Canada invited nearly 40,000 immigration applicants in January 2019!
Thu, Feb 07 2019
The month of January 2019 saw the Canadian Government and provinces across the country to invite more than 40,000 potential applicants through the key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs.
The new economic immigration plan is set up by the Canadian Government to invite at least 331,000 new permanent residents in the year 2019 for skill migration and family sponsorship programs. Therefore, the first month of the year is a clear indication by the Canadian government that it has no trouble in achieving its goal of inviting one million immigrants by the end of 2021.
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The three year economic immigration plan is set to rise for the year 2020 inviting 341,000 and for 2021 inviting 350,000- nearly one percent of Canada’s population.
The majority of these new migrants are expected through Canada’s various economic immigration programs namely Federal Express Entry System and Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program.
Also read– Know How to Express Entry Works in 2019?
Canada’s Express Entry System is the most popular immigration program inviting skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the country on permanent basis. This program got the biggest start in the month of January issuing 11,150 invitations to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.
The applicants were invited on the basis of highest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score. The factors that are responsible for nomination are age, education, work experience, language proficiency and adaptability factors.
In the previous year, the invitations issued were 89,800 to apply for permanent residence over the course of the year. Thus, given the high admission targets for 2019 and 2020 under three economic immigration programs managed by the Express Entry System, it is expected that a new record will be set this year.
The other program called as Provincial Nomination Program is also expected to invite migrants in huge numbers. The PNP allows applicants to come and work in the particular province on permanent basis. Nearly 5,000 immigration candidates were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination last month through PNPs namely British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
There was another big thing happened in January and that was the reopening of Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) to new expressions of interest. IRCC has set a target of giving 27,000 expressions of interest for the PGP’s in this current year.
Canada is inviting skilled and qualified workers to come and work in the country and this is the perfect time to plan your immigration move as IRCC has set high number of immigration target. Check whether you are eligible to apply for Canada PR by filling the free assessment form.
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SINP Tentative EOI Draw Results Date 2019 Out!
Tue, Feb 05 2019
Saskatchewan Government has updated the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool selection schedule for SINP Entrepreneur Program. The draws are speculated to take place on the following dates in 2019:
- March 7, 2019
- May 2, 2019
- July 4, 2019
- September 5, 2019
- November 7, 2019
However, the above dates are subject to revision as per Saskatchewan Government
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is your way of applying for Canadian Permanent Residency. There are different streams under SINP that you may consider applying depending upon your preference and eligibility requirements.
The Federal government sets the number of nominations the SINP can make every year. Saskatchewan accepts a set number of applications each year to ensure program efficiency. When the application threshold is opened to new applications, applicants are invited to apply.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Entrepreneur category gives applicants the opportunity to establish, acquire, or partner in a business in Saskatchewan.
Also read– Saskatchewan PR Rules and Policies 2019
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program allows applicants to come and work in different visa categories to contribute towards the growing economy of Saskatchewan. With the coming up of EOI draw system more number of invitations are expected to be given under Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.
For further information in this regard, it is suggested to fill the free assessment form and one of visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global will contact you soon to discuss your immigration chances for Canada Permanent Residency.
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Canada Introduces New Immigration Pilot for Rural And Northern Communities For Permanent Residence
Fri, Jan 25 2019
The Canadian Government has unveiled a new five-year economic immigration pilot to help rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada and Canada’s three territories attract and retain skilled foreign workers on January 24, 2019.
The community driven-Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program launched in 2017 facilitates foreign skilled workers of various skill levels in eligible communities in the following provinces and territories:
- British Columbia
- Northwest Territories
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says eligible communities can be either a city with population of 50,000 or less located at least 75 kilometeres from the core of a metropolitan area of 100,000 or more or a city of up to 200,000 people that qualifies as remote.
The new Rural and Northern Pilot will operate alongside Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program just like Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP).
The employer-driven AIPP works with businesses in the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to hire foreign workers for positions they haven’t been able to fill locally.
In 2018, the AIPP allowed the four participating provinces to endorse up 2,500 foreign workers and international students for permanent residence. No quota was specified for the new pilot.
The immigration pilot program is aimed at rural and northern communities to ensure that the benefits of immigration are shared across the country.
Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development Canada said the pilot’s community-driven approach is essential. The Minister further added, “The Pilot will support the economic development of smaller communities by testing new, community-driven approaches to address their diverse labour market needs.”
The eligible communities have March 1 to apply!
IRCC is currently seeking applications from eligible communities in the identified provinces and territories that would like to participate in the pilot. The interested communities must work with a local economic development organization to submit an application that shows they meet the pilot’s eligibility criteria and how immigration will promote local economic development priorities.
The another criteria for the communities applying through rural and northern pilot is to demonstrate that they have job opportunities available and will be actively involved in matching immigration candidates to jobs.
IRCC further adds that local community and economic development organization will be responsible for recruiting and assessing information candidates/based on local economic needs and job openings, and recommending selected candidates for permanent residence.
