An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 11:00:07 +0000

Canadian provinces issued 3,625 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence last month. Canadian provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Each province sets its own criteria for selecting eligible foreign workers for Canadian permanent residence under its respective PNP. By having […]

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Express Entry: CRS 717 for PNP candidates, lowest of 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:05:25 +0000

Canada invited 381 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 28. Invited candidates needed to have previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This is why the cutoff score was 717 because PNP candidates automatically get 600 points added to their human capital score. This is the lowest score […]

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Saskatchwan PNP draw: 269 invited

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 13:05:21 +0000

Saskatchewan invited 269 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on April 22. If invited candidates receive the nomination, they will be one step closer to Canadian permanent residence. The invitations went to candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP), specifically from the International Skilled Worker category. Of those […]

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Coronavirus measures affecting PNP applicants in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:48 +0000

Canadian provinces and territories have made adjustments to their immigration programs so that new immigrants can still become permanent residents during the pandemic. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have been operating throughout the coronavirus outbreak, and there’s no sign of stopping in 2021 either. These programs serve an important purpose to regional economies. They were designed […]

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Should I enter the Express Entry pool if I have a low CRS?

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00:35 +0000

Are you among those with a low CRS score who feel it may not be worthwhile to submit an Express Entry profile? You may have been following recent rounds of invitations and see that most candidates who received an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through recent draws scored above 460 on the […]

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2020 was a big year for Canada’s PNPs

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 09:00:06 +0000

Canada’s provinces continued to be actively involved in strengthening Canada’s immigration system in 2020. Over the past year, and despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have kept the number of provincial nominees constant and continued adding new immigration streams to meet their most pressing and specific needs. The PNP […]

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Canada gives second chance to PNP applicants who lost jobs to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:24:53 +0000

Certain Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants who lost their job due to coronavirus will have until 2021 to get a new job and not lose their nomination. Between September 17 and November 17, provincial and territorial jurisdictions can request for paper-based PNP applications to be placed on hold if applicants lost their job offer as […]

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Canada invites 3,400 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:30:14 +0000

The Government of Canada issued 3,400 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held January 22. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw was 471, a reduction of 2 points over the minimum score in the previous Express Entry draw held January 8. Immigration, Refugees […]

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Canada could accept more refugees through economic immigration programs, Immigration Minister says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:57:43 +0000

Canada could increase the number of refugees it accepts each year by channelling those with employable skills through the country’s economic-class immigration programs.  Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said Thursday on the occasion of World Refugee Day that he would like to “massively” accelerate a pilot launched last year that links […]

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Canada’s PNPs offer alternative to Quebec immigration reforms

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:00 +0000

The recent passage of controversial immigration reforms in Quebec stand in stark contrast to news from Canada’s other provinces, which are slated to welcome an increasing number of newcomers over the next three years through the Provincial Nominee Program. Known as the PNP, the program allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a specified number […]

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