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July 10, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 9, the latest BC PNP draw issued over 66 invitations to apply for permanent residency. These invitations were sent out in both general and targeted rounds.

British Columbia has been holding these weekly draws consistently. There have been no interruptions in this regular schedule.

Since the start of its participation in immigration news, B.C. has maintained an unbroken streak of weekly draws. This consistent effort reflects the province’s commitment to its immigration program.

In a general draw, 35 invitations were issued, including those for 35 tech occupations. The cutoff score was unchanged from the previous BC PNP general draw on June 25.

Additionally, 12 invitations were sent to profiles with experience in 39 healthcare-related occupations. Furthermore, 10 invitations went to those with experience as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors (NOC 42202).

9 applicants with experience in 25 construction-related occupations were also invited as part of British Columbia’s new category-based draw, introduced in late 2023.

See below details of latest BC PNP Draw of July 9

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
July 9, 2024 General Skilled Worker 134 35
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 134
International Graduate 134
International Graduate – EEBC option 134
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 94 10
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 95 9
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 104 12
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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July 9, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Today, July 9, 2024, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 1,666 invitations for permanent residency.

In a general draw, 1,556 invitations were sent out under the Masters Graduate Stream to applicants with an Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 54 or above. This score is two points higher than the cutoff in the previous draw on March 19.

Additionally, 110 invitations were issued for the PhD Graduate Stream. These were sent to applicants with an EOI score of 50 or higher.

The OINP EOI profiles created between July 9, 2023, and July 9, 2024, for both streams were eligible for this draw.

See below details of latest OINP draw of July 9

OINP Stream Number of invitations issued Date profiles created Score range Notes
Masters Graduate stream 1,556 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 54 and above General Draw
PhD Graduate stream 110 July 9, 2023 – July 9, 2024 50 and above General Draw

See below details of all OINP draws in 2024 so far:

OINP Streams 2024 Invitations 2023 Invitations
Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream 3,569 4,032
Employer Job Offer: International Student stream 5,277 2,963
Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream 0 807
Masters Graduate stream 4,270 5,734
PhD Graduate stream 339 486

Invited candidates now have 14 days to apply for permanent residency in Ontario, confirming the details in their Expression of Interest profile.

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July 9, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 8, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent 3,200 invitations to apply for Express Entry. This round was for candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 420 or higher and a French language proficiency of at least level 7.

See below details of latest Express Entry draw of July 8

Category: French language proficiency (Version 1)
Number of invitations issued: 3,200
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200 or above
Date of round: July 8, 2024
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 420
Tie-breaking rule: May 30, 2024

See below all Express Entry Draws in July

# Date Round type Invitations issued CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
302 July 8, 2024 French language proficiency (Version 1) 3,200 420
301 July 5, 2024 Healthcare occupations (Version 1) 3,750 445
300 July 4, 2024 Trade occupations (Version 1) 1,800 436
299 July 2, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 920 739

See below latest CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
 Total 222,547

IRCC has distributed 9,670 invitations to apply (ITAs) in four Express Entry draws this month, nearly matching the total number of invitations issued in May and June combined.

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July 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 5, 2024, 3,750 invitations for permanent residency were issued in a new Express Entry draw focused on 35 healthcare occupations. The required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 445.

Last week’s consecutive Express Entry draws have created significant buzz in Canadian immigration, resulting in 6,470 invitations across three draws.

These frequent draws highlight Canada’s commitment to addressing the needs of its healthcare sector and welcoming more skilled workers.

See below all Express Entry draws announced in the just concluded week:

Specifics June 5 July 4 July 2
Category Targeting 35 healthcare occupations Targeting 10 trade occupations Provincial Nominee Program
Invitations 3,750 1,800 920
CRS Cutoff 445 436 739
Tie-breaking rule May 07, 2024 July 16, 2023 February 02, 2024

See below CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

See below the 35 Healthcare Occupations eligible for this Draw:

In the 2023-2024 category-based invitation rounds, the following 35 occupations qualify for the Express Entry invitations:

  • 31112 – Audiologists and speech language pathologists
  • 31201 – Chiropractors
  • 31110 – Dentists
  • 31121 – Dieticians and nutritionists
  • 41320 – Education counsellors
  • 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
  • 42203 – Instructors of persons with disabilities
  • 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupation in therapy and assessment
  • 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  • 32201 – Massage therapists
  • 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
  • 32122 – Medical sonographers
  • 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • 31302 – Nurse practitioners
  • 31300 – Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • 31203 – Occupational therapists
  • 31111 – Optometrists
  • 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
  • 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
  • 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32102 – Paramedical occupations
  • 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • 31303: Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • 31202: Physiotherapists
  • 31200 – Psychologists
  • 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 – Specialists in surgery
  • 41301 – Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • 31103: Veterinarians

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July 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On July 4, 2024, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) sent out 126 invitations for permanent residency under the International Education Stream and the Skilled Worker Overseas category.

