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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-11-17 21:07:02

Are you the lucky one !!

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,000 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place the morning of Wednesday, November 8. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 458.

This latest draw, the 77th to take place since Express Entry was first introduced in January, 2015 and the 27th so far this year, is the first draw to operate under a new procedure whereby in the event that multiple candidates have tied CRS scores, profiles are ranked according to the date and time of submission of the profiles, with profiles that have been in the pool longer being prioritized for invitation over newer profiles. This ‘tie-break’ policy was first unveiled by IRCC as a possible future strategy last June. Therefore, it is possible that not all candidates with exactly 458 CRS points were invited on this occasion.

Last week, the federal Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen signed off on two Express Entry draws, in which only those candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), as well as candidates with a provincial nomination, were invited to apply. Candidates with a provincial nomination obtained through an ‘enhanced’ Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream receive 600 additional CRS points and an ITA at a subsequent draw from the pool.

Program-specific draws, such as those that took place last week, are the exception rather than the norm. In those draws, IRCC invited 795 candidates to apply, a factor that may have contributed to the relatively low number of candidates invited in today’s draw. As a result, this was likely to have been a significant contributing factor to the increase in the CRS cut-off threshold.

Good Luck.


Edit 16th Nov.:


Notice – Supplementary Information 2017 Immigration Levels Plan. :

Ottawa, October 31, 2016 — Following the tabling of the 2016 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration on October 31, 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is pleased to release details on its 2017 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada will welcome between 280,000 and 320,000 (target 300,000) new permanent residents in 2017.

Beginning in 2017, this category will also include admissions resulting from up to 2,000 applications in the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Admissions also include applicants who applied to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class prior to the launch of Express Entry on January 1, 2015 (i.e., applications in the inventory), as well as those who made an application using Express Entry.

Levels targets and ranges have not been established for each individual program as a majority of admissions in 2017 are expected to come from Express Entry. This approach reflects the current way that federal economic immigrants are selected under the Express Entry system. The Express Entry system determines which programs foreign nationals qualify for based on the information they provide and awards them points under the Comprehensive Ranking System for their ability to successfully enter the Canadian work force (e.g., age, education, official language proficiency and work experience).

Return to table 1 note 1 referrer Table 1 note 2.. Please see the LINK ABOVE.

Includes admissions in the Caring for Children Class and the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class, which are pilot programs that replaced the Live-in Caregiver Program in late 2014. Applications received under the legacy Live-in Caregiver Program will continue to be processed and resulting admissions are reflected in the 2017 target.

Return to table 1 note 2 referrer Table 1 note 3
Includes admissions in the Self-Employed Persons Program and the Start-up Visa Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, which was created as a pilot program in 2013. This category also includes admissions resulting from a small number of applications in the Federal Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs, which were cancelled in 2014.

Return to table 1 note 3 referrer Table 1 note 4
Includes admissions of persons selected on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, for reasons of public policy and in the Permit Holder Class.

Return to table 1. in the above link.

OVERALL Quantum of Immigrants entering .: 280,000 320,000 300,000

This is for your information..:

Good Reading.


The following is list to have for reference. Please keep it handy. It contains 50 NOC LISTINGS.

0013-Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services .
0015-Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services.
0111-Financial managers
0112-Human resources managers
0113-Purchasing managers
0121-Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0311-Managers in health care
0711-Construction managers
0712-Home building and renovation managers ()
0811-Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0911-Manufacturing managers
1111-Financial auditors and accountants
1112-Financial and investment analysts
1113-Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114-Other financial officers
1123-Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1212-Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1224-Property administrators
2113-Geoscientists and oceanographers
2131-Civil engineers
2132-Mechanical engineers
2133-Electrical and electronics engineers
2145-Petroleum engineers
2171-Information systems analysts and consultants
2173-Database analysts and data administrators
2173-Software engineers and designers
2174-Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2232-Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2234-Construction estimators
2241-Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2243-Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2263-Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2281-Computer network technicians
3011-Nursing coordinators and supervisors
3012-Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111-Specialist physicians
3112-General practitioners and family physicians
3132-Dietitians and nutritionists
3141-Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3143-Occupational therapists
3214-Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215-Medical radiation technologists
3216-Medical sonographers
3233-Licensed practical nurses
3234-Paramedical occupations
4011-University professors and lecturers
4214-Early childhood educators and assistants
5125-Translators, terminologists and interpreters


Good Jobs Good Pay and a few with Start up...

