Quebec Skilled Worker Program: fresh application intake from JULY, 2017

Quebec Immigration program is all set to open their doors for skilled immigrants worldwide! So, if you are considering immigration to Canada, this is the most favorable time for you.

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI) recently released the next intake dates for Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) 2017-18.

QSWP will reopen on July 15, 2017 with up to 5,000 new applications to offer.
Moreover it has been foretold that the July Intake will be filled within a very short period of time.
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What is Quebec Skilled Worker Program?

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is a pathway to get Canadian permanent residency for talented immigrants across the world. The government of Québec under a special agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) allow eligible candidate to apply for Quebec Immigration and get a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), which will further permit them to apply for Canada PR Status to CIC.

How you can be eligible for the program?

One can be eligible for the QSWP program with:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Only 3 years of work experience.
• 4 bands in IELTS.
• Aged between 18 to 42 years.

What are the benefits of QSWP?

• No Job offer required
• French Language is no longer a mandatory requirement.
• No pool of candidates, No ITA required.

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Canadian Citizenship Bill C-6 Act released for Immigrants

Bill C-6 has been released and will be bringing major amendments in the Canadian Citizenship Act. This bill has now officially converted into a law, keeping existing and upcoming immigrants to Canada on a rapid pathway to Canada Citizenship.

C-6 got parliamentary Royal Assent in Ottawa, the country’s capital, on the night of June 19, 2017.

In spite of the section of the bill into law, it ought to be noticed that not all measures would come into drive promptly. Strikingly, the adjustment in the residency days necessity — from four out of six years, to three out of five — has not yet become effective, however the administration anticipates actualizing this new measure in the fall.

The following is a framework of the progressions expected with the new Citizenship Act, and the periods these progressions are relied upon to become effective. The latest changes to the demonstration bear the cost of numerous foreigners to Canada and their friends and family more good citizenship qualification prerequisites, in arrangement with the vision of a more comprehensive naturalization prepare that advantages newcomers and the Canadian economy alike.

Prompt changes as of June 19, 2017

• Dual natives living in Canada who are sentenced treachery, spying or fear based oppression offenses will confront the Canadian equity framework, as other Canadian subjects who infringe upon the law. Beforehand, the administration held the privilege to renounce such people’s citizenship.

• Applicants who may need to work or live outside of Canada for work or individual reasons are at no time in the future required to exhibit a formal goal to keep on living in Canada once allowed citizenship.

• Minors (matured under 18 years) would now be able to apply for citizenship without a Canadian parent, as the age necessity for citizenship has been evacuated.

• Individuals serving a contingent sentence won’t be allowed citizenship or have the capacity to check this time towards meeting the physical nearness prerequisites for citizenship.

• Statelessness is currently viewed as a remain solitary ground for an optional give of citizenship.

• It is presently a necessity to mull over sensible measures to suit the requirements of a crippled individual applying for citizenship.

• All candidates are required to stay qualified all through the procedure, from the minute they apply, up to and including the minute they guarantee of Citizenship.

Anticipated that progressions would produce results in Fall/Autumn 2017

• Applicants must be physically present in Canada for three out of five years (1,095 days), as opposed to the past four out of six years, before applying for citizenship.

• In arrangement to the new physical nearness necessity, candidates must record Canadian wage charges, if required to do as such under the Income Tax Act, for three out of five years, as opposed to past four out of six years.

• Applicants never again must be physically present in Canada for 183 days in four out of six years before applying while considering residency years going before a citizenship application.

• Time spent in Canada as a brief inhabitant, for example, on a work or study allow or as an ensured individual, before turning into a perpetual occupant would now be able to check a part of this time towards the physical nearness prerequisite for citizenship, up to a greatest credit of 365 days where every day considers 0.5 days.

• Applicants in the vicinity of 18 and 54 years — as opposed to the past 14 and 64 years — must meet the dialect and learning necessities for citizenship.

Anticipated that progressions would produce results mid 2018

• The Federal Court — unless generally asked for — is the chief in all disavowal cases, including grounds of false portrayal, extortion, or intentionally covering material conditions, which were beforehand settled on by the Minister.

• There is presently certain approval for Citizenship Officers to seize false or suspected fake archives.

A significant number of the revised changes display in Bill C-6 are planned to upgrade the citizenship procedure and renounce arrangements that advanced saw unequal treatment of a few nationals in specific cases.

Canada Global Talent Stream launched offering work permit within 2 weeks

A fresh pilot program has been launched by Canada, offering 2 weeks of visa processing time for work permit for highly skilled workers. The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a section of the Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, which is an initiative taken to ease the process of hiring skilled international workers, encourages Canada’s economic growth and job creation. It is also a section of Canada Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

This 2 week visa processing program is also applicable on open work permits for spouses/common-law partners, and study permits for dependants.

The Global Talent Stream is further divided into 2 categories. Category A includes Canadian companies with higher growth and referred by an authorized referral partner. Category B permits employers to hire international skilled workers holding special talent under any of the 10 occupations of the National Occupational Code (NOC).

