Thursday 29 November 2018

BC PNP Gives 42 Invitations in New Tech Pilot Draw

The province of British Columbia conducted new tech pilot draw to invite applicants for provincial nomination on November 28, 2018 under Express Entry and Skill Immigration.

The invitations were given to the applicants who had one year of full-time work experience in one of 29 in-demand technology occupations.

The latest tech pilot round gave 42 invitations to the applicants registered in the Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker and International Graduate Categories.

The draw results of the tech invitation rounds are:

  • Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker Stream invited candidates with minimum score of 80 points
  • Express Entry British Columbia International Graduate stream invited candidates with minimum score of 90 points
  • SI Skilled Worker Stream invited candidates with minimum score of 80 points
  • SI International Graduates stream with minimum score of 90 points 
The selected applicants under British Columbia receive a provincial nomination that further awards an additional 600 points towards the overall Express Entry ranking score.

In order to apply for any of these categories through BC PNP, you must register online with the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The Candidates are awarded a score on the basis of education, work experience, and language proficiency. The highest ranking candidates are invited to apply in a weekly tech pilot draws.

The selected applicants get 30 days time from the date of receiving the invitation to submit a complete application and processing fee to the BC PNP. Visit Source Link For more details.

Wednesday 28 November 2018

New Express Entry Draw Out On 445 CRS Giving 3900 ITAs

A new express entry draw was conducted on 28th November inviting 3900 candidates set to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the Canadian Government. The applicants with CRS 445 were given invitations.

This year invitation rounds bring the total of 82,000 invitations. The minimum CRS was 445 a decrease of four points over the previous Express Entry draw held on November 15 had a minimum CRS 449.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is only 4,024 ITAs away from breaking the previous year immigration record and there is still a month to go in 2018.

Due to high number of visa applications with CRS 445 were in the pool, a tie-break rule was applied in this latest invitation round where the tie-break date was October 22, 2018 and tie- break time was 14:40:13 UTC. This means that applicants who have submitted their profile before October 22, 2018 at 14:40:13 UTC having CRS 445 received an ITA in this round. 


The draw occurred less than two weeks that is likely to contribute towards minimum CRS fall of four points. If this trend continues, there are good chances of CRS falling further leading to more ITAs. 

Under Canada’s updated multi-level immigration level plans, IRCC has 2018 admissions target for its Federal High Skilled Immigration Category set at 74,700 new permanent residents. The majority of the applicants applying for permanent resident status process their application through the Express Entry System. 

The immigration levels plan for 2019-21 has outlined Canada’s commitment to increase the numbers accepted through the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trade Class to around 256,000 over the next three years. Visit Source Link for more details.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Ontario’s Express Entry New Invitations Given to HCP and Skilled Trade Stream

The Ontario province has issued Notifications of Interest (NOI) under the Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) to 185 applicants in a new draw held on November 26, 2018. The invitations are given to the candidates in the express entry pool who meet the HCP stream criteria and have a job offer letter from Ontario employer.

The popular Express Entry linked stream invited applicants after the August 9, 2018 draw.

Express Entry candidates selected in November 26 draw had CRS score range 350-448 along with a job offer in Ontario. A tie break rule was applied where the applicants who have submitted their profile on January 1, 2018 to November 22, 2018 before1:13 PM EST were given Notification of Interest in this current draw.

The OINP said that this “targeted search was done to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities, as well as to be more responsive to employer needs.”

Earlier, Ontario province announced that the minimum requirements of CRS score for Express Entry will be based on the director’s requirement in accordance with the province needs. The earlier requirement of at least 400 CRS is not applicable in the current draws as of now.

The Human Capital Stream under OINP searches the federal express entry pool for candidates who can meet the provincial and federal criteria and invite the selected applicants for provincial nomination for permanent residence.

The selected candidate who applies for and receives provincial nomination from Ontario receives an additional 600 points towards the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The additional score moves the applicant chances to receive Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

The OINP has three Express Entry streams: The Human Capital Priorities Stream has given 3,719 invitations till now followed by French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream at 1,519 and the Skilled Trades Stream at 1,626.

The OINP has now issued four draws through Human Capital Priorities Stream, three of these draws targeted express entry candidates while fourth targeted Express Entry candidates with proficiency in French.

Two of the draws saw the minimum CRS score drop to 351 while the last two targeted job offer.

Ontario issued new invitations through Express Entry – Skilled Trade Stream and French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream

The province of Ontario also issued new invitations under Skilled Trade Stream to 181 applicants on November 26, 2018. Visit Source Link for more details.

