IRCC held Express Entry Draw #126

IRCC held Express Entry Draw #126

IRCC held Express Entry Draw #126
On September 18, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry selection system. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in round #126. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 462, one point lower compared to round #125. The tie-breaking rule for this round was August 29, 2019 at 07:57:13 UTC. As of September 13, 2019, there are 121,278 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,236 more than two weeks ago. Canada has already invited 63,400 candidates in 18 rounds of Express Entry draws in 2019.

#Express_Entry, #IRCC, #ITA

British Columbia invited 481 registrants of the BCPNP
On September 17, 2019, British Columbia a new invitations round under Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). In this round, 481 registrants received invitations to apply for the provincial nomination. Due to the large intakes three times in a row, the lowest scores in Skills Immigration categories have dropped, while the scores in the EEBC have slightly increased:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 92 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 97 (-1 point)
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 97 (+1 point)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 101 (+1 point)
In total, British Columbia invited 6,402 registrants under all streams of BCPNP in 2019. The federal government had allocated 6,500 spots to BC in 2019.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration

Nova Scotia invited 47 foreign entrepreneurs on September 6
On September 18, 2019, Nova Scotia published an update about the results of the new draws in the Entrepreneur and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). On September 6, 2019, Nova Scotia invited 46 entrepreneurs with the lowest score of 113 points, 3 points higher than on June 24. As for the International Graduate Entrepreneurs, NSNP issued only one invitation to a candidate whose score was 54 points, 20 points lower than in the previous round. In 2019, Nova Scotia has already invited 198 entrepreneurs in six invitation rounds and 3 International Graduate Entrepreneurs in three draws.

#Nova_Scotia, #Entrepreneurs, #International_Graduate_Entrepreneur

38 entrepreneurs invited in the two streams of British Columbia
On September 17, 2019, British Columbia invited 38 new business-candidates under its two streams for entrepreneurs. In the new round, BC invited to apply 8 candidates in the Regional Pilot. The lowest score in this round was 108, three-point lower compared to the previous draw. In the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream, the provincial government invited 30 candidates with the lowest score of 115, 5 points higher than on August 20. Both streams aimed to attract foreign entrepreneurs into British Columbia via the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) program with the Regional Pilot focused on the development of the remote rural communities. In total, British Columbia has already invited 196 entrepreneurs in 2019 and 25 of them invited via the Regional Pilot

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #Entrepreneurs, #Business_immigration, #Regional_Pilot, #Rural_immigration

Saskatchewan changed its list of designated eligible occupations
On September 18, 2019, Saskatchewan released important updates regarding the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Earlier SINP had a list of eligible in-demand occupations. Effective now, the province introduced an exclusion list that currently includes 129 NOCs. Those occupations are not eligible to participate in the SINP. At the same time, candidates with the other NOCs of Skill Type/Level 0, A or B can submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the provincial nomination.

#Saskatchewan, #SINP, #In_demand_occupations