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Express Entry : Canada invites 3000 CEC candidates in latest draw

A total of 3,000 CEC candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in the Express Entry draw which took place on August 05, 2021. The cut-off CRS score in this draw was 404 which is 47 points higher than previous CEC draw on July 22, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 102,356 Invitations to Apply (ITA’s) in 2021 through the Express Entry system.

The cut off date and time for this draw under tie-breaking rule was August 3rd, 2021 at 05:39:26 UTC. It means in this draw, candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before  August 03, 2021.

Yesterday, IRCC issued 512 ITA’s to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 760. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA).

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the application process for skilled workers in Overseas or Canada who want to settle in Canada permanently. This is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada. Interested Candidates are required to submit an online application to express their interest by creating Express Entry (EE) profile and, providing information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and some other details. After submitting the profile, candidates get a score to determine their place in the pool using the point-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors (e.g. having a sibling in Canada, Canadian education or a valid job offer in Canada, etc.) to award points. Highest ranking candidates from Express Entry pool are regularly invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs

Need help staying in Canada!

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to challenging times in Canada and around the world. Many people are under distress and anxiety. We understand! We may help you figure it out, so you can have peace of mind. You could be an international student, worker, or visitor looking to extend your stay in Canada. You may be seeking a pathway to permanent immigration. Or you may be looking to reunite with a loved one. Or you may want to be a Canadian Citizen. Whatever the reason, contact us to discuss your immigration needs, and we’ll provide our insights and help as much as we can during these difficult times.

Express Entry : Canada invited 512 PNP candidates on August 04, 2021 draw

A total of 512 candidates who had already received an additional 600 points with a provincial nomination were invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in the Express Entry draw which took place on August 04, 2021. The cut-off CRS score in this draw was 760. In the previous PNP only draw, minimum cut off was 734 points and 462 candidates were invited by IRCC.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the application process for skilled workers in Overseas or Canada who want to settle in Canada permanently. This is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada. Interested Candidates are required to submit an online application to express their interest by creating Express Entry (EE) profile and, providing information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and some other details. After submitting the profile, candidates get a score to determine their place in the pool using the point-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors (e.g. having a sibling in Canada, Canadian education or a valid job offer in Canada, etc.) to award points. Highest ranking candidates from Express Entry pool are regularly invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs

The Provincial Nominee Class (PNC) allows provincial and territorial governments to choose immigrants according to the economic needs of the province or territory. Nine Canadian provinces and two territories have provincial nominee programs which:

  • Establish its own standards and processes by which it chooses its nominees,
  • Try to nominate those candidates who would be most likely to settle effectively into the economic and social life of the region.

PNP has two (2) steps

  1. First apply to the province or territory where you want to live and be nominated.
  2. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to IRCC for permanent residence. An IRCC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration rules.

All Canadian Provinces have their unique immigration programs that can either support a Federal Immigration application via ‘Express Entry’ or through a stand-alone PNP application. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives provinces and territories an active role in immigrant selection as it authorizes them to nominate for permanent residence individuals who will meet specific local labour market needs.

Need help staying in Canada!

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to challenging times in Canada and around the world. Many people are under distress and anxiety. We understand! We may help you figure it out, so you can have peace of mind. You could be an international student, worker, or visitor looking to extend your stay in Canada. You may be seeking a pathway to permanent immigration. Or you may be looking to reunite with a loved one. Or you may want to be a Canadian Citizen. Whatever the reason, contact us to discuss your immigration needs, and we’ll provide our insights and help as much as we can during these difficult times.

How to apply for TR to PR open work permit

On April 14, 2021, a new program was announced to aid the temporary residents in obtaining Canada’s Permanent Residency. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) named this program as TR to PR pathway program and began accepting applications under this program from May 6, 2021.

As per IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), the applicants of TR to PR pathway program are now allowed to apply for an Open Work Permit. The open work permits issued under this program will be valid till December 2022.

This decision was made by the government to oblige those who continued to work during COVID-19 crisis. IRCC was also aware of the fact that renewal of temporary resident status would have been challenging for the applicants with LMIA based work permits.

Therefore, certain regulations will be waived as part of this policy to speed up the issue of open work permits. It will act as a bridging work permit for the applicants, while they await results for their PR applications under TR to PR pathway program.

Eligible applicants may apply online or through paper-based applications. An applicant cannot apply for a work permit at port of entry.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible under this policy, applicant must:

  • Have applied permanent residency application under one of the TR To PR policies (Workers in essential occupations (health and non-health), French-speaking workers in essential occupations (health and non-health), Recent international graduates from a Canadian post-secondary institution, French speaking international graduates from a Canadian institution).
  • Be legally authorized to work with a valid work permit, or an authorization to work without work permit.
  • Be residing in Canada at the time of Open Work Permit Application.
  • Have met language requirements for TR To PR pathway while applying permanent residency application.
  • Be lawfully eligible to maintain or restore their status as workers in Canada.
  • Be employed at the time of applying permanent residency application.
  • Apply up to 4 months before current work permit expires.

