8 11, 2017

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities

2017-11-08T18:06:48+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities

 

The most popular Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities, which is a part of Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, has reached its registration intake limit. We remind that the program was reopened on November 2, 2017.

No additional registrations will be accepted for the time being. However, the program will issue more Notifications of Interest to eligible Express Entry candidates in the pool before the end of the year.

A Notification of Interest works in the same way as an invitation to apply. However, the process of obtaining a Notification of Interest is passive, because Ontario immigration authorities search the Express Entry pool for eligible potential applicants. There is no guarantee that eligibility for the stream will result in a Notification of Interest being issued.

To be eligible for the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities, candidates must:

  • Have a profile in the Express Entry pool
  • Have a minimum score of 400 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System. (The score must remain at or above 400 during both the Ontario nomination processing stage and at the federal application for permanent residence processing stage);
  • Have a minimum level of work experience;
  • Candidates who choose to be assessed against the Federal Skilled Worker Class criteria must have at least one year of continuous and full-time employment experience, or part-time equivalent, in a National Occupation Classification (NOC) level 0, A, or B occupation in the five years prior to the date of the Notification of Interest from the OINP.
  • Candidates who choose to be assessed against the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) criteria must have at least one year of cumulative and full-time employment experience, or part-time equivalent, in a NOC 0, A, or B occupation in Canada in the three years prior to the date of the NOI from the OINP.
  • Have a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree OR an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report produced by a designated organization indicating that their foreign education credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD;
  • Demonstrate English or French language proficiency level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all four competencies (speaking, reading, writing, and listening);
  • Intend to reside in Ontario;
  • Possess sufficient funds to cover settlement costs in Ontario;
  • Meet the additional criteria under either the FSWP or CEC.

 

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26 10, 2017

Express Entry Immigration Stream in Alberta

2017-10-26T18:06:10+00:00 October 26th, 2017|

Alberta Express Entry

Alberta opens an Express Entry stream in January 2018. It allows the province to use its allocation for the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to nominate candidates in Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) Express Entry pool.

Alberta joined other provinces, having one Provincial Nominee Program together with Express Entry. Until now, the criteria for Alberta Express Entry have not been disclosed.

Express Entry candidates, who receive a provincial nomination through an Express Entry, receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.

At this time, it is not publicly known how many nominations may be issued under the AINP Express Entry stream. There may be scope for increased settlement through the Provincial Nominee Program when the government’s new immigration levels plan will be announced. It is expected on November 1, 2017.

 

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23 10, 2017

New opportunity Stream Program, Alberta

2017-10-26T18:24:28+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

express entry Opportunity Program

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The New Opportunity Stream opens on January 2, 2018 under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). This program is created to help foreign workers in Alberta to get a Permanent Resident Status. All applications will be processed outside the federal Express Entry selection system. Successful applicants to the AINP obtain a provincial nomination, which may then be used to apply for permanent residence.

The stream will replace two streams:

Until the Opportunity stream takes effect, applications under the existing streams will continue to be accepted, and processing of those applications may continue after January, 2018, even though new applications will not be accepted.

Applicants to the Opportunity stream require a job offer from an employer in Alberta. The job offer does not necessarily need to be in a skilled occupation, as most occupations under National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill levels 0, A, B, C and D are eligible.

Applicants must have valid temporary resident status at the time of the application, and must not be living or working in a province or territory other than Alberta. Applicants must also prove English or French ability with the score 4.

Applicants must also have completed high school or a higher level of education. Applicants who did not study in Canada need to obtain an Educational Credential Assessment.

Applicants must have either a minimum of 12 months full-time work experience in their current occupation in Alberta within the last 18 months, or a minimum of 24 months of full-time work experience in their current occupation in Canada and/or abroad within the last 30 months (this work experience can be a combination of experience gained in Alberta, in another Canadian province or territory and/or abroad).

Finally, applicants must satisfy a minimum income threshold, depending on the size of their family.

Number of members in family unit (including applicant)Gross annual income required (CAD)
1$24,952
2$35,287
3$43,218
4$49,904
5$55,794
6$61,120
7$66,017
8$70,575
9$74,856
10$78,905

Ineligible occupations

Individuals working in any of the following occupations will not be eligible to apply under the AINP Opportunity stream.

