Express Entry draw 60: The Lowest CRS Score required Till Date

Express Entry draw 60: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by an applicant under Canada Express Entry  has gone down to the lowest ever figure with increasing rate of invitations sent. On 19 April 2017, around 3,665 applicants having 415 or more CRS score achieved an ITA.

CALCULATE YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY POINTS THROUGH CANADA POINT CALCULATOR

Applicants who attained an ITA are allowed to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Family members who are going to accompany the primary applicant such as spouse or common-law partner, dependent children are also eligible under Canada PR visa to reside in Canada.

Applicants who want to submit their application for Canada permanent residency under one of the program named, Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), should first submit their profile in the Express Entry pool of Candidate. After this each individual will be given a CRS score depending on the factors such as age, education, work experience, language capability etc. All profiles are ranked in the Express Entry pool on the basis of their CRS score, and then IRCC periodically organize Express Entry draws in order to invite the highest-ranking profiles from the pool to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

Updated Express Entry Draw 2016 -2017: Last 3 months

Draw Date Number of Invitation Minimum CRS score
Express Entry draw 60 April 19 3,665 415
Express Entry draw 59 April 12 3,923 423
Express Entry draw 58 April 5 3,753 431
Express Entry draw 57 March 24 3,749 441
Express Entry draw 56 March 1 3,884 434
Express Entry draw 55 February 22 3,611 441

Get more information on immigration and visa programs at Make Visas. Click to see all the Express entry draws till date by CIC: EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW 2016 -2017.

 

MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM STRATEGIC SKILLS LIST – (2017-18)

The MTSSL or the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List is a list, published by the Australian government, of occupations that qualify for consideration as part of an Applicants Australian Visa Application.

The list used to be referred to as the Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL) but for whatever reason (perhaps there weren’t enough acronyms) the Australian government made the decision to present the updated list which they called the MLTSSL,

If you are looking to emigrate to Australia under one of the skilled Visa Schemes, you will need to have an occupation posted on the MLTSSL.

Occupations on the MLTSSL

Occupations that appear on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are listed below in alphabetical order for ease of reference. It’s not the easiest of lists to follow so please take note of the comments at the beginning of the list that explain the purpose of some of the asterixis and other notes.

Please Note:

1) Caveats apply to certain occupations on these lists which exclude the use of the occupation in certain circumstances for the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) programme.
Caveats are indicated via ‘*** asterisks’. For specific information about each caveat – see the legislative Instrument page on the Australian Governments website.

2) Certain occupations on the MLTSSL are flagged with a double Asterix which means that these occupation types are restricted to applicants applying under certain visa classes only. The occupations indicated via ‘** asterisks’ are only available for the following visa programs
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)
Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)
Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency.

If you need further information about the flagged occupations – see the legislative Instrument on the Australian government website

3) Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application must contact a relevant assessing authority directly to obtain a skill assessment. The assessing authority will provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessment. There will be a charge by the assessing authorities for the assessment.

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) contains 183 occupations.