See below full details of the latest MPNP Draw of July 4

International Education Stream

Profiles that meet the eligibility requirements for the International Education Stream:
– Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 85

Skilled Worker Overseas

Profiles directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative:
– Number of Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 41
– Ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited: 709

Nineteen of the invited candidates in this MPNP draw had a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

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July 5, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has expanded its list of eligible occupations for the in-demand skills stream by adding 35 new occupations for permanent residency.

The in-demand skills stream in Ontario’s PNP now includes 56 eligible occupations, up from 22, making it a top choice for TEER 4 or 5 workers ineligible for federal Express Entry.

Effective July 1, these are the new list of occupations eligible for Ontario-OINP In-Demand Skills Stream.

Below occupations are eligible if the position offered is in any location in Ontario:

  1. NOC 44101 – Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations
  2. NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  3. NOC 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
  4. NOC 75119 – Other trades helpers and labourers
  5. NOC 84120 – Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  6. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  7. NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers
  8. NOC 85103 – Nursery and greenhouse labourers
  9. NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Below are the eligible occupations if the position offered is outside the Greater Toronto Area  (City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, York and Peel regions).

  1. NOC 14400: Shippers and Receivers
  2. NOC 14402: Production logistics workers
  3. NOC 65320 – Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations
  4. NOC 74200 – Railway yard and track maintenance workers
  5. NOC 74203 – Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers
  6. NOC 74204 – Utility maintenance workers
  7. NOC 74205 – Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers
  8. NOC 75101 – Material handlers
  9. NOC 75211 – Railway and motor transport labourers
  10. NOC 75212 – Public works and maintenance labourers
  11. NOC 85102 – Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers
  12. NOC 94100 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
  13. NOC 94101 – Foundry workers
  14. NOC 94102 – Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters
  15. NOC 94103 – Concrete, clay and stone forming operators
  16. NOC 94104 – Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing
  17. NOC 94105 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
  18. NOC 94106 – Machining tool operators
  19. NOC 94107 – Machine operators of other metal products
  20. NOC 94110 – Chemical plant machine operators
  21. NOC 94111 – Plastics processing machine operators
  22. NOC 94112 – Rubber processing machine operators and related workers
  23. NOC 94120 – Sawmill machine operators
  24. NOC 94121 – Pulp mill, papermaking and finishing machine operators
  25. NOC 94123 – Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders
  26. NOC 94124 – Woodworking machine operators
  27. NOC 94132 – Industrial sewing machine operators
  28. NOC 94140 – Process control and machine operators, food and beverage processing
  29. NOC 94142 – Fish and seafood plant workers
  30. NOC 94143 – Testers and graders, food and beverage processing
  31. NOC 94200 – Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
  32. NOC 94201 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
  33. NOC 94202 – Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing
  34. NOC 94203 – Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
  35. NOC 94204 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
  36. NOC 94205 – Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing
  37. NOC 94211 – Assemblers and inspectors of other wood products
  38. NOC 94212 – Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  39. NOC 94213 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
  40. NOC 94219 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
  41. NOC 95100: Labourers in mineral and metal processing
  42. NOC 95101 – Labourers in metal fabrication
  43. NOC 95102 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities
  44. NOC 95103 – Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing
  45. NOC 95104 – Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing
  46. NOC 95106 – Labourers in food and beverage processing
  47. NOC 95107: Labourers in fish and seafood processing

New OINP Update on Education Requirements for Nurses

Starting July 1, 2024, Ontario has simplified the process for nursing professionals applying through the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams. Nurses who are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the General, Extended, or Temporary class and have a primary NOC in the specified occupations below no longer need to meet the education requirement.

  • NOC 31300: Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302: Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 32101: Licensed practical nurses

To qualify for the OINP In-Demand Skills Stream, you need a full-time (1,560 hours per year), permanent job offer in an eligible occupation with a pay rate at or above the median wage listed on the Job Bank for the region. Additionally, you must have at least 9 months of work experience in Ontario in the same occupation (NOC code) as the job offer within the last 3 years.

