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Manitoba Immigration invites 426 candidates through the MPNP

Syed Khan – 17 October 2021,

Manitoba Immigration sent out 426 invitations in its latest PNP draw held last week. The invites were sent out through three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The summary of the draw is as follows:

Name of the programNo. of invites sentMinimum EOI score required:
Skilled Workers in Manitoba350446
Skilled Workers Overseas21729
International Education Stream55No minimum score

Among these, 84 invitations were sent out to candidates in the Express Entry system.

About the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream: It is a stream aimed at international SW’s with skills in Manitoba’s In-Demand Occupations. Applicants and spouses with close family connections, language proficiency, training, and experience to find jobs quickly, all give the candidate a priority. It includes both a Canada Express Entry Pathway and a direct provincial pathway.

a) Manitoba Express Entry Pathway

b) Human Capital Pathway

About the International Education Stream: This is aimed at international graduates from Manitoba colleges and universities. Under the stream, applicants are no longer required to work for six months in their field before applying for an MPNP nomination.

a) Career Employment Pathway

b) Graduate Internship Pathway

c) Student Entrepreneur Pathway

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Province of Quebec announces funding of $20 million for settlement of immigrants

Syed Khan – 16 October 2021,

 The province of Quebec announced this week that it will invest over $20 million into its settlement services for immigrants over a period of three years. The announcement was made by Immigration Minister Nadine Girault.

This sum of investment includes $7.4 million allotted for 78 projects. These projects involve over 17 regions of Quebec through its Community Support Program, the Programme d’appui aux collectivités (PAC) which was announced in late February.

From 2019-2021, Quebec has invested in settlement services for immigrants through 74 service centers.

Quotes by Immigration Minister Nadine Girault at the announcement:

“The integration of immigrants is our collective responsibility and requires that all stakeholders in Quebecois society work together. Our government is deeply committed to helping these people participate fully in our labor force and in society. In conjunction with community and non-profit organizations, we can create an environment conducive to immigration that enhances the economic and social vitality of all the regions of Quebec.”

“Attracting and retaining immigrants to our communities, particularly those in the outlying regions, allows businesses to grow due to these skilled workers and helps resolve labor shortages in several of our economic sectors”

The steps taken by Quebec to help immigrants settle down in the province:

  • Doubling of upper limit on percent of temporary foreign workers that a business can hire in some regions of the province.
  • Offering Temporary Open Work Permits, (the Permis de travail ouvert transitoire – PTOT) to skilled workers who have applied for permanent residence.
  • Announcement of a new pathway to permanent residency under the International Mobility Program which enables 7,000 workers to be brought in annually without having to complete a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

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Canada US land border to reopen for fully vaccinated starting from 8 November

Syed Khan – 15 October 2021,

The land border between Canada and the United States will soon be reopening for the first time since it was closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 20202. The border will be reopening to non-essential travel by fully vaccinated Canadians into the US. This means that Canadians can undertake family trips, or drive into the US for leisure. This permission has been allowed for US travelers since Aug 9 of this year.

Canada’s requirements for US travelers:

  • No proof of negative test before crossing at land or seaport of entry is needed.
  • Canadian travelers going back to their country need to show a negative PCR test within 72 hours of re-entry into Canada.

The US requirements regarding travel:

  • Travelers need to show a negative test result at the border. The test should be taken no more than three days before departure.
  • Of course, all basic travel documents, such as a passport, remain requirements to cross the border.
  • To enter the U.S. for a duration of fewer than 72 hours, travelers are allowed to conduct their pre-entry test in Canada before they leave the country.
  • If fully vaccinated, travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival into Canada, provided they have a negative test and are not symptomatic.

Quote from Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair:

The Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair has stated that he expects the U.S. policy regarding travel across the border to be “harmonized” with Canada’s, but there is a difference in what the US expects travelers to show before entry and what Canadians are expected to show.

Will mixed vaccine doses be accepted?

The AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is not approved for use in the U.S yet the country is expected to recognize travelers who have been fully vaccinated with this vaccine>

However, there is uncertainty if mixed vaccines will be accepted and travelers who received mixed dose regimes will be recognized as fully vaccinated by the U.S.

“The World Health Organization recognizes the mixed doses, and that should be good enough,” said New York Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins

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British Columbia invites 409 candidates in its latest PNP draw

Syed Khan – 14 October 2021,

British Columbia immigration issued 409 invitations in two of its latest draws via the BC PNP. In the draws held on 12th October, the first was a general draw and the second was a NOC specific draw targeting two NOC codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and 0631 for Restaurant and Food Service Managers.

The data from both draws are given below:

DrawNo. of InvitesStreamsMinimum CRS score
General Draw365569-91
NOC specific draw1014104 for all

In the first general draw, the province issued 365 invitations through five streams, in the NOC-specific draw, 101 invites were issued through four streams. Minimum scores for the first were in the range of 69 to 91, while the second one had a minimum score of 104.

The BC PNP draws were started in May 2017 and are aimed specifically at certain NOC codes. It features four streams with each of the streams being as follows:

  • SI – Skilled Worker stream
  • SI – International Graduate stream
  • EEBC – Express Entry BC Skilled Worker stream
  • EEBC – Express Entry BC International Graduate stream

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been converted to the permanent immigration stream and renamed. It has a list of 29 target occupations with relaxed duration requirements.

For this stream, the job offer must be:

  • For one of the 29 targeted occupations
  • For at least the duration of one full year
  • Valid for at least 120 days at the time of application

Reopening of the El-base category:

Intake of applications in the EI-base category had been temporarily suspended earlier. The stream is under review and British Columbia Immigration plans to announce details regarding its reopening in early 2022.

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Alberta Immigration invites 275 Express Entry candidates in the latest draw

Syed Khan – 13 October 2021,

Alberta Immigration, in its latest draw held on September 30, issued 275 invitations to Express Entry candidates. The minimum CRS score required to qualify was 300 points on the grid.

For AINP draws, the data for the month of September is as follows:

DateNo. of invitesCRS Score
September 7500 candidates300
September 14385 candidates300
September 21450 candidates300
September 30275 candidates300

Alberta Immigration has issued 1610 invites and held four Alberta Express Entry stream draws this month.

Requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream:

  • Candidates must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Should be working in a field that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • They should have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

The following factors may increase the candidates chance to receive an NOI:

  • Having a job offer from an Albertan employer
  • Have work experience in Alberta
  • Graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution

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Nova Scotia Immigration invites 330 candidates in two draws held on October 7th

Syed Khan – 11 October 2021,

The Nova Scotia Immigration invited 330 candidates via the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream in its latest draws held on October 7th. In both draws, Express Entry candidates with skilled work experience were invited.

286 candidates were invited in the first draw and 44 candidates were invited in the second draw via the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

Requirements for the first draw of 286 skilled workers:

  • Have a job offer from a Nova Scotian employer for full-time skilled work in Nova Scotia that lasts at least one year after your permanent resident visa is issued
  • Have at least one year worth of work experience in a skilled occupation
  • Should have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least 5 in English
  • Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent
  • Submit the application no later than 11:59 p.m., November 6, 2021

Documents to be submitted along with the application are:

  • Copies of language test certificates
  • Proof of education (degree or high school equivalent)
  • A job offer showing the title and duties of the position related to the job offer, NOC Code of the position, annual salary, number of weekly hours, duration of job offer and work address.