Anzsco Code Description Assessing Authority Skill Level
133111 Construction Project Manager VETASSESS 1
133112 Project Builder VETASSESS 1
133211 Engineering Manager EA/AIM 1
133513 Production Manager (Mining) VETASSESS 1
134111 Child Care Centre Manager TRA 1
134211 Medical Administrator VETASSESS 1
134212 Nursing Clinical Director ANMAC 1
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager VETASSESS 1
134214 Welfare Centre Manager ACWA/VETASSESS 1
221111 Accountant (General) CPAA/CA/IPA 1
221112 Management Accountant CPAA/CA/IPA 1
221113 Taxation Accountant CPAA/CA/IPA 1
221213 External Auditor CPAA/CA/IPA 1
221214 Internal Auditor VETASSESS 1
224111 Actuary VETASSESS 1
224511 Land Economist VETASSESS 1
224512 Valuer VETASSESS 1
231212 Ship’s Engineer AMSA 1
231213 Ship’s Master AMSA 1
231214 Ship’s Officer AMSA 1
232111 Architect AACA 1
232112 Landscape Architect VETASSESS 1
232212 Surveyor SSSI 1
232213 Cartographer VETASSESS 1
232214 Other Spatial Scientist VETASSESS 1
233111 Chemical Engineer EA 1
233112 Materials Engineer EA 1
233211 Civil Engineer EA 1
233212 Geotechnical Engineer EA 1
233213 Quantity Surveyor AIQS 1
233214 Structural Engineer EA 1
233215 Transport Engineer EA 1
233311 Electrical Engineer EA 1
233411 Electronics Engineer EA 1
233511 Industrial Engineer EA 1
233512 Mechanical Engineer EA 1
233513 Production or Plant Engineer EA 1
233911 Aeronautical Engineer EA 1
233912 Agricultural Engineer EA 1
233913 Biomedical Engineer EA 1
233914 Engineering Technologist EA 1
233915 Environmental Engineer EA 1
233916 Naval Architect EA 1
234111 Agricultural Consultant VETASSESS 1
234112 Agricultural Scientist VETASSESS 1
234113 Forester VETASSESS 1
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist AIMS 1
234711 Veterinarian AVBC 1
234914 Physicist ACPSEM/VETASSESS 1
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher AITSL 1
241411 Secondary School Teacher AITSL 1
241511 Special Needs Teacher AITSL 1
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired AITSL 1
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired AITSL 1
241599 Special Education Teachers nec AITSL 1
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer ASMIRT 1
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist ASMIRT 1
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist ANZSNM 1
251214 Sonographer ASMIRT 1
251411 Optometrist OCANZ 1
251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist VETASSESS 1
252111 Chiropractor CCEA 1
252112 Osteopath AOAC 1
252411 Occupational Therapist OTC 1
252511 Physiotherapist APC 1
252611 Podiatrist ANZPAC 1
252711 Audiologist VETASSESS 1
252712 Speech Pathologist SPA 1
253111 General Practitioner MBA 1
253211 Anaesthetist MBA 1
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) MBA 1
253312 Cardiologist MBA 1
253313 Clinical Haematologist MBA 1
253314 Medical Oncologist MBA 1
253315 Endocrinologist MBA 1
253316 Gastroenterologist MBA 1
253317 Intensive Care Specialist MBA 1
253318 Neurologist MBA 1
253321 Paediatrician MBA 1
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist MBA 1
253323 Rheumatologist MBA 1
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist MBA 1
253399 Specialist Physicians nec MBA 1
253411 Psychiatrist MBA 1
253511 Surgeon (General) MBA 1
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon MBA 1
253513 Neurosurgeon MBA 1
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon MBA 1
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist MBA 1
253516 Paediatric Surgeon MBA 1
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBA 1
253518 Urologist MBA 1
253521 Vascular Surgeon MBA 1
253911 Dermatologist MBA 1
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist MBA 1
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist MBA 1
253914 Ophthalmologist MBA 1
253915 Pathologist MBA 1
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist MBA 1
253918 Radiation Oncologist MBA 1
253999 Medical Practitioners nec MBA 1
254111 Midwife ANMAC 1
254411 Nurse Practitioner ANMAC 1
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) ANMAC 1
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) ANMAC 1
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) ANMAC 1
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) ANMAC 1
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) ANMAC 1
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) ANMAC 1
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) ANMAC 1
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) ANMAC 1
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) ANMAC 1
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) ANMAC 1
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) ANMAC 1
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) ANMAC 1
254499 Registered Nurses nec ANMAC 1
261111 ICT Business Analyst ACS 1
261112 Systems Analyst ACS 1
261311 Analyst Programmer ACS 1
261312 Developer Programmer ACS 1
261313 Software Engineer ACS 1
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer ACS 1
263311 Telecommunications Engineer EA 1
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer EA 1
271111 Barrister SLAA 1
271311 Solicitor SLAA 1
272311 Clinical Psychologist APS 1
272312 Educational Psychologist APS 1
272313 Organisational Psychologist APS 1
272314 Psychotherapist VETASSESS 1
272399 Psychologists nec APS 1
272511 Social Worker AASW 1
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson EA/VETASSESS 2
312212 Civil Engineering Technician VETASSESS 2
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson EA 2
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician TRA 2
313211 Radiocommunications Technician TRA 2
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer EA 2
313213 Telecommunications Network Planner EA 2
313214 Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist EA 2
321111 Automotive Electrician TRA 3
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) TRA 3
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic TRA 3
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic TRA 3
321214 Small Engine Mechanic TRA 3
322211 Sheetmetal Trades Worker TRA 3
322311 Metal Fabricator TRA 3
322312 Pressure Welder TRA 3
322313 Welder (First Class) TRA 3
323211 Fitter (General) TRA 3
323212 Fitter and Turner TRA 3
323213 Fitter-Welder TRA 3
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) TRA 3
323313 Locksmith TRA 3
324111 Panelbeater TRA 3
331111 Bricklayer TRA 3
331112 Stonemason TRA 3
331211 Carpenter and Joiner TRA 3
331212 Carpenter TRA 3
331213 Joiner TRA 3
332211 Painting Trades Worker TRA 3
333111 Glazier TRA 3
333211 Fibrous Plasterer TRA 3
333212 Solid Plasterer TRA 3
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler TRA 3
334111 Plumber (General) TRA 3
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber TRA 3
334113 Drainer TRA 3
334114 Gasfitter TRA 3
334115 Roof Plumber TRA 3
341111 Electrician (General) TRA 3
341112 Electrician (Special Class) TRA 3
341113 Lift Mechanic TRA 3
342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic TRA 3
342211 Electrical Linesworker TRA 3
342212 Technical Cable Jointer TRA 3
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker TRA 3
342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) TRA 3
342315 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) TRA 3
351311 Chef TRA 2
394111 Cabinetmaker TRA 3
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer TRA 3
399112 Shipwright TRA 3

