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June 29, 2022

Ontario Express Entry issued 719 Notifications of Interest

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) has sent 719 invitations to the immigration candidates through which it selects individuals who may meet the immigration streams criteria using an expression of interest system under three different streams with a minimum score ranging above 24 and 74.

A draw conducted on June 29, 2022, targeted the immigration candidates, primarily under three streams:

  • Foreign Worker stream
  • International Student stream
  • In-Demand Skills stream

Here is detailed information about the draw:

Date issued

Employer Job Offer

Number of invitations issued

Date profiles created

Score range

Notes

June 29, 2022

 Foreign Worker stream

2

June 9, 2021 –June 29, 2022

N/A

Targeted draw for Economic

Mobility Pathways Project candidates. Please refer to IRCC’s project page for more information

International Student stream

424

June 29, 2021 –June 29, 2022

74 and above

General draw

In-Demand Skills stream

293

June 29, 2021 – June 29, 2022

24 and above

General draw

 

For more information about the draw, continue to read….
Ontario issues 719 NOIs under three different streams

 June 28, 2022

British Columbia PNP issues 182 Invitations to Apply

British Columbia, also known as the Pacific Province of Canada, issued 182 Invitations to Apply for the Skilled Workers, Semi-skilled Workers, and International Graduates registered in the Express Entry pool on June 28, 2022.

146 invitations were issued to Canada the immigration candidates for Canada PR with a minimum score ranging from 60 to 124.

The applicants were invited under the categories listed below:

  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
  • International Graduate
  • Skilled Worker

The candidates under International Post-Graduate and Health Authority can directly submit without needing an invitation to apply.

Statistics of the skills Immigration invitations

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Details
June 28, 2022 159 Skilled Worker 110 General Draw
(Includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 124
International Graduate 96
International Graduate – EEBC option 106
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
17 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
6 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

For more information on the draw, continue to read…
182 invitations to apply were issued through British Columbia PNP

June 28, 2022

4% increase in average weekly earnings and 1 million+ vacancies

According to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) calculation, the number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer has increased by 126,000 (+0.7%) in April 2022. The gains have effectively spread across all the Canadian provinces except Quebec, which reported little change.

Job vacancies increased to a record high in April 2022 in transportation and warehousing, professional, scientific and technical services, arts, entertainment and recreation, real estate and rental and leasing, finance, and insurance.

All the provinces of Canada had relaxed the public health measures around capacity restrictions, permitting the most significant number of businesses to operate without the regulations related to the pandemic.

Next release of SEPH and the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS)

Data for the SEPH and the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) in May will be released on July 28, 2022. JVWS results will provide insights into the job vacancies by subsector in the second quarter (April to June) of 2022. The job vacancies and offered wages will be released on September 20, 2022.

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1 million+ job vacancies and 4% increase in the average weekly earnings in Canada

June 28, 2022

Canada to extend Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

The new open work permit policy is helpful to any individual who has an expiring PGWP, as the change is primarily intended to accommodate the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates who did not have the opportunity to apply for immigration through the Express Entry program since September 21, 2021.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders whose work permit expires between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022, may be eligible for the forthcoming PGWP extension.

Sean Fraser, the immigration minister, has extended the eligibility start date of the PGWP extension that was previously announced from January 2022 to September 2021.

The new policy is helpful to any individual who has an expiring PGWP, as the change is primarily intended to accommodate the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates who did not have the opportunity to apply for immigration through the Express Entry program since September 21, 2021.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have paused its draws for candidates who are PGWP holders to address the backlog in the immigration application. The draws for these candidates are said to resume on July 6, 2022.

For more information on the article, continue to read…
Canada extends Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), expired after September 20, 2021

June 22, 2022

Canada invites 636 PNP candidates under Express Entry draw

Canada has invited 636 Express Entry immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on June 22, 2022.

The candidates who have received a nomination previously from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of at least 752, the minimum score was comparatively high as the immigration candidates under the Express Entry can automatically gain 600 points which are added to their score as soon as they receive a provincial nomination.

Here are the details of the draw

Date Number of invitations issued Minimum  score
June 22, 2022 636 752
June 8, 2022 932 796

 

Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, stated that the IRCC is temporarily looking to continue all-program draws on July 6, 2022. The Canadian parliament will pass Bill C-19, which will permit the IRCC to invite the immigration candidates who are eligible to meet the government’s economic priorities.

Also read…
225th Express Entry draw invites 636 PNP immigration candidates

June 21, 2022

Ontario issued 356 NOIs under the  French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

On June 21, 2022, Ontario issued 356 letters of NOI to the stream of Skilled Workers applicants who can speak French. The Express Entry draw of Ontario issued 356 NOI or Notification of Interest letters to the FSSW or French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream candidates.

Details of the Ontario FSSW Stream draw:

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range
June 21, 2022 356 440 and above
June 9, 2022 153 481 and above
April 28, 2022 301 460-467
February 8, 2022 206 463-467

The FSSW is a type of PNP or Provincial Nominee Program. This PNP selects candidates from the Express Entry pool. The requirements for eligibility for the FSSW are:

  • A profile in the system of Express Entry
  • Meet the requirements for eligibility for the following:
    • CEC or Canadian Experience Class
    • FSWP Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • At least 7 in the CLB or Canadian Language Benchmark for French
  • Sufficient funds to cover their expenses

The candidates who were issued NOIs have to apply online within 45 days.

For more information on the draw, continue to read…
Ontario Express Entry draw issued 356 NOIs under French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

June 21, 2022

BC PNP draw invites 125 Candidates

On June 21, 2022, the ‘Left Coast of Canada,’ British Columbia, conducted a draw for the Semi-Skilled workers, skilled workers, and international graduates from the profiles submitted in Express Entry.

For profiles to exist in the pool of Express Entry beforehand, IRCC issued 125 ITAs or Invitation to Apply to foreign national applicants for Canada PR or permanent residency.

The applicants with a minimum score ranging from 60-85 were sent out ITAs by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The candidates were categorized into the following three categories:

  • SI or Skills Immigration
  • International Graduate
  • EEBC or Express Entry BC

Here are the details of the draw:

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description
June 21, 2022
101
Skilled Worker, International Graduate
85
Targeted draw: Tech
(includes EEBC option)
June 21, 2022
14
Skilled Worker, International Graduate
60
Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
(includes EEBC option)
June 21, 2022
10
Skilled Worker, International Graduate,
60
Targeted draw: Healthcare
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(includes EEBC option)


*For more information about the draw, continue to read…

BC PNP draw invites 125 Candidates

June 20, 2022

Nova Scotia releases new immigration targets for 2022 

In the Bluenose province of Canada, Nova Scotia has announced an increase in its immigration targets for 2022. IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have increased the targets for two programs. It has added 5,340 allocations for the NSNP and 1,173 for the AIP.

The province can welcome Immigrants through two programs. They are:

  • NSNP or Nova Scotia Nominee Program
  • AIP or Atlantic Immigration Program

Nova Scotia budget allocation 2022-23

The budget of Nova Scotia for 2022-23 includes the following:

Budget in CAD Utilised for
1 million Market promotion for immigration and population growth
1.4 million Settlement services in societies
8,95,000 For recruiting staff to participate in immigration programs

For more information, continue to read….
Nova Scotia announces new immigration targets for 2022

June 16, 2022

Alberta invites 150 candidates with low CRS score of 306

On June 16, 2022, Alberta conducted a draw under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), through which the draw issued 150 Notification of Interest letters to the immigration candidates.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have a fixed number of nomination in the AAIP as it targets to invite the foreign nationals who want to migrate to Canada.

As per the available information, Alberta sends a Notification of Interest letter to the selected applicants in the Express Entry portal, where the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of the lowest-ranked applicants with a Notification of Interest letter is 306.