Below is the Global Talent occupations list. (List may get modified periodically)

NOC code Occupation Min. hourly rate Min. annual salary
0213 Computer and information systems managers N/A N/A
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) N/A N/A
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants N/A N/A
2172 Database analysts and data administrators N/A N/A
2173 Software engineers and designers N/A N/A
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers N/A N/A
2175 Web designers and developers N/A N/A
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians $38.94 $81,000
2283 Information systems testing technicians $37.50 $78,000
5241 Digital Media and Design (positions requiring a minimum of five years’ industry experience and specific skills only) $38.46 $80,000

 

Employers wishing to recruit international skilled workers via Global Talent Stream must fulfill the requirements of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in order to achieve the Labour Market Benefits Plan.
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BC PNP Draw welcomed skilled workers, Graduates and Entrepreneurs

BC PNP Update: A sum of 222 specialists, worldwide graduates, and business people have been welcome to apply to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in the region’s most recent migration draw, which occurred on April 19, 2017. Of these Invitations to Appy (ITAs) issued, 16 were to Entrepreneur applicants. The staying 206 were issued to competitors in five sub-classes overseen through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). People who got an ITA from BC are presently in a position to present an application for a common designation endorsement, with which they may then apply to the national government for Canadian changeless inhabitant status.

The SIRS is a focuses based framework that positions and chooses qualified competitors over a scope of sub-classes. At the point when a qualified competitor enrolls through SIRS, he or she is allocated a focuses score and enters a choice pool for the classification in which he or she has enlisted (hopefuls may enlist under one class as it were). Beat positioning hopefuls are issued ITAs in intermittent draws directed by the territory. Note that the ITA as for the BC PNP is distinctive to the ITA issued at the government level in an elected Express Entry draw.

 BC PNP Draw

Stream/category Minimum score Number of invitations
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 90 47
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 85 30
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 90 38
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 85 45
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 45 46
Entrepreneur Immigration 120 16

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 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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Express Entry draw 55: CRS Requirement falling to further Low

Express Entry draw 55: 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 22 February 2017, around 3,611 applicants having 441 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.

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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
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 2,902 468
50 December 22 2,878 475

Click to see all the Express entry draws till date by CIC: Express Entry Draw 2016 -2017.

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Ontario reopening Immigration programs upcoming week

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will be taking visa applications under its most renowned immigration programs in the upcoming week. The selected programs are as follows:

  • Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • International PhD Graduate Stream
  • International Masters Graduate Stream

Earlier in the month of May 2016, there was a temporary hold the above programs as they reached their yearly intake limit.

The Intake target for 2017 is kept at 6,000 applications. This is higher than last year’s intake which was 5,500 applications and also this time it involves visa applications across the entire OINP programs.

Moreover, a latest online visa application process was also planned to be opened along with the opening of these OINP programs. Ontario government mentioned that with this the visa application process will be faster, customer services will improve, and also will aid the Ontario employers in finding eligible skilled workers sooner.

Provincial government also conveyed that these OINP programs will be kept on hold and reopened on a periodic basis. The target behind this strategy is improvement in processing of visa applications.

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Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream

Ontario Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities Stream allows OINP to nominate eligible applicants having required academic qualification, work experience, language capability, and other skills, so that they can enter the federal Express Entry pool. It helps these candidates establish and function into labour market and communities of Ontario.

Among all other requirements, one of the major eligibility requirements is that an applicant must have submitted his or her profile in the Express Entry pool and must score at least 400 or above Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. In case the applicant acquires the OINP nomination certificate under this program, he or she will be given 600 additional CRS points and will be eligible to get an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency.

International PhD Graduate Stream

International PhD Graduate Stream allows candidates who have acquired a PhD qualification from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.

International Masters Graduate Stream

International Masters Graduate Stream is designed for candidates who have acquired a Master’s degree from any of Ontario’s publicly funded universities. Under this stream, job offer is not required.

Further Information and important details are expected to be coming till February 21. Keep in touch…with Make Visas.

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Express Entry Draw 49 is out with 1,936 ITA Issued

Express Entry Draw 49: The most recent Express Entry Draw 49 attract for movement to Canada has brought about 1,936 applicants in the pool with a base Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 497 being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Not at all like the past draw, which occurred on November 30 and just issued ITAs to competitors with a common designation, the December 16 Express Entry Draw 49 was not program particular; all hopefuls in the pool with no less than 497 CRS focuses got an ITA, paying little respect to the program they were qualified under or regardless of whether they had a commonplace assignment declaration.

Notwithstanding, the quantity of applicants who may guarantee focuses for work offer has expanded. The prerequisites encompassing the occupation offer have been casual to incorporate many applicants holding a business particular work allow in Canada, for example, a NAFTA work allow or a work allow issued to Intra-organization transferees.

Subsequently, it was normal that the CRS cut-off point in the main non-program-particular draw after the progressions have come into constrain may really go up to consider the way that more applicants with employment offers may assert extra focuses. This has ended up being the situation, as the CRS slice off indicate has expanded 497 from 470 (disregarding the interceding program-particular draw, hung on November 30).

Express Entry

Express Entry is the framework utilized by IRCC to choose possibility for movement to Canada through the government monetary migration programs. Applicants who wish to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class are required to do as such through Express Entry.

Qualified applicants make a profile which is submitted to the Express Entry pool. After entering the pool, competitors are doled out a CRS score which decides their positioning in the pool. The most noteworthy positioning applicants are issued an ITA in IRCC’s occasional draws.

Applicants in the pool may build their positioning in various ways. Take in more about expanding CRS score and positioning.

Updated 2016 Express Entry Draw: Last 3 months

Draw Minimum CRS Score Date of Draw  ITAs Issued
49 497 December 16 1,936
48 786 (*candidates with a provincial nomination only) November 30 559
47 470 November 16 2,427
46 472 November 2 2,080
45 475 October 19 1,804
44 484 October 12 1,518

See all the express entry draws till date by CIC: Express Entry Draw 2016

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