Latest drop in the Express Entry cut-off score sees an increase in the number of ITA’s issued.

Cut-off scores drop as low as 442 in the latest draw.

The Canadian Government has issued ITA’s to 3000 candidates with profiles in the Express Entry pool who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score of 442. These invites to apply for a Canadian permanent residency took place in the latest draw that took place on Feb 7, 2018.

A total of 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA’s) were issued to applicants which denotes an increase of 250 as compared to the last six draws, in which a total of 2,750 ITAs were issued.

The minimum cut-off score was 442 which is two points less than the last cut off score of the January 24 draw and this cut-off score is recorded to be the lowest of all the 2018 CRS cut-off scores.

There have been three draws in 2018 till date and all three draws in 2018 had the lowest scores as compared to draws from 2017 which saw lots of draws with the lowest recorded CRS scores till date. The lowest recorded score was 413 in the draw held on May 31, 2017.

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Seeing the last 6 draws, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) derived a tie-break rule. In the case above the tie break date and time was May 29, 2017 at 07:01:15

UTC. Meaning that all applicants with CRS scores of 442 or above in the Express entry pool will receive an ITA before the decided time.

EXPRESS ENTRY PNPs

The Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) have a direct linkage to the Express Entry and with the last active couple of weeks since the January 24 draw, many provinces like Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba etc having the Express Entry PNP streams have held draws for candidates.

On January 26. Ontario issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) under the Human Capital Priorities Stream to 380 candidates with existing profiles in the Express Entry pool with CRS scores from 433 to 444. Following this event there was news that New Brunswick Express Entry labour market stream opened to issuing Expressions of Interest and the January 31st draw on Manitoba issued 148 letters of advice to candidates in the Express entry pathway.

Express Entry applicants who received a provincial nomination received an additional 600 points in their CRS scores making them very much eligible to receive an ITA.

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To understand how this system of receiving an ITA  in today’s draw works here is an example to help you decipher it better:

Colette and Cain are a married couple. Colette is 29 years old and Cain is 34 years old. Both of them hold a bachelor’s degree, possess advanced English Language skills and have been working as Software engineers for over three years. Neither has worked or studied in Canada and they have entered in the Express Entry pool with Colette as the main applicant. Colette’s CRS score is 443 and is sufficient to receive and ITA in today’s draw.

The draw today brought forth a new development for 2018 with the CRS cut-off going down, the number of ITA’s issued has gone up. One reason of the cut-off scores going this low can be due to the extensive number of candidates applying for immigration, let’s just wait and see where does the cut-off go or the future draws.

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Valuable Information For IRCC Extends Open Work Permit Pilot For Sponsored Spouse

As we all know that Canada government is doing something different which is good and beneficial for immigrants. Now again government of Canada is extending the open work permit for spouse which are sponsored and law which is common for applying permanent residence. There is an updated information issued on December 15 for immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada which is for pilot program under spouse or Common-Law which is extended until Jan, 31 2019. In this extended program applicants are allowed to work which is for their family member. This work is contributed to the economy of Canada only for the time immigrant waiting for new IRCC update.

All you need to know about work permit

According to the Canada government open work permit was launched in 2014. This program of IRCC is extended on December 7, 2016 and extension is only expiring on December 21. It is easy to get open work permit and applicants are submitting their new applications which is under open work permit. In this program pilot can easily submit their work permit application at the same time according to sponsorship application.

Work applications and expire process

There are number of applicants who have already submitted an application for permanent residence but they are not getting work permit and they have to submit this work application separately. Under this process IRCC declared that immigrant who applied for work permit will not obtained the pilot program and they have to apply for work permit before permit expires.

Nova Scotia reopens express entry stream 2017

Nova Scotia Express Entry is opened on Saturday December. 9 and their government accept 175-225 applications during this period of time which is purely latest immigration entries. Nova Scotia is the best place for them who are good in their skills and they are giving chance to each professional candidate. As we all know about previous openings in this the NSDEE operates in First-come, first –Served basis. However, in previous opening they reached to its intake limit very quickly.  If candidates are interested and want to move Nova Scotia, be prepared with all your documents in hand by reviewing your eligibility.

Get Opportunity for professional full time work

People who want to move through Nova Scotia express entry stream they must have good qualification with post- secondary education which is required in the labour market of Nova Scotia. Immigrants who are having good work experience of one year with full-time paid work they are having more good chance for better opportunities.

Candidates who are applying in B category they must be:

  • Must have good profiles which are registered in immigration, refugees and citizenship.
  • Candidate should score 67 on the stream selection factors.
  • Proof of language ability in English or French.
  • Must have good financial resources.

All you need to know about land based occupations

Points are based on language proficiency, age, work, experience and adaptability and candidates with better work experience will get different occupations to choose from NSDEE.