Below are the details of the Alberta draws, 2022:

Date of draw Number of Notification of Interest letters issued Comprehensive Ranking Score   of lowest ranked candidate with NOI
June 16, 2022 150 306
May 19, 2022 100 382
April 14, 2022 250 356
March 22, 2022 350 325
March 8, 2022 350 318
February 1, 2022 400 340
January 18, 2022 350 346
January 5, 2022 250 327


For more information on the draw, continue to read…
150 NOI letters issued by AAIP under Express Entry program

13th June 2022:

The demand for workers has been increasing remarkably in Canada as unemployment decreases and job vacancies rise. Canada’s unemployment rate has reached a record of 5.1%, the lowest point since the comparable data in 1976.

According to the recent Labor Force Survey from Statistics Canada, the labor force gained 39,800 jobs in May. With a new record, Canada will welcome 431,645 new permanent residents. In the first quarter of 2022

As per the Statistics Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey results for the march, the unemployment ratio for job vacancies has reached the lowest of 1:2, prioritizing labor supply pressures where the employers are seeking to attract and retain employees.

8th June 2022:

932 PNP  candidates invited under the Canada Express Entry draw

Invitations were issued for 932 PNP candidates on June 8, 2022. Canada has issued these invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry draw.

932 invitations to apply were issued to the immigration candidates with a minimum CRS score of 796. The immigration candidate will be rewarded with 50 extra points if they are fluent in French, even if French is their second language.

Date Number of invitations sent Minimum  score
June 8, 2022 932 796

For more details, continue to read…
Canada Express Entry Draw invites 932 PNP candidates

7th June 2022:

5 years Super Visa for Parents and Grand Parents

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have recently announced the significant refinement to the Parent and Grandparents Super Visa that will be effectively brought into action by July 4, 2022.

The stay period in Canada for the Super Visa holders will be increased to five years for each entry as the Super Visa is considered a multi-entry visa that holds the validity for up to 10 years.

The medical coverage that the Super Visa applicants must-have is provided only by the Canadian insurance providers. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

For more details, continue to read…
Canada Parents and Grandparents Super Visa stay time increased to 5 years

7th June 2022:

Canadian provinces will not grant PGWP to international students graduating from private institutions 

The federal government has taken a measure to maintain the integrity of the programs for foreign national students in Quebec. The graduated international students in Canada from Quebec will no longer be eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), and this new rule will be effective from September 1, 2023.

More than 4,000 students have been issued study permits in the private colleges of Quebec, admitting foreign national students since 2018.

The PGWP facilitates international students graduating from Canadian DLI or Designated Learning Institutions to work under any Canadian employer. It also aids in gaining permanent residence by adding points to the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System.

For more details, continue to read…

Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

7th June 2022:

BC PNP Draw held on June 7th, invited 146 candidates to apply for Canada PR

British Columbia, also known as the Pacific Province of Canada, issued 146 Invitations to Apply for the Skilled Workers, Semi-skilled Workers, and International Graduates registered in the Express Entry pool.

146 invitations were issued to Canada the immigration candidates for Canada PR with a minimum score of 60 – 85. The candidates who specialized in technology, healthcare, or early childhood education were categorized into three types mentioned below:

  • SI or Skills Immigration
  • International Graduate
  • EEBC or Express Entry BC

The details on the BC PNP draw are mentioned below:

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
07-Jun-22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 85 125 Tech
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 <5 Healthcare
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 16 Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)

 For more details, continue to read….
BC PNP Draw invited 146 candidates to apply for Canada PR

1st June 2022:

Manitoba PNP has invited 146 candidates to Manitoba

Manitoba has issued 146 Letters of Advice to Apply through Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Out of these 146 LAAs, candidates under International Education Stream received 54 LAAs while the candidates under Skilled Workers Overseas stream received 92 LAAs. The score for the candidates under Skilled Workers stream is 714.

No score is available for candidates under International Education stream. Candidates having a valid Express Entry ID and job validation code also received invitations and the number of candidates invited is 30.

1st June 2022:

Work in Quebec through addition of 65 new jobs

The total number of targeted occupation available in Quebec is 287. Previously the number of occupations was 222 and now 67 more occupations have been added. The addition of jobs will be helpful for the employers as they are able to hire more overseas workers to fill up the skills shortage.

For more information visit the link below

65 occupations added to LMIA to fulfil the vacant jobs in Quebec

31st May 2022:

Quebec added 65 new occupations to LMIA list

Quebec added 65 new occupations to LMIA list and the occupation list hiked from 222 to 287. Check the below list for the 65 new occupations along with the NOC codes.

NOC Code List of Occupations
1314 Property Valuator
1414 Receptionist
1415 Staffing Clerk
1434 Bank Clerk
1435 Loan Collector
1452 Correspondence Clerk
1454 Statistical Clerk
1521 Shipper
1522 Warehouse Clerk
1523 Logistics Clerk
1524 Inventory Clerk
1525 Dispatcher
1526 Scheduler
3411 Dental Hygienist
3413 Nurse’s Aide
4413 Teaching Assistant
5113 Archivist
5243 Costume Designer
6222 Buyer
6313 Hotel/Casino Supervisor
6332 Baker
6411 Sales Rep – Wholesale
6421 Sales Rep – Retail
6513 Food and Beverage Servers
6531 Tourism Guide
6551 Bank Teller
6563 Veterinarian
7305 Traffic Supervisor
7444 Exterminator
7451 Longshoreman
7452 Warehouse Worker
7511 Truck Driver
7512 Public Transit Driver
7521 Heavy Equipment Operator
7522 Utility Vehicle Operator
7532 Deckhand
8421 Logger
8422 Forestry Worker
9411 Mining Equipment Operator
9412 Smelter Worker
9414 Stonecutter
9415 Inspector / Tester, mineral and metal processing
9416 Metalworking and Forging Machine Operator
9417 Machining Tool Operator
9418 Metal Products Machine Operator
9421 Chemical Plant Machine Operator
9422 Plastics Processing Machine Operator
9423 Rubber Processing Machine Operator
9431 Sawmill Machine Operator
9435 Paper Converting Machine Operator
9436 Lumber Grader/Wood Processing Inspector
9437 Woodworking Machine Operator
9441 Textile Fibre and Yarn, Hide and Pelt Processing Machine Operator or Worker
9446 Industrial Sewing Machine Operator
9461 Process Control and Machine Operator, food and beverage processing
9462 Industrial Butcher
9463 Seafood Processing Worker
9465 Tester or Grader, food and beverage processing
9523 Electronics Assembler, Fabricator, Inspector or Tester
9526 Mechanical Assembler or Inspector
9532 Furniture and Fixture Assembler or Inspector
9533 Wood Products Assembler or Inspector
9534 Furniture Finisher or Refinisher
9535 Plastic Products Assembler, Finisher or Inspector
9536 Industrial Painter, Coater and Metal Finishing Process Operator

Read more…
65 occupations added to LMIA to fulfil the vacant jobs in Quebec

31st May 2022:

177 invitations were issued to immigration candidates in the latest BC PNP draw

British Columbia has invited 177 candidates through Brtitish Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. The immigration candidates who got selected based on the eligibility criteria were listed in the registration pool. The invitations were issued to the candidates having the minimum score between 60 and 123.

For more information, check the link below:

BC PNP draw held on May 31, 2022 invited 177 candidates

30th May 2022:

16 new occupations added to Canada Express Entry NOC list

The redevelopment of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) system will lead to 16 new occupations becoming eligible for the Express Entry System.

New occupations NOC code
Payroll administrators 1432
Dental Assistants and Dental Laboratory Assistants 3223
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 3413
Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants 33103
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 4413
Sheriffs and bailiffs 4421
Correctional service officers 4422
By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers 4423
Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations 6562
Residential and commercial installers and servicers 7441
Pest controllers and fumigators 7444
Other repairers and servicers 7445
Transport truck drivers 7511
Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators 7512
Heavy equipment operators 7521
Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors 9521

For more information, continue to read…
16 new occupations added to Canada Express Entry NOC list

19th May 2022:

Alberta invites 100 candidates with low CRS score of 382

On May 19th, 2022, Alberta held a draw under Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP). The draw sent out 100 Notification of Interest letters to the immigration candidates.

