28 Sep IRCC invited 500 Francophone candidates under the Express Entry draw
IRCC invited 500 Francophone candidates under the Express Entry draw
On September 27, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for French language proficiency candidates. In round #266, IRCC issued 500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to francophone candidates. The cut-off score of this draw was 472 points, 37 points more than the previous draw for this category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was August 16, 2023, at 09:00:14 UTC. As of September 26, 2023, there were 214,000 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 85,448 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.
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Canada to conduct Express Entry draws for agriculture and agri-food workers
On September 27, 2023, Canada announced the first round of invitations for agriculture and agri-food occupations through category-based selection under Express Entry. This will focus on candidates with experience in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, including agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and butchers. Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields. By prioritizing skilled newcomers with work experience in agriculture and agri-food jobs, the government aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill critical positions in farming and food processing. The category-based selection rounds and general and program-specific invitation rounds will continue throughout the year.
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Alberta held four new occupation-specific AAIP draws
On September 27, 2023, the Government of Alberta published the results of the new invitation rounds in the Alberta Express Entry Stream. On September 12, 2023, the province held two draws under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) and invited 300 and 16 candidates for Tourism and Hospitality and healthcare workers, respectively. On September 14, the province issued 142 invitations under the Family Connection pathway, and on September 26, 2023, the AAIP invited 18 candidates under the Dedicated Healthcare Pathway. As of September 27, 2023, the province invited 3,335 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in the Alberta Express Entry and issued 7,968 nomination certificates.
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Canada welcomed new Afghan refugees
On September 27, 2023, the Government of Canada made an update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows Canada has accepted 765 Afghan refugees since September 19, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 38,640 Afghan refugees. Canada received 19,640 Afghans and their families’ applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. 11,855 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, and 19,895 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 2,530 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.