Please note that the eligible family members (Common-law partner/Spouse/Dependent child over the age of 18 years) of the TR to PR applicants can also apply for an open work permit any time under this program.

The TR to PR program will expire on November 5, 2021, or when the maximum number of applications have been received. So far, the two categories which have reached their maximum capacities are international graduates and essential workers.

Candidates can still apply in the following quotas according to their eligibility:

  • French-speaking International Graduates (no cap)
  • French-speaking Health Care Workers (no cap)
  • French-speaking Essential non-health workers (no cap)

If you need help, Contact Can X Immigration for services like Express Entry, Family Sponsorship, Provincial Nomination, Business Class, Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds, Citizenship, PR Card Renewal, LMIA, Work Permit, Live-In-Caregiver, Postgraduate Work Permit, Study Visa, Study Permit Extension, Visitor Visa, or Super Visa.

Express Entry : Canada invites 4500 CEC candidates in latest draw

A total of 4,500 CEC candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in the Express Entry draw which took place on July 22, 2021. The cut-off CRS score in this draw was 357 which is 12 points lower than previous CEC draw on July 08, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 98,844 Invitations to Apply (ITA’s) in 2021 through the Express Entry system.

The cut off date and time for this draw under tie-breaking rule was February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC. It means in this draw, candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before  Feb 14, 2021.

Yesterday, IRCC issued 462 ITA’s to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 734. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA).

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the application process for skilled workers in Overseas or Canada who want to settle in Canada permanently. This is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada. Interested Candidates are required to submit an online application to express their interest by creating Express Entry (EE) profile and, providing information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and some other details. After submitting the profile, candidates get a score to determine their place in the pool using the point-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors (e.g. having a sibling in Canada, Canadian education or a valid job offer in Canada, etc.) to award points. Highest ranking candidates from Express Entry pool are regularly invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs

Need help staying in Canada!

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to challenging times in Canada and around the world. Many people are under distress and anxiety. We understand! We may help you figure it out, so you can have peace of mind. You could be an international student, worker, or visitor looking to extend your stay in Canada. You may be seeking a pathway to permanent immigration. Or you may be looking to reunite with a loved one. Or you may want to be a Canadian Citizen. Whatever the reason, contact us to discuss your immigration needs, and we’ll provide our insights and help as much as we can during these difficult times.

Express Entry : Canada invited 462 PNP candidates on July 21, 2021 draw

A total of 462 candidates who had already received an additional 600 points with a provincial nomination were invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in the Express Entry draw which took place on July 21, 2021. The cut-off CRS score in this draw was 734. In the previous PNP only draw, minimum cut off was 760 points and 627 candidates were invited by IRCC.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the application process for skilled workers in Overseas or Canada who want to settle in Canada permanently. This is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada. Interested Candidates are required to submit an online application to express their interest by creating Express Entry (EE) profile and, providing information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and some other details. After submitting the profile, candidates get a score to determine their place in the pool using the point-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors (e.g. having a sibling in Canada, Canadian education or a valid job offer in Canada, etc.) to award points. Highest ranking candidates from Express Entry pool are regularly invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs

The Provincial Nominee Class (PNC) allows provincial and territorial governments to choose immigrants according to the economic needs of the province or territory. Nine Canadian provinces and two territories have provincial nominee programs which:

  • Establish its own standards and processes by which it chooses its nominees,
  • Try to nominate those candidates who would be most likely to settle effectively into the economic and social life of the region.

PNP has two (2) steps

  1. First apply to the province or territory where you want to live and be nominated.
  2. After a province or territory nominates you, you must apply to IRCC for permanent residence. An IRCC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian immigration rules.

All Canadian Provinces have their unique immigration programs that can either support a Federal Immigration application via ‘Express Entry’ or through a stand-alone PNP application. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gives provinces and territories an active role in immigrant selection as it authorizes them to nominate for permanent residence individuals who will meet specific local labour market needs.

Need help staying in Canada!

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to challenging times in Canada and around the world. Many people are under distress and anxiety. We understand! We may help you figure it out, so you can have peace of mind. You could be an international student, worker, or visitor looking to extend your stay in Canada. You may be seeking a pathway to permanent immigration. Or you may be looking to reunite with a loved one. Or you may want to be a Canadian Citizen. Whatever the reason, contact us to discuss your immigration needs, and we’ll provide our insights and help as much as we can during these difficult times.