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Top Canadian Immigration Stories of the Week: September 14-21


Jonathan Arias - 21 September, 2020

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A summary of the most important headlines from this week

 - Joint second largest Express Entry draw ever

 - Over 6,000 immigration candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination in B.C. so far this year

 - Saskatchewan draw invites 621 candidates

Canada invites 4,200 candidates in latest Express Entry draw

The latest Express Entry draw invited 4,200 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 472, three points less than the previous draw. This draw is tied for the second largest Express Entry draw of all time. The previous draw also invited the same number of immigration candidates. 

Express Entry is the system that the federal government uses to manage the pool of candidates for Canada’s main three economic immigration classes: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Canada regularly invites the highest ranked candidates in that pool to apply for permanent residence.

B.C. PNP draw issues 407 invitations

British Columbia invited 407 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in the province’s latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. The minimum required scores for this draw were between 75 and 95 points. These invitations went to candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduates as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories, through the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) streams. The province has invited over 6,000 immigration candidates so far this year.

Saskatchewan invites 621 candidates in latest PNP draw

In its latest Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw, the province invited 621 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. Candidates were invited from the Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupations in Demand subcategories under the International Skilled Worker category. Candidates needed to have work experience in one of three occupations: 

The minimum Expression of Interest (EOI) score required for this draw was 68 for both subcategories.

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