Canada issued 6,000 ITAs in the Express Entry draw for CEC candidates

Canada issued 6,000 ITAs in the Express Entry draw for CEC candidates

Canada issued 6,000 ITAs in the Express Entry draw for CEC candidates
On April 29, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw. In program-specific draw #185, Canada issued 6,000 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. The lowest score was 400 points, 17 points fewer than in the previous CEC-specific round. The tie-breaking rule for this round was April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC. In 2021, Canada already issued 58,708 invitations in the CEC program-specific invitation rounds. In total, IRCC invited 61,771 candidates in fifteen rounds of Express Entry to apply for permanent residence.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #CEC

Canada updated the biometrics and identity management definitions
On April 29, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced updates in the Biometrics and Identity Management Operations Unit. The Unit updated the pages for biometrics and identity management and also provided guidance in the program delivery instructions related to naming procedures. Canada’s immigration biometric collection program consists of biographic data, a digital photo, and all fingerprints. The biometric collection helps IRCC to strengthen identity management, enhance security, improve program integrity, and facilitate the processing of legitimate applicants. Identity management is key to the integrity of program and service delivery at IRCC. The department plays a lead role in establishing and managing the identity information of foreign-born residents and Canadians. Identity management spans a continuum of programs and services including temporary residents, permanent residents, refugees, citizenship, and passport.

#IRCC, #Biometrics, #immigration_policy

Manitoba nominated 250 candidates in February and March 2021
On April 29, 2021, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) published new nomination issuance statistics. In February, the province nominated 1 skilled worker, 4 business candidates, and approved 4 business concepts. In March, MPNP nominated 108 skilled workers and approved 2 business concepts. Manitoba also refused 3 profiles of skilled workers in February and 1 in March. MPNP invited 503 skilled workers, 1 business candidate and approved 1 business concept in February, while in March it sent LAAs to 634 skilled workers, 2 business candidates, and approved 6 business concepts. MPNP received 424 applications from skilled workers and 4 applications from business candidates in February and 565 applications from skilled workers and 5 applications from business candidates in March. In total, MPNP nominated 363 foreign nationals, including 19 nominees from Express Entry in 2021.

#Manitoba, #MPNP, #Skilled_workers, #business_immigration, #PNP, #nomination_certificates

IRCC has launched a series of online portals
Following the general trend of digitalization of the government services, enhanced by the COVID-19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a series of online portals to improve the services to the public. One of them is the Permanent Residence Portal. It allows applying for permanent residence, PR cards, as well as to confirming your permanent resident status. Additionally, IRCC developed a separate portal to apply for TRV, Super Visa, and Study Permit. Another portal is dedicated to online citizenship applications. Finally, IRCC established an online fee payment portal, where clients can pay for ATIP requests, passports, citizenship or immigration applications.

#E_government, #IRCC, #digital_services, #immigration, #citizenship, #TRV, #PR