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Top Canadian Immigration Stories of the Week: August 24-31

the CanadaVisa Team - 31 August, 2020

BC July 23 Draw PNP
BC July 23 Draw PNP

A summary of the most important headlines from this week

 - Ontario PNP invites 703 Express Entry Candidates

 - B.C. holds another tech draw

 - Prince Edward Island holds largest ever draw

 - PNP draws in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

B.C. invites 72 tech workers in latest draw

In the province’s latest tech pilot draw, British Columbia invited 72 immigration candidates with job offers in 29 eligible occupations. Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams. The minimum score required for this draw was 80.

Prince Edward Island holds the province’s largest ever draw

The largest ever draw in the province’s history saw Prince Edward Island issue 305 invitations to Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration candidates. Candidates invited through Express Entry category must have been in the Express Entry pool. Candidates invited through the Labour Impact or Business Impact categories must have first submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI).

Ontario PNP draw invites 703 Express Entry candidates

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) invited 703 Express Entry candidates who had work experience in targeted occupations. Invited candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of between 466 and 475. Once they receive the provincial nomination, this would grant them an additional 600 CRS points, meaning they would practically guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Saskatchewan invites 570 immigration candidates

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 570 immigration candidates in its latest draw. Candidates were invited from the International Skilled Worker category through the Occupations In-Demand subcategory. Invited candidates needed to have educational credential assessments and an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 68 or 69. Candidates with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 8 and either connections to the province or 10 years of work experience, needed an EOI score of at least 68, otherwise, a score of at least 69 was required.

Manitoba invites 213 PNP candidates in latest draw

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited 213 skilled workers and international student graduates through three streams: Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education streams. The Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream required a minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score of at least 475. The Skilled Workers Overseas stream required a minimum score of 824. Finally, the International Education stream did not have a minimum requirement.

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