SHORT TERM SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST – STSOL (2017-18)

The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is now been changed to the new Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and will be updated on every six months depending the Department of Employment’s advice.

 

The Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) will also be renamed as the new Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and will be updated every six months based on advice from the Department of Employment.

The occupation lists that underpin the 457 visa will be significantly condensed from 651 to 435 occupations, with 216 occupations removed and access to 59 other occupations restricted. Of the 435 occupations, access to 24 occupations has been restricted to regional Australia (e.g. occupations relating to farming and agriculture).

The Short-Term stream will include the following criteria:

1) Renewal: Capacity for visa renewal onshore once only.

2) Occupations:

For non-regional Australia, the STSOL will apply.
For regional Australia, the STSOL will apply, with additional occupations available to support regional employers.

3) Genuine entry: A genuine temporary entrant requirement.

This lists will contain occupations that have been assessed as being of high value to the Australian economy and aligning to the Government’s longer term training and workforce strategies.

The maximum duration of 457 visas issued from this date for occupations that are on the STSOL will be two years.

The Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) contains 268 occupations

Anzsco Code Description Assessing Authority Skill level
111111 Chief Executive or Managing Director AIM 1
111211 Corporate General Manager AIM 1
121111 Aquaculture Farmer VETASSESS 1
121211 Cotton Grower VETASSESS 1
121212 Flower Grower VETASSESS 1
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower VETASSESS 1
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower VETASSESS 1
121215 Grape Grower VETASSESS 1
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer VETASSESS 1
121217 Sugar Cane Grower VETASSESS 1
121221 Vegetable Grower VETASSESS 1
121299 Crop Farmers nec VETASSESS 1
121311 Apiarist VETASSESS 1
121312 Beef Cattle Farmer VETASSESS 1
121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer VETASSESS 1
121316 Horse Breeder VETASSESS 1
121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1
121318 Pig Farmer VETASSESS 1
121321 Poultry Farmer VETASSESS 1
121322 Sheep Farmer VETASSESS 1
121399 Livestock Farmers nec VETASSESS 1
121411 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer VETASSESS 1
131112 Sales and Marketing Manager AIM 1
131113 Advertising Manager AIM 1
132111 Corporate Services Manager VETASSESS 1
132211 Finance Manager CPAA/CA/IPA 1
132311 Human Resource Manager AIM 1
133411 Manufacturer VETASSESS 1
133511 Production Manager (Forestry) VETASSESS 1
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager AIM 1
134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers nec VETASSESS 1
134311 School Principal VETASSESS 1
134411 Faculty Head VETASSESS 1
134499 Education Managers nec VETASSESS 1
135111 Chief Information Officer ACS 1
135112 ICT Project Manager ACS 1
135199 ICT Managers nec ACS 1
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager VETASSESS 1
139912 Environmental Manager VETASSESS 1
139913 Laboratory Manager VETASSESS 1
139914 Quality Assurance Manager VETASSESS 1
139999 Specialist Managers nec VETASSESS 1
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager VETASSESS 2
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager VETASSESS 2
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec VETASSESS 2
142114 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager VETASSESS 2
142115 Post Office Manager VETASSESS 2
149112 Fitness Centre Manager VETASSESS 2
149113 Sports Centre Manager VETASSESS 2
149212 Customer Service Manager VETASSESS 2
149311 Conference and Event Organiser VETASSESS 2
149411 Fleet Manager VETASSESS 2
149413 Transport Company Manager VETASSESS 2
149913 Facilities Manager VETASSESS 2
149915 Equipment Hire Manager VETASSESS 2
211112 Dancer or Choreographer VETASSESS 1
211213 Musician (Instrumental) VETASSESS 1
211311 Photographer VETASSESS 1
211499 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec VETASSESS 1
212212 Book or Script Editor VETASSESS 1
