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Canada Ahead of United States in Immigration

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Canada ahead of United States in Immigration

Canada ahead of United States in ImmigrationAs the United States brace itself for a heavily discussed illegal immigration by thousands of Caravans, the country’s immigration policies are under immense scrutiny. Why send such a massive number of troops to hold a bunch of helpless people back? Why allow dangerous men into the country? These and many more are the questions being asked in the US. Certainly, the position of the government is clear: ‘No to Illegal Immigration’. However, many saying that it is politically driven and it has become a major point of debate at campaigns for the midterm election.

In contrary to the situation in the US, Canada is doing well on the immigration front. At a summit (Fortune ‘s Most Powerful Women International) in Montreal, Prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said Canada is a country that is open to immigration at the moment while addressing the question about how well Canada is doing in attracting businesses compared to the US. He added that the advantage Canada has over the US in this respect is so huge that he doesn’t see it closing anytime soon.

The attitude of Canadians to immigration

Mr. Trudeau emphasized that everything Canada has achieved immigration wise has been made possible by the positive inclination of the people of the country to immigration. Immigrants received into the country each year are at least 1% of Canada’s total population. These immigrants consist of top talents that are innovative and entrepreneurial. He said this is what places Canada at the top of the world of business regardless of the latest move by the US in which corporate tax was slashed.
At the moment, Canada is a country that favors immigration and has seamless processes in place while the US has many issues to attend to on the immigration front.

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Canada Issues 3,900 Invitations in The Latest Express Entry Draw

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In a draw held on 29th October, The Canadian government issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada to 3, 900 Express Entry candidates. In this draw, the minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score was 442.

The pool of candidates for the three major economic immigration program – Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class in Canada is managed by The Federal Express Entry System.

In Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a score is given to every eligible candidate. This score determines the position of each candidate in The Express Entry Pool from which a predetermined number of candidates with the highest score/rank are given ITAs via regular draws from the pool.

Since 5th September, this latest draw was the fourth time IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued 3, 900 Express Entry Candidates the Invitation to Apply (ITA). This figure maintains its position as the most significant draw of 2018 so far.

Comparing the Latest Draw with Previous Ones

The latest draw’s CRS score is two points above the cut off (440) used for the immediate previous invitation round held on the 15th of October.

In the latest round of invitation, tie-break rule was used by IRCC with the date and time set for October 16, 2018, and 06:09:04 UTC respectively. It implies that all candidates who score 442 and beyond and submitted their profiles before the set time and date received an invitation.

Cumulatively, the number of ITAs issued so far this year is 74, 200 representing a lag of 778 for IRCC in comparison to its position at the same time last year. IRCC’s admission target for 2018 is 74, 900.

A senior partner at the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal, David Cohen, said the latest draw if maintained or improved by IRCC will represent an Express Entry record for invitations issued in a year beating 2017’s record.

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Canadian Immigration Target Welcomes 1.3 Million by 2021

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Economic Immigration CanadaThe Immigration targets set for 2019 and 2020 is undergoing upward result in Canada, and the country has equally declared an extension of its multi-year levels of immigration plan which will now run to 2021. This is in preparation for the influx of about 1.3 million new permanent residents in the coming four years covered by the plan (2018-2021). These changes were officially announced on the 31st of last month (October 31, 2018). Multi-year levels (being operational for one year) programs was introduced as a guide for the immigration plans for 2018 to 2020.

Through the immigration categories (economic, humanitarian and family and refugee) in Canada, raising targets and extending the plan are expected to position the country to receive above 1.3 million new entries ranging from 2018 to 2021. The revision made to the plan requires a gradual increase in yearly admission targets. It will gradually extends from 310, 000 new entries (permanent residents) in the start year (2018) to 350, 000 in the final year (2021). New targets for 2019 and 2020 are now 330, 800 and 341, 000 respectively – it was previously set at 330, 000 and 340, 000 respectively.

Skilled Workers Will Be Welcomed

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen said that more talented workers who have the much-needed skills and expertise would be welcomed under this new plan. More families will also be reunited as well as more refugees in search of new and better lives accommodated.

