September 16, 2020

The latest Express Entry draw held on September 16th, 2020. This draw was draw number 163 since the introduction of the Express Entry immigration program. 

This draw invited 4,2 00 eligible and candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. 

The lucky candidates with a CRS score of 472 and higher received an invitation to apply.

The minimum CRS score in this round shows 3 points decrease which is very good news for many eligible candidates waiting to immigrate to Canada with the Express Entry program.

The trend of invitations sent for the permanent residency of Canada through Express Entry is promising and this draw on the 16th of September 2020 was one of the biggest draws since the beginning of the year 2020. This is showing that Canada will keep its promise to increase the number of immigrants it will welcome to Canada.

So far the biggest Express entry draw held on 19th February 2020 which invited 4500 candidates to Canada.

Canada used a tie-breaking rule in the latest draw on 16th September 2020. This means all the candidates with a CRS score of 472 received an invitation to apply as well as all the candidates with a higher CRS score.

As you may know, Express entry is an immigration program introduced in 2015 by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada IRCC and this Canadian immigration program is based on the point system. This means candidates who have the highest points will receive the chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada under this economic immigration program in Canada.

In the express entry, immigration program candidates compete against each other with their qualifications such as age, language proficiency, work experience, level of education, etc

The candidates with a higher CRS score will receive an invitation to apply in the express entry draw which is held every two weeks.

To be able to create an Express entry profile candidates must be eligible for at least one of the following subcategories

Federal skilled worker program

Federal skilled trade worker program

Canadian experience class

The processing time for this immigration program is approximately 6 months. It means most of the cases have been processed in this period of time.

There are different factors involving in determining the minimum CRS score in each draw such as the frequency of the draw or size of the draw. As you can guess if the express entry draw is held more frequently and more applicants are invited to apply in that draw, the minimum CRS score will decrease automatically.

Having a job offer to qualify under Express entry is not required but a job offer from a Canadian employer can almost guarantee that you receive an invitation to apply under the Express Entry immigration program.

In the new chapter immigration Group, we have the best immigration consultant in Vancouver and immigration lawyers who are experts in the express entry program.

If you are interested to immigrate to Canada fill out our free assessment form then contact us to discuss your chances of immigrating to Canada and find out the best way to immigrate to Canada based on your situation.

 

September 11, 2020

This is true that the provincial nominee program PNP is one of the easiest ways to immigrate to Canada for skilled workers candidates who apply through the economy class.

First, you have to understand how PNP works. 9 provinces and territories in Canada participate in the provincial nominee program introduced by the Canadian government. Each province has its own PNP system and separate criteria to attract its necessary foreign workers need to help the growth of that province in Canada.

So Although you may be very qualified in a field, very educated, with a very good level of language proficiency and work experience if you choose the wrong PNP program you will have no chance to get PNP approval which can lead you to obtain Canadian PR. Candidates who are interested to immigrate to Canada with the PNP program should choose their province very wisely.

We are going to explain some programs for specific applicants in different categories down below to help you chose the best PNP immigration program for yourself

 

Best PNP program for candidates who have experience in a province or territory

Most of the provinces prioritize attracting immigrants who already have a link to their province. Manitoba PNP program gives extra points to people who worked, studied, or have a close family member in Manitoba. If you have studied as international students in Manitoba and graduated in the province, there are three subcategories under which you can apply to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

 

Best PNP program for tech workers

Ontario and British Columbia provinces are very keen on attracting tech workers to their provinces. Both provinces have a dedicated tech draw for candidates within the pool of Express Entry.

BC PNP tech pilot program has a draw every week under the BC skills immigration program. The tech pilot draw is dedicated to 29 designated technology occupations introduced by British Columbia PNP.

The Tech draws for the Ontario province is quite different and is only for candidates with tech experience under six occupations such as computer engineering, web design, and IT, etc.

 

Best PNP program for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada.

Saskatchewan PNP is one of the best options for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada. Saskatchewan offers two different programs for candidates, interested to live in this province. The first program is the Saskatchewan Express Entry. To be qualified for this program you need to have an active Express Entry profile. And to be eligible to open and express entry profile you have to have the minimum requirement for one of the following subcategories

  • Federal Skilled worker program
  • Federal skilled trade worker program
  • Canadian experience class

The second way to immigrate to Canada through Saskatchewan PNP is in the occupation in-demand stream which is very popular if you have any link to the province. The main requirement for the in-demand occupation immigration stream is to have at least one year of experience in one of the occupations introduced by Saskatchewan province.

Nova Scotia provincial nominee program is another PNP program which gives you the opportunity to immigrate to Canada without having a job offer from a Canadian employer. This immigration program chooses the candidates inside the Express Entry pool with the work experience in the occupations needed in the province. Other than physicians the rest of the candidates in other occupations do not require to have a job offer in Canada.

Ontario PNP is the most popular immigration stream for candidates who don’t have a job offer in Canada. To be qualified for this immigration program you need to first have an active profile in the pool of Express Entry.

 

The candidate who speaks French

The Province of Quebec like many other provinces searches the express entry pool of applicants mostly for French-speaking individuals who at the same time meet the other requirements to feel the labor market shortage in this province. So if you have a good level of French language there is a good chance you will be picked by Quebec province.