February 12, 2021

Express Entry applicants who had gotten a provincial nomination were invited in the new round of invitations. 

Canada invited 654 Express Entry applicants to give an application for permanent residence on February 10, 2021. 

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited applicants who had a least score of 720. 

Just applicants who had gotten a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited in the latest draw, which is why the  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was so high. Applicants who have gotten nominations from an Express Entry-aligned PNPs automatically get 600 points added to their overall score.

Todays draw CRS score was 21 points lower than that of the past PNP particular round of invitations held on January 20, 2021. 

Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three federal immigration  programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. 

Applicants in these programs, as well as some PNPs, are given a score based on the CRS. These points are granted based on the applicant’s human capital  factors, for example, age,  education, work experience, and language ability in English or French. 

The points might be granted to an individual or a couple. Express Entry Applicants don’t required to have any experience in Canada in order to be invited to give an application for permanent residence. They do not require an employment offer, but it might give them some additional points. 

The most highest-scoring applicants get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence through standard Express Entry rounds of invitation. When an application has been submitted, IRCC will settle a final decision and send a Confirmation of Permanent Residence if the application is acknowledged. The last step for approved  permanent residents is to settle in Canada and give an application for a PR Card. At this stage, such people are officially moved to Canada and may finally give an application for citizenship. 

If a tie is between applicants, IRCC applies the tie-breaking rule. In the latest draw, applicants who had a CRS score of 720 or over, required to have presented their Express Entry profile before August 14, 2020, at 6:51:00 UTC in order to get an invitation.

Notwithstanding the Covid pandemic, 2020 was a record-breaking year for Express Entry. At the end, Canada had provided 108,350 ITAs to Express Entry applicants. This year is expected to be even bigger, as IRCC has raised immigration targets to make up for the diminished number of new permanent residents entering Canada previous year.


IRCC has now provided 10,654 ITAs through four program-particular draws to begin 2021. 

The year 2021 is anticipated to see more increases as IRCC has raised immigration objectives to compensate for the reduced number of new permanent residents entered to Canada previous year. IRCC is also likely to place greater reliance on potential migrants and skilled workers  already in Canada to complete these objectives, in part because of the continuing Covid measures and the current difficulties related with border closures and limitations. 

IRCC has not yet held an all-program draw in 2021. 

Canada is anticipated to welcome 401,000 new migrants this year, of these, 108,500 are allocated to come by an Express Entry-managed program. These objectives are anticipated to grow up over the next three years, rising to 110,500 in 2022 and 113,750 in 2023.

February 9, 2021

He presented a fake job letter at the border, but actually wanted to meet his partner.

An American citizen has pleaded guilty for misstatement at the Canada-U.S. border. The man had expressed that he was searching entry in order to carry out fundamental work, when in actuality, he wanted to meet his partner who lives in Canada.

The man, Lyell Sullivan Buttermore, looked to enter Canada through the Lansdowne port of entry, and presented a job letter as evidence to his claim.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers noticed irregularities with the job letter, and upon more questioning, found that Buttermore faked the document and was really wishing to meet his partner.

He was then captured and accused of attempting to go around Canada’s travel and border limitations, and trying to enter Canada with the assistance of faked documents.

On December 8, Buttermore pleaded guilty to immigration misstatement in Brockville, Ontario. He was punished to a conditional discharge with 12 months of probation. This implies that no punishment will happen until the crime is submitted once more. Terms incorporate a CAD $2,000 gift to Lanark and Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health Services.

“Our officers guarantee that the individuals who are allowed entry into Canada are complying to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and current border limitations,” said Stephanie Chenier, a CBSA Director in the Northern Ontario Region, “Stopping the individuals who misstatement themselves is critical to securing the health and safety of Canadians as well as maintaining the honesty of our borders and immigration processes.”

In March 2020, Canada introduced travel and border limitations to control the spread of COVID-19.Travellers should be entering Canada for a crucial reason. These limitations are still set up.

Certain people are exempt from these travel limitations, for example, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and their close relatives, among others.

Nonetheless, Canada is strongly discouraging residents of Canada from travelling for an unnecessary reason such as for vacation. Prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that the individuals who go on vacation or travel for an unnecessary reason, won’t be able to claim the CAD $1,000 sickness advantage to cover the expense of their isolated period upon their return.

February 1, 2021

Former international students who are currently in Canada on a expiring Post-Graduation Work Permit can get a new open work permit under a public policy that takes effect today.

A new policy that permits former international students to get a new one-time open work permit if theirs is about to finish takes effect today.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now receiving applications presented by former international students who want to acquire a new open work permit if their Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is expired or about to expire.

The new open work permits will be legitimate for 18 months.

It will empower previous former international students to live in Canada and continue to search for work. Unlike manager- particular work permits, where a foreign worker is bound to a single manager in Canada, open work permits permit foreign nationals to work for any manager they pick.

To give an application for an open work permit under the new policy, international students should complete the following prerequisites:

have a PGWP that finished on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that finishes in 4 months or less from the date of application;
be in Canada;
have a legitimate provisional status or be applying to reestablish your status;
have a legitimate passport.

The online application period is open from today until July 27, 2021.

IRCC offers the PGWP as part of its endeavors to attract international students and hold them as skilled workers. International students who graduate from Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) may be eligible to give an application for a PGWP for up to three years.

Getting a PGWP provides international students the chance to search for and secure a job across Canada from any manager of their choice. All the years of Canadian work experience they gather can then be utilized toward an immigration application.

Skilled worker immigration programs highly value education and work experience that is acquired in Canada. Express Entry, Quebec Experience Program, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and other pathways put highly value on Canadian work experience. Express Entry applicants, for example, are given extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points based on their Canadian study and work experience.

For students with very less or no work experience, having Canadian work experience and being already integrated into a local labour market can often be the deciding element in determining whether they will be qualified for permanent residence under Canada’s immigration programs.

Former international students who want to make the move to permanent residence in Canada often depend on the PGWP to accomplish this objective.

PGWPs have a fixed span and can’t be resumed or expanded, which implies that the individuals who hold these permits have a restricted amount of time to take benefit of all the advantages they can offer. The COVID-19 pandemic has put students who recently graduated at a disadvantage contrasted to past companions because of a weaker labour market.

A notable number of international graduates have not had the option to secure work, have been laid off, or have seen their hours decreased. The Government of Canada hopes that this new international student policy will assist offset the difficulties and hurdles that the current global health crisis has generated for this populace.

The new policy is also the recent in a series of measures presented by IRCC in latest months to address growing concerns about the decrease in the number of international students who have had the option to study, live and work in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic.

IRCC has underlined a few events during the previous year that it gives a high priority on maintaining international students who come to Canada. They are a significant part of the pool of workers eligible of meeting worker needs in regions, for example, health care and technology and guaranteeing Canada’s future economic and social success.

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