OccupationNOC
Legislators0011
School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Education0422
Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services0423
Fire Chiefs and Senior Firefighting Officers0432
Escort Agency Managers, Massage Parlour Managers0651
Secondary School Teachers4031
Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers4032
Professional Occupations in Religion4154
Authors and Writers5121
Musicians and Singers5133
Actors and Comedians5135
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists5136
Court Officers and Justices of the Peace1227
Dental Laboratory Bench Workers3223
Early Childhood Educators and Assistants*4214
Other Instructors4216
Other Religious Occupations4217
Other Performers, n.e.c.5232
Artisans and Craftspersons5244
Athletes5251
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons6232
Home Child Care Providers4411
Home Support Workers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations4412
Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants4413
Casino Occupations6533
Other Personal Service Occupations6564
Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs7513
Trappers and Hunters8442
Other Sales Related Occupations6623
Operators and Attendants in Amusement, Recreation and Sport6722
Other Service Support Occupations, n.e.c.6742
Harvesting Labourers8611
Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers8612
Aquaculture and Marine Harvest Labourers8613
Mine Labourers8614

 

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18 10, 2017

Decrease in CRS Points Requirement in October 18 Express Entry Draw

2017-10-18T20:33:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Express Entry

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has taken place, with 2,757 candidates in the pool invited to apply on October 18. The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required in order for a candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on this occasion was 436, down from the 438 required in the previous draw, which took place on October 4.

Invited candidates now have 90 days to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Accompanying family members, including a spouse or common-law partner, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant.

The total number of ITAs issued so far in 2017 now stands at 74,978, with 24 draws having taken place over this period.

 

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10 10, 2017

IRCC Invites 2,801 Express Entry Candidates

2017-11-13T21:01:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Express Entry candidates

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,801 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, in an Express Entry draw that took place on October 4. Candidates in the pool with 438 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points have issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) on this occasion.

Invited candidates have 90 days to submit a complete application, including supporting documentation. IRCC aims to complete the processing of these applications within six months, a time frame that has successfully been met in the majority of cases.

The October 4 draw, the 23rd to take place this year, comes as we enter the final quarter of 2017. So far this year, a total of 72,221 ITAs have been issued, far surpassing the total number issued over the first two years of Express Entry, which was first introduced in January 2017. This number also more than doubles the 25,982 ITAs issued over the first 23 draws of 2016.

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20 09, 2017

September 20 Express Entry Draw

2017-09-27T03:06:38+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Express Entry Draw, September 20th 2017

 

The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry selection system has decreased to 433 in the latest draw from the pool, which took place on September 20, 2017. This is the lowest CRS cut-off t since early June. The previous draw, which took place on September 6, had a threshold of 435.

Candidates who receive an ITA have 90 days to submit a complete application for permanent residence. The processing of applications will take six months. Since Express Entry was first introduced in January 2015, the vast majority of applications have been processed within this six-month timeframe.

The latest draw brings the total number of ITAs issued so far this year to 69,420, more than double the 33,782 that were issued in the whole of last year. The total number of ITAs issued since January 2015 now stands at 134,265.

 

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7 09, 2017

September 6 Express Entry Draw Invites Candidates

2017-09-27T03:06:54+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Express Entry Draw

 

Express Entry Draw Update:

Candidates in the Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada with 435 or more CRS points is issuing an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The invitation to apply is for  Canadian permanent residence in the latest draw from the pool, which took place on September 6.

A total of 2,772 candidates are invited this time around, bringing the total number of ITAs issued so far this year to 66,549, far more than were issued in the whole of last year. More than half of all ITAs issued since Express Entry was first launched in January 2015 have been issued in 2017.

Candidates have 90 days to submit a complete application for permanent residence. Candidates have to include supporting documentation. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to complete the processing of applications within six months.

 

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11 08, 2017

MINIMUM SCORE FOR EXPRESS ENTRY

2017-09-27T03:07:21+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Express Entry Draw

 

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement.

2,991 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in the second draw this August. Candidates with 433 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) as a result of the August 9 draw. This is the lowest CRS cut-off threshold since May, and therefore the lowest since changes to the CRS — including the introduction of additional points for French speakers and candidates with a sibling in Canada — were implemented in early June.

Draws of May 26 invited provincial nominees with a minimum CRS score of 775, and candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class with a minimum score of 199.

Accompanying family members, including spouses or common-law partners, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant. IRCC aims to process applications within six months.