Main Features:

  • AAIP targets to welcome foreign nationals who are looking to migrate to Canada
  • An Alberta Notification of Interest selects and confirms the applicants under this stream
  • Selection, ranking, and eligibility requirements differ for each candidate under the Accelerated Tech Pathway

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have a limited number of nomination in this program as it aims to invite foreign nationals who are willing to migrate to Canada.

The lowest-ranked applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) received the Notification of Interest letter is 382.

According to the available information in the Express Entry portal, Alberta selects the applicants and sends them a Notification of Interest letter.

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Details of the 2022 Alberta Express Entry

The details for the Alberta Express Entry in 2022 are given below:

Draw Date Number of Invitations issued CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
May 19, 2022 100 382
April 14, 2022 250 356
March 22, 2022 350 325
March 8, 2022 350 318
February 1, 2022 400 340
January 18, 2022 350 346
January 5, 2022 250 327

Requirements of the Express Entry of Alberta

The immigrant candidates will be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry if they:

  • Have an active profile in the Express Entry pool
  • Interest in Alberta permanent residency
  • Acquire at least 300 points in the Comprehensive Ranking Score
  • Work experience in the province of Alberta
  • Graduation from a post-secondary institution in Canada

For more details, continue to read…

Alberta AINP draw invites 100 candidates

11th May 2022:

Express Entry: Canada invites 545 PNP candidates

Invitations were issued for 545 Express Entry candidates on May 11, 2022. Canada sent these invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program.

545 invitations were sent out to the immigration candidates who have received a nomination previously from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of atleast 753. Also, in the invitation round conducted earlier, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 829 PNP candidates with a minimum score of 772. The tie-breaking rule was fixed for December 15, 2021, at 20:32:57 UTC.

Here are the details of the draw

Date Number of candidates invited CRS Score
11-May-22 545 753
27-Apr-22 829 772

10th May 2022:

BC PNP draw held on May 10th, invited 171 candidates

British Columbia issued 171 invitations to the immigration candidates on May 10th, 2022. These invitations were sent out to the Skilled Workers, Semi-Skilled Workers, and International Graduate Stream from the Express Entry Pool under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The province issued 171 invitations to the immigration candidates having a minimum score ranging from 62 – 85. The selected candidates need to meet the economic and labor market needs of British Columbia. All the information present in the applications is used in ranking, selecting, and inviting candidates.

For more details on the draw, continue to read…

BC PNP draw invites 171 candidates

7th Apr 2022:

The Quebec Arrima draw invited 33 immigration candidates

Quebec invited 33 candidates on April 7th, 2022. These invitations were sent to the immigration candidates who have the job offer and can apply through the Arrima Expression of Interest.

Thirty-three candidates were invited without the requirement of a minimum score. The draw targeted the candidates with a job offer from an employer outside Montreal metropolitan. The immigration candidates who are to be invited have 60 days to submit the entire application to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, and their spouses/common-law partners must rank up to 1,320 points depending on the labor market and human capital factors.

14th Apr 2022:

250 invitations issued through Alberta Express Entry draw

Alberta has invited 250 candidates on April 14th, 2022. The announcement on the new Express Entry draw is under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.

250 candidates were invited through the Alberta draw with a minimum score of 356.  The important requirement for the Alberta Express Entry is that immigrants should be willing to live and work in Alberta to support the economic and labor needs of the province.

27th Apr 2022:

Canada issued 829 invites under Provincial Nominee Program

Canada has sent out 829 invites to the candidates on April 27th, 2022. These invitations have been issued for the Express Entry immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

829 Express Entry candidates were invited with a minimum score of 772, having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Also, in the invitation round conducted earlier on April 13th, 2022, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 787 PNP candidates with a minimum score of 782.

19th Apr 2022:

BC PNP draw held on April 19th invited 179 candidates

In a Provincial Nominee Program held on April 19th, 2022, the province of British Columbia circulated the invitations to 179 candidates under various streams. The BC PNP invites are sent to those individuals whose names can be found in the category of the registration pool.

179 candidates have been invited with a minimum score range between 70 and 125. All the information present in the applications is used in ranking, selecting, and inviting candidates. The selected candidates need to meet the economic and labor market needs of British Columbia.

For more details, continue to read…
BC PNP draw invites 179 candidates

12th Apr 2022:

BC PNP draw held on April 12th invited 160 candidates

In a Provincial Nominee Program conducted on April 12th, 2022, the province of British Columbia issued 160 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to the candidates present in the registration pool. These candidates are specifically invited to meet the needs of the labor market and the economy of British Columbia in aspects such as business, promoting regional immigration, and more.

160 candidates have been invited with a minimum range of scores between 70 and 87. The registrations of the candidates from the registration pool consist of the information used to rank, select, and invite the candidates.

For more details, read…
BC-PNP Draw invites 160 immigration candidates

5th Apr 2022:
BC PNP draw invites 198 candidates under Skills Immigration

British Columbia PNP draw held on April 5, 2022 invited 198 candidates under Skills Immigration. Candidates having the minimum score ranging from 70 and 125.

30th Mar 2022:

3rd Express Entry Draw in March: Invited 919 PNP candidates

In the third Express Entry draw, 919 PNP candidates have been invited. Their minimum score should be 785.

Ontario invited 618 candidates on March 30th under three streams

Ontario Immigration Nomine Program has invited 618 candidates under three streams. For Foreign Worker Stream, 155 candidates have been invited and their minimum score can be 23 and above. For In-Demand Skills Stream, 65 candidates have been invited and their score should be 21 and above. For Master Graduate Stream, 398 candidates have been invited and their score should be 39 and above.

29th Mar 2022:

BCPNP draw invited 215 immigration candidates on March 29

On March 29, BCPNP has sent invitations to 215 candidates whose CRS score should be between 75 and 87. People available in the registration pool will receive the invitations.

22nd Mar 2022:

Alberta issued 350 NOIs on March 22

Alberta has sent 350 NOIs through AAIP for Federal Express Entry Pool. The CRS score for the candidates should be 325.

24th Mar 2022:

Manitoba draw invites 191 candidates through PNP

Manitoba draw has invited 191 candidates under different categories. Skilled Workers in Manitoba received 102 invitations and their cut off score should be 769. Skilled workers overseas have received 64 invitations and their cut off score should be 712. International Education Stream has received 25 invitations.

24th Mar 2022:

Ontario issued 471 Canada Immigration NOIs under Skills Trades stream of Express Entry draw

Ontario has issued 471 Canada Immigration NOIs for Express Entry draw under Skills Trades Stream. The minimum CRS score is between 350 and 600.

22nd Mar 2022:

British Columbia issued 204 invitations to immigration candidates

On March 22, 2022, BCPNP has invited 204 candidates under skills and entrepreneur streams. The minimum score is between 63 and 128. The invitations were issued to healthcare professionals, tech workers, Early childhood educators, and other professionals.

10th Mar 2022:

Quebec Arrima draw invited 506 candidates

Fifth Quebec Arrima draw of the year has invited 506 immigrants. These invitations were issued for candidates under 20 different occupations in Quebec. Candidates having a minimum score of 577 in the Quebec Expression of Interest points system are invited in this draw.

17th Mar 2022:

Prince Edward Island Draw: 141 Canada Immigration Invitations 

On March 17 2022, Prince Edward Island PNP draw invited 141 candidates under Labor Impact and Business Impact categories. Candidates with a minimum cut-off score is 62 were invited in this draw. The candidates under Labor Impact were invited to get an employment whereas the candidates invited under Business Impact were invited to start a business in the province.

