How did Canada Immigration fare between 17 July- 24 July?

Canada Immigration between 17 July- 24 July

Another week passed by and Canadian immigration looks upright in its recovery from the backlash brought upon it due to the present travel restrictions. Here are some important highlights from the previous week that future permanent residents of Canada might be interested to read. 

Back-to-back Express Entry draws

After successfully resuming all-program Express Entry draws with a gap of nearly four months, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued onto its program-specific nominations as scheduled. Nearly 557 candidates having provincial nominations from any Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in the draws held July 22. It was duly followed by another draw held July 23 inviting over 3300 candidates under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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Having a provincial nomination beforehand ensures upto 600 additional points on the overall Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS). July 22 required eligible candidates to have a score of 687, thereby requiring only 87 points on their CRS. A CRS is mainly based on human capital factors like age, education, work experience, proficiency in English or French among other factors. July 23 has a minimum CRS cut-off requirement of 445 points. 

Candidates from the Federal Skills Workers Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skills Trade Program (FSTP) remained outside the purview of these draws. They were recently invited to apply for permanent residence in the draws held July 8. 

The overall tally of the number of ITAs issued in 2020 by Express Entry draws reached 57,700. 

Provincial Nominee Program draws

The Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) issued held yet another draw this week. July 21 draws were held under B.C. Tech Pilot program. Nearly 62 foreign tech workers and international students received invitations to apply for provincial nominations. A provincial nomination is a step closer in obtaining a permanent residence in Canada

Candidates in Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams were selected and also required to qualify the minimum provincial score of 80 points. Provincial score is based on SIRS system followed by British Columbia. It scores registered candidates based on economic factors (max. 120 points) and human capital factors (max. 80 points). 

Another Canadian province of Manitoba remained active by inviting 174 candidates to apply for provincial nominations. The province considered both Student Graduates and Skilled Workers in Manitoba and abroad in this draw held July 16. The minimum qualifying points based on the Manitoba EOI system were 811 points for candidates outside Canada and 430 points for candidates in Manitoba. 

The overall tally of ITAs to apply for provincial nominations issued by British Columbia and Manitoba in 2020 amounts to over 4000. 

Fill-up this free assessment form to know your eligibility for qualifying under various immigration programs in Canada. 

Canada’s dependence on immigration will only continue further

Recent reports and studies claim that Canada’s population growth would need to depend entirely on Immigration for strong economy. The evidence of the same is seen in the report from Statistics Canada which mentioned nearly 82% of population growth in 2019 came from the arrival of immigrants. Otherwise too, Canada’s openness to immigration continued even in the times of pandemic. IRCC is continuing to accept and process applications for permanent residence, study permits etc. 

In a parallel development, the recovery hit a new high as Canada created almost 1 million jobs in the month of May & June 2020. The labour demand that drastically fell due to the imposed lockdown in the month of March, saw a staggering rise of upto 40% in the last two months. 

The benefits of becoming a permanent resident of Canada are many – better work opportunities for you and your spouse, bigger business opportunity for entrepreneurs/investors, affordable study options for your children, a high living standard for your family; just to name a few. Contact CanApprove to start planning for your immigration to Canada.

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