Monday 25 June 2018

Latest Express Entry CRS drops to 442 within 11 days; 3750 invitations given

The Canadian government conducted a new draw on June 25, 2018 where 3750 Express Entry Candidates were issued invitation to apply with a cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score of 442 and above. 

This is the second Express Entry Invitation round in 11 days and consecutively 3750 candidates have been issued Invitation to Apply (ITA), surely a record high for 2018.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break to give invitations. The tie-break date and time for the latest invitation round was January 28, 2018 at 21:06:11 UTCC. This means that all applicants with a CRS score of 442 and above who submitted their profile before specific tie-break date and time will receive an ITA in this invitation round. 

The less time gap between the previous draw and large draw size helped in reducing the score by nine points from the previous cut-off score of 451 in the June 20 invitation round. 

There has been increase in the number of candidates applying through Express Entry from 74,900 in 2018 and 81,400 in 2019. Source Link

Friday 22 June 2018

592 Invitations Issued by Manitoba in Latest Expression of Interest Draw

Manitoba conducted Expression of Interest draw for provincial nomination where 592 invitations were issued, including 114 Express Entry invitations. 

The June 21 draw issued invitations to Candidates in Manitoba’s skilled worker stream and skilled workers overseas streams, with Express Entry candidates receiving invitations through Manitoba’s Express Entry pathway. 

Under Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream, 213 letters of advice were issued to applicants having the rank of 522 and more.

Under Skilled Workers Overseas stream, 115 letters of advice were issued for direct invite by MPNP under a strategic recruitment initiative to the applicants with a score of 703 and above.

Other 150 letters of advice were issued to the applicants who have:

  • A close relative residing in Manitoba or past education or work experience in Manitoba;
  • At least 6 months of recent experience in an occupation listed on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list and
  • A minimum language proficiency of CLB/NCLC 5 unless work experience is primarily in a regulated occupation (minimum CLB/NCLC 7) or a compulsory trade (CLB/NCLC6)
  • Ranking score of 579 and more
Also, 114 invites were issued to Skilled workers overseas-Express Entry sub-stream who have a valid express entry id and a job seeker validation code, and a minimum of 6 months of recent work experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list. Visit for more details.

Thursday 21 June 2018

PEI Issued 135 Invitations Under New Expression Entry Draw 2018!

The office of Immigration of Prince Edward Island issued 135 invitations to apply in its 5th draw that was conducted on June 22, 2018. The Invitations are given for its two impact categories. 

Under Business Impact Category, 43 Business applicants were invited to apply with a score range of 140-157.

Under Labour Impact Category, 60 labour candidates were invited to apply Under Express Entry, 32 applicants were invited to apply that are already working in the province of Prince Edward Island. 

The applicants who want to apply for Canadian Permanent residence through PEI Express Entry must create an Express Entry profile in the PEI expression of Interest System. Furnish all the relevant documents and score eligible points out of 100 on PEI assessment grid. The points are calculated for age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, adaptability etc. 

Those applicants who have the skills and experience in the occupation that is in demand in PEI Labour market can apply under Labour Impact category. This category has three streams –Skilled Workers, Critical workers, and International Graduates. Visit for more details.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Changes to Alberta Nominee Program Brings in More Opportunities for International Skilled Workers

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program changes to Alberta Opportunity stream are now in effect and are surely to bring in simplify process, lesser wait times, and provide fair access to applicants across all sectors and industries in Alberta. The program will provide great opportunities for candidates who tied up with the province. 

The federal government has asserted to increase the language requirements to ensure Alberta’s nominees to integrate successfully in the workforce, communities and support their families in the long run. The Alberta Nominee Program includes occupations at skill levels, requires minimum language requirement, education and income for successful integration. 

The changes were negotiated with federal government after discussing with industry, labour and advocacy stakeholders to phase in these requirements so that the applicants and industry have sufficient time to adjust. 

The updated program will help in expansion of economy and Alberta employers would be able to extend their workforce. The provincial nominee program will focus on providing jobs that are not able to be filled by Albertans. Source Link  given below

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Canadian Government Added 3 New Occupations to Global Talent Stream

STEM occupation total number of occupations reaches to 13 

The Global Talent Stream marked its first year anniversary by adding three new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics occupations to the list of in-demand programs. The in-demand occupations were added by the Canadian government. 

The three occupation added are Engineering Managers (NOC 0211), Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) and Mathematics and Statisticians (subset of NOC 2161) in Global Talent Stream. 

Additionally, Electrical and Electronics Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2241) was removed from the Global Talent Occupations List due to the change in labour market conditions. 

The addition of 3 new occupations and removal of one occupation has brought in 13 total numbers of occupations to the Global Talent Stream List. 

The government of Canada also altered the requirements for Producer, Creative and Artistic Director, and Project Manager in the visual effects and video game fields (subset of NOC 5131), and Digital Media Designers (subset of NOC 5241) to reflect highly in-demand positions. 

The minimum required number of working experience has also been reduced from five years to three years. Source Link

Thursday 7 June 2018

The Most Popular Saskatchewan in-Demand Occupations Stream Open For The First Time in 2018

The invitations will be accepted on a first come first served basis for 400 invitations 

The most popular Canadian immigration in-occupation stream of Saskatchewan Immigration Program (SINP) was open for the applications on June 7, 2018. The government of Saskatchewan announced that the international skilled worker occupation is open on a periodical basis and accepted 400 applications in this intake. The program was closed on the same day.  

The applications under the International Skilled worker-occupations in-demand sub category are received on a first-come, first served basis. 

Thus, SINP does not require a candidate to be in the federal Express Entry pool. However, to be eligible an applicant must score minimum 60 points out of 100 in the Saskatchewan immigration point assessment grid. Additionally, applying to this sub-category an applicant does not require a job-offer letter to submit an application. 

The previous intake that took place on August 2, 2017 introduced nee in-demand occupations list of 35 eligible occupations and it took in 1200 applications within one day.  The popular program is expected to get closed again quickly by accepting only 400 applications.  

Therefore, Saskatchewan in-demand occupations stream has an entirely separate application procedure for submitting an application for permanent residence. 

Due to the vast popularity of the program and limited number of applications acceptance, this stream closes really fast. Thus, it is extremely important to prepare your application well in advance to avoid any last minute rush. Source Link