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) VETASSESS 1
212314 Film and Video Editor VETASSESS 1
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) VETASSESS 1
212316 Stage Manager VETASSESS 1
212317 Technical Director VETASSESS 1
212318 Video Producer VETASSESS 1
212411 Copywriter VETASSESS 1
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor VETASSESS 1
212413 Print Journalist VETASSESS 1
212415 Technical Writer VETASSESS 1
212416 Television Journalist VETASSESS 1
212499 Journalists and Other Writers nec VETASSESS 1
221211 Company Secretary VETASSESS 1
222111 Commodities Trader VETASSESS 2
222112 Finance Broker VETASSESS 2
222113 Insurance Broker VETASSESS 2
222199 Financial Brokers nec VETASSESS 2
222211 Financial Market Dealer VETASSESS 1
222213 Stockbroking Dealer VETASSESS 1
222299 Financial Dealers nec VETASSESS 1
222311 Financial Investment Adviser VETASSESS 1
222312 Financial Investment Manager VETASSESS 1
223112 Recruitment Consultant VETASSESS 1
223211 ICT Trainer ACS 1
224112 Mathematician VETASSESS 1
224113 Statistician VETASSESS 1
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator VETASSESS 1
224213 Health Information Manager VETASSESS 1
224214 Records Manager VETASSESS 1
224311 Economist VETASSESS 1
224611 Librarian VETASSESS 1
224711 Management Consultant VETASSESS 1
224712 Organisation and Methods Analyst VETASSESS 1
224914 Patents Examiner VETASSESS 1
224999 Information and Organisation Professionals nec VETASSESS 1
225111 Advertising Specialist VETASSESS 1
225113 Marketing Specialist VETASSESS 1
225211 ICT Account Manager VETASSESS 1
225212 ICT Business Development Manager VETASSESS 1
225213 ICT Sales Representative VETASSESS 1
225311 Public Relations Professional VETASSESS 1
225499 Technical Sales Representatives nec VETASSESS 1
232311 Fashion Designer VETASSESS 1
232312 Industrial Designer VETASSESS 1
232313 Jewellery Designer VETASSESS 1
232411 Graphic Designer VETASSESS 1
232412 Illustrator VETASSESS 1
232414 Web Designer VETASSESS 1
232511 Interior Designer VETASSESS 1
232611 Urban and Regional Planner VETASSESS 1
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) EA 1
233999 Engineering Professionals nec EA 1
234211 Chemist VETASSESS 1
234213 Wine Maker VETASSESS 1
234312 Environmental Consultant VETASSESS 1
234313 Environmental Research Scientist VETASSESS 1
234399 Environmental Scientists nec VETASSESS 1
234411 Geologist VETASSESS 1
234515 Botanist VETASSESS 1
234516 Marine Biologist VETASSESS 1
234518 Zoologist VETASSESS 1
234911 Conservator VETASSESS 1
234913 Meteorologist VETASSESS 1
234914 Physicist ACPSEM/VETASSESS 1
241213 Primary School Teacher AITSL 1
241311 Middle School Teacher AITSL 1
242111 University Lecturer VETASSESS 1
242112 University Tutor VETASSESS 1
249111 Education Adviser VETASSESS 1
249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) VETASSESS 1
249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) VETASSESS 1
249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) VETASSESS 1
249299 Private Tutors and Teachers nec VETASSESS 1
249311 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages VETASSESS 1
251111 Dietitian DAA 1
251112 Nutritionist VETASSESS 1
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser VETASSESS 1
251412 Orthoptist VETASSESS 1
251511 Hospital Pharmacist APharmC 1
251512 Industrial Pharmacist VETASSESS 1
251513 Retail Pharmacist ApharmC 1
251911 Health Promotion Officer VETASSESS 1
251999 Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec VETASSESS 1
252211 Acupuncturist VETASSESS 1
252213 Naturopath VETASSESS 1
252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner CMBA 1
252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec VETASSESS 1
252311 Dental Specialist ADC 1
252312 Dentist ADC 1
253112 Resident Medical Officer MBA 1
254211 Nurse Educator ANMAC 1
254311 Nurse Manager ANMAC 1
261211 Multimedia Specialist ACS 1
261314 Software Tester ACS 1
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec ACS 1
262111 Database Administrator ACS 1
262112 ICT Security Specialist ACS 1
262113 Systems Administrator ACS 1
263112 Network Administrator ACS 1
263113 Network Analyst ACS 1
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer ACS 1
263212 ICT Support Engineer ACS 1
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer ACS 1
271299 Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec VETASSESS 1
272111 Careers Counsellor VETASSESS 1
