Canadian Immigration Processing Fees Increase from April 30

Canadian Immigration Processing Fees Increase from April 30, 2020

Canada is adjusting immigration fees for the next two years

Immigration Fee Increased by Canada

Canada’s immigration department is increasing processing fees at the end of the month for foreign nationals who wish to become permanent residents.

The fees that foreign nationals pay include operational, processing and service delivery costs related to all permanent residence immigration programs.

The new regulations come into effect on April 30, at 9 a.m. EDT. Completed applications received before this time will be processed in accordance with the current fee schedule. Applications received on or after that time that do not include the correct fees will be returned to the applicant as incomplete.

Permanent resident processing fees for economic class applicants are generally being increased by 50 per cent as follows:

  • Principal applicants of the Economic business class (self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575;
  • Principal applicants in the economic non-business class will go up from $550 to $825. This increase will not apply to principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged;
  • Fees for spouses or common-law partners of all economic classes will go up from $550 to $825;
  • Fees for dependent children of all economic classes will go up from $150 to $225;
  • The right of permanent resident fee will increase from $490 to $500, which is an increase of two per cent.

Fees are expected to increase in two years based on the applicable Consumer Price Index increase rounded to the nearest $5. New fee amounts will be released in 2022.

Fees for permanent resident cards, permanent resident travel documents and certification or replacement immigration documents will not increase.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says that permanent residence fees have not increased since 2002. Fees for permanent residence applications will change again in 2022 in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

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  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

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Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores of 350

Alberta invites Express Entry candidates with CRS scores of 350

Alberta issued 150 invitations on January 9, the first draw of 2020

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Express Entry candidates may have received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Alberta on January 9.

Alberta issued 150 invitations, or Notifications of Interest (NOIs), to candidates in the federal Express Entry Pool.

Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 350 were given NOIs.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) to select eligible candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main Economic-Class immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from Alberta receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.

The cut-off score of 350 in this latest invitation round is significantly lower than the cut-off scores for draws conducted through the Express Entry system.

For example, in today’s Express Entry draw candidates needed a CRS score of at least 471 in order to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

While a job offer or previous work in Alberta is not required to be eligible for this draw, the AINP says it may give priority to candidates with:

  • a job offer and/or work experience in Alberta;
  • a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • a parent, child or sibling already living in Alberta.

For more detailed information on the Alberta Express Entry Stream, go to this dedicated page.

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If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

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Will Express Entry CRS Drop Below 450 Points This Year? Find Out

Will Express Entry CRS Drop Below 450 Points This Year? Find Out

The increased CRS score requirement in the last couple of draws has made the most express entry applicants concerned about their invites. The candidates who have their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score around 450 marks desperately waiting for the cut off to fall down, which is placed beyond 470 at the moment.

The qualifying marks were 472 and 475 points in the last two express entry draw opened on November 12 and October 30, 2019, respectively.

Express Entry draw Trend in Last few months

Express Entry draws started off moderately at the start of the year and hovered around 450 marks till May 2019. During this period the lowest mark the cut-off score touched was 438 points (30th January draw).

However, with the start of June month it rocketed up to 470 points and since then it never came down to 450 marks again for the Federal Skilled Worker Category. It reduced once to 357 points once, but that draw was for the Federal Skilled Trades category and not regular FSW category of Express Entry system.

What are the chances of the CRS score dropping down to 450 marks or below?

This year, we now have three draws left, considering the fortnightly draw pattern being followed by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Now keeping in mind the trend of the maximum number of invitations per draw, i.e. 3,900 in next three draws (3,900 x 3) IRCC will invite nearly 11,700 candidates to apply for Canada PR.

Now, let’s take a look at the Express Entry pool. As per the express entry pool status on November 8, 2019, the pool has a total of 14,937 candidates with a CRS score ranging from 451 to 1200. Even if we subtract the number of candidates invited in the last EE draw, there will be still over 11,000 candidates remaining in the pool with CRS score more than 451 points. It clearly indicates that in the next three draws of this year, the CRS Point score is unlikely to come down below 450 marks.

What are the options to get Canada PR with a low CRS Score?

If you want to get Canada PR visa invitation from IRCC with a low CRS score, the best option is to apply in the most appropriate provincial nominee program, obtain the provincial nomination and increase your point score by 600 CRS points based on the same.