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July 5, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, the first Trade Express Entry draw of 2024 issued 1,800 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency, targeting 10 trade occupations. Profiles with a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 436 or higher and at least six months of experience in one of these trades received ITAs.

See below full list of the 10 Trade occupations

See below details of latest Trade Express Entry Draw

  • Category: 10 Trade occupations(Version 1)
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,800
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,800 or above
  • Date of round: July 4, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 436
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 16, 2023

See below Express Entry draws of 2024 so far:

Immigration Program No. of Draws Total
Invitations
Average
CRS Score
Lowest
CRS Score
Highest
CRS Score
General or No Program Specified 9 14,445 536 524 549
Targeted Draw for French Speakers 4 12,400 375 336 410
Provincial Nominee Program 3 5,404 693 663 739
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) 1 3,000 522 522 522
Agriculture and Agri-food draw 1 150 437 437 437
Transport-targeted draw 1 975 430 430 430
STEM Targeted Draw 1 4,500 491 491 491
Healthcare Targeted Draw 1 3,500 422 422 422
Trades Targeted Draw 1 1,800 436 436 436

 

See below latest CRS Score Distribution In The Pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

A total of 46,174 invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued by IRCC across 22 Express Entry draws up to this point in 2024.

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July 4, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The latest BC PNP draw, held on July 3, issued over 72 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR). These invitations were distributed in targeted rounds, focusing on specific groups of applicants.

This draw is part of the ongoing efforts to attract skilled immigrants to British Columbia. By targeting specific groups, the BC PNP aims to address labor market needs and support the province’s economic growth.

In the latest BC PNP draw, 36 invitations were issued to tech profiles, 11 to healthcare occupations, 6 to early childhood educators, and 11 to construction roles, with the cutoff score unchanged from the June 18 draw.

See below full details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
July 3, 2024 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 95 14
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 98 13
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 106 9
Targeting 35 tech occupations 122 36
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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July 3, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 920 candidates received invitations for permanent residency in the first Express Entry draw of July.

This draw targeted profiles with a provincial nomination and a CRS score of 739 or higher. Since the provincial nomination adds 600 points, the invited candidates likely had a CRS score of around 139 without the nomination.

See below details of Express Entry draw of July 2

  • Category: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Number of invitations issued: 920
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 920 or above
  • Date of round: July 2, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 739
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 2, 2024

See below recent CRS score distribution in pool

CRS score range Number of candidates

601-1200

940
501-600 16,521
451-500 64,761
491-500 10,295
481-490 12,447
471-480 16,371
461-470 13,883
451-460 11,765
401-450 54,148
441-450 11,031
431-440 11,342
421-430 9,947
411-420 10,876
401-410 10,952
351-400 54,902
301-350 25,752
0-300 5,523
Total 222,547

See below all Express Entry Draws in 2024

Date Program/Category Invitations CRS score cutoff
June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 1,499 663
May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class 3,000 522
May 30, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program 2,985 676
April 24, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,400 410
April 23, 2024 General 2,095 529
April 11, 2024 STEM Targeted Draw 4,500 491
April 10, 2024 General 1,280 549
March 26, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 1,500 388
March 25, 2024 General 1,980 524
March 13, 2024 Transport-targeted draw 975 430
March 12, 2024 General 2,850 525
February 29, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 2,500 336
February 28, 2024 General 1,470 534
February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-food draw 150 437
February 14, 2024 Healthcare Targeted Draw 3,500 422
February 13, 2024 General 1,490 535
February 1, 2024 Targeted Draw for French Speakers 7,000 365
January 31, 2024 General 730 541
January 23, 2024 General 1,040 543
January 10, 2024 General 1,510 546

Candidates who receive an invitation must submit their completed applications within sixty days, supporting the data in their EE profiles.

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June 28, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 25, the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw for this month invited over 63 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency. These ITAs were distributed across both general and targeted rounds of invitations, demonstrating the province’s commitment to attracting a diverse range of skilled workers.

The targeted invitations focused on individuals with skills in high-demand occupations, ensuring that the province attracts talent essential for its development. This strategic approach not only supports BC’s economic objectives but also provides opportunities for individuals seeking to make Canada their new home.

See below full details of latest BC PNP draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
June 25, 2024 General Skilled Worker 134 35
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 134
International Graduate 134
International Graduate – EEBC option 134
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 97 6
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 97 11
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 106 11
Veterinary care 80 <5

The BC PNP processing timeframe for post-nomination requests and skills immigration remain 3 months respectively. Processing only commences after BC PNP receives completed application.

Congratulations to everyone that received an invitation!

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