We are always doing something to keep us awake and today I found this. Please listen to this song and enjoy.. Hope you like this..

Did any of you get lucky..: In this NEW DRAW, If so, there you have it. A Xmas wish and a New Years Gift from CANADA.

Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate stood at 2.8 per cent for the quarter, the report says, noting the last time Canadian employers faced a similar situation was in early 2008.

“In raw terms, this represents a record-high 361,700 jobs left unfilled for at least four months because employers have not found suitable candidates,” reports the CFIB, a non-profit organization with a membership of more than 109,000 independent businesses across Canada.

The situation was a product of Canada’s growing economy and a shortage of skilled labour, says the study, which queried business owner/operators across Canada and was based on 2,033 responses.

“Labour shortages are again becoming a major hindrance to businesses across the country, especially small firms,” said Ted Mallett, Chief Economist at CFIB. “We need government to take action, to find solutions for chronic shortages that inhibit a small business’ ability to take on new contracts, expand and innovate.”

Would like to hear from a few who want to get into Canada in the next year..


A very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.


CIC News / 2018 / January / No job offer? No problem, new Express Entry report confirms.

No job offer? No problem, new Express Entry report confirms. 90% of invitations in first half of 2017 went to candidates without a Canadian job offer January 4, 2018.

New statistics released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveal that Express Entry candidates without a Canadian job offer have been the big beneficiaries of targeted improvements to the way candidates are ranked.

According to IRCC, 90 per cent of Express Entry candidates who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the first half of 2017 did not have a Canadian job offer, up from 62 per cent in the 11 months before IRCC reduced the number of points it awards for a job offer in November 2016.

The data confirms that this move has significantly shifted the number of ITAs for Canadian permanent residence in favour of candidates with higher so-called human capital scores, namely candidates in Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Class.

Human capital factors include age, proficiency in English and French, education, and work experience. Combined, they provide what is known as a candidate’s core Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which can reach a maximum of 600 points. In its study, IRCC says “these factors are strongly correlated to higher earning potential.”

The change to additional CRS points for a Canadian job offer saw them cut from 600 to between 50 and 200 points, depending on the position.

Other changes were also introduced at the same time, namely points for Canadian study, and the broadening of what constitutes a qualifying job, and an increase in the amount of time that candidates with an ITA had to submit their completed applications for Canadian permanent residence.

The data released by IRCC compares the 11.5 months prior to the changes and a roughly six-month period after they were introduced, from November 19, 2016, to May 31, 2017. IRCC’s comparison confirms the following:

The proportion of invited candidates without a Canadian job offer rose from 62 per cent to 90 per cent.

The proportion of invited candidates who studied in Canada has increased from 30 per cent to 40 per cent.

The proportion of Federal Skilled Worker candidates invited to apply increased from 25 per cent to 48 per cent.

The number of profiles deemed eligible for the Express Entry pool increased as a result of the changes.

The changes resulted in shifts in the occupations and countries of citizenship of candidates being invited to apply.

The changes helped narrow the gender gap among invited candidates. Number of ITAs issued to candidates with and without job offers, and with and without Canadian study experience




IRCC starts 2018 with record low cut-off score for a first draw of the year Cut-off CRS score of 446 is 22 points lower than first Express Entry draw of 2017

January 10, 2018

Canada has invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place January 10, 2018. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 446.

Today’s score of 446 is the same cut-off CRS score as the previous draw that took place on December 20. It represents the lowest CRS cut-off for a first draw of the year since the Express Entry system came into effect in January 2015.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) again made use of the tie-break rule in this draw. The tie-break time and date was November 18, 2017, at 6:30:42 UTC.

Please read it on the LINK..:


Were you one of the lucky one..:


EDIT 5 *

ONTARIO is looking for 6000 Provincial Nominees..:

Ontario has announced an increased Provincial Nominee Program allocation for 2018 and the opening of its popular Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, along with seven others.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has been given the green light to nominate 6,600 immigrants in 2018, an increase of 600 more than its official 2017 allocation from Canada’s federal government.

The OINP also said it will resume issuing Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to applicants who qualify for its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream, which allows Ontario to search the federal Express Entry pool and select candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class with at least 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and who meet other criteria. For more information on Human Capital Priorities requirements, please click here.