The selected communities’ results will be out in spring provided they submit complete applications before March 1, 2019.
Information on the immigration process for foreign workers through rural and northern immigration pilot will be announced later in 2019.
Therefore, there are many PR programs for the migrants to their Canadian Permanent Residence. Check your eligibility requirement by filling the free assessment form. One of visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global will contact you soon to discuss Canada PR case.
SINP Conducts New Year Draw for Express Entry and OID Candidates
Tue, Jan 21 2019
The province of Saskatchewan has conducted the first express entry and occupation in-demand draw for the year 2019. A total of 596 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program on 16th January, 2019.
Out of which, 362 invitations went to Candidates in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)’s Express Entry sub-category having work experience in a high-skilled occupation listed on Saskatchewan’s In-demand occupations list. The applicants with the EOI score of 63 and above were invited in this current draw.
Additionally, Saskatchewan also issued 234 invitations through Occupation In-Demand stream. This stream is not linked to the Federal Express Entry System. The migrants having EOI score of 66 and above were invited to apply in this draw category.
The selection process for both the Express Entry and In-demand occupation operates on an Expression of Interest (EOI) basis. The selected candidates receive additional 600 points towards overall immigration point score.
If you are applying for SINP, an applicant must score at least 60 points out of 100 on Saskatchewan point assessment grid. The points are calculated for age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and adaptability factors.
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Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program Key Changes: New Programs Implemented For 2019
Wed, Jan 09 2019
Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program continued to assert as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs in 2018 and it is expected to play an even more prominent role in the coming months.
The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP allow skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the particular province on permanent basis. A small portion of the enhanced programs are also processed through Express Entry System.
An express entry applicant receives additional 600 CRS points for successful provincial nomination that further boosts the Canadian immigration chances.
Provincial Nominations are also issued outside the Express Entry system through numerous PNP streams across Canada.
The Provincial Nomination Invitations are set to rise this year as well, though the numbers have not been released. The 2018 allocations were 34,700 nominations for nine Canadian provinces and two territories. In 2018 report to Canada’s Parliament, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) noted that the PNP has grown exponentially since its creation in 1996 when only 233 people were admitted through the program.
The admissions through the PNPs are projected to increase this year to 61,000 new permanent residents and reach 71,300 in 2021.
The following provinces key changes that were felt in 2018 are:
- Ontario, Canada’s most populous province had the largest individual PNP allocation of 2018 with 6,600 nominations that was later increased to 6850 in the end of 2018.
- The year 2019 may have even bigger allocation for OINP with increased 7,600 nominations from IRCC
- Ontario issued a total of 6978 invitations in 2018 to Express Entry candidates through the province’s three express entry-linked streams-the Human Capital Priorities Stream, French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and Skilled Trades Stream.
- The human capital priorities stream alone issued 3719 invitations to Express Entry candidates in 2018 and another 1633 were issued through the French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and 1,626 went to Express Entry candidates through the skilled trades stream
- A major change in the Human Capital Priorities Stream was the OINP decision to revise the requirement that Express Entry candidates have a ranking score of at least 400 points in order to be considered for the nomination. The OINP draw is now conducted as per the director’s requirement.
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The other significant development was the PNP development in 2018 was the introduction of new Express Entry-linked streams in the provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Nova Scotia.
Manitoba and Alberta introduced their express entry-linked streams as part of a general overhaul of the provincial nominee program last year.
- Manitoba’s Express Entry stream has an Expression of Interest (EOI) system. The applicants applying for Manitoba must register a separate EOI profile with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
- The MPNP invited 1,155 Express Entry applicants to apply for a provincial nomination in seven draws held between January 11 and July 9, 2018
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- The Alberta Express Entry Stream was introduced in June and issued its first notifications of interest (NOIs) less than a month later on July 6.
- The stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program to search the Express Entry pool for eligible candidates with a CRS score at least 300 who are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development
- Candidates with a job offer and or/work experience in Alberta, a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and/or parent, child, or sibling already living in Alberta are prioritized
- The Alberta Express Entry stream gave total 596 NOIs to express entry applicants over the course of seven draws in 2018
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- The third Express Entry linked PNP stream created in 2018 was Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream that allows the applicants in the Express Entry pool having work experience in select occupations that are facing labour shortages in the province
- The labour market priorities stream issued 314 invitations to Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants.
Read More About Nova Scotia PNP 2019
- The change of Express Entry and occupation in-demand sub-categories from ‘first come first serve’ to Expression of Interest (EOI) leading to draws at least once a month.
- The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) says these factors all play a determining role in a candidate future economic success in Saskatchewan.
Read More About Saskatchewan PNP 2019
PEI Refurbishes PNPs
- The Atlantic Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) also revamped its EOI system in 2018
- PEI gives priority to those living and working in PEI though it also welcomes applicants in the federal express entry pool who do not have a job offer letter.
Therefore, Canada’s Provincial Nomination Programs are the most sorts after immigration programs taken by the applicants across the globe. If you wish to know your Canada PR chances it is suggested to fill the free assessment form.