Express Entry Q1 2022: Smallest first quarter ever as IRCC works on backlog

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 13:00:44 +0000

Canada has been playing catch-up this past quarter, resulting in a relatively slow start to the year for Express Entry. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has so far invited only 6,488 Express Entry candidates to apply, all of whom are Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. Compared to previous first quarters, the start of 2022 has […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for February 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:00:06 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) issued over 5,000 invitations to apply for provincial nomination in February. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the opportunity to create their own immigration streams to better meet their labour market needs and economic development […]

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Canada’s PNP immigration results for January 2022

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2022 13:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) are off to a strong start in 2022 with more than 4,500 invitations to apply for provincial nomination issued last month. The PNP is an immigration program jointly administered by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. It offers Canadian provinces and territories the opportunity to create their own immigration streams […]

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Skilled immigrants: Canada is making progress toward gender equality

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:12:09 +0000

More and more women are finding themselves as the principal applicants in Canada’s Express Entry immigration process. Prospective immigrants to Canada are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to help the federal government assess and rank candidate profiles in the Express Entry pool. Figures provided in the 2018 Express Entry year-end report reveal that […]

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Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:43 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]

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New Express Entry draw invites 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:14:52 +0000

A new Express Entry draw took place Monday, August 12, in which a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with scores of 466 and above. The cut-off score of 466 in today’s draw is seven points above the minimum score of 459 in the previous invitation round […]

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New Express Entry draw issues 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:12:19 +0000

Canada has invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held April 17.  The cut-off score in today’s draw was 451. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main federal economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. […]

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