Any Express Entry candidate with a Provincial Nomination receives an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, putting them well within reach of an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream issued NOIs on a number of occasions in 2017, including a special opening last July that waived the requirement to have at least 400 CRS points for Express Entry candidates with work experience in a number of Information and Communications Technology-related occupations.

Anyone who receives an NOI through the Human Capital Priorities Stream now has 45 calendar days to submit their application online for Provincial Nomination.

Ontario’s two other Express Entry-aligned streams, the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, have also opened and will be issuing NOIs.

Five other OINP streams are also now accepting applications. They are:

Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
Corporate Stream
Entrepreneur Stream

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool??

CanadaVisa News Briefs | January 11 to 18, 2018
Manitoba’s new Express Entry pathway invites its first candidates 155 Letters of Advice to Apply issued in January 11 draw

Can you OR one that you know who wants to get into ONTARIO make GOOD use of this Information? If so, you are in the line-up, BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN!

Good Luck.

USE This Link. :

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EDIT. 6 +*

Canada to commit $440 million ADDITIONAL Dollars for immigration increase over next 3 years. Which includes Provincial Nominee Programs, Express Entry key drivers of Canada's three-year plan and funds needed to support those sectors.

February 15, 2018.

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussein says the Federal Government’s multi-year Immigration levels plan, is on track and an additional sum of $440 million will be committed to ensure its success.

Hussen provided an update Thursday on Canada’s 2018 immigration levels before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Last November, Canada put aside one-year immigration levels planning in favour of a three-year plan covering 2018 to 2020. The plan calls for a gradual increase in immigration levels over that time, from an overall admissions target of 310,000 in 2018 to 340,000 in 2020.

Hussein said Canada’s new multi-year targets represent the highest admissions in more than 100 years and the highest percentage of immigration in more than 40 years.

There are many more OPPORTUNITIES for Engineers and Engineers who have done work in the field and can qualify as technicians too.

ARE YOU one such Individual. If so Please respond back. Enter into Canada and then branch out. The Technicians make as much or more in some instances. Please do some research and have your Paper Work done and then get back.

Good Luck.


Today's needs as found in Job Search. See if it fits your needs.

DO YOU have any of these skills currently? OR will you be qualifying for any of these?
If so, your skills are in demand. But most likely they will hire you at the bottom rung
of the ladder and if at the intermediate level, then accept the job and move on.


FH. 06/03/18

EDIT..: 7

Here is some news about the LATEST DRAW..:

Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)
Express Entry Draws: 2018
Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
85 ... 456 ....................................... March 14, 2018 3,000
84 ... 442 February 21, 2018 3,000
83 .... 442 February 7, 2018 3,000
82 ... 444 January 24, 2018 2,750
81 ... 446 January 10, 2018 2,750

The rate at which the technology is progressing, I find that there will be a need for more Immigrants who have mastered the skills in the Data Processing, Storage and Analysis and the consensus is that the quantum of people they are looking to bring into Canada will increase even more. The current needs are pegged at 300,000 per year and they want to make it a Million in the next three years. The way the things are moving, it might get increased over and above that.

That is the GOOD NEWS for this Month and if you have been asked to apply for an Entry into Canada, then, you can be sure that you will get into a nice post soon enough, as the jobs are surfacing faster than expected.

Good Luck.

With Years of Experience if you advance, you will make..:


Edit 7 + 1

Have you filled in and applied for your EXPRESS Entry? And do you have a Score of 446 or higher. Then, you can expect to hear from IRCC shortly with their Invitation to Apply to get in with all of the details. Here is the latest news for you.

Second Express Entry draw in less than two weeks sees 10-point drop in cut-off score
3,000 candidates with a minimum score of 446 invited in latest invitation round
March 26, 2018 By Stephen Smith, Eman Katem And Noah Turner

The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place Monday, March 26. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score was 446.

Today’s score is 10 points lower than the previous draw, which took place on March 14. This is first time in 2018 that back-to-back draws have taken place in less than two weeks, and is also a rare Monday morning draw. Recently, Express Entry draws have for the most part taken place on Wednesdays.

The size of this invitation round, 3,000, continues the trend seen through the last three draws, all of which also issued Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, to 3,000 Express Entry candidates.

Keep your fingers crossed. AND Good Luck.

