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IRCC’s issues fresh guidelines for applications assessment under the essential workforce and international students’ stream

On May 6, 2021, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) launched six new permanent residence (PR) streams for essential workers and international graduates. 

Status of the applications after a month

  • After one month, while the English-speaking International Graduate stream has touched its share of 40,000 applications, IRCC plans to adjust the shares for other categories within a day.
  • Over 11,000 applications have been received for the two English-speaking essential worker streams, and the available share for both streams together is 50,000 applications.
  • The response so far is the lowest for the three French-speaking streams, and the applications will be accepted till November 6, 2021.  

Canada Calling Health-Care Professionals

Healthcare workers looking for permanent residency in Canada, the chances are quite bright. The country has thousands of job posts vacant in the healthcare industry, especially amid the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Canadian immigration industry is widely affected due to the absence of international documentation acknowledgment, specifically in the healthcare sector. Canada is thus, witnessing a crunch of well-qualified and expert healthcare workers.

BC PNP Tech Pilot Program to be continued as a Permanent Program

As British Columbia’s Tech pilot project was set to run until June, the province announced that it will be extended indefinitely.

The Program was introduced in May 2017, and last year it was extended for 1 year. Its extension will expire on June 30, 2021. The Program will then be renamed BC PNP Tech, and it is set to be continued as a permanent, fast-track immigration pathway for international workers and students.

Score 300; Lowest CRS in 12 months under Alberta PNP

Alberta, under its PNP, invited 250 candidates scoring 300 in the Express Entry Pool on May 5, 2021. Although it was not the largest draw, the score was the lowest in 12 months.

When receiving a nomination from one of the Provinces, aspiring migrators who have submitted their Express Entry Pool profiles are awarded 600 additional points. A nomination that adds 600 points under PNP ensures that the nominated candidate will be receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in the succeeding express entry draw.

Canada invites 4,147 candidates in the new CEC Express Entry draw

On May 13, another Express Entry draw with a low score requirement was held by Canada.

IRCC invited candidates with at least 401 scores which is one point more than the previous CEC draw. Invited Candidates fall under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and they are equipped with at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada.

So far, 66,475 candidates have been invited in 2021. The number of ITAs issued is far greater than last year’s invitations, as, in 2021, IRCC held larger draws.

IRCC is focusing on issuing ITAs to those who are already in Canada as they have set a target to invite 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021 while there are travel restrictions. Hence, there is a high number of candidates who are invited under the CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Canada. CEC and PNP have different score requirements as lower scores are required under CEC.

Express Entry is an online application system that allows aspiring skilled migrators to submit their profiles under three federal immigration programs;

Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Candidates are assessed on various factors like education, work experience, language ability, age, etc. Based on the scores, candidates are invited to apply for PR in Canada through regular draws held by IRCC.

There is a large number of immigration programs open right now for aspiring immigrants. With the right guidance, aspiring migrators can achieve their goal of settling in Canada in one of their favorite provinces.

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