Canada held the last Express Entry draw of the year

Canada held the last Express Entry draw of the year

Canada held the last Express Entry draw of the year
On December 19, 2019, Canada conducted an unexpected draw in the Express Entry system. In round #133, IRCC again issued only 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round decreased for three points and was 469 points. The main reason for the decrease was the gap of only eight days between the draws. The next round most likely will happen after the holidays in early January. The tie-breaking rule for this round was November 14, 2019 at 08:41:33 UTC. As of December 16, 2019, there are 134,642 profiles in the pool of candidates. In total, IRCC invited 85,300 foreign nationals to apply for the permanent residence in 26 invitation rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA

Manitoba held a new invitation round in the MPNP
On December 19, 2019, Manitoba held a new draw for candidates in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). In EOI draw #79, Manitoba sent Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) to 149 candidates in the Skilled Workers in Manitoba stream. The lowest score in this stream was 542. In the Skilled Workers Overseas stream, MPNP issued 17 LAAs under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative. The lowest score in this stream was 559 points. In addition, MPNP invited 17 candidates in the International Education Category. In total, Manitoba sent 183 LAAs in this round and 16 of them were issued to candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile and job seeker validation code. In total, Manitoba invited 7,548 candidates under all streams of MPNP in 2019.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #PNP, #International_students, #In_demand_occupations, #SWO, #SWM

Ontario launched the OINP Regional Immigration Pilot
On December 19, 2019m the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) website announced that Ontario opened a new immigration path to this province. The new program is the OINP Regional Immigration Pilot. The goal of the pilot is to attract skilled immigrants to rural and small Ontario communities to cover the shortages in the local labour markets. The pilot will run for two years beginning in 2020. So far, it is announced that the pilot was allocated about 150 nominations under the OINP Employer Job Offer category. Currently, there are three communities participating in the pilot: Municipality of Chatham-Kent; Cities of Belleville and Quinte West; and the City of Cornwall.

#Ontario, #OINP, #Regional_Pilot, #rural_immigration

Saskatchewan updated the selection process for Entrepreneurs
On December 18, 2019, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) released an update about the selection process for Entrepreneur candidates in the provincial Expressions of Interest system. To meet the processing time of three months set by the provincial government, Saskatchewan will select Entrepreneur candidates based on points score as well as other factors for business and settlement success. To select among Entrepreneurs with equal point score, SINP will prefer candidates whose language ability is higher. whose business is planned in the key economic sector and those who accomplished an exploratory visit.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #PNP, #Entrepreneurs, #business_immigration

Prince Edward Island published the schedule for invitations rounds in 2020
On December 19, 2019, the Office of Immigration of the Prince Edward Island has published a schedule for invitation rounds via the Expression of Interest system for individuals to apply for the PEI Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP). The invitations rounds are scheduled for the following dates:

January 16, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 16, 2020
May 21, 2020
June 18, 2020
July 16, 2020
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
The Office of Immigration reserves the right to modify the schedule based on program requirements.


Manitoba nominated 402 candidates in the MPNP in November 2019
On December 19, 2019, Manitoba published the new statistics for Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) nominations. In November 2019, MPNP nominated 402 Skilled Workers and approved 1 business concept. Manitoba also refused 76 profiles of Skilled Workers and 1 business-profile. The province received 373 new applications from Skilled Workers and 8 applications from Business Investors. In total, in 2019 MPNP issued 4,084 nominations certificates: 4,043 for Skilled Workers and 41 for Business-immigrants.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #Skilled_workers, Business_immigration, #PNP, #nomination_certificates