Ontario selects Express Entry candidates with CRS scores as low as 351. Human Capital Priorities Stream invites 779 candidates with scores between 351 to 446
March 28, 2018

The province of Ontario announced two new invitation rounds where Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 351 were issued an invitation.

Please see it in the link below.
11th APRIL 2018.

I am really happy for all of the applicants and those who will get their Invitation to apply for entry. That is because there will be many more entering this time and the number has increased to 3,500 and a largest that I know in the current draw. Please DO a GOOD JOB and fill it out FULLY and correctly and enclose all of the Documents, and a Check List to accompany the same.

If you are eligible for one of the programs currently managed by the Express Entry system, you can submit a profile to the Express Entry pool. You are assigned a CRS score based on your profile, and ranked against all other candidates in the pool regardless of the program for which they are eligible.

That means that, if you are eligible for Canadian Experience Class, you are competing directly against candidates who are eligible for CEC, FSW, or FST.

The Comprehensive Ranking System can be divided into three parts:
Core Human Capital (Skills and Experience): 500/1200
Skills Transferability: 100/1200
Additional Factors: 600/1200


Points per factor - With a spouse or common-law partner Points per factor - Wi

For your Age.. 100 to110
Level of education.. 140 to 150
Official languages proficiency... 150 to160
Canadian work experience, if you have.. 70 to 80



EDIT..: 8.. 19th April, 2018. :

Shifting occupation rankings.. : IRCC says the drop in job offer points also “appears to have had a significant impact” on the occupation mix of invited Express Entry candidates.

For example, prior to the change, Industrial, Electrical and Construction Trades (NOC 72) ranked fourth in the top 10 occupations represented by invited Express Entry candidates thanks to the 600 additional job offer points. After they were reduced, these trades dropped to 14th overall by June 2017.

Top 10 occupation categories of invited Express Entry candidates after job offer change
NOC 21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences
NOC 11 – Professional occupations in business and finance
NOC 01-05 – Specialized middle management occupations
NOC 12 – Administrative and financial supervisors
NOC 22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences
NOC 40 – Professional occupations in education services
NOC 62 – Retail sales supervisors and specialized sales occupations
NOC 31 – Professional occupations in health (except Nursing)
NOC 05 – Middle management in retail and wholesale trade and customer services
NOC 63 – Service supervisors and specialized service occupations

Canadian study points producing more eligible profiles IRCC describes former international students, defined as any candidate with a Canadian education credential above high school, as “a key source of candidates in Express Entry because of their age, education, skills and experience.”

The move to award points for Canadian study was made to both encourage and facilitate their transition to permanent residence. Since the change took effect, IRCC reports the average number of eligible profile submissions by former international students rising to 3,481 per month, up from an average of 1,866 per month in the pre-change period of 2016. “Introducing these new additional points, in conjunction with larger round sizes that progressively decrease the CRS cut-off score, likely provide incentives for more former international students to submit a [Express Entry] profile,” the report says.

The advent of Canadian study points has coincided with a 10 per cent rise in the proportion of ITAs issued to candidates with a Canadian education credential over the pre-change period in 2016.

***Invitations by country of citizenship.. NOTE..
Citizens of India were issued the most ITAs, both before and after the job offer change, with their share jumping by 12 percentage points after the change from 31 per cent of ITAs to 43 per cent. Chinese citizens were second, with 10 per cent post-change. Nigerian citizens placed third, with their share rising by two percentage points to five per cent of all ITAs in the six months after the job offer change in November 2016.

Countries whose citizens saw their numbers drop after the changes included the United Kingdom (five per cent to three per cent) and the United States (four per cent to two per cent).

Application time limit extension
IRCC says its move to give invited candidates 90 days to submit their application to permanent residence in November 2016 allows candidates more time to collect the necessary documentation and submit a complete application.

Over the 11 months prior to the change, 10 per cent of applicants missed the deadline, which at the time was 60 days after their ITA was received. IRCC says the addition of 30 days has cut the number of late submissions to two per cent.

You guys are doing great. Keep it up.


EDIT. : 26TH APRIL 2018

The Government of Canada has invited 3,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a draw that took place on April 25. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 441.

The cut-off score for this draw is three points lower than the previous invitation round on April 11, which had a CRS minimum of 444.

Today’s draw is the second consecutive invitation round in which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs), tying the highest number of ITAs in a draw this year. Today’s total brings the number of ITAs issued by IRCC in 2018 to 24,500.


