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Alberta invited Express Entry candidates with a score 300 to apply for a provincial nomination

Alberta invited Express Entry candidates with a score 300 to apply for a provincial nomination

Alberta has now invited 1,659 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.The draw which took place on 05 May 2021 was not the largest draw of the year, 250 immigration candidates were invited. This year’s record is 300. However, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement was the lowest since May 2020.

If the invited candidates were found to be eligible for the nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream, they will automatically get an additional 600 CRS points toward their overall score in the Express Entry system. Once that happens, they will likely be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) operates the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) for Alberta-bound immigrants.The Alberta Express Entry stream is an enhanced PNP, which means it pulls from the pool of Express Entry candidates. The first step to being eligible for this program is to get a profile in the Express Entry pool of candidates.

It is possible to immigrate through the Express Entry system without a provincial nomination, however, people who have lower CRS scores may opt for a PNP. Provincial nominees automatically get 600 points added to their overall score. If the lowest-scoring candidates in the new Alberta draw receive the nomination, their new CRS scores will be 900, more than enough to be invited in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

The Alberta Express Entry Stream is for Express Entry candidates who have strong ties to Alberta. The provincial government also uses it to support the its economic development and diversification priorities.

During the pandemic, Alberta is only considering candidates who are already living and working in the province.

Candidates need to have work experience in an eligible occupation. The AINP does not provide a list of eligible occupations, but offers a list of occupations that are not eligible for the stream.

Alberta was allowed to issue 6,250 nomination certificates in 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the province reduced their allocation to 4,000 nominations. All of these nominations were issued by June 2020, which is why there were no draws for the second half of the year.

The AINP has not yet released the number of provincial nomination allocations for Alberta in 2021.

Manitoba has invited 2,786 PNP candidates to apply for a PNP in 2021

Manitoba has released the results of its May 6 immigration draw. They invited 150 candidates, who can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). If they receive it, the nomination will support their final application for Canadian permanent residence.

Manitoba regularly invites immigrants to apply through one of the following three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas. The Skilled Worker streams require that candidates have previously submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile.

Below are the results from the latest draw:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 104 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 400;

Skilled Workers Overseas— 29 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 703; and

International Education Stream— 13 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

A total of 14 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates.

Manitoba has a number of immigration programs dedicated to attracting international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.

If you want to benefit from a nomination from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams. Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.

Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you need to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer.

International graduates who complete education in Manitoba can receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.

Express Entry is the main way Canada manages skilled worker applications. It is possible to skip the PNP process and receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence. When you submit your profile, you are then ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which considers factors like your age, work experience, education, and language skills.

The highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.You gain an additional 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a PNP, such as Manitoba’s. This award is high enough to allow you to receive an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw.

Saskatchewan invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence

The invitations went to candidates who were eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically from the International Skilled Worker category. Of those invited, 136 were eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, and 123 were nominated through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

The two new draws resulted in fewer invitations than the previous selection round through Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Regardless of the stream, invited candidates needed an EOI score of at least 70 in order to be invited. They also needed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard and work experience in one of the 63 in-demand occupations listed on the government web-page.

 About the Occupations In-Demand subcategory

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), meaning it is open to immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.

In order to apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category, foreign nationals need to create an EOI profile through the SINP’s online application system. Saskatchewan’s EOI system allows the province to select immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive in the province. Candidates will be assessed on how their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province demonstrate their ability to settle in Saskatchewan.

They are then given a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

About the Express Entry sub-category

The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP, meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Candidates with Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan in order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score at the federal level and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates in the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories were invited through the British Columbia PNP

B.C. invited 84 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on May 4. Invited candidates who were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

The province has now invited 3,977 immigration candidates in 2021. Invited candidates have 30 calendar days to apply for the nomination.

About the Tech Pilot

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for in-demand tech workers and international students. Candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Applicants are evaluated and issued a score that determines whether they may be invited to apply in a given invitation round. The score is based on a number of factors such as level of education, years of direct work experience, and having a B.C. job offer. Tech Pilot draws are held every week.

The pilot project was launched in May 2017, following a labour market study that found the biggest issue facing B.C.’s tech sector was access to talent. So, the Tech Pilot was created to support the tech sector’s growth by making it easier for workers with in-demand skills to immigrate to B.C. The pilot has been extended several times, most recently until next month.