Friday 23 November 2018

New SINP EOI Draw Invites 514 Applicants in Express Entry and OID Streams

The latest Saskatchewan EOI draw was conducted on 23rd November, 2018 inviting 514 applicants under Express Entry and Occupations In-demand stream of Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. 

The government of Saskatchewan gave 247 invitations to Express Entry candidates with a minimum score of 63 points. Additionally, SINP also invited 267 candidates under Occupation In-demand stream with a minimum score of 64 points. 

All the applicants who had their EOI’s Educational Credential Assessment done were invited to apply in this current draw. 

Though, the previous draw invited skilled workers with 60 and 61 points under Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand stream respectively. 

If the trend continues then in coming time, it is concluded that more number of invitations will be given under Expression of Interest System to the applicants for permanent residency. 

The selected applicants under occupation in-demand category must submit the non-refundable $300 CAD application processing fee. 

The EOIs draws are conducted y determining the need of Saskatchewan province in terms of occupation list and number of invitations that must be given. Visit Source Link for more details. 

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Manitoba’s New Immigration Plan to Invite 13,100 Immigrants Annually!

The province of Manitoba is expected to open 168,700 job openings between 2018 and 2024 for the skilled and qualified workers willing to settle and apply for Canadian Permanent Residence, according to the provincial government’s new seven-year labour market outlook. It is said that 66 percent of these openings will replace work retirements and deaths. The report also predicts that approximately there will be 24,100 total job openings per year or 168, 400 new workers joining the labour force between 2018 and 2024.

Manitoba’s unemployment rate is expected to remain same at 5.3 percent for 2018 and 2024. After adjusting the inflation, Manitoba’s economy is expected to grow by an average of 1.7 percent annually from 2018 to 2024.

Manitoba’s labour market has benefited from record population that has attributed Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allowing province to nominate the potential migrants for permanent residence every year. 

Manitoba’s labour market is expected to increase the hourly income by an average of 2.3 percent annually over the next seven years. This same period, the personal income of people in Manitoba is expected to increase by an average of 3.6 percent annually. 

To Job Openings in Manitoba!

The new jobs due to economic growth is forecasted to create 58,000 job openings ad replacement demand job openings is expected to create 110,700 job openings.  Most of this growth is due to a concerted effort by the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program to use immigration to recruit for labour market and entrepreneurial needs,” the report reads.

The most popular job openings in the province of Manitoba are expected in Sales and Services (33,300 jobs), Business, Finance and Administration (26,400 jobs) and occupations in education, law and social, community and government services at 23,600.

The educational job openings for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will about 60 percent post-secondary education, and training.

Will Labour Demand Vs Supply Be Equal?

Well, the overall Manitoba’s labour market is expected to remain balanced over the projection period of 2018-2024. However, the labour shortage or surplus may exist for the occupations individually.

Why There is Change in Numbers?

The change in numbers is because of economic changes, needs and demands, the assumptions are based keeping in mind the latest trend of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

Manitoba is estimated to welcome around 13,100 immigrants annually till 2024 with the majority arriving through economic immigration programs managed by the MPNP. Visit source link for more details

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Most of the Canadian People Support Immigration and Believe It’s Good For Economy

The opinion poll was conducted by the Environincs Institute that surveyed 2,000 Canadians. The result of the opinion says “Overall, there is too much immigration in Canada,” 58 percent of surveyed respondents disagreed about migration being the national problem. Though, 35 percent were still constant about the migration being the major national problem while the number with no clear opinion about the problem was 7 percent.

More than three-quarters of Canadians- 76 percent continued to believe that immigration has a positive impact on Canada’s economy. Though, the number of Canadians who disagreed with the view has also risen from 16 to 18 percent.

To know about the overall impact of immigrants on Canada, the survey also showed that Canadians believe that immigration is making Canada a better place by making contributions economically to increase the standard of living.

The report concluded, “There is no public consensus on the overall impact that immigration has on the country, but the balance of opinion is clearly in a positive direction, and has held steady over the past seven years.”

Most Canadians says that immigration is not a national problem! A slim majority of 52 percent believe that many immigrants aren’t adopting Canadian values and other 41 percent of Canadians disagreed by adapting to those values.

The Canadian Values are learnt by the migrants through learning and adopting, both Canadian-born and foreign-born participants held similar views. Both these group has respect for Canada’s history and culture.

“The salience of immigration and refugee issues as a national problem is low across regions and demographic groups, edging only as high as seven per cent among Quebecers and Canadians with no more than a high school diploma,” the institute found.

The idea of immigration as major problem was also rejected by British Columbia’s 63 percent of respondents. Additionally more than 60 percent of Canadians under the age of 45 and 70 percent with a university degree also rejected this idea. Visit Source Link for more details.