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor VETASSESS 1
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor VETASSESS 1
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor VETASSESS 1
272115 Student Counsellor VETASSESS 1
272199 Counsellors nec VETASSESS 1
272211 Minister of Religion VETASSESS 1
272412 Interpreter NAATI 1
272499 Social Professionals nec VETASSESS 1
272612 Recreation Officer VETASSESS 1
272613 Welfare Worker ACWA 1
311111 Agricultural Technician VETASSESS 2
311211 Anaesthetic Technician VETASSESS 2
311212 Cardiac Technician VETASSESS 2
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician AIMS 2
311215 Pharmacy Technician VETASSESS 2
311299 Medical Technicians nec VETASSESS 2
311312 Meat Inspector VETASSESS 2
311399 Primary Products Inspectors nec VETASSESS 2
311411 Chemistry Technician VETASSESS 2
311412 Earth Science Technician VETASSESS 2
311413 Life Science Technician VETASSESS 2
311499 Science Technicians nec VETASSESS 2
312111 Architectural Draftsperson VETASSESS 2
312112 Building Associate VETASSESS 2
312113 Building Inspector VETASSESS 2
312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec VETASSESS 2
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician TRA 2
312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician VETASSESS 2
312913 Mine Deputy VETASSESS 2
313111 Hardware Technician TRA 2
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer TRA 2
313113 Web Administrator ACS 2
322113 Farrier TRA 3
323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) TRA 3
323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) TRA 3
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic TRA 3
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec TRA 3
323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer TRA 3
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer TRA 3
323412 Toolmaker TRA 3
324211 Vehicle Body Builder TRA 3
324212 Vehicle Trimmer TRA 3
333311 Roof Tiler TRA 3
342311 Business Machine Mechanic TRA 3
342411 Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) TRA 3
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker TRA 3
351111 Baker TRA 3
351112 Pastrycook TRA 3
351411 Cook TRA 3
361111 Dog Handler or Trainer VETASSESS 3
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec VETASSESS 3
361311 Veterinary Nurse VETASSESS 3
362111 Florist TRA 3
362211 Gardener (General) TRA 3
362212 Arborist TRA 3
362213 Landscape Gardener TRA 3
362311 Greenkeeper TRA 3
391111 Hairdresser TRA 3
392111 Print Finisher TRA 3
392311 Printing Machinist TRA 3
393311 Upholsterer TRA 3
394211 Furniture Finisher TRA 3
394212 Picture Framer TRA 3
394213 Wood Machinist TRA 3
394299 Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec TRA 3
399211 Chemical Plant Operator TRA 3
399213 Power Generation Plant Operator TRA 3
399312 Library Technician VETASSESS 2
399411 Jeweller TRA 3
399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) TRA 3
399514 Make Up Artist TRA 3
399516 Sound Technician TRA 3
399599 Performing Arts Technicians nec VETASSESS 3
399611 Signwriter TRA 3
411111 Ambulance Officer VETASSESS 2
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic VETASSESS 2
411213 Dental Technician TRA 2
411311 Diversional Therapist VETASSESS 3
411411 Enrolled Nurse ANMAC 2
411611 Massage Therapist VETASSESS 2
411711 Community Worker VETASSESS 2
411712 Disabilities Services Officer VETASSESS 2
411713 Family Support Worker VETASSESS 2
411715 Residential Care Officer VETASSESS 2
411716 Youth Worker VETASSESS 2
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) VETASSESS 3
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor VETASSESS 3
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor VETASSESS 3
452314 Snowsport Instructor VETASSESS 3
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor VETASSESS 3
452316 Tennis Coach VETASSESS 3
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor VETASSESS 3
452321 Sports Development Officer VETASSESS 2
452411 Footballer VETASSESS 3
452499 Sportspersons nec VETASSESS 3
511111 Contract Administrator VETASSESS 2
511112 Program or Project Administrator VETASSESS 2
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster VETASSESS 3
611211 Insurance Agent VETASSESS 3
612112 Property Manager VETASSESS 3
612113 Real Estate Agency Principal VETASSESS 2
612114 Real Estate Agent VETASSESS 3
612115 Real Estate Representative VETASSESS 3