OCCUPATION NOC CODE
Financial Auditors and Accountants 1111
Other financial officers 1114
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1123
Administrative assistants 1241
Accounting and related clerks 1311
Civil engineers 2131
Information systems analysts and consultants 2171
Computer programmers and interactive media development 2174
Computer network technicians 2281
User support technicians 2282
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses  3012
Licensed practical nurses 3233
College and other vocational instructors 4021
Paralegal and related occupations 4211
Social and community service workers 4212
Financial sales representatives 6235

According to above written statement about Nova Scotia if you want any further query then you can easily go with www.makevisa.com or contact at 011-48414141(Delhi)/020-67299393(Pune) or email us at info@makevisas.com.

 

Check Out Information Regarding IRCC PR Application Caregiver Program 2018

According to Canada government immigration, refugees and citizenship says that the backlog of permanent residence applications which is through old Live-in caregiver program. There is an announcement on December 3rd in which IRCC said that there goals are finalized for permanent residency application. This application is submitted on or before Oct. 1, 2017 by caregivers who are through LCP.

Some relief for new candidates

Government have made new commitments in which it is clear that many of people who are in Live-in caregivers in Canada will soon get the green signal of permanent residence. This announcement is done by immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen in news release. It is the best wishes from his side for the people who will soon get Permanent residence approval in short time.

How to take benefit of direct PR facility?

Under this program people who are present in Canada from last two years and giving their services for caregiver they are given direct benefit of permanent residence. Actually, this program is closed from 2014 and they are given an extended opportunity which candidate can use for permanent residence. However, IRCC declared that more than 6,000 applications for permanent residence under the LCP can still apply or submit for permanent residence. One more benefit given by IRCC that 80% of new comers are also committed from the processing of permanent residence and their application must submitted on 1 October 2017.

Express Entry Targets Towards Canada in 2018

For Canada November is one of the busiest months in Express Entry System and they have five. In first week draw there is announcement by Canada government for new immigration targets for 2018-2020. According to this target it is clear that, there is 20 per cent increase in the candidates who are granted for permanent residence which is through Express Entry Canada over that three-year period.

Best thing about express entry for 2017

According to announcement by Canadian government there are more than 5,545 invitations to apply which are issued in the month of November in 2017. It is one of the record breaking entries of 2017 on the express system program. So, if you are eligible for Canadian immigration then hurry up and contact Make Visas. In this year there is more issue for ITA’s which much more than 2016 and 2015 Issues are. For IRCC (immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada) it is promised by Canada government that they will clear these visa programs in six months.

All you need to know about HIGHER TARGETS and LOWER SCORES

In this coming New Year it is defined that there are highest numbers of targets are set for Canada immigration categories for the year 2018. According to target IRCC have to perform in more frequent manner for express entry pool system program. Somehow CRC cut-off varied from lower to higher in 2017 which is 400 to 450+. It is one of the biggest improvements over 2016 as compared to 2017 graph. Candidates who applied for express entry for 2017 November month must contact www.makevisas.com or ping them on 011-48414141(Delhi) or 020-67299393(Pune) which is surely better for every candidate.

Latest Canada/Ontario Immigration Agreement Updates

Government of Canada and Ontario aggrandizing their efforts for new enrolling skilled immigrants and they have announced a new agreement. In this newly written announcement they advised candidates to get training. This training will fulfill their needs for occupation requirements based on profession. Bridge training programs for the next coming three years Canada-Ontario Agreement embrace up to $91 million.

New immigrants get various benefits from bridge training program because they can easily bring their working skills to Ontario. Signing ceremony of agreement was divulged on November 24 and it promoted by Canada’s minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, Ontario Minister of Citizenship. With an eye on boosting the Canada’s economy the COIA establish the framework which is based to nourish their achievements and settle them in Ontario. It is one of the most crowded and successful region of Canada.

This agreement will also boost shared understanding, and it is showing their ability to attract immigrants who are speaking French to Ontario. For new permanent immigrations Ontario is one of best destination for settle down in Canada each year. However, it is clear that this strength is increasing or exceeding 100,000 newcomers every-year. According to Hussen this is the right time for announcing new agreement which explicate that how Canada and Ontario will work together for getting complementary goals.

In this new agreement the ambitious target set out in Canada’s recently announced multiyear immigration levels plan which is good for permanent residency visa. Somehow this pan will look out for one million new permanent residents and welcoming them Canada over the three years spanning 2018-2020. If you see result about 2017 then Ontario has issued 6,000 nominations for Canadian permanent residence which is through Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. This is one of the highest PNP targets which is established under the Federal Government for 2018-2020 immigration planning. For more information about this recent news you can visit www.makevisas.com which is surely for every candidate.

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.

FIND YOUR JOB PROFILE IN QUEBEC WITH THE HIGH DEMAND OCCUPATION LIST 2017

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.

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
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

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.

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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Express Entry draw 56: CRS Requirement dropped to the lowest

Express Entry draw 56: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by an applicant under Canada Express Entry immigration to acquire an Invitation to Apply (ITA) continuously falling low. On 1 March 2017, around 3,884 applicants having 434 or more CRS score achieved an ITA. According to the experts, this is till date the lowest threshold point of any draw since Express Entry launched.

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
56 March 1 3,884 434
55 February 22 3,611 441
54 February 8 3,664 447
53 January 25 3,508 453
52 January 11 3,334 459
51 January 4 2,902 46

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.