The NSNP also invited 44 carpenters in the second draw. Requirements for the second draw are as follows:

  • Have a primary occupation as a carpenter (NOC code 7271).
  • Have at least two years of skilled trades experience
  • Have a CLB score of 5 or higher in English in all language abilities in the language test
  • Provide letters of reference from employers to demonstrate that they have two or more years of skilled trades experience as a carpenter.
  • Submit the application no later than 11:59 p.m., November 6, 2021

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Canadian passport ranks 8th in the top 10 of the most powerful worldwide

Syed Khan – 10 October 2021,

The Canadian passport ranks as among the most powerful passports in the world according to the latest ranking released on Passport Index.

Passport Index is a real-time global list that sorts passports of various countries based on if and how it allows its holders the ability to travel without a visa to other countries. This ranks all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations the passport holder can access without a prior visa.

The Canadian passport ranks 8th on the list. The countries included along with Canada are the United Kingdom, France, Malta, the Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and the United States.

The list included 116 countries. Access to travel without a visa is indicative of the freedom of citizens of the country. Before traveling to Canada, holders of visa-exempt passports are required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization. It costs $7 CAD and can be obtained online.

The ranking is as follows:

  1. Japan and Singapore – 192 points
  2. Germany, South Korea – 190 points
  3. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain – 189 points
  4. Austria and Denmark – 188 points
  5. France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden – 187 points
  6. Belgium, New Zealand, and Switzerland – 186 points
  7. Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom, and the United States – 185 points
  8. Australia and Canada – 185 points
  9. Hungary – 183 points
  10. Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia – 182 points

If you are the holder of a Canadian passport you can travel visa-free to 97 countries and to another 45 countries that only require a visa upon arrival. The Canadian passport was given high points on the ranking and this is echoed by the findings of the latest quarterly report by Henley & Partners.

Dual citizenship is also extremely common in Canada with almost one in 20 Canadians holding more than one passport. Foreign nationals from 49 countries can become Canadian citizens while also retaining their citizenship in their home countries. However, there is no official recognition of dual citizenship by the Canadian government.

A Canadian passport holder with dual citizenship can also visit the country they hold the passport of without getting a visa. This reduces visa processing fees and other expenses too. Dual citizens, however, will not be exempt from legal obligations to obey all laws with regards to military service, providing for the public education system, and paying taxes.

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Ontario Immigration issues 486 NOI’s in latest Human Capital Priorities draw

Syed Khan – 9 October 2021,

Ontario Immigration issued 486 Notifications of Interests (NOI) in the latest Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream draw. In the draw held on 6th October, 18 occupations were targeted and the range of CRS scores ranged from 463 to 467 points.

The Ontario Immigration issues NOI’s at regular time intervals throughout the year.

This stream targets skilled workers who have expressed an interest to live and work in Ontario. These skilled workers should have the skills and abilities to successfully establish themselves in the province.

The draw targeted jobs with the following National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

S.no:NOC code:Occupation name:
1.NOC 0114 Other administrative services managers
2.NOC 0311  Managers in health care
3.NOC 0601Corporate sales managers
4.NOC 0122Banking, credit, and other investment managers  
5.NOC 0124Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers
6.NOC 0125 Other business services managers  
7.NOC 0211Engineering managers
8.NOC 0731Managers in transportation  
9.NOC 0631Restaurant and foodservice managers
10.NOC 0711 Construction managers
11.NOC 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
12.NOC 2161Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries
13.NOC 0911Manufacturing managers
14.NOC 1121Human resources professionals
15.NOC 3012Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
16.NOC 3211Medical laboratory technologists
17.NOC 3233Licensed practical nurses
18.NOC 3231Opticians

Requirements to qualify for the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream:

  • Hold the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Have a minimum of CLB/NCLC level 7 in English or in French in language proficiency
  • Ongoing profile under the Federal Express Entry system and be qualified for either the FSWP or the CEC.
  • Hold a minimum of 1-year of full-time, or full-time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B, in the past five years if applying under the FSWP or in the past three years if applying under CEC.
  • Intention to reside in the province of Ontario.
  • Should reside in Canada with, if applicable.
  • Should give proof of the required settlement funds.