16th Mar 2022:

Canada invites 924 candidates in 6th PNP draw – Express Entry

Canada has invited 924 PNP candidates in the 6th Express Entry of 2022. Candidates having a minimum CRS score of 754 points were invited in this draw.

8th Mar 2022:

Alberta PNP draw: 350 Canada Express Entry candidates offered the nomination

On March 8, 2022, Alberta invited 350 Canada Express Entry candidates through an Alberta PNP draw. The candidates were invited through the immigration stream of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program linked to the Express Entry.

The minimum score required for each immigration candidate was set at 318, which is lower by 22 points from the last Alberta PNP draw.

The potential immigrants who were invited had already expressed an interest in moving to Alberta once they immigrated to Canada. The nomination offered by Alberta through this draw will help them get their best chance to apply for a Canada PR visa when they are invited through a federal Express Entry draw. They can almost rest assured of this opportunity as they will get 600 extra CRS points when they succeed in getting a nomination from Alberta.

Alberta’s immigration drive has been commendable. The federal government’s nomination limit has been reached in 2021 and the same could happen in 2022 also in time.

8th Mar 2022:

Alberta PNP draw invited 350 Express Entry Candidates 

On March 8, Alberta invited 350 candidates having CRS score 318. These candidates were invited through Express Entry under Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. This is the fourth draw of the year.

14th Mar 2022:

BC PNP draw issued 176 invitations under Skills Immigration Program

British Columbia PNP has issued invitations to 176 candidates under Skills Immigration Program. The minimum score ranges between 63 and 85.  In this draw Tech workers, Early childhood educators, Healthcare assistants, and professionals were invited.

10th Mar 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw issued 120 LAAs

Manitoba held its PNP draw on March 10, 2022, and issued 120 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). Out of 120 LAAs, 50 were issued to Skilled Workers in Manitoba (cut off score 781), 36 to International Education Stream, and 34 to Skilled Workers Overseas (cut off score 718).

8th Mar 2022:

SINP draw invites 85 immigration candidates

On March 8, 2022, 85 candidates were invited through Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program under three categories. Candidates having scores between 61 to 87 were invited to this draw. All occupations are not selected, and invitations have been sent only for selected occupations. 8th Mar 2022:

BC-PNP Draw invites 204 immigration candidates

On March 8, 2022, British Columbia held its PNP draw and invited 204 candidates. Candidates having CRS scores ranging between 77 and 128 were invited to this draw. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is a way to invite foreign workers to live and work in the province. Candidates have to apply for permanent residency to live and work in British Columbia.

4th Mar 2022:

Ontario invited 21 candidates under Entrepreneur Stream

Ontario has issued its first draw and invited 21 immigrants under Entrepreneur Stream through Ontarion Immigration Nominee Program. The candidates should have scofre in between 152 and 169 points.

Saskatchewan invites 36 candidates under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

Canada’s Saskatchewan has held another round of invitations – the third held by the province in 2022, under Canadian permanent residence. On March  4, 2022, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited a total of 36 skilled workers to apply for a nomination by the province.

3rd Mar 2022:

Saskatchewan invites 58 Canada immigration candidates under three streams

Saskatchewan held a draw on March 3, 2022, and invited 58 ITAs were issued to international entrepreneurs through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. Candidates having an average score ranging from 80-90 are invited in this draw.

1st Mar 2022:

Ontario held four draws and invited 1320 candidates

On March 1 2022, Ontario held four draws and invited 1320 candidates under Masters Graduate, Foreign Worker, and International Student streams having CRS scores 41, 39, 72, 42 respectively.

British Columbia PNP Tech Draw invited 136 candidates

British Columbia held the latest draw on March 01, 2022, and invited 136 tech workers to apply for provincial nomination. Candidates having a minimum score of 85 were invited to this draw.

28th Feb 2022:

Ontario invites 173 immigration candidates

Ontario invited 173 immigration candidates under Ph.D. Graduate stream. International students having cut off score of 16 and above are invited in this draw.

24th Feb 2022:
Ontario PNP draw issued 818 NOIs

Ontario issued 818 NOIs in the PNP draw held on February 24, 2022. The candidates invited will have a CRS score ranging from 359 to 600. These invitations were issued under the Skilled Trades stream.

Manitoba PNP draw issued 278 invitations under three streams

Manitoba invited 278 candidates in the PNP draw held on February 24, 2022. The candidates invited in this draw have a score ranging from 612 to 685. mong 278 candidates, 206 were invited under the Skilled Workers Manitoba stream, 33 candidates under International Education Stream, 39 candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream.

Quebec Invites 306 candidates in the fourth Arrima draw of the year

Quebec invited 306 candidates (having work experience in targeted occupations) to apply for permanent residency in the new Arrima Draw held on February 24, 2022.

22nd Feb 2022:

Ontario invites 773 Immigration Candidates

Ontario has again issued NOIs to 773 candidates under the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and In-Demand Skills streams. Candidates having a CRS score between 455 and 600 were invited in this draw.
British Columbia invites 160 candidates
British Columbia held its PNP draw on February 22, 2022, and invited 160 candidates under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. The candidates having scores between 77 to 125 are invited in this draw.

17th Feb 2022:

AINP draw invited 400 candidates

Alberta Immigration Nominee Program (AINP) held only one PNP draw on 01 February 2022 and invited 400 candidates with a CRS score of 340 under Alberta Express Entry stream. Below are the details of the draw.

17th Feb 2022:

A PNP draw held by Prince Edward Island had 123 invitations issued

In Canada, a Prince Edward Island PNP draw was held in which 123 Canada immigration candidates were invited. In the draw held on February 17, 2022, invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued, obtaining which the candidates will get 600 extra CRS points. These extra points will hand them the opportunity to get invited to obtain a Canada PR visa.

In this draw, potential immigrants came from 2 immigration streams. These are Labor & Express Entry (117 invitations) and Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs (6 invitations). The minimum CRS score for Business invitations was 67 points.

The invited candidates were chosen as they were qualified and eligible to work in important occupations in PEI. These immigrants will play a crucial role in contributing to the economic development of the province.

16th Feb 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw on Feb 16 sets a record with 1,082 invitations

On February 16, 2022, the Canada Express Entry draw with the most invitations issued was conducted. 1,082 invitations were issued to Canada immigration candidates, offering them the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s how the draw went:

Draw number: #216

Date of draw: February 16, 2022

No. of invitations: 1082

Min. CRS score: 710

Immigration program: PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)

Tie-breaking rule: October 07, 2021

Candidates invited through the draw had already been provincially nominated in a PNP draw held earlier. With the nomination, they also got 600 extra CRS points which helped them come closer to getting a Canada PR visa as they were chosen to be offered a chance to apply for permanent residence.

15th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draw: invitations issued to 140 immigration candidates

On February 15, 2022, the latest British Columbia PNP draw was conducted to invite 140 Canada immigration candidates. It was a tech draw, that aimed to invite tech-skilled immigrants to Canada.

Here’s a summary of the draw details:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 15, 2022 140 SI – Skilled Worker 85 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 85
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 85

Every week, invitations are sent to registered candidates under the British Columbia PNP Tech process. They qualify for invitations only when they have a job offer in hand. The job offered must be one of the 29 key tech occupations. The processing time of 80% of applications is within 2 to 3 months from receipt of applications by the immigration authorities.

11th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw: 206 immigration candidates have been issued invitations

On February 11, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was held, and its results are now available. NOIs were issued in the draw to 206 Canada immigration candidates via the French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream. This immigration stream is linked to Canada Express Entry.

The minimum CRS score required of the candidates was from 463 to 467. They were required to submit their Canada Express Entry profiles on dates that fall between February 8, 2021, and February 8, 2022. Another requirement they had to meet was a minimum of CLB 6 in the English language and CLB 7 in French.

Ontario PNP draws are conducted to find and invite eligible and skilled immigration candidates to submit applications for a provincial nomination. With the nomination, they will become eligible for an assured chance to lodge an application for a Canada PR visa.

