August Week-in-Review: Canada Immigration Highlights between 17 August – 21 August

August Week-in-Review: Canada Immigration Highlights between 17 August – 21 August

We are back with yet another Weekly series highlighting the top events relating to Canada Immigration. Canada is still under travel restrictions subjected to change after August 31. Yet the immigration levels have not been affected as the authorities have innovated the immigration system without affecting the frequency of nomination draws for permanent residency in Canada

Here are the top highlights of Canada Immigration from the previous week: 

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Two Program-specific Express Entry draw for Canada PR:

Since its inception in 2015, Express Entry system has been the preferred pathway to obtain Canada PR for several economic-class including foreign skilled, semi-skilled workers and international graduates. A registered profile in the Express Entry pool is utilised for consideration among three federal immigration programs- the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSTP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skills Trade Program (FSTP). These profiles are evaluated based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in order to uphold the merit. A CRS score is dependent on human capital factors like age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. Your spouses’ adaptability skills may secure some points towards your overall CRS score. Candidates without a job offer can also register themselves in the Express Entry system.

In addition, a dedicated stream from any Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may make use of registered candidates to issue them a provincial nomination. Such a nomination will fetch an additional 600 CRS points and thereby, guarantee an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the subsequent Express Entry draw. 

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an exclusive PNP-draw where candidates with provincial nominations were issued ITAs for Canada PR. The 160th Express Entry draw issued 600 ITAs to candidates with minimum CRS score of 771. Following the trend set during the lockdown, IRCC held another exclusive CEC-draw the next day, inviting candidates with prior work experience to apply for permanent residency. The 161st Express Entry draw issued a staggering 3,300 ITAs to eligible candidates with qualifying CRS score of 454. 

British Columbia issued over 6,000 nominations in 2020 

The Canadian province of British Columbia targeted 302 candidates belonging to Skilled Workers and International Graduates class. Such candidates were nominated from profiles registered in the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) as well as the federal Express Entry pool. The minimum score requirements in the latest BC PNP draws ranged between 76 and 98, the highest for International Graduates under both streams: Express Entry and Skills Immigration.

There are dedicated provincial immigration streams for self-employed, business entrepreneurs or investors. Fill-in this free assessment to know more such options to obtain permanent residence in Canada. 

Rise in Immigration among Tech workers 

Canada is actively scouting for foreign Tech workers who are in the fear of job loss in view of suspended immigration in the United States. Through the Global Talent Stream in Canada, the immigration authorities are making it easier for Canadian employers to recruit highly skilled talent. In addition to it, foreign Tech workers can look out for advanced provinces like Britsih Columbia and Ontario to hold a Tech specific nomination draws. British Columbia runs a Tech Pilot program which is expected to continue till June 2021. While Ontario holds regular draws under its Human Capital Priorities Stream

Major tech companies are already moving out of Silicon Valley to set-up their offices in Canada. Foreign Tech immigrants and fresh International graduates may have a better chance to settle in Canada permanently. 

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