Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw

Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw

Another 392 provincial nominees have been invited in the new Express Entry draw
On July 7, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) distributed 627 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-specific draw. In round #195, the cut-off score was 760 points, 18 points more compared to draw #193. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UTC. As of July 7, 2021, there are 166,851 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 605 more compared to the previous update. In twenty-seven Express Entry draws in 2021, Canada issued 89,342 ITAs.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #PNP

South Africans possess the best acceptance rates in PR applications under the Start-Up Visa program
In gaining Canadian permanent residency (PR) South Africans enjoy the level of success in gaining permanent residency in Canada under the Start-Up Visa program. An incredible 90 percent of South African applicants in Canada’s Start-Up Visa program were accepted, while the average acceptance rate is 38 percent, according to Statistics Canada. This success makes South Africans lead the list of countries whose applicants are accepted under this program. In May 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the developing relations with African countries and announced that Canada ‘will continue to work together to find solutions to the global challenges of today and prepare for the ones of tomorrow.’

#Start_up_visa, #South_Africa, #SUV, #IRCC, #business_immigration, #entrepreneurs

ESDC posted new processing times for LMIA applications
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from all processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times decreased for the Global Talent Stream, agricultural streams, caregivers and low-wage stream, while increased for and the PR stream and high-wage stream:

Global Talent Stream – 8 business days (5 days less)
Agricultural stream – 13 business days (2 days less)
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 7 business days (3 days less)
Permanent residence stream – 17 business days (1 day more)
In-home caregivers – 13 business days (4 days less)
High-wage stream – 33 business days (1 day more)
Low-wage stream – 29 business days (11 days less)
#ESDC, #Service_Canada, #LMIA #TFWP, #Work_permit, #agricultural_workers, #caregivers

Canada reports on Q1 of immigration numbers
According to the latest RBC report, the increase in the number of immigrants increased the Canadian population by 82,000 in the first quarter. This is the result of the federal government’s vigorous efforts to encourage temporary residents to apply for immigration. The growth of study permit and post-graduate work permit (PGWP) holders is also a main driving force for the overall population growth. Increasing immigration has always been one of the federal government’s strategies to deal with population challenges. Canada’s population is ageing and the birth rate is low. Without immigrants, Canada’s growth rate would not meet the standards required for population growth. Approximately 9 million baby boomers will reach retirement age within this decade. Without newcomers, Canada’s workforce will not be able to remain competitive in the world market, and the pressure to take care of the older generation will fall on the smaller groups of workers.

#immigration_levels, #study_permit, #PGWP, #demographics