10th Feb 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw: Invitations issued to 273 immigration candidates

On February 10, 2022, a Manitoba PNP draw was held in which 273 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations. They came under International Graduates and Skilled Workers streams. The candidates were invited to submit an application for a provincial nomination.

Here’s a summary of the draw details:

Category No. Of invitations Lowest score
International Education Stream 40 NA
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 202 615
Skilled Workers Overseas 31 705

Out of the total number of invitations issued, 68 invitations were issued to Canada Express Entry candidates.

The candidates who participated under the Skilled Workers Overseas category were required to have previously received invitations under Strategic Recruitment Initiative. With that invitation, they would get 500 extra points to their Manitoba PNP score.

9th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP conducts draws, invite 749 immigration candidates on Feb 9

On February 9, 2022, the latest invitation rounds were conducted by Ontario PNP. 749 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

OINP uses an EOI (Expression of Interest) system to select individuals for invitations. These candidates will have met the criteria for eligibility.

Here are the details of the Ontario PNP draws in various streams:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 166 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 41 and above General Draw
February 9, 2022 476 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 24 and above A targeted draw for skilled trades occupations.

Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Date issued No. of invitations Profile created date Score range More details
February 9, 2022 107 April 28, 2021 – February 9, 2022 15 and above A targeted draw for manufacturing, health, agricultural, and select trades occupations.

After receiving the invitation, candidates have 14 calendar days to apply for nomination.

8th Feb 2022:

Nova Scotia PNP draw on Feb 8: 278 nurses issued invitations

A Nova Scotia PNP draw held on February 8, 2022, aimed to invite nurses to Canada. In the draw, invitations were issued to 278 nurses via Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities stream. The Stream is linked with the Canada Express Entry system.

The following requirements had to be met by the candidates to be eligible for an invitation:

  • They had to be employed in a primary occupation indicated by NOC 3012 (registered nurse/psychiatric nurse).
  • They had to give letters of reference from employers that prove that you have a minimum of 3 years of experience in NOC 3012.
  • They had to score at least CLB 9 in English/French in all abilities prescribed for the language.
  • They must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or completed a study program of at least 3 years at a college, technical school, university, trade, or an institute of other nature.

They must submit their applications for a nomination not later than 11.59 pm on March 10, 2022.

8th Feb 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws held on Feb 8; 198 invitations issued

On February 8, 2022, 198 immigration candidates were issued invitations in 2 separate draws conducted under British Columbia PNP. Canada immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, they will get 600 extra CRS points. It will get them an assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in an upcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

Here are the draw results:

Date No. of
 Invitations
Category Min.
 Score
Other Details
February 8, 2022 188 SI – Skilled Worker 110 General draw
SI – International Graduate 96
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 120
EEBC – International Graduate 106
February 8, 2022 10 SI – Skilled Worker 120 Invitations issued to NOCs 0621, 0631 only.
SI – International Graduate 120
EEBC – Skilled Worker 120
EEBC – International Graduate 120

8th Feb 2022:

Ontario PNP draw on Feb 8: 828 invitations issued to eligible candidates

Two Ontario PNP draws were held on February 8, 2022. In the draws, a total of 828 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to submit applications for a provincial nomination.

Of those candidates, 622 had the eligibility for the Express Entry class of Ontario’s Human Capital Stream. Their CRS scores ranged between 463 and 467. They already had a profile in the Canada Express Entry system.

They were also required to possess a work experience of at least 1 year in the occupations given below:

  • NOC 0213 Computer and data frameworks directors
  • NOC 2147 Computer engineers
  • NOC 2175 Web fashioners and designers
  • NOC 2172 Database examiners and information executives
  • NOC 2173 Software architects and creators
  • NOC 2174 Computer software engineer and intuitive media designers

The remaining 206 candidates were issued invitations to submit applications for the FSSW (French-Speaking Skilled Worker) Stream. Also, they were required to have 463 to 467 CRS points besides requiring a CLB 6 in the English language and CLB 7 in the French language.

The candidates who got an invitation have 45 days from the date of receiving it to apply for a provincial nomination via Ontario PNP.

2nd Feb 2022:

Canada Express Entry draw on Feb 2 – 1,070 potential immigrants invited

On February 2, 2022, the latest round of the Canada Express Entry draw was conducted. It was a draw through which 1,070 Canada immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the details of the draw:

Draw #215

Draw date: February 2, 2022

No. of invitations: 1,070

Minimum CRS score: 674

Tie-break rule: February 18, 2021

The candidates who participated in the draw were already provincially nominated through an earlier provincial (PNP) draw. They were awarded an extra 600 CRS points which increased their chance to get invited to apply for Canada permanent residence in the Feb 18 draw.

There were some clarifications from Canadian immigration minister Mr. Fraser. He said that IRCC is mulling the shift to Express Entry draws that are occupation-based. Canada may also continue conducting PNP-specific draws for some time.

18th Jan 2022:

Alberta PNP draw – invitations issued to 350 Express Entry candidates

A report is now out on the Alberta PNP draw that was held on January 18, 2022. In that draw, 350 Canada Express Entry candidates were issued invitations to lodge an application for a provincial nomination.

The candidates who participated in the draw had a minimum score of 346. On Jan 18 invitations went to the Express Entry system of Alberta. Alberta’s nomination will lead to candidates getting extra 600 CRS points. Those points will increase their CRS score and their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa. This is because candidates who get higher CRS scores receive invitations first.

27th Jan 2022:

Manitoba PNP draw – invitations issued to 315 immigration candidates

On January 27, 2022, a Manitoba PNP draw was conducted through which 315 immigration candidates were issued invitations to submit applications for a provincial nomination. The candidates belonged to 3 PNP categories, the details of which are given below:

Category No. Of invitations issued Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 212 609
Skilled Workers Overseas 63 703
International Education Stream 40 NA

Out of the total number of invitations, 69 went to candidates who had their profiles in the Canada Express Entry.

Manitoba PNP manages Manitoba’s immigration programs. The aim of the program is to attract skilled and qualified foreign nationals. Finding their abilities productive for the province’s economy, invitations are issued to them and provincial nominations are offered. Thus, the province attempts to solve the skilled labor shortage in its labor market. The skilled foreign workers provide a significant contribution to the province’s development.

13th Jan 2022:

Arrima draw in Quebec has 512 Canada immigration candidates invited

Quebec’s first Arrima draw of 2022 was held on January 13, 2022. MIFI issued invitations to 512 Canada immigration candidates. They were willing to migrate to Quebec under the QSWP (Quebec Regular Skilled Worker Program).

The candidates had their profiles in the Arrima and possessed a minimum score of 602. They were active in occupations that were listed in the 21 targeted occupations.

QSWP enables skilled workers to economically establish themselves in Quebec. A large number of skilled foreign workers, as well as international students, choose this program as their favorite.

The candidates were issued invitations to submit an application for permanent selection. They are required to apply within 60 days as well as pay the processing fees. Successful applications will get the candidates a Quebec Selection Certificate. This certificate can be used to apply for permanent residence to the Canadian government.

The candidates for Quebec are assessed under a system that is different from what other provinces/territories follow.

27th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP draw – 1,032 candidates invited, nominations offered

On January 27, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was held. Through the draw, 1,032 immigration candidates received invitations to submit an application for a provincial nomination. The nomination will increase the chances of the candidates getting an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

When the nomination is received, the candidates will get 600 CRS points. These extra points can get the candidates to a position where they will almost surely get an invitation to apply for Canada PR. They will be invited for this purpose in a Canada Express Entry draw.

The candidates who were issued invitations needed to possess a minimum CRS score from 381 to 461. Their profiles were submitted in the period between Jan 27, 2021, and Jan 27, 2022. They also had eligibility for provincial nomination under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream. In 45 calendar days from the date of the invitation, the candidates must apply for the provincial nomination.