Tech Pilot for Express Entry candidates

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from B.C. will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.

Canada then invites them to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry draws. If they are approved, the last step is for them to land in Canada and claim permanent residency status.

Canada invited 6000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on 29th Apr

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with minimum scores of 400 for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw.

As per the tie-break rule, candidates who had the minimum score of 400 were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC. IRCC publishes the cutoff time for the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement, regardless of whether there was an actual tie.

The CEC was created in 2008 to help more temporary workers and international student graduates to transition to permanent residency, candidates need to have one year of Canadian work experience to be eligible for the CEC. This experience is highly valuable in Canada’s job market. As such, we see many CEC candidates employed within their first year of landing.

So far this year, IRCC has only held two types of program-specific Express Entry draws that target candidates who are likely already residing in the country. CEC candidates are especially prevalent in Canada, IRCC estimates about 90 per cent are applying domestically.

The other group of candidates that have been invited through Express Entry this year are those who have previously received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). In order to get a nomination, PNP candidates often need work experience, study experience, or some other connection to the province. As such, these candidates also have a high proportion of candidates already in the country.

Although the pandemic has slowed down invitation rounds for outland Express Entry candidates, Canada just saw a record first quarter for the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) it issued. The new Express Entry draw brought the number of ITAs issued in 2021 to 61,771. This year’s number is significantly higher than what it was the same time last year, in part due to the historically large February 13 Express Entry draw.

On average, IRCC holds two Express Entry draws every two weeks. One inviting PNP-only candidates, and the other inviting CEC-only candidates. PNP draws tend to have higher score requirements due to the automatic 600-point award. CEC draws tend to have lower score requirements because there are less candidates from other Express Entry-managed programs competing for Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

Canada has invited 55,771 Express Entry candidates in 2021

Canada invited 381 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 28. Invited candidates needed to have previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This is why the cutoff score was 717 because PNP candidates automatically get 600 points added to their human capital score. This is the lowest score requirement of any PNP-only draw held so far this year.

As per the tie-break rule, candidates who had the minimum score of 717 were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before March 16, 2021 at 21:20:50 UTC. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) publishes the cutoff time for the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement, regardless of whether there was an actual tie.

Since the start of 2021, IRCC has only held Express Entry draws that target candidates who are likely to be in Canada. This is part of an effort to admit 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021. Of these, 108,500, are expected to come through Express Entry-managed programs.

PNP candidates often need work experience, study experience, or some other connection to the province in order to get the nomination. As such, these candidates also have a high proportion of candidates already in the country.

On average, IRCC holds two Express Entry draws every two weeks. One inviting PNP-only candidates, and the other inviting CEC-only candidates. PNP draws tend to have higher score requirements due to the automatic 600-point award. CEC draws tend to have lower score requirements because there are less candidates from other Express Entry-managed programs competing for Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

Manitoba invited 367 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination

Manitoba invited candidates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). Most of the invited candidates were for the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream. Candidates were also invited through two other Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams :

  • International Education Stream
  • Skilled Workers Overseas.

Here are the draw results from Manitoba’s draw on April 27:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 301 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 440;

Skilled Workers Overseas— 11 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 721; and

International Education Stream— 55 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

A total of 34 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates.

Manitoba has now invited 2,636 PNP candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in 2021.

 

Manitoba immigration programs

Manitoba has a number of immigration programs dedicated to attracting international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.

If you want to benefit from a nomination from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province.

The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.

Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you need to have a full-time job offer from a local employer.

International graduates who complete education in Manitoba can receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they can demonstrate to the province that they have in-demand skills.

Express Entry is the main way Canada manages skilled worker applications. It is possible to skip the PNP process and receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly. However, having a provincial nomination in an Express Entry-aligned PNP effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

You gain an additional 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a PNP, such as Manitoba’s. This award is high enough to allow you to receive an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw.

Manitoba’s latest provincial draw was held on 08 April

Manitoba invited 243 Canadian immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 8. Invited candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). If they receive it, the nomination will support their final application for Canadian permanent residence.

Manitoba regularly invites immigrants to apply through one of the following three Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams: Skilled Workers in Manitoba, International Education Stream, and Skilled Workers Overseas.

