Top Canada Immigration Events between 09-October to 16-October 2020

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Yet another week passed by and Canadian Immigration looks busy as always. Here are some quick highlights on the major events concerning those who wish to apply for a permanent residence in Canada

#1 Will Canada exceed 100,000 Express Entry Invitation for Canada PR in 2020?

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its 165th Express Entry draw last week and it looks like Canada is enroute to issuing 100,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in 2020. 

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Prior to the unprecedented travel impositions since March 18, the Immigration Minister Mendicino had promised to welcome upto 342,000 permanent residents in 2020. Following his Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022, upto 91,800 candidates are to be invited through Express Entry in 2020 alone.  

Express Entry is not a visa type but a federal nomination management system for three immigration programs- the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In addition to these, the registered profiles can be considered for nomination under specific provincial program streams. 

Any foreign candidate with/without job offer or Canadian work experience can register themselves in the Express Entry database. Coming good on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will enable them to obtain a permanent residence in Canada. A CRS score is mainly based on age, education, work experience and language proficiency in English or French and scored out of 1,200 points. 

Take this free assessment to determine your eligibility. 

The total number of ITAs issued in 2020 is about 82,850. All draw sizes have remained in the range of 3,900 to 4,500 invitations issued per draw. And if IRCC follows its set pattern, we can expect new Express Entry draws on October 28, November 11, November 25, December 9, and December 23. 

This is enough to guarantee 100,000 ITAs for Canada PR through Express Entry draws in 2020. 

#2 Express Entry Candidates gets Provincial Nominations

Over the years, Provincial Nominee Programs(PNPs) have emerged as the best alternative to Express Entry draws to obtain permanent residence in Canada. Continuing the good run, British Columbia and Ontario issued its respective nomination draws. 

British Columbia invited 417 PNP candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams. 

In order to receive a provincial nomination from any stream under the British Columbia PNP, one has to register themselves under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). SIRS takes into account the core human capital features like age, education, work experience, English proficiency and also provincial connections like familial ties, etc. A candidate in SIRS is scored out of 200 points.

Ontario pulled off another massive Tech Draw with 772 provincial nominations. It targeted Express Entry candidates with occupation in the following categories: 

NOC 0213 Computer and information systems managers
NOC 2147 Computer engineers
NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
NOC 2175 Web designers and developers

A successful provincial nomination can fetch upto 600 CRS points. It shall effectively guarantee one a successful invitation to apply for a permanent residence in Canada through PNP-linked Express Entry draw. 

Ask our consultants for more details. 

#3 How to Sponsor your Parents & Grandparents for Canada Immigration?

Canada has kept its 2020 Parents & Grandparents Program open till November 3. 

The official window from October 13 to November 3 is to receive the interests from eligible sponsors. One can fill the online interest registration form here. IRCC will further invite up to 10,000 people at random to formally apply within 60 days for sponsoring their parents or grandparents to migrate to Canada. 

For detailed procedure, get in touch with our consultants. We are happy to help you! 

#4 What are the Surveys telling us about Canada Immigration? 

Two major surveys: Canada Labour Force Survey for September month and Gallup global survey on most preferred destination for immigration emerged last week. Both saw Canada in a good light for immigrants planning to migrate to Canada in such times. 

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The September Labour Force Survey saw a rapid rise in employment rate among immigrants in Canada. The overall employment rate rose by 2.1% in September which is higher than the jump of 1.4% in August month. The employment rate in Canada now is 3.7% of its pre-coronavirus levels, i.e. 720,000 jobs. This means bigger gains for immigrants in Canada despite the economic shutdown following the imposed travel restrictions. The additional focus given to family immigration will further attract more foreign talent to immigrate to Canada. 

Almost 94 percent of the Canadian residents said migrants living in their country was a good thing. 95 percent of them felt migrants being in their neighborhood was a good thing. Those who said a migrant marrying into their family was a good thing comprised 91 percent. These responses were a part of the Migration Acceptance Index. 

Based on this Migration Acceptance Index, Canada now ranks No.1 in the most preferred migrant destination global survey conducted by Gallup. Canada ranks ahead of Australia at No.4 and USA at No.6 among all the other 145 survey countries. 

Two major announcements towards the end of October will determine the future course of Canadian Immigration: one that relates to the new Immigration Mandate Letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and another being a revised Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023. 

With CanApprove’s years of expertise in offering Canada Immigration services, we can certainly assure our readers that the demand for economic-class immigrants including foreign skilled workers, business entrepreneurs, and students will remain high in Canada. 

So, wait no more and start planning for your immigration to Canada. 

Book your appointment now for expert consultancy.

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