If you want to apply and obtain Canada PR through provincial nomination, you may coordinate with qualified Visa Advisors at Delhi Immigration to choose and apply in the right PNP based on your profile. You are promised to get crucial help in an application assessment, visa application filing, documentation, calculation of points and eligibility, following up on Visa application, etc.

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Saskatchewan invites 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates in major draw

Saskatchewan invites 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates in major draw

Candidates invited in September 25 draw represented 100 occupations

The province of Saskatchewan invited 769 Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in draws held September 25.

The draws were the first conducted since the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) dramatically expanded the number of high-skilled occupations that are eligible under its popular Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories last week, from 19 to 218.

Those invited in the September 25 draws represented 100 occupations, the SINP reported. Among those included were civil and chemical engineers, medical radiation technologists, psychologists and information systems analysts and consultants.

One year of work experience in an eligible occupation related to the candidate’s field of study is required in order to be considered for a provincial nomination through either sub-category, among other criteria.

A job offer in Saskatchewan and Canadian work experience are not required.

The September 25 draws were among the largest held by Saskatchewan since it switched its Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system in July 2018.

A total of 365 invitations went to Occupation In-Demand candidates and another 404 invitations were issued through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, which is open to eligible candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main Economic Class immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points towards their ranking score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan, Express Entry candidates must register a separate Expression of Interest with the SINP.

Under the SINP’s EOI system, eligible candidates are issued a score based on factors such as their education, work experience, proficiency in English or French and connections to Saskatchewan.

Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the SINP’s EOI pool.

The minimum scores in the SINP’s September 25 draws were 70 for Express Entry sub-category candidates and 79 for Occupation In-Demand candidates.

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If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

With the dedicated team of immigration specialists, Delhi Immigration provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Delhi Immigration on 90233-40077 or email your query at info@delhiimmigrationservices.com

Canadians will vote for a new government October 21

Canadians will vote for a new government  on October 21

Immigration is expected to factor into election debates, but restraint is being urged.

Canadians will vote for a new government October 21

Canadians will head to the polls next month to vote for a new federal government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced recently.

The election call kicks off a campaign period that will culminate with Canada’s 43rd general election on October 21.

Trudeau framed the coming vote as a choice between “moving forward” or going back to the “failed policies” of the Conservative Party of Canada, which the Trudeau-led Liberal Party of Canada ousted from power in 2015.

“That’s the choice,” Trudeau said. “It’s that clear and it’s that important.”

Polls have the two parties effectively tied as they hit the campaign trail.

It is widely believed that immigration could emerge as an issue in this election. While Canada’s main federal political parties all stand in favour of immigration, the past four years have seen them diverge on a number of related issues, such as asylum seekers and Canada’s immigration levels.

Asylum seekers

Since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017, nearly 50,000 people — mostly non-Americans — have crossed into Canada from the United States via unofficial ports of entry to claim asylum.

Among other impacts, the sharp rise in asylum claims overwhelmed Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board and forced it to abandon its 60-day requirement for protection hearings, which now face an estimated wait time of nearly two years.

The Conservatives have frequently portrayed the situation as “a crisis” that has undermined public confidence in Canada’s borders and damaged public support for immigration more broadly.

The Liberals have fought back against the “crisis” label and accused the Conservatives of spreading misinformation about the situation and using it to stoke public fears for political gain.

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has publicly questioned the legitimacy of many asylum seekers, telling one audience that “some are able to jump queues, exploit loopholes and skip the line.”

The “loopholes” that Scheer alluded to are found in Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) with the United States, which holds that both countries are safe for refugees and strictly limits who can claim asylum at ports of entry along the land border between the two countries. The agreement, however, only covers claims made at official border crossings, leading to the spike in so-called “irregular” crossings between recognized ports of entry.

The Liberals have explored closing this loophole, which Scheer is pledging to do if elected.

Canada’s left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP), which is running a distant third in opinion polls, has called for the STCA to be suspended, saying the United States under Donald Trump is not a safe country for refugees.

Suspending the STCA, NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan said earlier this year, “will allow asylum claimants to make safe, orderly entries into Canada at authorized ports of entry to make an asylum claim.”

Elizabeth May, leader of Canada’s Green Party, has opposed Liberal efforts to close the loophole and prevent irregular crossings, saying they “do not reflect Canadian values of hospitality and protection.”