25th Jan 2022:

Two British Columbia PNP draws lead to 289 candidates getting invited

Two draws held under British Columbia PNP led to the issue of invitations to 289 immigration candidates. The draws took place on January 25, 2022. Among one was a targeted PNP draw and the other was a general one.

Here’s a snapshot of the PNP draws:

Type of draw Category Subcategory Min. points No. Of invitations
General EEBC Skilled Worker 114 201
International Graduate 97
SI Skilled Worker 105
International Graduate 93
Entry-level & Semi-skilled 77
Targeted (invitations issued to those experienced in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 occupations EEBC Skilled Worker 114 25
International Graduate 114
SI Skilled Worker 114
International Graduate 114

Through the draw, candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Once they get a nomination, they will be eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa. For that, they will receive an invitation in a subsequent Canada Express Entry draw. After being nominated, they will have an assured opportunity of getting invited to apply for a Canada PR visa. This will be possible due to the extra 600 CRS points they get as a result of their provincial nomination.

Having the eligibility for the International Post-Graduate category of British Columbia PNP, it’s not necessary for the candidates to hold a job offer from an employer in British Columbia to be eligible for BC PNP Skills Immigration.

19th Jan 2022:

A new record set in a Canada Express Entry draw with 1,036 invitations

A record-breaking Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on January 19, 2022. In this draw, the previous record of the largest number of PNP-only immigration candidates invited in a single draw was broken with 1,036 invitations. Earlier, the record set was 1,032 PNP candidates who were invited to apply for a Canada PR visa on December 10, 2021.

The Jan 19 draw had participation only from PNP candidates. The cut-off score was set at 745. The candidates in the draw had already received 600 additional CRS points when they accepted a provincial nomination via an earlier Canada PNP draw.

The timestamp July 05, 2021, at 13:12:05 UTC, was applied in the draw for tie-break solution.

Since September 2021, Canada Express Entry draws have been giving participation only to PNP candidates. In 2022, so far, 1,428 PNP candidates have been invited through Canada Express Entry draws.

18th Jan 2022:

Inviting 91 immigrants, a British Columbia PNP draw offers nomination

A British Columbia PNP draw was held on January 18, 2021, invitations were sent to 91 immigration candidates. They were offered a provincial nomination, that would lead them to the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa. The draw was a BC PNP tech draw and the candidates were active in the tech industry.

A BC PNP tech draw is conducted to attract tech-skilled immigration candidates who are in demand in British Columbia. These immigrants are willing to settle in British Columbia. Their skillset and qualifications will contribute to the development of British Columbia’s economy.

The immigration categories involved in the draw were International Graduate and Skilled Worker. The immigration categories came under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams. The cut-off score stipulated for the draw was 80.

The candidates who are invited have 30 calendar days to submit an application for a provincial nomination.

13th Jan 2022:

Provincial nomination offered to 443 candidates in a Manitoba PNP draw

On January 13, 2022, Manitoba PNP held a draw in which 443 immigration candidates were invited and issued a provincial nomination. If they accept their nomination, they will get an effectively sure opportunity to submit an application for a Canada PR visa in a Canada Express Entry draw in the near future.

Candidates who are nominated will be given 600 additional CRS points. This is what increases their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa as a higher score means greater opportunity.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw:

Category No. Of invitations Min. Score needed
Skilled Workers of Manitoba 357 459
International Education Stream 33
Skilled Workers Overseas 53 711

In the Jan 13 draw, 97 of all the invitations issued were sent to candidates having a Canada Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

11th Jan 2022:

British Columbia PNP draws have 232 invitations issued in all on Jan 11

A couple of British Columbia PNP draws were held on January 11, 2022. Both draws combined, a total of 232 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. It’s this provincial nomination that will lead them to their effectively assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.

Here’s how the British Columbia PNP draw went:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min. score Other details
January 11, 2022 201 SI – Skilled Worker 103 General draw
SI – International Graduate 90
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 92
January 11, 2022 31 SI – Skilled Worker 110 ITAs were issued only to candidates in NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 job categories.
SI – International Graduate 110
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

The candidates who accept the invitation to apply for a provincial nomination will be awarded 600 extra CRS points. It will improve their chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.

British Columbia PNP draws have 232 invitations issued in all on Jan 11

11th Jan 2022:

Ontario PNP invites 1,084 immigration candidates, offers nomination

On January 11, 2022, an Ontario PNP draw was conducted. In the draw, invitations were issued to 1,084 immigration candidates to submit applications for a provincial nomination. If they accepted the provincial nomination, they could get an effectively assured chance to apply for a Canada PR visa in a forthcoming Canada Express Entry draw.

The eligible candidates who received invitations had their profiles already submitted to the EOI system. They were eligible for selection under one of the following Employer Job Offer category streams:

  • International Student
  • In-Demand Skills
  • Foreign Worker

The number of invitations issued by Ontario PNP was as follows:

  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 762
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 58
  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 264

The invited candidates had the experience of working in their field in specific occupations recognized by NOC. These occupations included those under the industrial sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare.

Ontario is looking for even more immigrants who are skilled enough to satisfy the requirements of the province’s labor market.

5th Jan 2022:

Canada Express Entry begins 2022 by inviting 392 immigration candidates

The year 2022 has started for Canada immigration with a Canada Express Entry draw that was held on January 5. In the draw, 392 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The candidates chosen in the draw had to score at least 808 points. This score will have the 600 extra CRS points included that were earned by then by virtue of the provincial nomination they had obtained earlier.

The priority now for Canada immigration authorities is to clear the immigration application backlogs. There have been some important changes too that relate to Canada Express Entry. One change is extending the Canada PR status for international students and international temporary workers through Express Entry. Immigration candidates will have their work profiles categorized for Canada immigration under the TEER system which has now replaced the old NOC system.

This year, Canada will be going after a target of 411,000 newcomers by 2023. There’s surely much more interesting news coming up as Canada tries to achieve this huge target.

4th Jan 2022:

A British Columbia PNP tech draw issues invites to 102 individuals

On January 4, 2022, British Columbia PNP conducted a provincial draw in which 102 invitations were issued to immigration candidates. The tech draw was conducted to invite and offer a provincial nomination to get a Canada PR visa.

Upon accepting the nomination, the candidates will be awarded 600 extra CRS points. This will raise their opportunity higher to apply for Canada permanent residence in a forthcoming federal Express Entry draw.

Here’s a snapshot of the Jan 4 BC PNP draw:

Date No. of
Invitations
Category Min.
Score
Other Details
January 4, 2022 102 SI – Skilled Worker 80 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80

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22nd Dec 2021:

IRCC invites 726 candidates on Dec 22 in a Canada Express Entry draw

On December 22, 2021, IRCC held a Canada Express Entry draw in which it invited 746 Express Entry PNP candidates to lodge an application for a Canada PR visa. The invited candidates had received their provincial nominations that added 600 points to their CRS scores.

The CRS cut-off score decided for the December 22 draw was 726 points. There was a tie-break rule that was applied. Applications submitted before November 24, 2021, at 16:56:42 UTC were accepted to be considered for issuing a Canada PR visa.

Currently, IRCC is dealing with the large application backlog created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, IRCC has put a pause to its all-program draws. IRCC is continuing to clear the backlogs in the Express Entry candidate pool. Express Entry pool’s immigration candidates are largely invited so that the vacancies in Canada’s provincial labor markets could be filled.

21st Dec 2021:

The Dec 21 British Columbia PNP draws issue invitations to 243 candidates

There were 2 separate British Columbia PNP draws held on December 21, 2021. These draws had 243 immigration candidates invited and offered a provincial nomination to be applied for. The nominations if accepted would give them the advantage of receiving 600 extra CRS points and an enhanced chance to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The first draw was a general Canada PNP draw. The second one chose candidates working in occupations identified by codes NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

Here’s a snapshot of the PNP draw:

Date

No. of
Invitations

Category

Min.
Score

Other Details

December 21, 2021

194

SI – Skilled Worker

100

General draw

SI – International Graduate

88

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

74

EEBC – Skilled Worker

106

EEBC – International Graduate

92

December 21, 2021

49

SI – Skilled Worker

106

ITAs issued to candidates in occupations denoted by NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 only

SI – International Graduate

106

EEBC – Skilled Worker

106

EEBC – International Graduate

106

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There are 3 pathways British Columbia offers to immigration candidates to get Canada PR by living and working in the province.

