Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the federal department that lays out and updates policies regarding the immigration programs in Canada. Every year, IRCC updates the minimum funds that skilled immigrants need to show while they are applying for Canada PR. If you are one among the people dreaming of settling down in Canada and finding a bright future for your family, you need to have a good knowledge about ‘Proof of Funds’ policy and how you need to be prepared financially to successfully get your PR visa.
What is Proof of Funds?
Based on the cost of living in Canada, a minimum funds requirement is set for every person applying for permanent residency. This fund is the proof that you will be able to sustain yourself and your family in Canada. It also helps the authorities assess which immigration programs you are eligible for.
This policy is spe...
By: Pawandeep Singh
Latest EOI draw saw Saskatchewan PNP inviting the highest number of applicants in Occupation in-demand and Express Entry program.
On November 1st Saskatchewan conducted the new draw for Occupation in-demand and Express Entry. A total of 926 invitations were extended to candidates to apply for PR visa under provincial nomination. This is the highest number of invitations issued under EOI system in Saskatchewan.
The Occupation In-Demand sub-category was moved to the EOI system in July this year and since then, 4 draws have been conducted. The present draw saw a record of 671 invites with the lowest ranked applicant with a score of only 61 points.
To fit into this subcategory the candidates are selected out of the Express Entry system. They should achieve a score of minimum 60 points in Saskatchewan’s point assessment grid and should have at least 12 months of full-time work ...
Canada extends its immigration targets for 2021. A significant role to be played by Express Entry, PNPs
Canada, one of the friendliest nations across the world, has extended the plans to welcome more than 1.3 million immigrants between 2018 and 2021. The new admission targets for 2019 and 2020 have gradually been increased to 330,800 and 341,000. For 2021, the target has been fixed at 350,000.
The plans became known when Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s 2017 report presented in the parliament was made public. According to Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, “Under this plan, Canada will welcome more talented workers with the skills and expertise our economy needs, reunite more family members and accommodate more refugees looking to start new lives”.
The Express Entry system, which handles the pool ...
Ontario continues its strong run in 2018 as it issues a new set of invitations to Express Entry applicants. The invitations have been issued in the Skilled Trades stream as well as the French Speaking Skilled Workers stream.
ITA issued in Skilled Trades stream:
The Ontario PNP draw which took place on October 19, 2018, invited 439 Express Entry applicants from the Skilled Trades stream to submit their provincial nomination for Canada PR visa. This is the largest number of invitations issued in a single express entry draw thus far in this stream in 2018. It brings the cumulative total of invites to 1445 this year.
The Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) provides access to those Express Entry candidates who are presently living in the province and working. The candidates are supposed to indicate their interest in Ontario or any...
Started in 1998, Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has welcomed over 130,000 immigrants over the past 2 decades.
The younger generation from around the world seems to be flocking in to migrate to Canada, the dreamland of the 21st century. It all began with Canada’s first Provincial Nominee Program MPNP in 1998.
As Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program celebrates its 20th year anniversary, it is one of the milestones in the history of IRCC. It is noteworthy that till date Manitoba has welcomed more than 130,000 immigrants into the country and provided them a bright future.
The province of Manitoba was the first one to nominate immigrants for PR on the basis of specific skills and experience to enhance their economic and social development. Since 1998, most of the provinces in Canada have walked in the footsteps of MPNP and created their own provincial nominee programs. Mil...
Since the introduction of Express Entry Program in 2015, millions of candidates have acquired PR in Canada. Out of all the draws held in the year 2018, the recent draw held on 3 October has seen an enormous hike in the number of invites sent to Express Entry candidates. The Government of Canada has invited 3900 express entry candidates for PR in its new draw. It's the largest number drawn in 2018 and the selected candidates are rejoicing at the great news! The minimum CRS score for this draw was 445.
These candidates had applied under the Express Entry System and points have been awarded on the based on different criteria such as work experience, education, age and proficiency in English or French, Canada’s two official languages. Later on, the profiles of the candidates are categorized under three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Work...
By: Sumit Goyal
44 new applicants got lucky in this week’s draw after Ontario issued Express Entry candidates invitations through French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.
The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP) has been inviting French speaking candidates every week this year amounting the total number of invitation to 1065 after the latest draw.
