Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta removes minimum income requirement updates language minimum for Alberta Opportunity Stream

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program says changes will ‘make it easier for people to apply’

Two important changes have been introduced to the Alberta Opportunity Stream, including the removal of its minimum income requirement and an update to its minimum language requirements.

The removal of the minimum income requirement will be applied to all applications submitted on or after June 14, 2018, which is the day the new Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) began accepting applications.

The AOS is for eligible foreign nationals who are working in Alberta or international graduates who have completed their studies at an approved post-secondary institution in Alberta.

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) said it will continue to check whether candidates are being paid the provincial minimum wage and whether the wage respects the minimum for their occupation as established in their Labour Market Impact Assessment or on the province’s Alis website.

“Successful nominees already have jobs when they apply to the program, which helps to show that they can support themselves and their families,” the AINP update reads.

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The other change concerns minimum language requirements, which the AINP has adjusted for both candidates working in a field that is rated skill level C or D under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) and those working in an occupation with a NOC skill level rating of 0, A or B.

The AINP said the minimum language requirement for those working in NOC C or D jobs will remain at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 and will not increase to CLB 5.

When the Alberta Opportunity Stream was unveiled in June, the AINP said the minimum language requirement would increase to CLB 5 beginning June 14, 2019. This is now no longer the case for NOC C or D rated occupations.

As to candidates working in occupations that are rated NOC 0, A or B, the AINP said the minimum language requirement will remain at CLB 4 until January 1, 2020, at which point it will increase to CLB 5.

“These changes will make it easier for people to apply to the program and will help make sure Alberta can continue to fill job shortages with qualified candidates when there are no Albertans or Canadians available to do the work,” the update reads.

Under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program, Once the employers choose the candidate they have to inform the government to send an invitation to the applicant to apply for the job they have for the applicant. Then the formal procedures come into effect. The point-based visa selection process comes into force to choose the right qualified candidate with eligible points. To know the points allotted to certain categories like age, educational qualifications, experience, language proefficiency, adaptability and character, and culture, please contact Global Gateways in Bangalore. One of the Best Visa Consultants in Bangalore. We are experts for any types of visa to any country.

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Saskatchewan invites 926 Occupations in Demand and Express Entry Candidates

Saskatchewan invites 926 Occupations in Demand and Express Entry Candidates

Saskatchewan invites 926 Occupations in Demand and Express Entry Candidates

Saskatchewan invites 926 Occupations in Demand and Express Entry Candidates

Saskatchewan invites 926 Occupation In-Demand and Express Entry candidates in largest EOI draw yet

In-Demand Occupation invitations reach the new high, minimum score dips to record low

New draws through Saskatchewan’s Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories on November 1 resulted in 926 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

The combined invitations are the most issued yet in a selection round through Saskatchewan’s International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) system, which was introduced in July to manage the pool of candidates for the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand sub-categories.

The invitations included a record high 671 to Occupation In-Demand candidates, of whom the lowest-ranked had a score 61 points.

This was the highest number of invitations and the lowest score yet selected for In-Demand Occupation candidates in the four draws that have been held since the sub-category moved to an EOI system.

Express Entry candidates invited in this latest draw totaled 255 and the lowest-ranked candidate invited had a score of 60, which ties the lowest score selected in the four Express Entry EOI draws that have been held to date.

The Express Entry sub-category is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates must score at least 60 on Saskatchewan’s point assessment grid and have work experience in a high-skilled occupation found on the province’s In-Demand Occupations List, among other criteria. A job offer in Saskatchewan is not required.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which determines their position in the Express Entry pool.

The Occupation In-Demand sub-category is for eligible candidates outside the Express Entry system who score at least 60 points on Saskatchewan’s point assessment grid and have at least one year of work experience in the past 10 years one of the province’s in-demand occupations, among other criteria.

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How the EOI system works

In order to be considered for immigration to Saskatchewan through either the Occupation In-Demand or Express Entry sub-category, the first step is to create an EOI profile.

An EOI profile requires potential candidates to provide details about their education, work experience, language abilities and other factors in order to establish their eligibility. Eligible candidates have then issued a ranking score based on Saskatchewan’s point’s assessment grid.

The highest-ranked candidates in both sub-categories are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws from the EOI pool.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) says a connection to the province can prove decisive in cases where too many candidates have the same score. A connection to the province includes a close family relative or past work or education in Saskatchewan.

Candidates who receive an invitation to apply have 60 days to submit their application and all required documents.

