above 470 over the past six weeks. IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule to this draw as well. The date and time were October 27, 2020 at 06:18:
  13. Canada recently announced that French-speaking candidates will now get more Express Entry points. This policy follows Canada's goal to increase the Francophone population outside Quebec over the next three years. So what is the significance of this news for potential immigrants? Well, for starters, it does not impact individuals up to the age of 29. With the below profile, your Comprehensive Ranking System score would be 481, which is good enough to get an invite at this point with the current minimum CRS cutoff hovering around 475 points: You are under 30 years of age, You have a
  14. Canada conducted its fifth consecutive FSW draw on November 5, 2020 and invited 4500 immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residency. Draw# 166 was an all program draw. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off for this draw was 7 points higher than previous FSW draw. The CRS cut off was 478. IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule to this draw as well. The date and time were October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC which means anyone meeting the cut-off would have received an invitation. The invitation trend has certainly changed from CEC/PNP draws to FSW draws. Canada is looki
  15. Francophone and bilingual french-speaking Express Entry candidates are now eligible for more points toward their immigration application. Canada is aims to attract more French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, announced that Francophone and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system. Express Entry is an online system which is used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. Changes as of October 20, 2020 - additional points for good French skills: NCLC 7 or higher o
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