This page discusses the latest Canada Immigration news for the month of March 2020 for interested candidates. As Canada is planning to welcome more than One million immigrants in the next three years, we encourage you to follow our newsletters daily and get fresh updates.
In a speech delivered by the new Canadian Immigration Minister, Marco Mendicino, entitled ‘Immigration: A Driver of Economic Growth In Canada’, Mendicino enunciated about how Canada needs immigration to develop its economy and tackle a dwindling labour market and ageing population.
The Canadian Express Entry System was launched in the year 2015. It is Canada’s new platform for managing immigration applications for economic immigrants wanting to immigrate to Canada. The express entry was simply designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada through three main programs, namely the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class.
Aspiring immigrants who wish to immigrate to Canada to live and work on a permanent basis, who meet the requirements for at least one of the above immigration programs, can officially show their interest in becoming a Canadian permanent resident by creating a valid Express Entry profile. Once included to the Express Entry pool, candidates will be assigned scores according to the program’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point grid, and this score will determine the candidate’s ranking in the pool. In most cases, people with the highest scores are issued an invitation to Apply (ITA) to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.
Provinces can also directly influence recruitment of potential immigrants from the Express Entry pool, and applicants who receive an eligible job offer or enhanced provincial nomination are granted a significant number of points giving their Express Entry score a massive boost.
To serve your interest and ensure you have the best possible chance of being selected for Canada immigration in 2020, Canusim has rolled out some latest Canada Immigration news or Express Entry immigration draws conducted for the month of March 2020, for interested immigrants. Other subsequent draw dates and schedules would be posted as well. Just keep in touch with us regularly and get more Canada immigration news daily…
Canada Immigration News For Interested Immigrants March 2020
March 02, 2020:
British Columbia issues 290 invitations in its first general draw in a month through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
The draws targeted international graduates and skilled workers through five BC PNP streams. The last general draw was conducted on January 28.
Skilled workers through the direct provincial streams required at least 103 points to qualify, compared to the 115 points required through the Express Entry-aligned skilled worker stream.
The direct provincial program for international graduates registered a minimum score of 108 points, with the Express Entry-aligned stream requiring 112 points to qualify. Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required eighty-five (85) points.
March 03, 2020:
British Columbia immigration has rolled out eighty (80) invitations to IT candidates in a new draw through the BC PNP Tech Pilot.
The March 3 draw saw invitations rolled out across four British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program streams.
The minimum score was Ninety (90) for all four featured streams.
March 03, 2020:
The Canadian immigration agency conducted a new invitation round through the Express Entry system on March 4. The latest draw saw 3,900 invitation issued.
A total of 3,900 applicants were issued invitations this round, with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements of 471.
The cut-off points of 471 is an increase of one point over the last draw on Feb 19, which had a minimum score of 470.
Two weeks ago, 4,500 Express Entry candidates got invitations in the largest draw ever conducted by the Government of Canada.
March 10, 2020:
Alberta conducted its fourth Express Entry draw of 2020 on February 20, inviting candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian immigration. The draw result was released on March 10, 2020.
The Alberta immigration invited a total of 150 Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as little as 300.
The 150 Express Entry candidates do not necessarily require to have a job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination via the Alberta Express Entry Stream. But, they did need to have valid profiles in the federal Express Entry system.
March 10, 2020:
British Columbia government has issued 332 invitations to apply in a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The 332 invitations were sent to candidates in different immigration streams or categories.
The March 10 draw saw invitations sent across five BC PNP streams. Direct provincial skilled workers required 102 points to be eligible, while Express Entry skilled workers needed 110 points.
International graduates through the direct provincial streams needed a minimum score of 106 points, compared to 110 for the Express Entry-aligned stream.
Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required a minimum score of eighty-three (83) points. All 332 invitations were rolled out under these streams.
March 12, 2020:
Manitoba held another provincial draw on March 12, inviting a total of 222 immigration candidates to take the next step toward Canadian permanent residence.
The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) conducted its 85th Expression of Interest (EOI) draw, inviting immigration candidates from the following three immigration streams: Skilled Worker in Manitoba saw 191 candidates invited; Skilled Worker Overseas accepted invited 13 candidates; and while International Education Streams saw 18 candidates invited.
There were also Seventeen (17) Express Entry candidates who got invitations, known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) in this draw. For Canada immigration news click here…
March 18, 2020:
The federal government of Canada has released the details of this week draw, sending out invites to 668 express entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Invitations were received on March 18, but official details of the draw were published today, March 20. This draw brought the total number of invitations to apply (ITAs) sent out so far this year via Canada’s Express Entry system to 19,368. The minimum CRS score requirement was 720.
The score requirement appears to be high compared to the previous Express Entry draw that required a score of 471, but, this draw only included people that had provincial nominations connected with Express Entry.
March 24, 2020:
Ottawa published the details of this week’s Express Entry draw, with 3,232 candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Invitations to apply for Canadian immigration were sent out to Canadian Experience Class program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) coming down as low as 467 in a new Express Entry draw conducted on March 23, 2020.
The Canada experience class draw was the second since 2015 to specifically target applicants in the Canadian Experience Class, which is open to foreign nationals and graduates with at least one year of work experience in Canada, among other requirements.
The Canadian Experience Class is one of three main Federal High Skilled immigration streams managed by the Express Entry system.
March 24, 2020:
British Columbia immigration sent out 87 invitations to international graduates and skilled workers in a new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.
British Columbia is the only province to hold a draw this week, as the coronavirus outbreak took serious dimension in Canada. The B.C. draw featured 87 invitations across four programs of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum score was ninety (90) for all four programs/streams.
March 24, 2020:
Alberta invited 100 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence, even during the coronavirus pandemic that’s threatening to shut down immigration activities.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) conducted its latest Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee program draw. A total of 100 candidates with valid profiles in the federal Express Entry pool who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 300 obtained invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.
Candidates who got Notifications of Interest (NOIs), which is the official name for invitations sent out through the Alberta Express Entry program, did not need a job offer to be invited. But, they do need to have valid profiles in the federal Express Entry system.
March 26, 2020:
Manitoba immigration issued 226 Letters of Advice to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
The draw held on March 26 saw 226 Letters of Advice rolled out through three main MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba got 168 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked applicants scoring 496 points. International Education Stream candidates got 20 LAAs.
March 26, 2020:
Saskatchewan conducted a new draw inviting a total of 205 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent out invitations on March 26. The 205 immigration candidates did not need a job offer to be nomination, but, they required one year of work experience in an eligible occupation relevant to their field of study.
British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have all conducted provincial nominee program draw since Canada introduced its special coronavirus immigration measures on March 16. These draws are in addition to the previous federal Express Entry draw held on March 18, that only selected provincial nominees.
March 30, 2020:
British Columbia conducted a provincial nominee program draw on March 30, sending invitations to 311 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian immigration.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs (BC PNP) invited 311 candidates under two immigration streams: Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration.
In order for candidates to be chosen via the Express Entry BC Class, they must have created a valid profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
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