Under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program, Once the employers choose the candidate they have to inform the government to send an invitation to the applicant to apply for the job they have for the applicant. Then the formal procedures come into effect. The point-based visa selection process comes into force to choose the right qualified candidate with eligible points. To know the points allotted to certain categories like age, educational qualifications, experience, language proefficiency, adaptability and character, and culture, please contact Global Gateways in Bangalore. One of the Best Visa Consultants in Bangalore. We are experts for any types of visa to any country.

The company with 22 years of experience in the field of visa consultation and immigration application and documentation preparing will assess your profile whether you are eligible for the program or not. The experts in the professionaly managed company provide free counseling and free assessment for the aspirants.

Visit Global Gateways to know the point system and how many points your profile gets and what are the other conditions applicable to apply for the program.

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Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 for Express Entry, PNP’s

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 for Express Entry, PNP’s

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 for Express Entry, PNP's

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 for Express Entry, PNP’s

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 with prominent roles for Express Entry, PNPs

1.3 million New permanent residents to be welcomed under immigration plan’s targets

Canada is increasing its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 and will extend its multi-year immigration levels plan through 2021, setting the stage for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2021.

The changes were announced as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s 2017 report to Parliament that was made public October 31. The report coincides with the first anniversary of IRCC’s original multi-year levels plan, which was introduced to guide Canada’s immigration planning from 2018 through 2020.

Increasing targets and extending the plan by another year positions Canada to now welcome more than 1.3 million newcomers through the country’s various economic, family and refugee and humanitarian immigration categories between 2018 and 2021, based on its annual targets.

The new 2019-2021 plan calls for gradually increasing admissions targets each year up to 350,000 in 2021. The targets for 2019 and 2020, originally set at 330,000 and 340,000, respectively, have now been increased to 330,800 and 341,000.

“Under this plan, Canada will welcome more talented workers with the skills and expertise our economy needs, reunite more family members and accommodate more refugees looking to start new lives,” Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, said in his introduction to the report.

Prominent roles for Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs

The economic immigration programs managed by the federal Express Entry economic system and Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) will continue to play important roles under the plan, which expands the potential number of admissions through each program in 2019.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Of the 1.3 million new permanent residents that Canada is planning for by the end of 2021, nearly a quarter — 331,000 — are projected to come through the three economic immigration classes managed by Express Entry, based on their annual targets.

PNPs, meanwhile, have a combined target of 255,100 over the four years, which accounts for almost 19 percent of the 1.3 million total admissions over that period.

These programs allow participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a set number of immigration candidates for permanent residence each year based on local labour market needs.

Looked at year-over-year, PNP admissions grow from nearly 18 percent of the overall admissions target for 2018 to 20.2 percent of overall admissions target for 2021.

Hussen highlighted the role of PNPs in IRCC’s extended immigration levels plan, noting that it was “developed in close consultation with provinces and territories, allowing them to bring in more people through their provincial nominee programs.”

Economic immigration programs as a whole will be responsible for the majority of newcomers between 2018 and 2021, with around 60 percent of the 1.3 million new permanent residents arriving through one of Canada’s Economic Class programs. Other programs in this class include the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and economic immigration programs administered by the province of Quebec.

Hussen said this emphasis on economic immigration addresses the “new challenges” that Canada is facing today, namely an aging population and a declining birth rate.

“Growing immigration levels, particularly in the Economic Class, will help us sustain our labour force, support economic growth and spur innovation,” Hussen says.

Notably absent from the Economic Class targets in the updated immigration levels plan were targets for Quebec, which are listed as “to be determined.”

IRCC attributed this to the recent general election in Quebec, which saw the province’s Liberal government fall to the Coalition Avenir Québec.

IRCC said the timing of the election meant Quebec’s planned levels for 2019 and beyond could not be finalized in time to be included in the updated plan, and will be established in consultation with the new government.

Potential Family Class admissions expanded

The immigration levels plan also reflects the federal government’s stated commitments to family reunification.

IRCC is expanding the range of potential admissions through its spouses, partners, and children sponsorship category while maintaining its targets for 2018 through 2020. The target for 2021 through this category is 70,000.

IRCC also expanded the range of potential admissions through its Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program but will maintain its established targets for 2019 and 2020. The admissions target for this program in 2021 is set at 21,000.

“All in all, Canada’s extended immigration levels are good news for people looking for opportunities to start a new life in this country,” said David Cohen, senior partner with the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.

“In a world that seems to be closing its doors to immigrants, this plan reminds us that Canada remains a welcoming beacon of hope.”

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