OINP issued 1,519 certificates of nomination in 2021

OINP issued 1,519 certificates of nomination in 2021

OINP issued 1,519 certificates of nomination in 2021
On February 11, 2021, the government of Ontario posted new data on the issuance of nomination certificates in the framework of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). As of today, Ontario nominated 1,519 certificates of nomination, 826 more compared to the previous update on January 15. In 2020, OINP nominated 8,050 candidates. The federal government has not announced the allocation of nominations for 2021 yet.

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Saskatchewan issued 541 ITAs in the third round of SINP in 2021
On February 11, 2021, Saskatchewan conducted the third round of invitations in the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) in 2021. SINP issued 541 invitations to apply (ITAs) for the provincial nomination. In the Express Entry category, Saskatchewan issued 344 ITAs. Another 197 invitations were issued to the Occupations In-Demand category candidates. The lowest score in both categories was 72 points, five points fewer than in the last draw. All invited candidates had Educational Credential Assessments. In this draw, Saskatchewan invited candidates in 89 different NOCs. In total, Saskatchewan invited 1,428 candidates in 2021.

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Express Entry is experiencing a backlog
According to the information on the IRCC website, the processing time for permanent residency applications is 6 months. However, there have been significant delays where applicants have been experiencing a wait time of one year. According to IRCC departmental results report, the processing of the Federal Skills Trade stream jumped from 6 months in 2017 to 12 months for the majority of applicants, The Federal Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee Programs increased from 6 to 9 months. Finally, the Canadian Experience Class increased from 4 to 7 months. Across all programs, only 60% of the applications met the standard of 6 months processing time. The majority of the backlog is caused at the stage of background checks.

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