EDIT.8 +*



THE NUMBER of Immigrants arriving from India are the top most in the Canadian Government selection for the Express Entry into Canada.

A new report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system shows candidates from India and China led their fellow Express Entry candidates in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2017.

The following table provides a comparison of the top 10 nationalities of Express Entry candidates issued Invitations to Apply in 2016 and 2017.



EDIT. 9 13th June 2018.

Global Talent Stream adds 3 new occupations to in-demand list.: NOC 0211,
NOC 0212, and NOC 2161, please see below.

The Government of Canada marked the one-year anniversary of its Global Talent Stream pilot project Tuesday by adding three new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics occupations to the list of those deemed in-demand by the program.

The three new occupations are Engineering Managers (NOC 0211), Architecture and Science Managers (NOC 0212) and Mathematicians and Statisticians (subset of NOC 2161).

At the same time, Electrical and Electronics Technologists and Technicians (NOC 2241) was removed from the Global Talent Occupations List “due to changing labour market conditions,” the government said in a news release.

The changes bring the number of occupations on the Global Talent Occupations List to 13.

The government also revised the requirements for Producer, Technical, Creative and Artistic Director, and Project Manager in the visual effects and video game fields (subset of NOC 5131), and Digital Media Designers (subset of NOC 5241) “to better reflect highly skilled, in-demand positions.”

Changes to these requirements include a reduction of the minimum required work experience from five to three years.



Canada Issues 3,750 ITAs in this Largest Express Entry Draw in a Year

June 13, 2018 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted the largest Express Entry draw in over a year and the sixth largest ever, issuing Invitations to Apply to 3,750 candidates across all programs.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 451, higher than the previous all-program draw.

The increase is due to the previous draw being program-specific, meaning only Federal Skilled Trades and Provincial Nomination candidates were invited. This meant an accumulation of Federal Skilled Worker and Canada Experience Classcandidates in the Express Entry Pool.

This was the 12th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 and 92nd overall.

It was also the largest draw since immigration authorities changed the way they ranked candidates.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada can now set an exact number of invitations to be issued. Where the number of candidates with the lowest score surpasses the number of invitations permitted, authorities give priority to the profiles that have been in the Express Entry pool the longest.

Thus, if more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. The highest number of candidates invited in a single draw since the change is 3,750.

This is great news for those who applied and received their 'Invitation To Apply'.



EDIT 9 + 1
28th June 2018.

Express Entry ITAs reach record high for month of June. This month has seen two Express Entry draws and they are inviting a total of 7,500 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, making it the busiest June since Canada introduced the Express Entry system in 2015.

NOW you don't have to wait too long also... If you have prepared yourself well and have an APPLICATION filled and ready with all of the DOCUMENTS, please double check with the CHECK List and send it post haste and you and your family could be here before X-mas. ARE YOU PREPARED AND READY?

IRCC reduces Express Entry permanent residence application deadline to 60 days
Express Entry candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, for Canadian permanent residence will now only have 60 calendar days to submit their complete electronic application, the Government of Canada announced Tuesday.


EDIT 10..... 15/08/2018
There is always GOOD News when I receive the RSS Feeds and here are the HEADLINES to it.

There will be faster processing times for all of the Applications. Please read. That goes for the PNP Applicants also. It is good to know.


Also study the NEXT Multi Year Plan. It is a new approach to the Immigration process and they hope to adhere to it...:


EDIT 10 + 1 22nd Aug. 2018

Please check with CIC and see if there is a chance that you have got selected and will get an Invitation To Apply for Entry into Canada.

You can also write and ask

Please read on..:

Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations with cut-off scores as low as 350
August 9 draw was the first through Ontario's Human Capital Priorities Stream since March
August 16, 2018 By Stephen Smith

A new targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on August 9 issued 947 invitations to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 350.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program says the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for this latest draw was 350 to 439 and those issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) submitted their Express Entry profile between January 1, 2018, and August 9, 2018.

Express Entry candidates targeted in this draw were required to have a job offer in Ontario.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet the stream’s specified criteria. Normally these criteria require Express Entry candidates to have a CRS score of 400 or above, but targeted draws like this one and another held on March 26 have waived that requirement in favour of a job offer or proficiency in French.

A job offer is not among the usual requirements of the Human Capital Priorities Stream. Of the eight draws held through the stream this year, six had no job offer requirement.