16th Dec 2021:

Manitoba PNP invites 349 immigration candidates, nomination offered

On December 16, 2021, a Manitoba PNP draw was held in which 349 potential immigration candidates were issued invitations to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. With the nomination, the candidates will get a better chance of obtaining a Canada PR visa.

The EOIs of the chosen candidates were already submitted through MPNP’s online portal. The Dec 16 draw was the 132nd one conducted by Manitoba PNP.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw’s details:

Category No. of invitations Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712
International Education Stream 40 NA

The Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream has candidates who are working in Manitoba holding a job offer at the time of their applying. It’s necessary that they have been employed with their employer for at least 6 months prior to lodging an application to MPNP.

The International Education Stream has candidates who have completed post-secondary education in Manitoba recently. Work experience or business management experience in Manitoba is mandatory.

The Skilled Workers Overseas stream is meant for skilled workers ready to join the jobs that need skilled labor in the province. It’s also necessary that they are adaptable to living in Manitoba. They must have a connection with the province through work experience in the province, a supporter, or an invitation through a strategic recruitment initiative.

16th Dec 2021:

Invitations to 125 immigration candidates by Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island PNP conducted a provincial EOI draw on December 16, 2021. The draw had 125 immigration candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination.

Here’s a snapshot of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Min. score
Express Entry & Labor Impact 114 67
Business Impact 11 67

With this draw, PEI’s last PNP draw in 2021 was done. In 2021, Prince Edward Island issued 1854 invitations via its PNP draws.

PEI PNP’s Express Entry stream is for suitable, skilled, and interested candidates from the Express Entry pool. They are invited to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. Once the invited candidates get the nomination, they also get 600 extra CRS points. These added points increase their chance to apply for a Canada PR visa through a Canada Express Entry draw.

The Labor Impact category is meant for foreign nationals holding a valid job offer from a PEI employer. Those candidates come under the streams of Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Critical Worker.

The Business Impact category is for foreign entrepreneurs interested in owning and running a business in PEI.

16th Dec 2021:

A Manitoba PNP draw on Dec 16 has 349 immigration candidates invited

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on December 16, 2021. In the draw, 349 eligible immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination will lead these candidates closer to the opportunity to obtain a Canada PR visa.

The chosen candidates had already submitted their EOIs via the online portal provided by MPNP. This draw was the 132nd draw by Manitoba PNP.

Here are the details of the draw:

Category No. of invitations Minimum score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 296 447
International Education Stream 40 NA
Skilled Workers Overseas 13 712

Candidates under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream are those who are working in the province with a job offer while they apply. They must have been working with their employer for a minimum of 6 months before lodging an application to MPNP.

Candidates under the International Education Stream have recently completed post-secondary education in Manitoba. An experience at work or at business management in Manitoba is required.

Candidates under the Skilled Workers Overseas stream aims at skilled workers who can join the vacant jobs in the province. They are also adaptable to living in the province. A connection with the province via a supporter, experience, or an invitation via a strategic recruitment initiative is required.

14th Dec 2021:

71 immigration candidates get invited by British Columbia PNP on Dec 14

Another round of invitations was conducted by British Columbia PNP on December 14, 2021. The BC PNP draw was a tech draw in which 71 immigration candidates were issued invitations to lodge an application for a provincial nomination.

BC PNP conducts tech draws to provide the opportunity for tech-skilled candidates to live, work, and settle in the province as Canada PR visa holders. Such tech professionals are currently highly in demand in BC.

Here’s a snapshot of the round of invitations:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min.
Score
Other details
December 14, 2021 71 SI – International Graduate 80 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80

It’s through the British Columbia PNP draws that the most qualified and skilled immigration candidates and international students do Canada immigration. These are candidates who are capable of meeting the labor market demands of the province.

Such candidates are offered a provincial nomination. Through nomination, they get an advantage of higher scores while applying for a Canada PR visa. They get 600 extra CRS points that will increase their basic score assigned by the Canada Express Entry system. The higher their CRS score, the greater their chances of applying for Canada PR.

10th Dec 2021:

71 immigration candidates get invited by British Columbia PNP on Dec 14

Another round of invitations was conducted by British Columbia PNP on December 14, 2021. The BC PNP draw was a tech draw in which 71 immigration candidates were issued invitations to lodge an application for a provincial nomination.

BC PNP conducts tech draws to provide the opportunity for tech-skilled candidates to live, work, and settle in the province as Canada PR visa holders. Such tech professionals are currently highly in demand in BC.

Here’s a snapshot of the round of invitations:

Date No. of
invitations
Category Min.
Score
Other details
December 14, 2021 71 SI – International Graduate 80 Tech draw
SI – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80

It’s through the British Columbia PNP draws that the most qualified and skilled immigration candidates and international students do Canada immigration. These are candidates who are capable of meeting the labor market demands of the province.

Such candidates are offered a provincial nomination. Through nomination, they get an advantage of higher scores while applying for a Canada PR visa. They get 600 extra CRS points that will increase their basic score assigned by the Canada Express Entry system. The higher their CRS score, the greater their chances of applying for Canada PR.

10th Dec 2021:

Invitations issued to 1,032 Canada Express Entry candidates to apply for PR

On December 10, 2021, Canada conducted a Canada Express Entry draw for Express Entry candidates already nominated for immigration provincially. In it, 1,032 candidates were issued invitations to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The candidates who were invited already had earned 600 extra CRS points on their basic score. Hence, the cut-off score in the December 10 draw came to 698 points.

A tie-break rule was implemented in the December 10 draw. The timestamp set was September 10, 2021, at 16:43:17 UTC.

Only 38 PNP-only draws have been held in the history of Canada Express Entry. In them, more than 1,000 invitations were issued only twice. Such an instance before the December 10 draw was the June 23 draw with 1002 invitations.

That makes the latest PNP-only Express Entry draw the largest ever in Express Entry history.

Canada has not stopped giving priority to CEC and PNP candidates in its Express Entry draws. However, with the improving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, more overseas candidates will be finding their way to Canada to complete Canada immigration.

7th Dec 2021:

Nominations offered to 1,186 immigration candidates in Ontario PNP draw

In an Ontario PNP draw held on December 7, 2021, 1,186 immigration candidates were issued invitations to lodge applications for a provincial nomination. In the Canada PNP draw, those immigration candidates with profiles created in OINP’s EOI system were invited.

The results of the PPNP draw were as follows:

Stream Description Invitations Minimum Score
International Student Stream General 583 62
  Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 37 NA
Foreign Worker Stream General 470 37
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 33 NA
In-Demand Skills Stream Draw aimed at candidates in occupations in manufacture, health, and agriculture 53 NA
Draw aimed at candidates under Regional Immigration Pilot 10 NA

Candidates who received invitations under the In-Demand Skills Stream possessed work experience in occupations with the following NOC codes:

NOC 3413, NOC 4412, NOC 8432, NOC 8431, NOC 8611, NOC 9411, NOC 9462, NOC 9416, NOC 9418, NOC 9417, NOC 9421, NOC 9437, NOC 9422, NOC 9446, NOC 9523, NOC 9461, NOC 9526, NOC 9537, NOC 9536

Ontario requires a lot more skilled immigrants. The annual nominations allocated by IRCC to Ontario is 8,350, which the province is allowed to issue to wannabe immigrants. 250 more nominations are allowed for temporary foreign workers with NOC skill level C.

