Canada’s Largest PNP Immigration draws happens in October

Canada’s Largest PNP Immigration draws happens in October

Canada's Largest PNP Immigration draws happens in October

Canada’s Largest PNP Immigration draws happens in October

Four of Canada’s largest PNP Immigration draws so far this year have happened in October

Express Entry streams among those in Ontario, PEI, BC and Saskatchewan that set new year-to-date invitation records

Four new 2018 records have been set in October for the most invitations issued so far this year through provincial immigration streams in Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Ontario and British Columbia.

Many of the streams involved are linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration program — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Most Canadian provinces and territories have a Provincial Nominee Program that allows them to nominate a set number of immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year. Each program has a number of immigration streams, some that are linked to Express Entry and others that are not.

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

The additional 600 points for a provincial nomination effectively guarantee Express Entry candidates an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island PNP

Prince Edward Island PNP

The Atlantic Canada province of Prince Edward Island has an Express Entry-linked immigration stream that does not require candidates to have a job offer in the province.

This popular stream was part of an October 18 draw by Prince Edward Island’s Provincial Nominee Program that saw a 2018 high of 270 invitations issued, surpassing the previous high of 152 invitations set in April.

Candidates in PEI’s non-Express Entry Labour Impact categories were also issued invitations to apply in this draw.

The PEI PNP employs an Expression of Interest (EOI) system typically requires interested candidates to submit a profile detailing their work experience, education, language skills, and other factors.

Profiles are given a score based on the details provided and eligible profiles are entered into the pool of candidates for the selected category.

Candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through monthly draws.

Express Entry candidates may be invited to apply with or without a job in the province, and there have been cases when the PEI PNP will contact Express Entry candidates who have not submitted an EOI to the province but who may be a match for labour market needs in the province.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan PNP

Saskatchewan PNP

Another 2018 high was set this month in the Province of Saskatchewan, located in Canada’s Prairie region, in a draw through one of its popular International Skilled Worker sub-categories.

The draw, held October 10, issued 494 invitations to candidates in the Occupation In-Demand pool — the most issued through the sub-category in a single draw since Saskatchewan switched it to an Expression of Interest system in July.

Candidates are not required to have a job offer in Saskatchewan in order to be eligible for this stream, which is not aligned with Express Entry. Candidates are required to have work experience in one of the 20 occupations found on Saskatchewan’s In-Demand Occupations List, among other criteria.

A parallel draw also held October 10 issued 359 invitations to candidates in the International Skilled Worker’s Express Entry sub-category, which also does not require a job offer in order to be eligible.

Express Entry candidates must also have work experience in a high-skilled occupation that’s considered in-demand in the province, among other criteria.

Ontario

Ontario

Ontario

One of Ontario’s three Express Entry-linked streams also held its largest draw so far this year.

Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and its capital, Toronto, is Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city. The province’s booming tech industry is proving an increasingly popular draw for highly skilled workers, who have been targeted by Express Entry draws.

On October 19, Ontario’s Express Entry-aligned Skilled Trades Stream issued 439 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on October 19.

This was by far the most invitations issued in a single draw this year through the stream, which has now issued 1,445 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Ontario to Express Entry candidates in 2018.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows Ontario to search the federal Express Entry system for candidates currently living in the province who meet the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Experience Class.

Among other criteria, candidates must have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The Skilled Trades Stream does not require a minimum Express Entry CRS score.

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia

On October 17, British Columbia held its largest draw so far this year, issuing 472 invitations to candidates in a number of its Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) holds draws approximately every two weeks for candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level / Semi-Skilled categories of its Skills Immigration Stream.

Most Skills Immigration and B.C. Express Entry categories require a valid job offer from an employer in the province in order to be eligible.

Candidates in the Express Entry BC Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories are also invited through these bi-weekly draws.

Anyone who would like to be considered by the BC PNP through these economic immigration programs must first register through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The SIRS serves as an Expression of Interest system and issues a ranking score based on the BC PNP’s unique points grid.