“People who risk their lives to flee across a border in the middle of winter are desperate and out of options,” May said in a statement earlier this year.

Public opinion polls released over the course of this year have shown a growing partisan divide on refugees and immigration more generally, with Conservative voters expressing greater concerns than supporters of the Liberals and Canada’s other mainstream federal parties.

Immigration levels

The Liberals and Conservatives have also been at odds when it comes to Canada’s immigration levels, which the Liberals have raised significantly since coming to power in 2015.

In 2017, the Liberal government introduced a new approach to immigration levels planning that moved away from single-year plans to a three-year approach. The first so-called multi-year plan called for a gradual increase in the number of immigrants admitted to Canada in each of the three subsequent years, from 310,000 in 2018 to 340,000 in 2020.

This was followed last year with an updated plan through 2021 that could see the number of newcomers admitted to Canada reach 350,000, or nearly one per cent of the Canadian population.

The Conference Board of Canada says an immigration rate of one per cent is the baseline for mitigating the impacts of Canada’s declining birth rate and rising workforce retirements on the country’s social and economic development in the years to come.

The Conservatives, however, have compared the Liberal approach to immigration levels to “an auction” with little regard for whether those admitted find work or meet existing employer needs.

If elected, Scheer says a Conservative government will “set immigration levels consistent with what is in Canada’s best interests,” but he has not provided specific targets.

The NDP, meanwhile, has called for more ambitious immigration targets that reflect a more “balanced and diverse range” of newcomers, including a greater number of privately sponsored and government-assisted refugees.

Pleas for civility and respect

Representatives of Canada’s business community and more than 140 civil society organizations have separately requested that Canada’s federal political leaders avoid making immigration an issue in the coming weeks, or tone it down significantly if they do.

Business Council of Canada President and CEO Goldy Hyder told Reuters this summer that he hopes immigration won’t be used as a “political weapon here like it has been in the United States.”

“The facts clearly demonstrate that Canada is going to need immigrants to help grow the economy,” he said.

An open letter signed by more than 140 civil society organizations makes a similar appeal.

Posted by the Canadian Council of Refugees and endorsed by organizations including Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Council of Churches and the Canadian Council of Imams, the letter calls on Canada’s political leaders to discuss refugees and migration in ways that will not contribute to xenophobia and racism or promote misinformation, among other concerns.

“We know Canadians value compassion, equality and safety for all,” the letter reads.

“In the upcoming federal election campaign, we call on you to demonstrate your leadership by respecting these principles and speaking out when they are undermined by others.”

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If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

With the dedicated team of immigration specialists, Delhi Immigration provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Delhi Immigration on 90233-40077 or email your query at info@delhiimmigrationservices.com

 

Saskatchewan invites 150 candidates to apply for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

Saskatchewan invites 150 candidates to apply for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand streams

Minimum Saskatchewan Expression of Interest score rises four points to 78

Saskatchewan held two draws through the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories issuing a total of 150 invitations.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) uses a unique Expression of Interest (EOI) points grid to rank candidates in its Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories.

The break down for Saskatchewan’s August 15 provincial nomination draws are as follows:

  • 45 Express Entry
  • 105 Occupations In-Demand

Candidates had to have a minimum Saskatchewan Expression of Interest score of 78.

Candidates receive a score out of 100 based on factors including their education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English or French and connections to Saskatchewan. The highest-scoring candidates in both sub-categories are then invited through regular draws from the pool.

Express Entry

Saskatchewan’s Express Entry stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system. Candidates who are already in the Express Entry pool and who meet the requirements to succeed in Saskatchewan may be selected for a provincial nomination.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Given that most federal draws require CRS scores over 400, a provincial nomination practically guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Find out if you are eligible for Express Entry

Occupations In-Demand

Candidates eligible for the Occupation In-Demand sub-category who receive a provincial nomination have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system.

Though a job offer is not required for this sub-category, a key eligibility requirement for both the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories is to have experience in one of the 19 occupations currently listed as in-demand in Saskatchewan.

The SINP has issued 1,789 invitations through its Occupation In-Demand sub-category, and 1,315 through its Express Entry sub-category so far in 2019.

The number of invitations issued in the August 15 draw (150) shows a marked decrease from the previous draw on July 24, which saw 381 invitations issued.

