Revisiting Canada Immigration between 26 June – 3 July

Ever since the Immigration Minister Mendicino gave a call, “Come to Canada”, the prospectus of Canadian Immigration is looking brighter. The preceding week from 26 June 2020 to 3 July 2020 had few important developments concerning those aspirants willing to obtain permanent residence in Canada

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Provincial Nominee Draws remain active:

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws were active even after the travel restrictions imposed to control the spread of the pandemic. Three PNPs, namely British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario were seen active during the week. 

British Columbia conducted its largest draw since the start of the pandemic during this week. Nearly 314 eligible candidates under its Express Entry and Skilled Immigration streams were invited to apply for provincial nominations. The candidates required a minimum score between 79 and 100 depending on the various sub-categories of Skilled Immigration stream – Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled. 

Manitoba issued 125 invitations to eligible candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. They are later eligible for permanent residence. These candidates were invited under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream and the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream. The lowest ranking score was 475 under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream while for the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream, the lowest score was 816.

Ontario PNP extended invitations to 24 entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence under its Entrepreneur Stream. These candidates had Expression of Interest (EOI) scores between 134 and 200. In order to qualify under this stream, entrepreneurs will have to propose a minimum investment of $600,000. If they choose to settle outside the Greater Toronto Area, entrepreneurs may propose the required investment of $200,000.

Stellar performance of Express Entry draws in the first half of 2020

Canada Express Entry issued the second-most number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the first half of 2020 since 2017. The travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic also did not deter Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to invite nearly 49,900 candidates to apply for permanent residence. 

In order to qualify for Express Entry, the candidates are required to maintain a high Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) which is based on factors like age, education qualification, work experience, language proficiency, spouse’s adaptability factors and many others. 

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Collection of traveller information by CBSA

The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) through Airlines will collect the basic biographical information of travellers leaving or entering the country. The information is also expected to be shared with IRCC making it easier to verify the duration of stay of a person in Canada for immigration or citizenship purposes. It may have an impact on prominent immigration applications such as study permits, permanent residence and citizenship.

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