Express Entry Draw #121

Express Entry Draw #121

Express Entry Draw #121
On July 10, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new round of invitations in the selection system Express Entry. In round #121, IRCC increased the number of issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 3,600. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 460, two points lower than in the previous round. The tie-breaking rule for this round is June 11, 2019 at 12:27:18 UTC. As of July 5, 2019, there are 112,810 profiles registered in the pool. In total, Canada has already invited 45,400 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC

British Columbia issued 218 invitations in the new round of BCPNP
On July 9, 2019, British Columbia issued a new batch of invitations to apply to the candidates under Express Entry British Columbia and Skilled Immigrant categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) program. The total number of invitations issued in this round is 218. The lowest scores in all categories have increased:

Skilled Immigrant – Skilled Worker 105
Skilled Immigrant – International Graduate 105
Skilled Immigrant – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 80
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 110
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 105
BC PNP already invited 260 candidates in July. In total, in 2019, British Columbia invited 4,005 foreigners to apply for the provincial nomination.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP

Quebec temporarily suspends Québec Graduates stream
On July 10, 2019, the Government of Quebec announced that the Ministry of Immigration (MIDI) temporary suspends the intake of applications under the Québec Graduates stream of the Québec Experience Program, also known as PEQ. The intake of such application will be renewed on November 1, 2019. The main reason behind this decision is to give priority to applicants who currently are working in the Province. Québec Graduates can remain in Québec if they apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). MIDI also announced that graduates who have a valid work permit as of July 10, 2019, that expires before November 1, 2019, as well as candidates whose application for selection was terminated on June 16, 2019 (in the case they were either a Quebec’s temporary residents when they had applied or were working or studying in the province on June 16, 2019), can apply for Permanent Residency in Quebec.

#Quebec, #MIDI, #PEQ, #Graduates_stream, #PGWP

Newfoundland and Labrador published an updated Immigration FAQ guide
On July 10, 2019, Newfoundland and Labrador published a document which lists the most frequently asked questions about immigration via the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The guide contains answers to 29 questions related to job offer requirements, occupations in demand, designated employers, NOCs, Job Vacancy Assessments, LMIA, types of work permit, language requirements, Education Credential Assessment, processing times, newcomer assistance organizations, and other valuable tips.

#Newfoundland_and_Labrador, #NLPNP, #AIPP