What is Express Entry’s tie-break rule?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:52 +0000

Since Canada’s travel restrictions were put in place in mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, every Express Entry draw has seen the tie-break rule implemented. The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates who have the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The candidates are ranked by the date and time their Express […]

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Express Entry CEC draw invites candidates with scores as low as 431

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:25:25 +0000

Today’s Express Entry draw has resulted in invitations for 3,508 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 431. This was the lowest CRS for CEC […]

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Express Entry: 392 PNP candidates receive ITAs

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:08:34 +0000

Canada held another round of Express Entry invitations on June 24, inviting candidates who had provincial nominations. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 392 invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 696 and above. All these candidates had previously received provincial nominations and were awarded an additional 600 points toward their […]

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Sponsoring non-status spouses and common-law partners for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 07:00:38 +0000

There are options for spouses and common-law partners of Canadians to get permanent residence even if they do not have immigration status. Cases involving “lack of status” spouses and partners fall under Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s objective to help keep families together. It also aims to prevent hardship from separating a couple who […]

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Ontario holds second draw in 2 days for Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 20:58:34 +0000

Ontario invited bilingual candidates in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination on June 18. A total of 143 Express Entry candidates were issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) in the new draw. Candidates were invited if they had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores between 424 and 436, and had the eligibility requirements […]

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Ontario draw invites Express Entry candidates with CRS 400

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:07:27 +0000

Ontario held another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw targeting skilled trades workers in the Express Entry system on July 17. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 758 invitations to candidates who may be eligible for the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. This is the largest number of candidates invited through this stream in a […]

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Permis de travail : Québec donne priorité à 24 professions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 02:40:32 +0000

Québec accorde la priorité aux demandes de permis de travail temporaire dans un certain nombre de professions particulièrement en demande pendant la pandémie de coronavirus. La province a également renoncé aux exigences minimales de recrutement pour 23 des 24 professions jugées prioritaires. Normalement, les employeurs du Québec doivent démontrer qu’ils ont tenté de pourvoir les […]

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Immigrant-owned businesses more likely to innovate

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:18 +0000

Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada that are owned by immigrants are statistically more likely to implement a product or process innovation. Immigrant business owners are 8.6 per cent more likely to innovate a new product, and 20.1 per cent more likely to innovate on production processes or methods. They were also more likely to […]

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Express Entry Draw: Lowest CRS for CEC candidates since 2017

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:42:21 +0000

The new Express Entry round issued 3,559 invitations to CEC candidates on June 11. The cut-off score of 437  is a decrease of three points from the previous CEC draw on May 28, which had a minimum score of 440 and was the lowest CRS requirement of 2020. That draw was also the largest CEC-specific […]

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Asylum seekers working in healthcare may get Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 07:00:32 +0000

Canada is working on a temporary program that will give asylum seekers a pathway to permanent residence if they worked in healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic. The program is expected to launch in the next few weeks, Radio Canada reports. Though it is not yet known how many people would be affected, the numbers could […]

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