As of November 10, 2021, Ontario has made the issuance of 2,600 nominations. The province wants Canada’s federal government to double the allocated limit of nominations.

7th Dec 2021:

British Columbia PNP draws result in invitations to 318 PR aspirants

British Columbia PNP draws conducted on December 7, 2021, resulted in 318 immigration candidates being issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. There was a general draw and a draw aimed at candidates with work experience in specific occupations.

Here’s how the draw went:

Date No. of
Invitations
Category Min.
Score
Other details
December 7, 2021 267 SI – International Graduate 83 General draw
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 71
 EEBC – Skilled Worker 100
EEBC – International Graduate 86
SI – Skilled Worker 97
December 7, 2021 51 SI – Skilled Worker 103

Invitations issued to

candidates in occupations NOC 0631 and NOC 0621.

EEBC – Skilled Worker
SI – International Graduate
EEBC – International Graduate

Once an immigration candidate receives a provincial nomination from British Columbia, they get the virtually assured opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa in a forthcoming federal immigration draw. This would be by virtue of the 600 extra CRS points they will get with their nomination. The extra points will raise their base CRS scores and fetch them a better chance of being invited.

2nd Dec 2021:

Manitoba PNP draw on Dec 2 invites 438 candidates, offers nomination

On December 2, 2021, Manitoba PNP conducted an EOI draw to offer provincial nominations to 438 Canada immigration candidates. The nominations offered in the Canada PNP draw if accepted and received can be utilized when those candidates lodge an application for a Canada PR visa in future Canada Express Entry draw.

The nomination comes with 600 CRS points for the candidate. That will contribute to ensuring that they will get an opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa owing to their increased CRS score.

Here’s a summary of the manner in which LAAs were issued to Canada immigration candidates:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. CRS score
Skilled Workers Overseas (under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative) 51 726
International Education Stream 29 NA
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 358 449

71 of the 438 invitations issued were issued to Canada Express Entry candidates.

30th Nov 2021:

British Columbia PNP draw on Nov 30 has 89 immigration candidates invited

The British Columbia PNP draw held on November 30, 2021, had invitations issued to 89 immigration candidates. They were offered a provincial nomination to apply for. It was a tech draw conducted to rope in Canada immigration candidates with skill and experience in important tech-related occupations.

The invitations were issued to the candidates as follows:

Date No. of
Invitations
Category Min.
Score
Other Details
November 30, 2021 89 SI – Skilled Worker 78 Tech draw
SI – International Graduate 78
EEBC – Skilled Worker 78
EEBC – International Graduate 78

If these Canada immigration candidates accept the offer and succeed in getting a provincial nomination from British Columbia, they will earn themselves 600 extra CRS points. In a forthcoming Canada Express Entry draw, these extra CRS points will benefit them. This is because the higher the CRS points, the more the chances of getting to apply for a Canada PR visa.

20th Nov 2021:

Three Canada PNP draws by Newfoundland & Labrador invite 663 candidates

The result of 3 Canada PNP draws held by NLPNP (Newfoundland PNP) in 2021, has been released. A total of 663 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. The candidates who received invitations had skills and experience in jobs related to healthcare and technology.

Here’s a snapshot of the results of 3 Priority Skills NL draws:

Date of Draw NOC Occupation No. Of Invitations Total No. Of Invitations
Oct 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 205 260
2173 Cloud Specialists 9
2175 Web Developers 11
2174 Python Developers 8
2173 AI Developers 7
2121 Bioinformaticians 5
2175 UI/UX Developers 5
2175 .Net Developers 5
2172 Data Analysts 3
2171 Security Specialists 2
Sep 21, 2021 2173 Software Developers 10 22
2174 Python Developers 4
2173 Cloud Specialists 4
2173 AI Developers 2
2175 Web Developers 2
Jun 21, 2021 3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 224 381
3431 Personal Care Attendants 82
3124 Nurse Practitioners 57
4151 Clinical Psychologists 10
2111 Medical Physicists 5
3215 Radiation Therapists 3

The Priority Skills NL stream aims for Canada immigration candidates experienced in in-demand occupations as they are considered by Newfoundland & Labrador.

NLPNP accepted completed EOIs from the candidates under this stream who:

  • Have a Ph.D./Master’s in technology, aquaculture, healthcare, or agriculture from Memorial University, awarded to them within the past 3 years
  • Have at least a year’s work experience in in-demand jobs as they are considered by Newfoundland & Labrador, in the last 10 years

Other eligibility criteria include

  • A minimum language skill in English of CLB level 5 or IELTS/CELPIP test taken under a year’s time into the past
  • The willingness to settle permanently in Newfoundland & Labrador

Minimum age of 21 years

18th Nov 2021:

Nomination offered to 633 skilled candidates in Saskatchewan PNP draw

Another Saskatchewan PNP draw was held on November 18, 2021. In the draw, 633 immigration candidates were issued invitations to lodge an application for a provincial nomination. This draw was the largest PNP draw of 2021 in Saskatchewan.

Here’s a snapshot of how immigration candidates were invited by Saskatchewan PNP:

Category No. Of Invitations Min. Score
Express Entry 425 65
Occupations In-Demand 208 65

The invited candidates had to be skillful and possess experience in one of the prescribed NOC coded occupations. Canada immigration candidates must have submitted an EOI profile first so as to be eligible to lodge an application with SINP to take part in the Saskatchewan PNP draw.

The NOC codes prescribed were as follows:

NOC 7283 NOC 7272
NOC 7203 NOC 7235
NOC 7243 NOC 7201
NOC 7294 NOC 7281
NOC 7371 NOC 7242
NOC 7231 NOC 0016

18th Nov 2021:

Manitoba PNP draw invites 428 candidates on Nov 18, 2021

A Manitoba PNP draw was held on November 18, 2021. In the event, 428 Canada candidates willing to immigrate to the Canadian province were invited. They were offered a chance to apply for a provincial nomination which could give them a fat chance of applying for a Canada PR visa.

Here are the immigration categories under which the candidates were invited:

Sub-category LAAs issued Min. score
Skilled Workers Overseas 22 726
International Education Stream 30
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 376 464

Of the 428 candidates invited, 68 were Canada Express Entry candidates. They possessed a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

Of the 428 candidates invited, 68 were Canada Express Entry candidates. They possessed a valid Express Entry ID as well as a job seeker validation code.

24th June 2021:

Canada invites 1002 PNP candidates in latest Express Entry draw

In the latest Express Entry draw, Canada invited 1,002 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence.

The invited candidates had previously received a PNP nomination. The cut-off score for this draw was 742 as the candidates will automatically get 600 points added to their score. So, candidates require only 142 points to be selected for the draw. Only those candidates who submitted their applications before February 18 2021 were invited to this draw.

In order to get around the travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic Canada has been holding PNP and CEC specific draws where the candidates are most likely to be living in Canada. The travel restrictions are likely to be eased in the coming weeks.

Ontario invites 583 Express Entry candidates in latest provincial draw

In a draw held on June 23, the province of Ontario invited 583 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

The invited candidates had profiles in the Express Entry system with CRS scores ranging between 464 and 467.

Candidates who had work experience in one of the following 10 occupations were invited in this draw:

Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122);

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124);

Other business services managers (NOC 0125);

Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601);

Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111);

Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112);

Human resources professionals (NOC 1121);

Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122);

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012); and

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163).

The invited Express Entry candidates were required to have at least one year of work experience in one of these occupations to get the provincial nomination.

Quebec invites 69 candidates for permanent residency in new Arrima draw

The province of Quebec invited 69 immigration candidates to apply for permanent selection on June 17.

The invited candidates came under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (RSWP) and had filed an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Quebec’s online registration portal, Arrima.

The candidates were also required to have a validated job offer.

This is the fifth draw by Quebec for 2021. The province has been issuing rounds of invitations every month for this year. A total number of 545 candidates have now been invited to apply for permanent selection in 2021.

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