Whether the minimum points requirement continues to decrease remains to be seen, but IRCC has been clear that Express Entry is now the main driver of economic immigration to Canada.

2 08, 2017

Express Entry Sub Category Reopens in Saskatchewan

2017-09-27T03:07:13+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|

express entry in Saskatchewan

The International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has reopened with an expanded list of 43 in-demand occupations. This sub-category is aligned with Canada’s Express Entry immigration selection system.

Eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool with work experience in one of these occupations may be able to submit an application for a provincial nomination under the SINP, resulting in 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points being awarded and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence being issued during a subsequent draw from the pool.

Express Entry Sub-Category

The SINP International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants do not need a job offer in order to apply.

Up to 600 new applications will be accepted during this intake period.

NEW OCCUPATION LIST:

0124

Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers

0423

Managers in social, community and correctional services

1112

Financial and investment analysts

1122

Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting

1123

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations

2211

Chemical technologists and technicians

2121

Biologists and related scientists

2123

Agricultural representatives, consultants, and specialists

2225

Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

2231

Civil engineering technologists and technicians

2241

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

2242

Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

2243

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

2253       Drafting technologists and technicians

0714

Facility operation and maintenance managers

0811

Managers in natural resources production and fishing

0821

Managers in agriculture

0911

Manufacturing managers

0912

Utility managers

Licensure required

NOC       Occupation         SINP Requirements Related to Professional Status or Licensure

0211       Engineering managers   Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2131       Civil engineers   Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2132       Mechanical engineers    Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2133       Electrical and electronics engineers         Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2141       Industrial and manufacturing engineers                Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2147       Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)              Provide documentation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) showing your Engineer-in-Training membership; or a letter from APEGS indicating that you have been assigned Confirmatory Exams.

2151       Architects            Provide your “Academic Certification” documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), OR documentation from the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) showing your acceptance into the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program including an invitation to apply to the self-assessment phase (2nd step).

2154       Land surveyors                 Provide documentation from the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) showing your “Candidate status” and eligibility to write the CBEPS candidate examinations.

2173       Software engineers and designers           Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

  • Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

2175       Web designers and developer   Provide documentation from the Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) showing your:

  • Candidate Membership as an Associate Information Technology Professional (AITP); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P); or,
  • Certified Membership as an Information Technology Certified Professional of Canada (ITCP).

4151       Psychologists     Provide documentation from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists showing your eligibility for provisional licensure.

4212       Social and community service workers   Provide your assessment of equivalency letter from the Canadian Association of Social Workers showing your foreign credential is equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor or Masters of Social Work.

4214       Early childhood educators and assistants               Provide documentation from the Ministry of Education showing your eligibility for Early Childhood Educator Certification.

3211       Medical laboratory technologists              Provide a copy of your valid licensure (temporary or provisional) from the Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists.

3216       Medical sonographers   Provide documentation from Sonography Canada showing your eligibility to challenge their qualifying examinations OR Provide your Examination Confirmation Letter (ECL) or proof of Sonography Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Note: ARDMS examinations can be written in various testing centres worldwide through Pearson VUE.

6331       Meat cutters      As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7231       Machinists          As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7272       Cabinetmakers                 As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7311       Industrial mechanics       As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7312       Heavy-duty equipment mechanics          As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7321       Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics             As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7322       Motor vehicle body repairers     As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

7237       Welders               As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry requirements, Express Entry applicants will need to provide a certificate of qualification from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), which requires a trade qualifier assessment (step 1) and requires individuals to write exams in Saskatchewan (step 2).

Exress Entry Minimum Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the SINP’s International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, candidates must:

  • Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;
  • Have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code;
  • Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP point assessment grid.
  • Provide language test results from a designated testing agency that match the language level declared in the Express Entry profile;
  • Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training which is comparable to the Canadian education system and which has resulted in a degree, diploma, or certificate;
  • Have a minimum level of work experience related to their field of education or training in a highly skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list above);
  • Have at least one of the following in the field of education or training occupation;
  • One year work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
  • Two years’ work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
  • Twelve months work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
  • Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing; and
  • Have proof of sufficient settlement funds and a settlement plan;

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19 05, 2017

Saskatchewan Express Entry

2017-11-07T15:53:54+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Looking forward to reside in Saskatchewan ?
Here is the great chance to get a nomination certificate through International Skilled Worker – Expessress Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. The program has reopened this week and up to 600 new application will be accepted during the intake.

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