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ABOLISHING 457 VISAS

The government will replace skilled 457 visas with a new category to give Australians priority for Australian jobs, Malcolm Turnbull said in a shock announcement on Tuesday.

Turnbull used Facebook to announce the policy, which he said would “put jobs first” and “Australians first”, signalling a reduction in the occupations available to skilled foreign workers and raising the threshold to qualify.

“Australians must have priority for Australian jobs – so we’re abolishing the [class] 457 visas, the visas that bring temporary foreign workers into our country,” he said.

“We’ll no longer let 457 visas be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians.

“It’s important that businesses still get access to the skills they need to grow and invest.

“So the 457 visa will be replaced by a new temporary visa specifically designed to recruit the best and the brightest in the national interest.”

Turnbull said the new visa would “better target genuine skills shortages” and would include new requirements such as previous work experience, better English-language proficiency and labour market testing.

He said the government would establish “a new training fund” for Australians to fill skills gaps.

“Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values.”

Currently 95,758 people are in Australia on a 457 visa. The highest proportion of foreign workers came from India (24.6%), the United Kingdom (19.5%) and China (5.8%).

At a press conference in Canberra, Turnbull said the 457 visa system needed to be replaced because it had “lost its credibility”.

It would be replaced with a new temporary work visa, available for two or four years, requiring visa-holders to have two years’ work experience, a criminal record check, and “in the majority of cases” mandatory labour market testing.

For the two-year stream, Turnbull said a broad list of occupations would be eligible but there would be a “substantial reduction”, removing more than 200 jobs from the list.

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said the list of eligible jobs would be “even tighter” for the four-year visa. Those workers will also require “a higher standard of English”, Turnbull said.

The arrangements will be grandfathered, meaning current 457 visa-holders will be unaffected.

Express Entry draw 59: Biggest ever draw inviting huge number of skilled workers

Express Entry draw 59: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by an applicant under Canada Express Entry  came out with biggest ever number of invitations sent. On 12 April 2017, around 3,923 applicants having 423 or more CRS score achieved an ITA.

CALCULATE YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY POINTS THROUGH CANADA POINT CALCULATOR

Applicants who attained an ITA are allowed to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Family members who are going to accompany the primary applicant such as spouse or common-law partner, dependent children are also eligible under Canada PR visa to reside in Canada.

