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New Express Entry Draw issues invitations to 3,600 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada

New Express Entry Draw issues invitations to 3,600 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada

In a new draw that was held on the 27th of November, the Government of Canada issued 3,600 invitations to the Express Entry candidates to apply for the Canadian permanent residence.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score necessary for this draw was 471. This score is one point less than the cut-off score of 472 that was required in the Express Entry draw that was conducted on November 13.

The main source of getting skilled foreign labor for Canada is the Express Entry system. The system handles the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class, which are considered to be the three important Economic Class immigration programs of Canada.

In the Express Entry System, the eligible candidates are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that is based on various factors like education, age, proficiency in French and English, and skilled work experience.

To be eligible for an Express Entry invitation, the candidates do not require having a job offer. But in case the candidates have one, it can fetch them additional points.

Regular draws are conducted by the Government of Canada for a set number of Express Entry candidates with the highest scores. The minimum score of CRS is determined to depend upon the draw size.

All the candidates having a score of 471 and having submitted their profiles before 6:29:10 UTC on the11th of November 2019 received an invitation to apply.

The significant factors that can have a potential impact on the CRS cut-off score are the draw size and the time between the draws. Larger draws may result in a lower minimum CRS score. On the other hand, shorter periods between the draws help in lowering the CRS score.

Today’s draw makes the number of Express Entry candidates who have received an invitation to apply this year to 78,900. With only one month remaining in 2019 to end, this is nearly 11,000 less of invitation to apply than the last year’s record that was 89,800 invitations.

Irrespective of the fact that whether the record will fall or stand, the admission target of the new year will rise to 85,800 for the three important Express Entry immigration programs that are 81,400 this year.

The target for admissions in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will also increase in the year 2020 from 61,000 to 67,800, a portion of which is handled by the Express Entry System.

Two territories and nine provinces of Canada have enhanced provincial nominee streams, which are associated with the Express Entry System. The enhanced streams enable the provinces as well as the territories to offer an invitation to the Express Entry candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The candidates of Express Entry who receive a provincial nomination will receive an additional point of 600 towards their Comprehensive Ranking System score and are guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.

Many of the enhanced nomination streams have low or at times, no requirement of CRS score.
In the recent weeks, enhanced nomination streams in Manitoba, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia issued invitations to the Express Entry candidates.

According to David Cohen, the senior partner with Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal, there are still chances that IRCC can beat the invitation record of 2018 in the coming weeks if the size of the draws increases or more draws is conducted in quick intervals.

In any of the cases, 2020 is going to be a more significant year for the PNP and Express Entry.

Who is invited?

Below are the hypothetical examples of candidates who have received an invitation to apply in the draw of today.

Mickael, who is 29 years old, possesses a bachelor’s degree and has a work experience of three years as a graphic designer. He has a proficiency in advanced French language. Mickael, who has never studied or worked in Canada, has a brother who is a permanent resident of Canada living in Toronto.

The CRS score of 471 of Mickael would be high enough to receive an invitation to apply in the Express Entry draw of November 27.

Fatima and Mohamed, who are 30 and 35 years respectively, are married. Fatima holds a work experience of five years as an accountant, and Mohamed holds the same years of experience as an auditor. In the IELTS, Fatima scored 8, while Mohamed scored 7 in each category. Fatima has a master’s degree, while Mohamed has a bachelor’s degree. Both of them have never studied or worked in Canada but entered the Express Entry pool in which Fatima was the principal applicant.

The CRS score of 471 of Fatima would be high enough to receive an invitation to apply in the Express Entry draw of November 27.

New Express Entry Draw issues invitations to 3,600 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada

Saskatchewan’s Expression of Interest issues 460 Invitations

Saskatchewan conducted an Express Entry, and Occupation In-demand Expression of Interest draw on the 28th 0f November 2019, inviting 460 skilled workers to apply for the nomination for Canadian PR.

The Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is closely associated with the Express Entry System of the Canadian Government that handles the candidate pool for three important economic-class immigration program of Canada. The three immigration program includes Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
In the draw of November 28, 200 Express Entry candidates were given the invitation to apply.

The Express Entry Candidates applying for and receiving a Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination are rewarded with 600 additional points towards the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and guaranteed invitation for applying for Canadian PR.

The sub-category of Occupations In-Demand is open for the immigration candidates who lack the appropriate profile for an Express Entry.

A total of 260 candidates in Occupations In-Demand were invited to apply for Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination.

The sub-categories of Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand do not necessitate the candidates to possess a job offer in Saskatchewan. For both the sub-categories, an important requirement is that the candidates must have work experience of one year in a skilled occupation relevant to the candidate’s area of study.

15 draw due to reform in In-Demand Occupations List

The Saskatchewan immigration has issued 5,689 invitations for candidates in both the sub-categories during the 15 invitation rounds since the 25th of September. The draws followed a shift from the limited In-Demand Occupation List to an Expanded Occupation List, which increased the number of eligible occupations from 19 to over 200 for both the sub-categories.

The 15 draws that took place after the change included candidates in a wide range of eligible occupations. The draw of November 28 issued an invitation to the applicant in 98 occupations.

Expression of Interest

To be considered for a Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination through either of the sub-categories, first, the candidates have to register an Expression of Interest with the SINP.

The eligible profiles of EOI for both the sub-categories are awarded a score out of 100, which is based on the International Skilled Workers Points Assessment Grid that considers factors like education, age, skilled work experience, links to Saskatchewan, and proficiency in French or English.

The score determines the ranking of the candidates in the EOI pool. The candidates with the highest scores are provided with an invitation to apply via the regular draws held by SINP.

In the draws of November 28, all the eligible candidates of Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand having a score of 69 or more points were invited to apply. It was necessary for the invited candidates to have assessments of educational credentials for diplomas and degrees that are obtained outside Canada.

Saskatchewan states that it conducts occupation-specific selections to enable the selection of nominees having positive employment prospects and restrict an application from exceeding the employment demand.

Only the candidates with occupations selected by SINP will be given the invitation to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

New Express Entry Draw issues invitations to 3,600 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada

Alberta Express Entry draw issues invitation to 148 Candidates to apply for Provincial Nomination

The recent draw of Express Entry immigrant nominee stream of Alberta issued invitations for 148 candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Among the other requirements, the Express Entry candidates who were selected in the draw of November 6 required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 400 to obtain an invitation.

The Federal Express Entry System handles the pool of candidates for the three important economic categories of Canada, including Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.

Based on the various human capital factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other additional factors, the Express Entry candidates are provided with a CRS score.

Having a provincial nomination offers 600 additional points to the candidates and guarantees the issue of an invitation to apply from the Canadian government.

To be considered for Alberta’s provincial nomination, the candidates are required to have a profile in the Express Entry System.

Who all are eligible for the Express Entry Stream of Alberta?

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) handles the Alberta Express Entry Stream that enables the AINP to search for the eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool.

The AINP states that the Express Entry candidates who are able to demonstrate firm ties with Alberta and can support the diversification objectives and economic development of the province may be asked to apply for a provincial nomination.

Even though a job offer is not necessary for Alberta, having one can increase the chances of being invited. AINP is likely to offer invitations to Express Entry candidates who:

  1. Have a job offer or work experience in Alberta.
  2. Graduated from a post-secondary institution in Canada.
  3. Have a relative residing in Alberta, like the parent, child, or sibling.

Below is the list of criteria that can decrease the chances of selection for a candidate.

  1. Expiry of the Express Entry profile within three months.

Express Entry candidates are working in an occupation that is on the Alberta Opportunity Stream Ineligible Occupations List as well as in the High-wage and Low-wage occupations list in Alberta, and any occupation with high volume submissions across all the AINP streams.

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