Friday 16 November 2018

Nova Scotia PNP Express Entry Stream Opens November 17, 2018 to Invite New Applications!

The Atlantic Province of Nova Scotia will open its most popular Express Entry linked provincial nomination categories for up to 225 applications at 6:30 PM IST/ 9 AM Atlantic Standard Time, November 17, 2018. 

The category B is also known as the ‘first-come, first-served’ Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream. This stream was last opened on April 28, 2018 and quickly reached its closure soon after its opening that afternoon. 

The province of Nova Scotia notifies the potential applicants 24 hours prior to the stream reopening. Hence, the applicants are advised to ready their documents before time to quickly apply as soon as the Category B opens. 

To apply for Nova Scotia under Express Entry, the migrants must have work experience in one of the Nova Scotia’s opportunity occupations along with other eligibility requirements.

This category is popular with the potential express entry candidates because the nomination gives them the additional 600 ranking points that eventually guarantee them the Canadian Permanent Residence. There is no requirement of job-offer letter or Canadian Experience to apply under this stream and the most importantly there is no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement. 

This is the apt time to apply for Nova Scotia PNP under Express Entry; the program usually closes soon after its opening! Visit Source Link for more details.

Monday 12 November 2018

New Brunswick to Soon Face Huge Labour Shortage; Require 7500 Skilled Migrants Per Year

The province of New Brunswick will need to increase 7,500 newcomers a year if the province is to overcome the population and labour market shortage “crisis” it is currently facing, says new report.

The report is produced by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) warning that the province is on track to lose 110,200 workers by 2026 due to population aging and people permanently leaving the workforce. Hence, the province needs more workers to sustain the labour requirement for New Brunswick Nomination Program.

In this same period, only 76,000 students are expected to graduate from New Brunswick high schools, thus leaving thousands of workers still in shortage over the next decade if nothing is done, the report says.

The labour shortfall is already slowing the province’s economy and has forced some employers to relocate to other parts of Canada or the United States.

Additionally, without labour market force and sustained population, the NBMC says New Brunswick will face a tax revenue shortfall that could hamper the public services like healthcare when the province’s aging population needs them the most. 

To oppose this trend, NBMC says Canada’s Federal Government needs to work with the province to increase New Brunswick’s population by one percent annually through immigration. With this increase, the population would double the current annual immigration rate to the province. The NBMC requests approximately 7,500 newcomers per year to balance the immigration level.

“One per cent is a responsible number given the context of Canada and the fact that, nationally, we welcome roughly one per cent of our population through immigration [each year],” Alex Leblanc, Executive Director of the NBMC, told CIC News. “And it’s responsible given the unprecedented urgent demographic and labour market challenges that we face in New Brunswick.”

The director further said that idea of retaining population of New Brunswick by holding youth and getting people born in the province to move back is “simply not enough.” There is a need of skilled and qualified workers in the province who can actually contribute towards the growing economy of the province.

The immigration was responsible for the only labor market growth in New Brunswick between 2013 and 2017. The province surely needs to adopt an ambitious immigration objective that will meet the province economic needs so that more and more people migrate to New Brunswick through New Brunswick Immigration Nominee Program. Source Link is

Friday 9 November 2018

SINP’s Entrepreneur Stream New EOI Draw Dates Out 2019

As per the recent reports, Saskatchewan has announced plans for additional two draws for the Entrepreneur Stream under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Along with 21st November, 2018 draw, the other two dates for Entrepreneur Stream is one in January and other in March, 2019.
Therefore, the above mentioned dates are the tentative draw dates for Entrepreneur Stream under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). 

The candidates are selected on basis of Expression of Interest System. The immigration department conducts draws from the Entrepreneur Expression of Interest (EOI) pool inviting the applicants to submit a complete application to the SINP.

Therefore, the candidates with the submission of complete EOI profile to the pool will be eligible to get selected on the basis of highest point score. The candidates who have submitted the profile on the date of EOI draw will not be considered for the invitation in the same draw. 

However, there is no need to worry if the candidate is not immediately selected, they will continue to remain in the EOI pool until they are selected or their EOI expires or they themselves withdraw EOI profile. 

The Entrepreneur EOI selection was last held on September 19, 2018 where the migrants with the average EOI score of 115 were invited to apply by the government of Saskatchewan. Here, the Highest EOI score was 135 whereas the lowest EOI score was 110. The total number of invitations issued in this particular draw was 71. 

Also, Entrepreneur and Farm Category invited Farmers in the previous draw. The total number of 50 invitations was given in this stream. The other remaining 44 applications will be accepted by Saskatchewan in 2018. Visit Source Link