As Canada re-opens border for immigration services after the pandemic, we recommend that candidates read the run down of changes in rules and regulations for temporary and permanent visa applications. This Canada immigration newsletter is dedicated to foreign immigrants, workers and international students planning to permanently settle in Canada. Those whose dreams and desire is to obtain Canadian permanent residency are encouraged to follow our immigration newsletter daily for fresh updates.
As the federal government gradually lift travel restrictions, we expect more immigration activities for the month of June. Among big announcements to look out for are the Express Entry draws, Canada Experience Class, PNPs activities, and many more.
The flattening of the COVID-19 curve in Canada overall, as well as the increasing reopening of the Canadian economy, points to the possibility of removing travel restrictions on schedule. The Canada-U.S. border could open on as early as June 21.
So, we expect to see more travellers and other foreign nationals from other countries returning to Canada after June 30.
Though the question of whether border reopening is safe is at the forefront of many people’s minds, there are more Canada immigration activities to come out of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), as well as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
We’re anticipating four Express Entry draws this month. Since Canada temporarily shut down its borders to most foreign travellers on March 18, Express Entry draw dates have become more unpredictable than they were earlier this year.
However, If travel restrictions are removed, we could see more Canada immigration activities happen sooner and more frequently, rather than later.
In addition, the suspension of CELPIP and IELTS testing centres has been an issue for people wanting to immigrate or study in Canada. But, more test centres are now re-opening which will enable more people to submit Express Entry profiles and immigration applications.
CELPIP testing is now available in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Hong Kong, according to their webpage. Some other locations are also planning to re-opening later this month. All these trends point towards a positive signal for increased Canada immigration activities in the month of June.
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Canada Immigration Newsletter For Interested Immigrants – Mid 2020
British Columbia immigration Invitation
British Columbia immigration conducts its largest Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) draw round on the 2nd of June. This was the first draw held since late March. The draw featured a total of 279 Immigration Candidates offered invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
A total of 241 Skilled Workers and International Graduate candidates obtained invitations to apply under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration category. The minimum required score for applicants varied by category. Visit this link for more details.
Province of Ontario invites 699
Ontario invited 699 immigration candidates with work experience in one of nine (9) occupations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on June 3.
Those candidates with CRS scores as low as 358 were obtained invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario immigration authorities.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) draw invited candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP). Visit this link for more details.
New Manitoba Provincial Nomination program
New Manitoba Provincial Nomination program draws see 124 Invitations issued to candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The 91st Manitoba Expression of Interest (EOI) draw took place on June 4.
The Manitoba immigration authorities distributed 124 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates who were qualified in the following streams: Skilled Worker in Manitoba: 84; Skilled Worker Overseas: 21; International Education Stream: 19.
This brings the total number of invitations issued to immigration candidates this year up to 2,154. Out of the 124 invitations issued, nine (9) went to candidates who had valid profiles in the Express Entry pool.
British Columbia immigration PNP
British Columbia immigration conducted a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw, inviting 87 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on June 9.
The BC PNP invited candidates to apply from the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.
The minimum provincial score requirements for each category was Eighty-two (82).
In order to obtain an invitation through the Express Entry, the eighty-seven (87) immigration candidates must have profiles in the federal Express Entry system.
Canada’s recent Express Entry Draw
Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting 341 PNP immigration candidates with provincial nominations.
This is the seventh draw targeting Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates from the federal Express Entry system since special COVID-19 measures went into place on March 18. Canada has been simultaneously holding Express Entry draws selecting PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
The 341 PNP immigration candidates in the Express Entry pool are awarded an extra 600 points on top of their original human capital score. This is why the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements was 743 to receive Invitations in this draw. Without the additional points from the provincial nominations, invited Express Entry candidates would have had a human capital score of 143.
Comprehensive Ranking System Falls.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score dropped yet again to 437 as Canada held its latest Canadian Experience Class draw. This is the lowest CRS for CEC candidates, in Express Entry since 2017.
The new Express Entry round rolled out 3,559 invitations to Canadian Experience Class candidates on June 11.
The cut-off score of 437 is a reduction of three points from the last Canadian Experience Class draw on May 28, which had the lowest score of 440 and was the lowest CRS requirement of 2020.
