PEI sets new high for 2018 in latest invitation round


Prince Edward Island has issued 270 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates in its Express Entry and Labour Impact Expression of Interest pools.  The October 18 Expression of Interest draw was by far the largest of 2018, eclipsing the previous 2018 high of 152 invitations issued through these two immigration categories […]

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Minimum score decreases by five points in latest Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held Monday, October 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this invitation round returned to 440, which is the lowest score drawn this year. Today’s minimum score is five points less than the minimum Comprehensive […]

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Saskatchewan holds largest EOI draw at lowest scores to date for Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates


The Province of Saskatchewan has invited 853 candidates in its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration sub-categories to apply for a provincial nomination in the largest draw yet from its new International Skilled Worker Expression of Interest pool. A total of 359 Express Entry sub-category candidates were issued invitations to apply in the October 10 […]

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Canada’s new, improved provincial pathways to immigration


Far from taking the summer off, Canada’s Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs spent the months of July, August and September innovating and issuing more than 3,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The big news in the third quarter of 2018 included the largest invitation round so far this year […]

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Express Entry set multiple records in the 3rd quarter of 2018


The Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system had a banner third quarter of 2018, issuing a record high number of invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence over the months of July, August and September.  Introduced in 2015, the  Express Entry system manages the pool of eligible candidates in Canada’s three main economic immigration […]

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Manitoba has welcomed 130,000 immigrants over MPNP’s 20-year history


Manitoba is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its pioneering Provincial Nominee Program, which has welcomed more than 130,000 immigrants since its inception in 1998.  The creation of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, or MPNP, made the province the first in Canada to nominate newcomers for permanent residence through streams tailored to its economic needs and […]

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Express Entry: How Canada’s main economic immigration system has evolved over 100 draws


Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration selection system has come a long way since its introduction in January 2015. Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s main economic immigration categories — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class  — and has now issued more than 213,000 invitations to apply […]

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Rare Monday Express Entry draw drops CRS to 284 for Federal Skilled Trades candidates


The Government of Canada has issued 400 invitations to Express Entry candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class in a rare Monday draw held September 24. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 284. The tie-break date and time for this draw of February 18, 2018, at 12:31:16 UTC. This means that all […]

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PEI conducts new draw for Express Entry, Labour and Business candidates


Prince Edward Island has issued new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to candidates in its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact categories. The province’s Office of Immigration issued a total of 116 invitations to Express Entry and Labour Impact Category candidates and eight to candidates in its Business Impact Category. The minimum […]

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More Express Entry-linked draws with CRS under 400 ‘possible’, Ontario government says


Recent changes to the way minimum scores for Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream are determined could result in further invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores below 400, the provincial government says. A spokesperson for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) told CIC News “it is possible” that the minimum Comprehensive […]

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