In this immigration plan, Economic immigration programs under the management of Canada’s PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs) and federal Express Entry economic system will retain the important roles given to them. About a quarter (25%) of the expected new entries are projected to come through Express entry, and about 19% will be accounted for by PNP Program.

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Applications invited for immigration to British Columbia

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Applications invited for immigration to British Columbia The draw that took place on December 8, 2016, saw the luck of a total of 500 candidates change overnight as they received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) for immigration to British Columbia, Canada. This invitation also paved the way for applying to the federal government for permanent resident status.


Of the 500 candidates, some will be eligible to apply through BCPNP aligned with federal Express Entry selection system, while others, outside the Express Entry system at the federal level. All candidates are required to register with the Skills Immigration Registration Systems (SIRS) pool and choose their stream and category, depending upon their points score. This score is based on the candidates’ civil status, education, work experience, and other factors. The BC government carries out periodic draws for issuing ITAs and awards it to the highest ranking candidates in the SIRS pool.


The stream of BCPNP, affiliated to the Express Entry system, is accorded priority with regard to processing of application at both provincial and federal stages. The candidates of this stream must meet the essential eligibility criteria for entering the federal Express Entry pool in one of the three federal economic programs, namely Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST).


Under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), 600 points are awarded to individuals of the Express Entry pool, who have received provincial nomination certificate from BC. The points facilitate the candidate in getting an ITA in an Express Entry draw that is held at a later stage. This is not applicable to BCPNP categories not aligned with the federal Express Entry system.


Express Entry BC has two categories – Skilled Worker and International Graduate. The former includes international skilled workers with post-secondary education and experience in professional, technical or other miscellaneous skilled occupation, while the latter encompasses international graduates from any Canadian educational institutions.


Skills Immigration has three categories: Skilled Worker category that for candidates with post-secondary education and experience in a skilled occupation; International Graduates category for candidates graduated from any of the Canadian educational institutions and for them no experience is required; and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category that includes persons who may not be eligible for other Canadian immigration programs, as they may be allowed to apply for permanent residence by working in an eligible occupation.


Immigrating to Canada? Here’s what you need to know

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When you are applying for immigration to another country like Australia, UK or Canada the process can be overwhelming and tedious. Canada is one of the top tier destinations for immigrants and while the process for Immigration to Canada has become a lot tougher than before, that’s not to mean that, you cannot qualify for immigration provided you meet some of the basic criteria as set by the Canadian government.

The Federal Government and the CIC (citizenship and immigration) are the ones who set up the immigration policies, frame the requirements and the process, so if you are planning to immigrate to Canada, you need to apply through the CIC. Before you decide to file an application for immigration, here are a few basic things that you need to handle on your own, prior to the application process and additional documentation would be required to ensure that these basic requirements have been met in full.

Medical history: Since this is a process for immigration, the Canadian authorities would require you to carry out a set of invasive procedures to ensure that you are medically fit and are not a carrier for any infectious diseases. This is done to prevent any outbreak and In this regard various tests including blood tests, urine tests and X-ray is carried out in order to make sure that person is medically fit for immigration. Your application can be denied if there is any problem with your health that can directly impact other Canadians and put them at risk. There are exceptions where visitors have been permitted to enter Canada to seek specialized medical care, but with a temporary residency permit.

Security evaluation: A detailed security evaluation is carried out to ensure that you do not plan at any point of time, to cause harm either directly or indirectly to other Canadians. So if you have an arrest record, chances are it might impact your application but it is a good idea to be upfront about the same and explain the reasons behind the record in question.

Decide the category and see if you pre-qualify: You can apply to immigrate to Canada under several categories, federal skilled workers, family sponsorship, investors and self-employed and much more. You would need to meet the requirements for which ever category you choose to apply under, but the good news is that you can opt for the express entry system where in you would be required to complete a profile, and update the same with your information and supporting documentation.

And you would be entered into a common pool where each applicant is ranked based on their job experience, educational qualifications, language skills etc.; the higher the score, the chances of you landing an invite to apply increases. So do check the CIC website and see if you pre-qualify and are invited to apply for a permanent residency visa to Canada.

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