To find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool, fill out a free online assessment form now.

Ontario did not say if the job offers were in a specific occupation or field. In the past, Ontario has issued targeted NOIs to candidates with work experience in select Information Communication Technology occupations.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination for permanent residence from Ontario are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, effectively guaranteeing them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.

Good Luck.



EDIT 10 + 2 12th Sept 2018

How low can they go..: Ontario Lowers the CRS Score to 350 for those who are into the EXPRESS ENTRY.:

Ontario issues new Express Entry invitations with cut-off scores as low as 350
August 9 draw was the first through Ontario's Human Capital Priorities Stream since March ugust 16, 2018.

A new targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on August 9 issued 947 invitations to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 350.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program says the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for this latest draw was 350 to 439 and those issued Notifications of Interest (NOIs) submitted their Express Entry profile between January 1, 2018, and August 9, 2018.

Please Read On.




EDIT 10 + 3 19th Sept.2018

A CHANGE IS ALWAYS GOOD. IT IS NOW EVEN GETTING BETTER. More of you into Canada, the merrier. That is a welcome mat.

Ontario revises CRS minimum rule for Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The 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 Ranking System (CRS) score in future draws will continue to drop below the stream’s previous minimum threshold of 400 points.

The Human Capital Priorities Steam allows the OINP to search the federal Express Entry system for candidates who meet its eligibility criteria, or other targeted factors.

Last week, the OINP revised the stream’s application guide to stipulate that the minimum CRS score will now be determined by the program’s director.

Leading up to the change, the province held three invitation rounds through the Human Capital Priorities Stream that saw the CRS minimum reduced below 400, and drop as low as 350 in a draw held August 9.

That draw targeted Express Entry candidates with a job offer in Ontario, as did an earlier draw on March 28 for which the CRS minimum was dropped to 351. A second Human Capital Priorities draw on March 28 also saw the CRS minimum reduced to 351 for Express Entry candidates with French language abilities of CLB 7 or higher.

Neither a job offer nor French language proficiency are mandatory under the Human Capital Priorities Stream’s established criteria.

Ontario has used the Human Capital Priorities Stream to target Express Entry candidates with specified work experience, as it did in a June 2017 draw targeting Information and Communication Technology workers. That draw also saw Ontario drop the CRS minimum below 400.


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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 20-09-18 02:53:34

NICE POST. Hope for more post like this. keep it up.

Full House   
Member since: Oct 12
Posts: 2677

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 01-10-18 11:34:47

ARE YOU A TECHNICIAN? Did you apply to get Immigration into Canada? Did you find that your CRS scores were LOW? NO NEED TO WORRY.

They are lowering the POINT Count to let people into Canada at certain times of the year in their SPECIAL Draws to let them all in and if you are one such LUCKY individual, and you DID Have your application in the line (QUEUE) then you may find yourself getting into Canada and they will ask you to file the current details and update your files. SO, Always be prepared and try and keep yourself up to date in all aspects of your life and as ALWAYS have sufficient CASH in your Bank as a Balance to prove that the money was in there for a period of SIX Months or Longer too. Now, please look out for an Invitation To Apply in the e-mail or in your regular Mail-box!

Good Luck.


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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-10-18 01:39:51

Full House   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 30-10-18 00:04:32


Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over U.S., study shows Canada's booming tech sector may be part of the reason for rise in job searches from India.

A rising number of job seekers from India are looking for work opportunities in Canada over the United States, with searches for tech jobs leading the way, a recent study says.

Canada’s share of job searches conducted from India rose from six to 13 per cent between August 2016 and July 2018, says the study by the popular job site, Indeed.

This same period saw the share of searches from India for employment opportunities in the United States drop from 60 to 50 per cent, “with Canada picking up most of the displaced interest.”

This net 17 percentage point narrowing in relative search popularity was easily the largest swing among the countries we analyzed,” Indeed reports.

The study looked at cross-border job searches from 58 countries over the 2 year period, with a particular focus on searches targeting Canada and the U.S.

With business analyst, software developer, web developer, data scientist, Java developer, software engineer and data analyst figuring among the top 10 job searches from India, the report said the rising interest in Canada could “prove a boon to the Canadian tech industry.”