Applicants who want to submit their application for Canada permanent residency under one of the program named, Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), should first submit their profile in the Express Entry pool of Candidate. After this each individual will be given a CRS score depending on the factors such as age, education, work experience, language capability etc. All profiles are ranked in the Express Entry pool on the basis of their CRS score, and then IRCC periodically organize Express Entry draws in order to invite the highest-ranking profiles from the pool to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

Updated Express Entry Draw 2016 -2017: Last 3 months

Draw Date Number of Invitation Minimum CRS score
Express Entry draw 59 April 12 3,923 423
Express Entry draw 58 April 5 3,753 431
Express Entry draw 57 March 24 3,749 441
Express Entry draw 56 March 1 3,884 434
Express Entry draw 55 February 22 3,611 441

Get more information on immigration and visa programs at Make VisasClick to see all the Express entry draws till date by CIC: EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW 2016 -2017.

 

Enormous number of skilled workers welcomed with MPNP draw 29

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is becoming a great option for all international skilled workers for acquiring permanent residency in Canada. Under MPNP draw 29 occurred on March 30, 2017 in Manitoba, around 225 applicants who had earlier submitted their Expression of Interest for settling down in Manitoba were invited by the immigration authorities to further submit their application for the provincial nomination certificate under MPNP. After acquiring the Manitoba provincial nomination certificate, an applicant becomes eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a provincial nominee program of Canada which allows Manitoba to invite new skilled workers who wishes to settle down in Manitoba with their families.

Under MPNP DRAW 29 on March 30, 2017, 201 applicants were issued a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) under the Skilled Workers in Manitoba category.

The other 24 LAA were issued to the applicants under Skilled Workers Overseas category.

Eligible applicants will be ranked based upon the MANITOBA POINTS SYSTEM that gives up to 1,000 points to each applicant. In the March 30 draw, the point requirement was lower than the earlier draws.

MPNP EOI draw 29

Category Minimum score required to get LAA Number of invitations
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 657 201
Skilled Workers Overseas 698 24

 Skilled Worker in Manitoba

The program, Skilled Worker in Manitoba, is designed for International skilled workers and overseas graduates who are at present working in Manitoba and holds a permanent, full-time employment offer from their Manitoba employer.

Skilled Workers who are currently in Manitoba will not be assessed on the basis of any points-based system, to prove their eligibility.

Skilled Worker Overseas

The program, Skilled Worker overseas, is designed to select eligible candidates on the basis of a points-based assessment system, who may not be a resident of Canada. Applicants will be accepted for permanent residency visa in case they are having connections in the province – Manitoba Support (family or friends in Manitoba), academic or work experience in the province – Manitoba Experience, or Invitation certificate given under MPNP – Manitoba Invitation and also have secured 60 points on the basis of various factors (Factors includes: age, language ability, employment experience, academic qualification and adaptability).

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Express Entry draw 58: The lowest ever CRS score acquired this time

Express Entry draw 58: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by an applicant under Canada Express Entry  has gone down to the lowest ever figure with increasing rate of invitations sent. On 5 April 2017, around 3,753 applicants having 431 or more CRS score achieved an ITA.

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Applicants who attained an ITA are allowed to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Family members who are going to accompany the primary applicant such as spouse or common-law partner, dependent children are also eligible under Canada PR visa to reside in Canada.

Applicants who want to submit their application for Canada permanent residency under one of the program named, Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), should first submit their profile in the Express Entry pool of Candidate. After this each individual will be given a CRS score depending on the factors such as age, education, work experience, language capability etc. All profiles are ranked in the Express Entry pool on the basis of their CRS score, and then IRCC periodically organize Express Entry draws in order to invite the highest-ranking profiles from the pool to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

Updated Express Entry Draw 2016 -2017: Last 3 months

Draw Date Number of Invitation Minimum CRS score
Express Entry draw 58 April 5 3,753 431
57 March 24 3,749 441
56 March 1 3,884 434
55 February 22 3,611 441
54 February 8 3,664 447

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Quebec Skilled Worker Program is reopening for fresh candidates

Gazette Officielle du Québec announced their decision saying that Quebec Skilled Worker Program will reopen for 5,000 fresh applicants within upcoming 12 months, i.e. before March 31, 2018. The decision was made on March 30, 2017. The fresh applications will be accepted during the intake period occurring before March 31, 2018. The exact dates are yet to be announced.