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Do you really need an Immigration Consultant in Surrey BC Canada?

The immigration process is a complex and difficult path to understand. The application process is not easy and needs proper professional guidance for fruition. 

IRCC rules constantly change based on Government Policies. Sometimes you may not know all of these changes, however the Immigration Consultant in Surrey BC Canada always is abreast of the changes.

Benefits to hiring an Immigration Consultant in Surrey BC Canada

They are many beneficial aspects to hiring an Immigration Expert.

Some of these are listed below:

  • Reduction of expensive mistakes  

An IRCC Immigration Officer can return the application for clarification due to small errors. This means resending the application back with corrections or even the need to fill a new application.

All of the delays in your immigration process can be avoided through hiring Immigration Professional as they know how to present the information accurately and complete the process flawlessly.

  • Understand Regulation and Permits 

Based on circumstances, your application for Canadian Application may take a long time, however if some specific IRCC Regulations are followed and IRCC criteria are meet, the process can be seamless.

A benefit to hiring an Immigration Consultant in Surrey BC Canada is that they know all the IRCC Regulation, can help you to understand and provide a strategic path to meet with your expectation.

  • Get an overall concept of options available  

Several options are there with the IRCC Act and Regulation, a few to mention Business Immigration, Study Permit, Federal Skilled Work, Family Sponsorship, Express Entry. 

The Immigration Expert knows all of these, can advise you to look at the best fit option based on your needs. 

Each application is different, and only the Expert can recommend a correct path to a successful outcome.

  • Knowing of rules

Even after getting the approval of the application, the Immigration process is not complete. They are rules to follow and complete before you are issued the Right of Landing Paper.

  • Looking for the best interest 

The most important benefit to hiring an Immigration Expert is they work in your interest. Experience tells that they can defend the case and provide you with the right immigration advice

This immigration system is a long drawn complex procedure. Working with Immigration Experts you are passing the stress to the experts based on their knowledge and relive yourself to relax.

  • Give detailed attention

The entire process of immigration is not easy, as you go through the various stages of timeline procedures. Make it simple, avoid mistakes in your application and leave the responsibility to the Experts. Therefor working with the Immigration Consultant they will have the ownership the application to do justice.

Working with the Immigration Consultant helps towards the Immigration application process, increase chances of success as the expert will work to provide you with you an option within the IRCC Act and Regulation.

I Can Help Immigration Services offer you the best Immigration Consultant in Surrey BC Canada. With a experienced team of expert and errors and omission insurance certificate for a million dollars you will have a peace of mind. Visit our website https://icanhelpimmigration.com/ today for information. 

BC immigration issues 108 invites in latest BC PNP Tech draw

Syed Khan – 8 October 2021,

British Colombia Immigration has issued 108 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in its latest BC PNP Tech draw. In the draw held on 5 October, the invites were sent through four streams of the BC PNP. The minimum score for all streams was 70 points on the grid, which is 10 points less than the previous draw.

Each of the streams is as follows:

  • SI – Skilled Worker stream
  • SI – International Graduate stream
  • EEBC – Express Entry BC Skilled Worker stream
  • EEBC – Express Entry BC International Graduate stream

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been converted to the permanent immigration stream and renamed. It has a list of 29 target occupations with relaxed duration requirements.

For this stream, the job offer must be:

  • For one of the 29 targeted occupations
  • For at least the duration of one full year
  • Valid for at least 120 days at the time of application

Occupations targeted under this stream are:

  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical and electronics engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • Telecommunication carriers’ managers
  • Computer and information systems managers
  • Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts
  • Information systems analysts and consultants
  • Database analysts and data administrators
  • Software engineers and designers
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • Biological technologists and technicians
  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • Computer network technicians
  • Web designers and developers
  • Editors
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters
  • Broadcast technicians
  • Audio and video recording technicians
  • User support technicians
  • Information systems testing technicians
  • Authors and writers
  • Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
  • Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

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