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If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

With the dedicated team of immigration specialists, Delhi Immigration provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Delhi Immigration on Toll free: 90233-40077 or email your query at info@delhiimmigrationservices.com

Australia to Include India in its Working Holiday Visa Program

Australia to Include India in its Working Holiday Visa Program

Australian government is mulls to expand its Working Holiday Maker Visa program to include more than 10 countries in the list. India is also features in the list of countries to be included soon. Idea is to hire the new workers in the regional parts of the country to meet the labour shortage issues, especially on farms. The Immigration Minister of Australia, Mr. David Coleman announced this expansion on 31st July 2019.

Expansion of Working Holiday Visa program- India features in list of new countries

The current Working Holiday visa program allows the backpackers from the participant countries to work in Australia, while being on a holiday. However, a decline was noticed in the program, which resulted in the shortage of workers in the regional areas of Oz. The government of Australia is planning to extent the program to include backpackers from 13 more countries, in order to meet the demands of the regional businesses of Australia for the workers, require to work on farms.

It’s basically the ‘Working Holiday Maker Program’ is a cultural exchange program that comprise’ Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417)and the ‘Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462).’ This program enables young backpackers (travellers) to have along holiday in Australia and get an income via short-term employment.

What is the difference between subclass 417 and subclass 462 Visa?

Here is the difference between the two popular working holiday visas meant for the backpackers:

  • Working Holiday visa (Subclass 417) – The advanced countries feature in the list of uncapped 417 visa scheme, i.e. UK, Canada, Germany and Sweden. It doesn’t require English proficiency from the applicant.
  • Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462)- The work and holiday visa scheme includes mostly the developing nations, i.e. developing countries, such as, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Bangladesh. It required basic/functional level of English language proficiency from the applicant.

Here is the list of countries which are likely to get included in the expanded Working Holiday visa program are, India, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Andorra, Monaco and Mongolia.As of now 25 countries are eligible for Work and Holiday visa (Subclass 462).

Benefits of Subclass 462 visa

  • You can do short-term work in Australia to help pay for your holiday
  • You can study for up to 4 months
  • You may travel to and from Australia as many times as you want
  • You can do 3 months of specified subclass 462 work to become eligible for a second Work and Holiday visa.

Eligibility requirement for Subclass 462 visa

As an applicant of this visa you needs to,

  • have a passport from an eligible or participant country
  • be 18 to 30 years old (inclusive)
  • apply from outside Australia
  • Meet the functional English proficiency requirement
  • Meet the educational requirement
  • Meet the health and character requirements
  • Be alone, i.e. not accompanied by dependent children
  • Not have previously entered Australia on a subclass 462 or 417 visa.

Speaking about the expansion of Working Holiday Program, Coleman said,”Work and holiday applicants must meet minimum requirements before a visa can be granted, including having a functional level of English and they must hold or be studying towards tertiary qualifications,”.

Last year, Scot Morrison- the Prime Minister of Australia mentioned that his government had not ruled out an agricultural visa in order to lure more backpackers to work on farms.

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Student Direct Stream expanded to Pakistan

Student Direct Stream expanded to Pakistan

July 26, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Canada’s position as a top destination for students seeking a high-quality international education is strengthened when we provide fast, reliable processing of applications.

SDS for Pakistan

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available to study permit applicants who are living in Pakistan. SDS applications require prospective students to provide more up-front information to officers, including meeting language test requirements in English or French and providing additional information that shows their ability to finance their education. With additional information, officers can process applications more efficiently.

The Student Direct Stream launched in 2018 as an option for study permit applicants in China, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Most SDS applications in those countries are being processed in under 3 weeks.

Requirements to apply under Student Direct System.

  • have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution
  • prove that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of studylive outside of Canada when you apply
  • have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
  • have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
  • This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec
    • get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)
    • get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)
  • have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)
  • have a language test result that shows:
    • a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or
    • a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

The expansion of SDS supports the Government’s goal of attracting students from a more diverse range of countries.

Many international students who graduate from a program in Canada often become eligible for a post-graduation work permit. With a Canadian education and skilled work experience in Canada, former international students are well positioned for success in applying for permanent residence through Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

In 2018, in fact, nearly 54,000 former students transitioned to permanent residence, an all-time high.

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New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

Ontario tech draws will provide a pathway to permanent residence for tech workers in 6 occupations

The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.

Ontario had previously announced that it would create a dedicated stream for tech workers. Instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations through its existing Human Capital Priorities Stream.

