18 10, 2017

Decrease in CRS Points Requirement in October 18 Express Entry Draw

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to reside in Saskatchewan ?
Here is the great chance to get a nomination certificate through International Skilled Worker – Express 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.

11 05, 2017

Nova Scotia Immigration Program Update

On May 9, 2017 all Nova Scotia Office of Immigration’s online services were unavailable. On May 10, the Nova Scotia Skilled Worker and Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry streams has resumed accepting online applications. At the same time Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream is expected to open and close over the next year.

9 05, 2017

Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Candidates who successfully registered the profile through the e-Filing Portal for the following streams:
– International Masters Graduate Stream;
– International PhD Graduate Stream;
– Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream;
will have extra 7 days to submit the application. The deadline for submitting applications was revised and increased to 14 calendar days recently.

24 04, 2017

Express Entry update: April 24 2017

3,665 Invitations to Apply were issued on April 19, 2017 to the Express Entry candidates with the minimum CRS score of 415 points.
The total number of ITAs issued since January 2017 is 35,973, that exceeds the number of invitations issued during the entire year of 2016.

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