Below are the results from the latest draw:

Skilled Workers in Manitoba— 208 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 456;

Skilled Workers Overseas— 14 invitations with a minimum EOI score of 708; and

International Education Stream— 21 invitations with no EOI score requirement.

A total of 15 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs), went to Express Entry candidates.

Manitoba immigration programs

Manitoba has a number of immigration programs dedicated to attracting international talent to settle in the province. The provincial government manages its immigration through the MPNP, which supports immigration applications to the federal government. Canadian provinces do not have the ability to give out permanent residency status, but they can help an application along by issuing provincial nominations.

If you want to benefit from a nomination from Manitoba, you need to register an Expression of Interest with the MPNP. This puts you in a position to receive an LAA through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams.

Manitoba then ranks candidates out of 1,000 points for their human capital factors, as well as their connections to the province. The Skilled Workers Overseas Category and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow the province to identify candidates who meet its labour market needs.

Candidates overseas need to demonstrate connections to Manitoba through the likes of close family ties, previous experience in the province, or an invitation through one of Manitoba’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives. You do not need to be living in Manitoba at the time of your application to be eligible.

In order to receive an invitation under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category, you need to have a full-time job offer from a provincial employer.

International graduates who complete education in Manitoba can receive an LAA under the International Education Stream if they demonstrate that they have in-demand skills.

Manitoba invites Express Entry candidates

Express Entry is the main way Canada manages skilled worker applications. It is possible to skip the PNP process and receive a permanent residence invitation by applying through Express Entry directly. However, having a provincial nomination effectively guarantees that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will invite you to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Express Entry is an application management system for three federal immigration programs. When you submit your profile, you are then ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which considers factors like your age, work experience, education, and language skills.

The highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws. You gain an additional 600 CRS points if you receive a provincial nomination from a PNP, such as Manitoba’s. This award is high enough to allow you to receive an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw.

Saskatchewan invited 279 in new PNP draw

Saskatchewan held a new draw, inviting immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 8. The invitations went to candidates who were eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically from the International Skilled Worker category. Of those invited, 146 were eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry subcategory, and 133 were nominated through the Occupations In-Demand sub-category.

Regardless of the stream, invited candidates needed an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 70 in order to be invited. They also needed Educational Credential Assessments to demonstrate their foreign education was comparable to the Canadian standard.

They also needed work experience in one of the 58 in-demand occupations listed on the government web-page. Some of the eligible occupations include medical laboratory technicians, social workers, and educational counselors, among others.

Occupations In-Demand subcategory

The Occupations In-Demand sub-category is a base Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), meaning it is open to immigration candidates who do not have an Express Entry profile. This sub-category is for highly skilled workers with experience in an in-demand occupation in Saskatchewan, who do not yet have a job offer in the province.

In order to apply for Canadian immigration through this sub-category, foreign nationals need to create an EOI profile through the SINP’s online application system. Saskatchewan’s EOI system allows the province to select immigration candidates that have the potential to thrive in the province. Candidates will be assessed on how their work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province demonstrate their ability to settle in Saskatchewan.

They are then given a score out of 100 based on the SINP’s International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Express Entry sub-category

The Express Entry sub-category is an enhanced PNP, meaning it is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Candidates with Express Entry profiles must also create EOI profiles for Saskatchewan in order to be considered for an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score at the federal level and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates in the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories were invited through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

British Columbia issued 80 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on April 6, 2021.These invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

Selected candidates who were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of 80.The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students.

About the BC PNP Tech Pilot

The pilot project was launched in 2017 and has been extended several times, most recently until June 2021. In order to be considered eligible for this program, candidates need to be registered in one of B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Applicants are evaluated and issued a score that determines whether they may be invited to apply in a given invitation round. The score is based on a number of factors such as level of education, years of direct work experience and having a B.C. employment offer.

So far in 2021, B.C. has 19 draws through its various PNP categories and streams and invited almost 3,000 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

About Express Entry

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.

Federal Express Entry draws are typically held twice a month and invite approximately 5,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

The latest Express Entry draws, held on March 31 and April 1, resulted in 5, 284 invitations to apply for permanent residence combined. So far this year, IRCC has issued 49,124, nearly half of its target of new Express Entry candidates to admit in 2021. At this time last year, IRCC had issued 22,600.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada set an ambitious target to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021, with economic class immigrants set to arrive mostly through Express Entry-managed programs.