August Week-in-Review: Canada Immigration Highlights between 24 August – 29 August

Canada Immigration

Here is a quick overview of how well the scenes at Canadian Immigration went by in the last one week. From the new Provincial Nominee Program draws to Immigration sentiment survey, your prospect of a pathway to permanent residency is bright.   

Provincial Nomination Program draws

It seemed like Ontario’s week as the province held back-to-back nomination draws for skilled workers and entrepreneurs. Each draw conducted under Human Capital Priorities Stream and Entrepreneur Stream issued a total of 724 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. 

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All candidates require to be evaluated under the province’s Expression of Interest system. A total of 21 candidates qualified for entrepreneur stream had EOI scores ranging between 144 and 200 whereas 703 Express Entry candidates had a varying EOI score from 466 to 475. Foreign skilled workers with occupation in Finance, Health and Business Management secure the latest provincial nominations. 

Foreign Tech Workers are experiencing increased demands in Canada and British Columbia is fulfilling its demand through its Tech Pilot program by conducting four draws in August alone. It resulted in inviting 863 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. In order for skilled workers and international graduates to get provincial nominations under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, they are required to have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s eligible occupations. 

The latest Tech pilot from BC PNP issued 72 nominations for those candidates with job offers and within 29 eligible occupations. The selected candidates under Express Entry and Skills Immigration streams had a minimum provincial score of 80. 

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) issued 570 invitations to foreign skilled workers qualifying for one of 50 occupations and an EOI score 68 including those without a federal Express Entry profile. In 2020 alone, the SINP has nominated 3,256 immigration candidates for Canada PR. 

Meanwhile, Prince Edward Island held its largest PNP draw ever last week. It invited 305 candidates under all streams- Express Entry, Labour Impact, and Business Impact. 


Interest in immigration increased during pandemic 

An interesting finding from the recent survey conducted by the World Education Services (WES) revealed that many respondents are actively seeking to immigrate to Canada amidst the pandemic. They believe that economic opportunities in Canada are more sustainable than in their home countries. 

Following this popular belief, the Immigration, Refugee and the Citizenship (IRCC) have maintained regular conduct of nomination draws to apply for Canada PR. In fact, more number of ITAs were issued through Express Entry nominations now than any other period. Even active provincial programs from Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba held the spirits of Canadian immigration high during the ongoing travel restrictions. 


Immigration to play a vital role in economic recovery

The survey further added that the overall stance of the federal government and Canada citizens has been quite liberal & receptive to increasing levels of immigration. Canadian economy is no different to the slowing world economy yet it is known to sustain vulnerabilities longer. The dual demographic shock: aging population & low birth rate is countered by increasing in immigration programs. Canada is known to offer a secure future to economic-class immigrants including skilled workers, business entrepreneurs and their families. 



Canada provides social benefits like universal health, education with easy immigration options. The path to Canadian citizenship after permanent residency is easily available to any economic-class immigrant. 

Any foreign skilled worker who did not live in Canada before, can readily apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee pathway. Such candidates are subjected to evaluation based on their human capital factors such as age, work experience, education and proficiency in English or French. 


Fill-in this free online assessment form and explore your eligibility for Canada immigration. 

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