Canada invited 3,900 candidates in Express Entry Draw #126

Canada invited 3,900 candidates in Express Entry Draw #126

Canada invited 3,900 candidates in Express Entry Draw #126
On October 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new draw in the Express Entry selection system. In the invitation round #126, Canada increased the intake to 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA), 300 more compared to the last six draws. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 464, two points higher compared to round #125. The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 20, 2019 at 15:05:04 UTC. As of September 27, 2019, there are 123,423 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,145 more than two weeks ago. Canada has already invited 67,300 candidates in 20 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA

Canadian population reaches 37.59 million
In a new report released by Statistics Canada, Canada’s population has reached 37,589,262 as of July 1, 2019. This was 531,497 more people compared to July 1, 2018 and was considered the fastest population growth witnessed in the last thirty years. According to the data, Canada’s population is growing even faster than that of the US and UK and is one of the fastest-growing countries within the seven industrial nations. The reason for such quick growth in Canada’s population is primarily due to permanent residency and temporary immigration. Between July 2018 and July 2019, Canada accepted 313,580 newcomers. This is also the most immigrants received into the country in Canada’s history. Non-permanent residents make up 170,000 of the total population, where most of these individuals hold study or work permits. The population growth rate for Canada was 1.42%. From a provincial perspective, Prince Edward Island had the fastest growth rate at 2.17%, with Ontario following behind at 1.72%. Newfoundland has consistently seen a decrease in population for the third year.

#demography, #population_growth

Saskatchewan invited 610 candidates in the new draw
On October 2, 2019, just a week after the previous round, Saskatchewan issued a new batch of invitations to apply for the provincial nomination. In this round, the province invited 610 candidates in the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 396 invitations to apply. In the Occupations In-Demand category, SINP invited 214 candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 68 points, 2 and 11 points lower compared to the previous draw. SINP invited candidates in 77 different NOCs. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In total, in 2019, Saskatchewan invited 4,775 candidates.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #Express_Entry, #Occupations_in_demand, #PNP, #ITA

The population of New Brunswick reached 776,827
On September 30, 2019, Statistics Canada published estimates about the population levels in New Brunswick. The Atlantic province reached 776,827 on July 1, 5,906 compared to July 1, 2018. According to the numbers by Statistics Canada, the province has overcome the negative dynamics of depopulation that started in the 2000s. Moreover, this is a record population growth since 1991. The main reason for the population growth in New Brunswick is immigration. The New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour explained this success is due to the province’s prioritization of immigration and the implementation of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP). Since January 1, 2015, 18,275 newcomers settled in New Brunswick, 33% of total immigrants in Atlantic provinces.

#New_Brunswick, #AIPP, #Atlantic_Pilot, #demography