Most Searched jobs. Please also see the NOC list in the Original Posting above.
1 Business Analyst
2 Mechanical Engineer
3 Software Developer
4 Project Manager
5 Web developer
6 Data Scientist
7 Java Developer
8 Civil Engineer
9 Software Engineer
10 Data Analyst

The study said the rise in searches may be partly due to both “Canada’s booming tech scene” and uncertainty about the U.S. H-1B visa program, which the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has tightened.

Indian citizens are by the far the main beneficiaries of the specialty occupations visas, which many workers in tech and other STEM-related fields rely on to work in the U.S.

Canada, meanwhile, has improved access to temporary work visas for eligible skilled workers through the Global Skills Strategy and its Global Talent Stream program.

Overall, the Indeed study showed Canada’s share of searches rose in 41 of the 58 countries analyzed, and dropped in the other 17.

By and large, Canada wasn’t benefiting at the expense of the United States — searches for U.S. jobs also rose in 25 of the 41 countries where Indeed found an increase in Canadian searches.

In the remaining 16 countries, however, Canada’s share grew while searches to the U.S. declined, with the most dramatic shift occurring in India.

Record number of small Canadian businesses reporting skilled labour shortage
Canadian Federation of Independent Business says greatest shortages reported in B.C., Quebec and Ontario.

canada-labour-shortage-october-2018A record 47 per cent of small Canadian businesses report that they are experiencing a shortage of skilled labour, a monthly survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has found.

The findings in the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s October 2018 Business Barometer survey is a roughly 10 per cent increase from survey results for January 2018 and a 20 per cent increase from its January 2016 results.

The CFIB said the shortage is forcing many employers to limit their hiring plans and “putting pressure on their ability to grow.”

Provinces where the greatest shortages in skilled labour were reported included British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.

Industries reporting the highest shortages in skilled labour were construction, transportation, personal services and natural resources.

The findings were based on replies from 655 federation members selected at random for its monthly Business Barometer survey.

The CFIB has been a vocal proponent of immigration’s role in helping solve Canada’s labour shortage, especially when it comes to higher-skilled positions.

Quebec took a number of steps in recent months in a bid to address labour shortages in the province, especially in regions outside the Montreal metropolitan area.

Among these changes was the adoption of a new Expression of Interest system for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program that the government says will facilitate the selection of workers with skills that meet shortages in the province’s regions.

Ontario also recently revised the minimum score requirement for its Human Capital Priorities Stream, which allows the province to search the federal government’s Express Entry system for eligible economic immigration candidates.

All eligible Express Entry candidates are given a score under what’s called the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS), which determines their position in the pool of candidates.

Instead of a minimum CRS score of 400, Ontario says the score requirement will be left to the discretion of the director in charge of the province’s immigrant nominee program, the OINP.

The director will consider factors such as labour market needs and the province’s economic priorities when deciding on the minimum score. The most recent invitation round through the Human Capital Priorities Stream saw the score reduced to 350 for Express Entry candidates with a job offer in Ontario.

Most Canadian provinces and territories have a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that allows them to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year.

To find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration program, fill out a free assessment.

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PROJECTIONS for the NEXT THREE Years.: The number of Immigrants targeted are 1.3 Million entrants into Canada, for the next three years, including this year, 2018.

Canada extends immigration targets into 2021 with prominent roles for Express Entry, PNPs Canada, Visa-canada-multi-year-levels-plan-2018-2021
Canada is raising its immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 and will extend its multi-year immigration levels plan through 2021, setting the stage for the arrival of 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2021.

The extended plan includes: Gradually increasing admission targets. Additional admissions in 2019 and 2020 places emphasis on economic immigration, notably Canada’s Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).


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Minimum score drops 4 points in November 28 draw.... November 28, 2018

A new Express Entry draw held November 28 has now pushed Canada ahead of the number of invitations issued at this same point in 2017 — a year that set the current Express Entry invitation record of 86,023.

Today’s draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs), bringing the 2018 year-to-date total to 82,000. The minimum CRS score was 445, a decrease of four points over the previous Express Entry draw on November 15, which had a CRS minimum of 449.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now only 4,024 ITAs away from breaking last year’s record total with another month to go in 2018.

On average, IRCC holds two Express Entry invitation rounds a month, and it has issued 3,900 invitations in six of the last seven all-program draws held since September 5. If this trend continues through December, IRCC will surpass its 2017 ITA record of 86,023.


Good Luck to those who are hoping to get into CANADA in the future Draws.


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