That draw was also the largest Canadian Experience Class-specific Express Entry draw since May 1st, and the second-biggest since Canada’s special coronavirus measures took place in the middle of March.
Province of Alberta PNP Invitation
The Alberta PNP draw released had a CRS requirement of 300 for a second time in May. Details of the draw was released on May 27.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) rolled out 148 invitations to applicants who may be eligible for a provincial nomination via the Alberta Express Entry Stream. Candidates required a CRS score of 300 in order to receive an invitation.
Invited candidates first are required to have a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.
British Columbia Invites 276
British Columbia invited 276 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held June 16.
Invitations were sent to Skilled Workers and International Graduate candidates in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration stream.
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Class is for the 276 immigration candidates with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is Canada’s major route for skilled immigrants who are looking to obtain Canadian permanent residence.
The Skills Immigration stream is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Columbia.
The minimum score requirements in today’s draw ranged between eighty (80) and One-hundred and three (103) for the five (5) EEBC and Skills Immigration (SI) categories that were involved.
Ontario conducted a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Ontario conducted a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw targeting skilled trade workers in the Express Entry system on June 17. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent out invitations to 758 Express Entry candidates who are qualified for the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream.
This is the largest number of individuals invited through this program in a single draw since January 18, 2018.
The 758 candidates must have work experience as a tradesperson as well as a valid profile in the Express Entry pool. They also possess a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 400 and 436.
Ontario invited 143 french-speaking Candidates
Ontario invited 143 french-speaking candidates in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination on June 18.
A total of 143 french-speaking candidates were issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) in the new draw. Candidates were granted invitations if they had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 424 and 436, and had the qualifying requirement for Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Workers (FSSW) stream.
This is the second Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw to be conducted in two days by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The draw on June 17 invited Express Entry candidates who may qualify for the Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.
Manitoba government rolled out Letters of Advice
Manitoba government rolled out Letters of Advice to Apply to 181 skilled workers and international graduates through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).
The June 19 draw saw LAAs sent out through three MPNP streams. Skilled Workers in Manitoba got 111 LAAs, with the lowest-ranked applicants scoring 504 points.
A further fifty-eight (58) LAAs went to Skilled Workers Overseas candidates via a Strategic Recruitment Initiative, with a minimum score of 686. International Education Stream candidates received twelve (12) Letters of Advice to Apply. Ten (10) out of the 181 applicants had valid Express Entry IDs and job seeker validation codes.
This was the 92nd draw in the history of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw
British Columbia invited 87 immigration candidates with a job offers in the province’s tech sector to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on June 23.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw conducted today rolled out invitations to applicants under the Express Entry B.C and Skills immigration categories.
The 87 immigration candidates who were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subclass needed a minimum provincial score of eighty (80).
The June 23rd draw saw the minimum score remain in the low 80s, as has been the case for Tech Pilot draws since the start of May.
392 Applicants Called to apply (CRS 696+)
The immigration refugee and citizenship Canada issued fresh Express Entry invitations on June 24, inviting immigration candidates who had provincial nominations.
Canada’s immigration ministry (IRCC) issued invitations to 392 PNP candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 696 and above.
All these candidates had previously received provincial nominations and were granted an extra 600 points toward their overall score. This means without the provincial nomination the candidates would have had a CRS of Ninety-six (96).
Invitations to Apply (ITAs)
Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score dropped yet again to 431 as Canada held its new Canadian Experience Class draw. This is the lowest CRS for CEC candidates, in Express Entry since 2017.
This Express Entry draw has culminated to invitations for 3,508 candidates and their families to apply for Canadian immigration.
Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence were rolled out to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as little as 431.
This draw follows the 392 invitations sent out to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates yesterday, bringing the total of invitations issued over the past two days to 3,900.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Ontario issued invitations to apply to 24 Immigrant Entrepreneurs in a new draw conducted on June 24.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted and manage the draw. The 24 immigrant entrepreneurs who received their Expressions of Interests (EOIs) scores between November 22, 2019, and June 19, 2020, were given priority for this draw.
Invitations were sent out to candidates who had Expression of Interest scores between 134 and 200.
This is the third draw of its kind in 2020, bringing the total number of immigrant entrepreneurs invited up to Seventy (70).
Eligibility criteria for the Entrepreneur stream depend on where in Ontario the business is being located. Recent reforms have also reduced minimum net worth and investment requirements.
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