New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled workers and manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates for these programs are entered into the Express Entry pool where they are ranked based on scores awarded under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors that include age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, or ITA.

Ontario is the most popular destination for new permanent residents of Canada, including those admitted through the Express Entry system. In 2018, 65% of new immigrants admitted through Express Entry had Ontario as their destination province.

To be considered for an invitation through an OINP tech draw, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile.

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool

Tech draws will reflect employer needs


Interest in the tech-focused draws is high in Ontario, which is home to major tech hubs located in the cities of Toronto, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Ontario is currently facing a shortage of tech workers, as is the rest of Canada. It is estimated that up to 220,000 skilled workers will be needed in Canada’s Information and Communication Technology sector by 2021.

The OINP uses its Human Capital Priorities Stream to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who match specified federal and provincial criteria.

OINP tech draws will search the Express Entry pool for eligible candidates with work experience in one of six targeted occupations:

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

NOC stands for National Occupational Classification, which determines an occupation’s skill level and skill type.

The OINP said the six occupations reflect current needs in Ontario and were selected based on consultations with employers and other stakeholders across the province.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream does not require a job offer and has a history of inviting Express Entry candidates with CRS scores that haven’t been high enough for an ITA in one of the federal government’s regular Express Entry draws.

Express Entry candidates selected by the OINP will receive a Notification of Interest from the OINP and have 45 days to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario.

Nominations on the rise


Ontario receives an annual nomination allocation through the federal government’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Ontario’s allocation under the PNP has grown in each of the last six years and stands at 6,900 for 2019.

Admissions of new permanent residents through the PNP are slated to continue growing in 2020 and 2021, as are admissions through the three programs managed by the Express Entry system.

Overall, Canada could welcome more than one million newcomers between now and 2021.

How can Delhi Immigration help you apply for PR via Express Entry System?

If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

With the dedicated team of immigration specialists, Delhi Immigration provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Delhi Immigration on Toll free: 90233-40077 or email your query at info@delhiimmigrationservices.com

New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points

New Express Entry draw sees cut-off score decrease by 5 points

A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The cut-off score in today’s draw was 465, a five-point decrease from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470.

Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class, which are three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs.

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Eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under what is known as the Comprehensive Ranking System, or CRS, which determines their rank in the pool.

Scores are based on factors including age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

The highest-ranked candidates are awarded an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs) through regular draws from the pool, which usually take place every two weeks, and the Government of Canada aims to process applications for Canadian permanent residence from Express Entry candidates in six months or less.

IRCC has now issued 38,450 ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2019.

This is 6,250 more than it had issued at this same point in 2018, a year that saw the current ITA record of 89,800 established.

Canada has higher admissions targets for 2019 and 2020 for the three programs managed by the Express Entry system.

The cut-off score in the May 29 draw reached 470 after a period of four weeks elapsed between all-program draws, which allowed a greater number of candidates with higher scores to enter the pool.

The fact only two weeks passed between the previous invitation round on May 29 and today’s draw means fewer candidates were able to enter the pool between draws, leading to a five-point reduction in the cut-off score.

The tie break used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the June 12 draw was June 6, 2019, at 13:51:59 UTC.

This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 465, as well as those with scores of 465 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an ITA.

The following are hypothetical examples of candidates who would have obtained an ITA in the June 12 draw:

Sai is 30, has a bachelor’s degree as well as a two-year diploma, and has been working as a software architect for three years. Sai is married to Elina, who is 36 and also holds a bachelor’s degree. Sai and Elina wrote the IELTS and scored an 8 in each category. Neither Sai nor Elina have ever worked or studied in Canada. They entered the pool with Sai as the principal applicant. Their CRS score of 467 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA during the June 12 Express Entry draw.

Aisha is 32, has a master’s degree, an advanced English language proficiency and has been teaching for five years. While Aisha has never worked or studied in Canada, her CRS score of 465 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA during the June 12 Express Entry draw.

“If this continues, we may see the CRS cut-off to decrease even more in the coming weeks.”

How can Delhi Immigration help you apply for PR via Express Entry System?

If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Delhi Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Providing guidance on Educational Credential Assessment,
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

With the dedicated team of immigration specialists, Delhi Immigration provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Delhi Immigration on 90233-40077 or email your query at info@delhiimmigrationservices.com

 

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