Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Immigration to BC in Early August

Workers, Graduates, Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Immigration to BC in Early August

Workers, Graduates, Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Immigration to BC in Early August

Workers, Graduates, Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for Immigration to BC in Early August

A broad range of skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to submit an application to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in early August, following draws that took place on August 2 and August 9, respectively.

A portion of the invited candidates is now in a position to submit their BC PNP provincial nomination application through one of the enhanced sub-categories aligned with the federal Express Entry selection system. If and when these candidates receive a BC PNP nomination certificate, they will receive 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and an Invitation To Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw from the pool. It should be noted that the ITA with respect to the BC PNP is not the same as the ITA issued at the federal Express Entry level. The remaining skilled worker and graduates invitees will have their applications for permanent residence processed outside Express Entry after they receive a nomination from BC.

The early August BC PNP activity also included a ‘tech-only’ draw, a new initiative started by BC last May.

Eligible individuals interested in applying for immigration to Canada through certain categories of the BC PNP, including five of the six categories through which candidates were invited in these draws, are required to enter into the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) pool. Candidates are assigned points score upon entry into the pool. This score is based on civil status, education, work experience, and other factors. The highest-ranking candidates in the SIRS pool are issued ITAs in periodic draws conducted by the government of BC.

In addition to these SIRS-based categories, a total of 13 candidates were invited under the BC Entrepreneur immigration stream.

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
August 9, 2017

(Includes tech-only draw on August 2)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 77 464
EEBC – International Graduate 75
SI – Skilled Worker 77
SI – International Graduate 75
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 45
Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
August 2, 2017 Entrepreneur Immigration 123 13

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker

The Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker category is for international skilled workers who have post-secondary education or training and employment experience in a professional, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation. Candidates must be eligible to enter the federal Express Entry pool. A successful application under this category results in the candidate receiving 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and a subsequent ITA at the federal level.

Express Entry BC – International Graduate

International graduates who have graduated from a Canadian university or college within the past two years may be eligible to apply under the Express Entry BC – International Graduate category. Interestingly, this category is open to eligible graduates who graduated from a university or college in any location in Canada; it is not restricted to graduates from BC universities and colleges. This category is also aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker

This base category is open to workers with post-secondary education or training and employment experience in a skilled occupation. A job offer is required.

Skills Immigration – International Graduate

This category is for international students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college within two years of applying to the BC PNP. While applicants do not necessarily need prior work experience, applicants are required to obtain a job offer from a B.C. employer.

Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

This category is open to candidates who may not be eligible for other Canadian immigration programs, as it allows certain non-skilled workers to apply for permanent residence. Candidates must work in an eligible occupation within the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or food processing industries, or in an NOC skill level C or D occupation in the Northeast Development Region of the province.

Entrepreneur Immigration

This stream provides a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for experienced business people who can establish themselves in BC and invest in and operate a commercially viable business that can provide significant benefits to the provincial economy. Successful applicants will obtain a work permit and, if the business operation in BC fulfills the requirements of the stream on an ongoing basis, they will be able to apply for permanent residence in Canada through the BC PNP.

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Saskatchewan Reopens Occupations In Demand Sub-Category

Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

Saskatchewan Reopens ‘Occupations In-Demand’ Immigration Sub-Category for Skilled Workers

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will welcome up to 1,200 new applications under the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In Demand sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) during an intake period that began on August 9.

Applications to this ‘base’ sub-category, which is not aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system, are received on a first-come, first-served basis. No job offer is required in order for an eligible person to submit an application.

A successful application will result in a provincial nomination certificate being issued; with this nomination, the applicant (as well as an accompanying spouse/common-law partner and any dependent children, if applicable) may then apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status.

The current intake period is the third intake of 2017.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible under the Occupations In Demand sub-category, applicants must:

Have proof of legal status, if currently residing in Canada;

Have a minimum language score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4;

Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system (the program of study must have resulted in a degree, diploma, certificate, or a certificate equivalent to a trade certificate);

Have at least one-year of paid work experience in the past ten years related to their field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan (See in-demand occupations list, below);

Obtain proof of eligibility for Saskatchewan licensure if their profession is regulated in Saskatchewan and requires mandatory (compulsory) certification or licensing;

Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan; and

Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the point assessment grid.

In-Demand Occupations

Saskatchewan has made a slight revision to the list. Facility operation and maintenance managers (National Occupational Classification code 0714) are no longer included, while Geological and mineral technologists and technicians (NOC 2212) have been added.

No licensure required

Of the 42 occupations on the new list, 19 do not require any professional licensure. An eligible individual with work experience in one of these occupations may apply to the SINP and receive a nomination certificate without ever applying for or obtaining any professional licensure.

NOC OCCUPATION
0124 Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers
0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1122 Managers in Professional occupations in business management consulting
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations
2211 Chemical technologists and technicians
2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
2121 Biologists and related scientists
2123 Agricultural representatives, consultants, and specialists
2225 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
2231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2253 Drafting technologists and technicians
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0821 Managers in agriculture
0911 Manufacturing managers
0912 Utilities managers

Professional licensure required

Saskatchewan requires certain applicants to apply for professional licensure in order for the immigration application to be processed successfully. This process may be completed from outside Canada.

