19 Nov Canada set a new record inviting 5,000 candidates in one Express Entry draw
Canada set a new record inviting 5,000 candidates in one Express Entry draw
On November 18, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the largest draw in the history of Express Entry. In round #167, Canada invited 5,000 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round dropped by 6 points and reached 472. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 27, 2020, at 06:18:11 UTC. As of November 16, 2020, there are 146,965 profiles in the Express Entry pool of candidates, 1,505 profiles fewer compared to the previous update. At the moment, there are about 5,000 candidates in the pool whose score is above 470 points. As result, we expect the drop of points required for getting the ITA in the next few rounds. In total, Canada invited 92,350 candidates in 34 rounds in 2020.
#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA, #FSW, #FST, #CEC, #PNP, #PR
Newfoundland and Labrador announced a new immigration path
On November 18, 2020, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the new stream to be included in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP). The Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador will serve to attract highly skilled and educated immigrants who possess work experience in technological occupations. The Priority Skills stream will be launched on January 2, 2021. The new pathway will target candidates in priority sectors such as information and communications technology, ocean technology, health care, agriculture and aquaculture. For instance, Priority Skills will be available to Master and Ph.D. graduates of Memorial University who completed their studies in the past three years, individuals with one year of work experience in a high-demand occupation, as well as certain candidates who submitted their expression of interest under the NLPNP.
#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NLPNP, #PNP, #Priority_Skills
The border with the United States will not reopen in 2020
The border closure with the United States to be extended until at least December 21, 2020. Given the upcoming winter holidays, we can expect the border will not reopen in 2020. The official information about these travel restrictions is expected in the coming days. The US-Canada border has been closed since March 19 in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19. The pandemic situation in both countries remains critical so we can expect the continuation of the travel restrictions during the winter.
#USA, #travel_restrictions, #COVID_19
Canada admitted only 143,465 new permanent residents in 2020
Canada’s new permanent resident intake is getting back on track despite the coronavirus pandemic. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data show Canada welcomed 15,025 new immigrants in September 2020. This is low compared with the 35,000 immigrants Canada welcomed in September 2019 but increased from 11,330 immigrants in August 2020. So far, Canada admitted only
143,465 new permanent residents in 2020 – slightly above 42% of the panned number of 341,000 announced at the beginning of the year.
#PR_admission, #immigration_levels, #PR, #IRCC