Quebec skilled worker program (QSWP) is specifically constructed to select skilled foreign candidates on the basis of their ability to establish economically, after their immigration to Quebec. Skilled Immigrants who wish to settle within Quebec are examined under an organized system. Quebec Skilled Worker Program works on a first-come, first-served basis, compared to the EOI system which became famous within many Canadian provinces, and also at the federal Immigration level.

Candidates for Quebec Skilled Worker Program are assessed through a unique point based system which is based upon several selection factors like area of training, work experience, age, language proficiency in French/English, relationship with Quebec (any visits or family), and factors of the applicant’s spouse. Following the selection, the candidates are issued a Quebec selection certificate which eventually takes them to the Canadian Permanent Residency (Immigration) Visa. The Candidates must complete the medical and criminal record checks prior their application to CIC for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa (Canada PR Visa).

There is no need for a prior job offer under QSWP, but one can score additional points for a valid employment offer in Quebec.

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Updated Reforms in the QSWP

Recently, the Quebec government made some improvements in the QSWP points system:

  • For Single applicants: minimum score requirement is changed from 49 points to 50 points.
  • For Married applicants: minimum score requirement is changed from 57 points to 59 points.
  • Points awarded for particular areas of training have under gone some alterations. Points for (section A) areas of training changed from 16 points to 12 points.
  • The areas of training scoring 12 points are changed to 9 points.

The above mentioned reform will be applied on the applications submitted on or after March 8, 2017.

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Express Entry draw 57: More than 3000 skilled workers invited

Express Entry draw 57: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by an applicant under Canada Express Entry  are still at low with high number of Invitation to Apply (ITA). On 24 March 2017, around 3,749 applicants having 441 or more CRS score achieved an ITA.

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Applicants who attained an ITA are allowed to apply for Canadian permanent residency through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Family members who are going to accompany the primary applicant such as spouse or common-law partner, dependent children are also eligible under Canada PR visa to reside in Canada.

Applicants who want to submit their application for Canada permanent residency under one of the program named, Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC), should first submit their profile in the Express Entry pool of Candidate. After this each individual will be given a CRS score depending on the factors such as age, education, work experience, language capability etc. All profiles are ranked in the Express Entry pool on the basis of their CRS score, and then IRCC periodically organize Express Entry draws in order to invite the highest-ranking profiles from the pool to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

Updated Express Entry Draw 2016 -2017: Last 3 months

Draw Date Number of Invitation Minimum CRS score
57 March 24 3,749 441
56 March 1 3,884 434
55 February 22 3,611 441
54 February 8 3,664 447
53 January 25 3,508 453

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British Columbia welcomes more than 100 of skilled Workers and Graduates

British Columbia welcomes more than 100 of skilled Workers and Graduates

An aggregate of 377 contenders for British Columbia Immigration have been welcomed to apply to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that occurred on March 8. All Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued on March 8 were issued over a scope of BC PNP sub-classifications oversaw under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), a special framework used to rank and select competitors under certain BC PNP sub-classes.

A few people issued ITA are currently in a position to present their BC PNP common designation application through one of the upgraded BC PNP sub-classes adjusted to the government Express Entry determination framework. The rest of the competitors will have their applications handled outside the Express Entry framework at the government level.

If you don’t mind take note of that the ITA regarding the BC PNP is not the same as the ITA issued at the government Express Entry level.

Latest BC PNP Draw

The only sub-category that saw a change in the number of points required in order for a candidate to receive an ITA since the previous draw was the Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-category.

Stream/category Minimum score Number of invitations
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 90 68
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 70 99
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 90 60
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 70 112
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65 38

 Express Entry British Columbia Program

Using the Express Entry British Columbia Program, category of the Skills Immigration, the province nominates skilled workers for Canada Permanent Residency visa. This section is linked with the federal government’s immigration program, Express Entry. Under the Express Entry British Columbia program the selected candidates will receive a faster visa processing in their BCPNP application, which eventually leads to Canada permanent residency, if one gets nominated by British Columbia.

The Skills Immigration categories which can be processed through Express Entry British Columbia are:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Health Care Professional
  • International Graduate
  • International Post-Graduate

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