The latest OINP draw was held on September 13, exactly seven days after the last draw which was on September 6. While 44 applicants were selected in the latest draw, 15 applicants were chosen in the draw before that.
According to the OINP, those who were issued Notification of Interest (NOI) in the latest draw submitted their Express Entry Profiles between January 1, 2018 and September 13, 2018.
However, one must keep in mind that receiving NOI does not mean you are qualified for French Speaking Skilled Worker Program. You should meet a ce...
By: Ram Arora
The new online portal Arrima for Quebec Skilled Worker Program has been opened from September 18, 2018 for the candidates to apply for the immigration program.
For those who wish to receive Canada permanent residency through this program will now need to make a profile on the online portal, Arrima to show their interest to the Government of Quebec.
Arrima is the initiative of Expression of Interest (EOI) Program which was launched by the government of Quebec in August. Under this system, the interested candidates are required to fill in all there information like their education, area of training, proficiency in French and other languages and work experience, among other details on the portal.
Those who meet the criteria for QSWP will receive an invitation and will be able to apply for Quebec Selection Certificate (QSC). Once QSC is awarded, those people can apply for&...
With the intent of ensuring strong economic outcomes and long-term retention in Saskatchewan, the province recently aborted its old first come first serve model and introduced a new Express Entry model also known as Expression of Interest system (EOI). This new system launched in July has opened the new doors of opportunities for many qualified applicants who couldn’t get their applications on time.
The new Expression of Interest system has issued its first invitations to Express Entry candidates. To make oneself eligible for the SINP’s Express Entry Programme, the aspiring candidate must register an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile with the SINP. Post the registration, they are accredited with a ranking score out of 100 based on different criteria such as their work experience, their educational qualification, their language proficiency etc.
To be eligible fo...
By: Sumit Goyal
The number of applications under the parents and grandparents sponsorship program will soon increase from 10,000 to whopping 17,000. The announcement came on August 2nd, 2018, from Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen.
The news is in accordance with the announcement by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier this month, which suggested the government’s plans on inviting potential sponsors who had previously filed an Interest to Sponsor form between January 2, 2018 and February 1, 2018.
The move to increase the number of applications will help achieve the immigration goals set by the Government of Canada. The issuing of the additional number of invitations will be done through a random selection process, similar to what was followed in the earlier cases.
Sponsors will get 60 days from the date of receipt to file a complete application. One ca...
By: Pawandeep Singh
Around 3,750 invitations were issued in the recent Express Entry Draw held on August 22. The minimum CRS score in this draw was 440 which turns out to be the lowest CRS score in 2018 to date. This is the third draw for aspiring immigration candidates in 2018.
Another interesting fact about this draw is that people who applied before the tie-break time February 21, 2018, at 11:28:03 UTC and who scored at least 440 or more have received an ITA or Invitation to Apply. 3,750 invitations have been consistently issued by the IRCC or Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada in every draw since June 13. The CRS score didn’t go higher than 440 because these larger draws have been held roughly every two weeks. Well, if your minimum score isn’t 440 and you want to improve your score, there are many ways in which you can do so.
1. Link yourself to P...
In a new revelation, Express Entry candidates, if all goes as planned, will have a chance to serve as early educators and assistants from August 8, 2018 courtesy of new Labour Market Priorities Stream. The eligible candidates will receive an invitation from the Atlantic Canada province of Nova Scotia for a provincial nomination.
According to a formal announcement by Nova Scotia on August 2, the candidates with two years of work experience in National Occupation Classification (NOC) shall get this opportunity. It further clarifies that the candidates will be selected on the basis of the new Labour Market Priorities Stream and will be filling in the gap for market-identified labour shortages.
Nova Scotia in its statement to media called the New Labour Market Priorities Stream an innovative move, which will take care of market demands by seeking skilled professionals in specific sectors.
By: Signature Visas
In the latest express entry draw, 3,750 candidates were given ITS (Invitation to Apply) for Canada Permanent Residence. The draw was held on July 11 and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System set for the draw was 442.
The minimum CRS for the latest draw was similar to the invitation round held on June 25 and the number of ITAs given were also the same as on June 13 and June 25, 2018.
The candidates who submitted their profile before June 26, 2018 at 13:18:55 UTC and had a minimum CRS score of 442 and above received an invitation in this round.