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Ontario issued new invitations to Skilled Trades and French Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario issued new invitations to Skilled Trades and French Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario issued new invitations to Skilled Trades and French Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario issued new invitations to Skilled Trades and French Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario issued new invitations to Skilled Trades and French Speaking Skilled Workers

Ontario issued new invitations to Express Entry candidates

Invitations issued through Ontario’s Skilled Trades and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams

Ontario has announced new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence for Express Entry candidates, including a 2018 high of 439 invitations through its Skilled Trades Stream on October 19.

This is the most invitations issued through the Skilled Trades Stream in a single draw so far in 2018 and brings the total number of Notifications of Interest (NOIs) issued through the stream this year to 1,445.

The Skilled Trades Stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates currently living in Ontario who have a minimum of one year full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 of Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Experience Class, which is one of the three federal economic immigration categories managed by the Express Entry system.

They must also meet the stream’s provincial criteria, including a minimum proficiency in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5.

There is no minimum Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this stream.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from Ontario are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and move to the front of the line for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

The OINP encourages all Express Entry candidates who would like to be considered for this stream to ensure they indicate their interest in immigrating to either Ontario or “All Provinces and Territories” when creating their Express Entry profile.

Those issued invitations through the Skilled Trades Stream created their Express Entry profiles between January 1, 2018, and October 19, 2018.

More French-Speaking Skilled Worker invitations also issued

The OINP also announced another 39 invitations through its French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

The October 18 invitation round followed an October 11 draw in which Ontario issued 33 invitations through the stream, which the OINP uses to search the Express Entry pool for eligible Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class candidates with CLB 7 in French and CLB 6 in English.

The OINP has now issued 1,316 invitations through this stream in 2018, with new draws happening on an almost weekly basis.

Like the Skilled Trades Stream, there is no minimum CRS score requirement for the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

In order to be considered for either the Skilled Worker or French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams, all candidates must have a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

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Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over the U.S.A

Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over the U.S.A

Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over the U.S.A

Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over the U.S.A

Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over the U.S.A

Canada’s booming tech sector may be part of the reason for rising in job searches from India

A rising number of job seekers from India are looking for work opportunities in Canada over the United States, with searches for tech jobs leading the way, a recent study says.

Canada’s share of job searches conducted from India rose from six to 13 percent between August 2016 and July 2018, says the study by the popular job site, Indeed.

This same period saw the share of searches from India for employment opportunities in the United States drop from 60 to 50 percent, “with Canada picking up most of the displaced interest.”

“This net 17 percentage point narrowing in relative search popularity was easily the largest swing among the countries we analyzed,” Indeed reports.

The study looked at cross-border job searches from 58 countries over the two-year period, with a particular focus on searches targeting Canada and the U.S.

With business analyst, software developer, web developer, data scientist, Java developer, software engineer and data analyst figuring among the top 10 job searches from India, the report said the rising interest in Canada could “prove a boon to the Canadian tech industry.”

Most Searched Jobs

RANK   JOB TITLE

 1         Business Analyst

 2         Mechanical Engineer

 3         Software Developer

 4         Project Manager

 5         Web developer

 6         Data Scientist

 7         Java Developer

 8         Civil Engineer

 9         Software Engineer

 10       Data Analyst

The study said the rise in searches may be partly due to both “Canada’s booming tech scene” and uncertainty about the U.S. H-1B visa program, which the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has tightened.

Indian citizens are by the far the main beneficiaries of the specialty occupations visas, which many workers in tech and other STEM-related fields rely on to work in the U.S.

Canada, meanwhile, has improved access to temporary work visas for eligible skilled workers through the Global Skills Strategy and its Global Talent Stream program.

Overall, the Indeed study showed Canada’s share of searches rose in 41 of the 58 countries analyzed, and dropped in the other 17.

By and large, Canada wasn’t benefiting at the expense of the United States — searches for U.S. jobs also rose in 25 of the 41 countries where Indeed found an increase in Canadian searches.

In the remaining 16 countries, however, Canada’s share grew while searches to the U.S. declined, with the most dramatic shift occurring in India.

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