Canada will accept a record number of applications for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada will accept a record number of applications for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada will accept a record number of applications for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program
On July 20, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program. The government will use the random selection process as used in previous years. Applicants will receive invitations to apply (ITAs) starting the week of September 20, 2021, and have to submit the application within 60 days. The Government is going to receive up to 40,000 complete applications in 2021—10,000 of these applications are from the 2020 intake process, while 30,000 are from 2021. For the tax year of 2020, applicants must provide the minimum necessary income requirement, that allows regular Employment Insurance benefits and temporary COVID-19 benefits to be included as the sponsor’s income.

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Alberta invited 181 candidates and updated the AINP inventory
On July 20, 2021, Alberta published the update of the inventory of the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP). Currently, there are around 1,375 Alberta Opportunity Stream applications and 300 Expressions of Interest in the Alberta Express Entry pool. In addition, on July 14, 2021, Alberta held a new round in the Alberta Express Entry Stream and issued 181 Notifications of Interest (NOI). The lowest score in this round was 301 points, one point fewer than in the previous draw. In 2021, AINP already invited 2,613 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry.

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Saskatchewan has 767 spots for international graduates under the SINP
On July 20, 2021, Saskatchewan updated the number of spots remaining through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for international graduates in the framework of the temporary immigration policy. The provincial government has allocated 1,000 spots for direct submission of a nomination application for those who resided in the province on September 1, 2020, and has completed an academic program in the province. Since the last week, the province has accepted 30 applications, and 767 spots remain available. SINP updates this data every Monday. Since the launch of the program, SINP has accepted 233 applications from international graduates.

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BCPNP issued 383 invitations in the new round
On July 20, 2021, British Columbia conducted two draws in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the general draw, the province issued 323 invitations.

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 91 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 82 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 90 (-1 point)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 81 (-1 point)
The second round of the day targeted only candidates in NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers. BCPNP invited 60 such candidates. Both NOCs have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. The lowest score of those candidates was 107 points, one point less compared to the previous draw for these NOCs. In total, British Columbia issued 6,608 ITAs under the BCPNP in 2021.

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PEI PNP issued 127 invitations in the new draw
On July 15, 2021, Prince Edward Island conducted a new invitation round in the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP). In the seventh round of 2021, the province issued 118 invitations to apply to skilled workers in the Labour Impact and Express Entry streams. The province also invited 9 candidates in the Business Work Permit Entrepreneurs stream. The lowest score for business candidates was 75 points, 15 points more than in the June draw. In 2021, the PEI PNP invited 1,033 candidates to apply for the provincial nomination. 98 invitees belong to business class candidates. The next round is scheduled for August 19, 2021.

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