Despite the large draw size, the minimum score did not change between the two draws. This could be because of the fact that more than two weeks elapsed between the draws held on June 25 and July 11 ITA round. When there is a time drag between the two draws, it allows Express Entry Pool to take more time to replenish which might result in...
By: Pawandeep Singh
As announced on July 5, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has reopened its International Skilled Worker Express Entry Program for 500 new applicants.
The interested candidates who are applying through Express Entry sub-category of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program must first enter through the federal Express Entry System.
The application in the most sought-after program in the federal Express Entry aligned sub-category will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis. This means that the application lines will be closed soon after opening, which would be hardly a matter of few hours as previously seen. So, there really is a small window for candidates who want to immigrate to Saskatchewan.
However, it should be noted that candidates do not require an employment offer to apply in the Express Entry sub-category. But they should have a minimum level of wo...
By: Pawandeep Singh
Canada is one of the best countries in the world because of its quality of life and other numerous opportunities. If you have applied for Canada PR but not sure which place to live in, there are many Canadian cities which you can consider to settle down.
Before you immigrate to Canada, you would want to weigh down your options on different parameters like employment opportunities, house affordability, education and environment in some of the best Canadian cities where you can live and work peacefully.
The best and well known cities in Canada to live and work
One of the cities to dwell whenever you plan to immigrate to Canada is Regina in Saskatchewan state. Also the capital of Saskatchewan, it has only 5.2% of unemployment rate which means you can find plenty of jobs for yourself. Also, the immigrants in Regina make 12% of the population. So you w...
By: Pawandeep Singh
All you need to know about Canada Express Entry Minimum Points
If you are planning to migrate to Canada, there are number of ways you can apply for immigration. One of the programs through which you can get a permanent residence is the Canada Express Entry Point.
Launched in January 2015, Canada Express Entry is the most popular way to apply for immigration in Canada. Any working professional who wants to work and settle in Canada can apply through this program. Depending upon the needs as well as the requirements of the market and the economy, the system chooses the most talented and skilled person from their program.
The application is accepted online after which the applicant’s profile is rated on several factors. Since the initial appraisal is made through electronic system, there is no room for bias. This is why it is one of the best and most rewarding immigration pro...
By: Sumit Goyal
Ontario has issued the new invitation to Express Entry applicants by utilizing English or French skilled workers and skilled trade streams. The main aim of issuing the new invitation to Express Entry candidates is to provide the provincinal nomination to the qualified and deserving applicant.
This draw is particularly targeted to skilled worker candidates who had submitted their profile between January 1 and May 9, 2018. Skilled trade targeted the candidates who had submitted the application in between January 1 and May 10, 2018. In addition to this, 18 candidates received the invitation by utilizing English or French speaking skilled worker stream.
In both streams, there is no minimum comprehensive ranking score requirement. Since the start of 2018, Ontario has marked 652 Notification of Interest (NOIs) through the stream of skilled trade. Additionally, 438 NOIs are issued by usin...
By: Signature Visas
To obtain Canadian PR, an applicant should contemplate entering the Express Entry program at the starting of the journey. Distinctively, candidates already employed in Canada or having the supreme educational degree and proficiency in French & English will attain invitations. Applicants from outside Canada must start working to improve their educational background. By applying through express entry program, there are multiple ways to boost the score.
Keep a broad perspective
Many times an applicant can be oriented on the single area instead of being well informed of all the areas where CRS score can be increased. As per the example, the highly qualified person can easily pass on that factor alone. The score can be attained by all applicants in diverse of areas. If an individual is strong on one characteristic should make another area also strong. Concentrate on each factor...
By: Pawandeep Singh
Do you want to live your life in one of the foremost global destination? Think about Canada and get a Canada Permanent Residence(PR) Visa. It is the best way to be a part of clean and pure surrounding or you can say in the lap of nature.
Be the part of the beautiful place and get Canada PR Visa as it is like a Green Card. This right entitles you to relish various opportunities in the hotspot. First of all, you become the citizen of this top nation. Hire one of the best Canadian Visa Experts to make your documentation done in a real time.
There are easy-to-follow Canada PR categories from which you can select as per your precise requirements and goals which are run by concerned immigration and visa organization.
The visa segments under which you may apply an application for PR visa are the Family Sponsorship, Skilled immigrants via Express Entry, Live in caregiver Visa, Self Empl...
By: Vikram Singh