Canada Immigration is one of the most active portals where the rules and procedures change from time to time. Hence, the desiring applicant must be aware of the changes in the industry at all times to make the best use of the opportunities available.
On 31st October, the province of Saskatchewan invited 858 candidates in the Express Entry and Occupation in-demand subcategories. Both the categories do not require a job offer letter for selection in the categories. In the occupation in-demand, the applicants who do not have an express entry profile are also eligible for selection.
Since 25th September, Saskatchewan has held six selection rounds through express entry and five in the occupation in-demand. In these 11 rounds, there have been 4704 invitations sent in the provincial nomination. Recently, Saskatchewan also increased the occupation list from 19 to 200.
The eligible score for selection in the latest draw was 69 points or higher in both the categories. All eligible candidates are liable for 600 bonus points in the Express Entry system.
With the Latest Express Entry Draw announced by the government of Canada on 30th October 2019, the total number of ITAs sent this year has gone up to 71,700 through the express entry system alone.
The details of the Draw highlighted that the invitee being sent to 3900 express entry candidates, and the selected candidates should have a CRS score of 475 points minimum. The points of the candidates were calculated based on age, education, language skills, and work experience, etc. Having a job offer letter for the selection of candidates is not a mandatory category.
Ideally, the express entry is announced after two weeks gap, and applicants are selected from the express entry pool. This time the Draw was extra special as it was conducted after a gap of 28 days. The Draw before this was held on 16th October and was a specific draw in which only Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants were invited as opposed to other draws in which all the programs are involved in the Express Entry draw.
The Highlights of the Latest Draw – 30th October
This Draw was also an all program draw that invited a large number of people in a high CRS score requirement. The cut off of 475 CRS points is a high score requirement, and it is eleven points higher than the score required on the 2nd October 2019 draw. Just like other times, the tie break rule was applied in this Draw as well, w.e.f 29th August 2019 at 03:50:24 UTC.
With the latest Draw, the Canada government is only 2500 invites behind than the total invites being sent in 2018, which was 89,800. This year the Provincial Nominee Program(PNP)s are also inviting applicants excessively through the draws as Saskatchewan held record draw of 1000 applications on 18th October and Alberta and Nova Scotia inviting an abundant number of applicants.
The province of Nova Scotia conducted the Draw on 28th October under the Labor Market Priorities Stream in which registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses with work experience were invited. The total number of invitations sent out under this category was 430.
All the shortlisted candidates had a profile in the Express Entry system. The Labor Market Priorities Stream searched the express entry pool for eligible candidates with adequate work experience and invited them to apply for the PR status of Canada. The selected candidates are also eligible for 600 bonus points in the Express Entry System.
The good part of this Draw was that there was no minimum CRS score requirement to be selected in this Draw. This was the fifth Draw of Nova Scotia in 2019. In the earlier draws, the province had targeted carpenters, financial auditors, and early childhood educators.
The eligibility criterion for Nurses invited by Nova Scotia on 28th October 2019 was:
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