Immigration programs for international student grads in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 09:00:31 +0000

You have a number of options to stay in Canada after you graduate. Having a Canadian credential plus domestic work experience makes you a prime candidate for several immigration programs. There are some streams that just require a credential, such as a master’s or PhD, but having Canadian work experience or a job offer opens […]

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A big week for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:00:45 +0000

It has been a busy week for Canadian immigration. In addition to two Express Entry draws and multiple Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws, Canada announced six new immigration streams that will offer international graduates, essential workers and French speakers a pathway to permanent residence. Canada announces 6 new immigration programs Essential workers, international student graduates and French […]

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Express Entry: New PNP draw invites 266 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:48:46 +0000

Canada invited 266 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 14. In order to be invited in this draw, candidates needed a score of 753. This minimum score requirement may seem high compared to the average all-program, or Canadian Experience Class-only draw, but that is because invited candidates needed to have previously […]

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Express Entry Q1 2021 report: Canada smashes record as it eyes 401,000 immigration goal

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:00:58 +0000

Canada issued invitations to 44,124 immigration candidates in the first quarter of 2021, by far the most it has issued in a quarter since Express Entry was launched in 2015. Express Entry is the main way that Canada welcomes economic class immigrants. It is a two step process. In step one, candidates must meet the […]

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Express Entry: 284 PNP candidates invited in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:57:14 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on March 31, inviting 284 hopeful new immigrants to apply for permanent residence. Invited candidates needed to have a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). For this reason, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score was 778. The new score […]

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Express Entry: 671 PNP candidates invited

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 19:01:42 +0000

Canada invited 671 Express Entry candidates to send in their applications for permanent residence on March 8. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates who had a minimum score of 739. This score requirement seems high, but that is because everyone invited had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Express […]

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B.C. invites 494 immigration candidates, holds two PNP draws

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:19:11 +0000

British Columbia invited 494 immigration candidates in two separate Provincial Nominee Program draws held on February 16, 2021. A total of 459  invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). More specifically, invitations were issued to candidates in the […]

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2020: a record-breaking year for Express Entry

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 09:00:53 +0000

It was the biggest year in the Express Entry system’s history despite the hits Canada took to immigration levels in 2020. Canada finished off the year issuing 107,350 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates. This was the highest invitation total since the Express Entry system was introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of […]

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Express Entry: Another 5,000 invited in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:01:50 +0000

Canada has invited 5,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held on December 9. Invited candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 469 in order to be invited. This draw brings the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued this year to 102,350, a record […]

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Express Entry: CRS drops to 469

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:19:48 +0000

The Express Entry cutoff score dipped below 470 for the first time in an all-program draw this year. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 469 in order to be invited in the November 25 invitation round. A total of 5,000 invitations were sent to Express Entry candidates, which ties this draw […]

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