An application submitted by an applicant in one of these occupations that do not include the appropriate proof of licensure may be held for processing until this proof is provided. All other required documentation must be included, otherwise, the application will be returned to the applicant and the CAD $300 government processing fee may not be refunded.

The process of obtaining licensure depends on the occupation in question, as well as other potential factors, such as the applicant’s professional and/or academic background. The processing times listed in the table below represent best case scenario outcomes. Delays may occur if the organization in question has to wait for a third party, such an educational institution, to send additional required documentation, such as transcripts.

NOC OCCUPATION NON-RESIDENT OF CANADA PATHWAY TO LICENCURE APPROXIMATE PROCESSING TIME
0211 Engineering managers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2131 Civil engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2132 Mechanical engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2141 Industrial and manufacturing engineers Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 1 year
2151 Architects Refer to Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) notes 2 months
2154 Land surveyors Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) 1 month
2173 Software engineers and designers Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) 6-8 weeks
2175 Web designers and developer Canadian Association of Information Technology Professionals (CIPS) 6-8 weeks
4151 Psychologists College of Psychologists Variable
4212 Social and community service workers Canadian Association of Social Workers 6-12 weeks
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants Ministry of Education 2-4 weeks
3211 Medical laboratory technologists Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists From 45 days to 1 year or longer
3216 Medical sonographers Sonography Canada Variable
6331 Meat cutters Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7231 Machinists Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7272 Cabinetmakers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7311 Industrial mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7312 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7321 Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7322 Motor vehicle body repairers Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable
7237 Welders Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) Variable

“We have seen intake periods for this sub-category last a matter of days, or even a shorter length of time. Taking into account that it operates on a first-come, first-served basis, potential applicants would be well advised to prepare documentation and have it reviewed in advance, even if they do not manage to submit their application this time around,” says Attorney David Cohen.

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IRCC has invited 2,991 candidates in the Express Entry Draw

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

IRCC has welcomed 2,991 applicants in the Express Entry draw to apply for perpetual living arrangements in the second attract to happen so far this August.

Applicants with at least 433 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) focus will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) because of the August 9 draw. This is the most minimal CRS cut-off limit since May, and accordingly the least since changes to the CRS — including the presentation of extra focuses for French speakers and competitors with a kin in Canada — were actualized toward the beginning of June.

The three past draws that occurred since those progressions happened all had a CRS cut-off edge in the 440’s. The way that the most recent draw took after rapidly after the last draw, which occurred precisely seven days back on August 2, would have been a contributing component to the abatement in the limit this time around, as longer crevices between attracts enable more contender to enter the pool.

Following today’s draw, the total number of ITAs issued since Express Entry was launched in January 2015 stands at 125,587. Of these, 60,742 have been issued so far this year; this is significantly more than the total number issued in all of the last year.

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Getting a valuable Invitation to Apply

The accompanying speculative situations grandstand how an assorted scope of applicants in the pool can get an ITA, enabling them to present an application for changeless habitation. Going with relatives, including mates or custom-based law accomplices, and ward kids may likewise come to Canada alongside the vital candidate. IRCC plans to process applications inside a half year.

Josephina is 30 and has been working a visual creator for a long time. She a Bachelor’s degree and as of late composed the IELTS, scoring 8 in every classification. She has never worked or considered in Canada. Her 433 would be adequate to get an ITA following the most recent draw.

Esmerelda is 33 and has been filling in as an instructor for a long time. She has a Master’s degree and an underlying propelled English capability. Her significant other, Sol, possesses his own particular business, yet his most elevated amount of finished training is secondary school and he has a halfway capability in English. Their CRS score of 436 would have been adequate to get an ITA.

Paul is 40 and has been filling in as a college teacher for a long time. He has a Master’s degree and a propelled English capability. He additionally has a sibling in Canada. He has never worked or contemplated in Canada. His CRS score of 436 would set him in place to present an application for changeless home after the draw on August 9.

Ronaldo and Bernice are a couple and were both universal understudies who finished their Bachelor’s degrees in Ontario, Canada. Both are 35 years of age and have been filling in as advisors since graduating school in May 2016. Both have a high halfway capability in English. Before concentrating in Canada, Ronaldo got three years of work encounter dealing with an eatery. Their score of 436 would have been adequate to get an ITA following the most recent draw.

How low may it go?

“Following the progressions presented in June, it might have shown up, in any event at first glance, that there was a respite in movement regarding Express Entry. For a brief time frame, draws were less and advance between. Notwithstanding, IRCC was caught up with guaranteeing that the fundamental updates to the pool were being made, and now we are seeing what may possibly be the start of more customary draws and a diminishing in CRS cut-off edges after some time,” says Attorney David Cohen.

“Regardless of whether the base focuses prerequisite keeps on diminishing stays to be seen, however, IRCC has been certain that Express Entry is currently the principal driver of monetary migration to Canada. For applicants in the pool, there might be approaches to enhance your positioning; for people and families who need to move to Canada yet who are not yet in the pool, it is essential to check your qualification initially, and afterward, go from that point.”

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