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June 3, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

For the first time since September, 2021, an Express Entry Draw for Canadian Experience Class (CEC), inviting 3,000 candidates to apply for PR was announced on Friday, May 31, 2024.

The CRS cutoff score for this draw was high at 522.

See below details  of the Express Entry Draw of May 31

  • Category: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Number of invitations issued: 3,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000th or above
  • Date of round: May 31, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 522
  • Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2024

See below summary of Express Entry Draws in 2024

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
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
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) 1 3,000 522 522 522
Trades Targeted Draw 0
Provincial Nominee Program 1 2,985 676 676 676

See below latest CRS Score Distribution in the Pool and Comparison

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 1,093
501-600 12,051
451-500 62,073
491-500 9,167
481-490 11,246
471-480 16,933
461-470 13,429
451-460 11,298
401-450 51,694
441-450 10,454
431-440 10,485
421-430 9,461
411-420 10,640
401-410 10,654
351-400 56,015
301-350 27,831
0-300 5,410
Total 216,167

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May 23, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

British Columbia invites over 72 candidates for permanent residency in targeted rounds of invitations on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

See below details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
May 22, 2024 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 93 <5
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 93 9
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 100 10
Targeting 35 tech occupations 122 50
Veterinary care 80 3

The processing timeframe for BC PNP Skills Immigration and Post-nomination requests remain three months respectively.

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May 21, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Canada welcomed 121,620 new permanent residents in the first quarter of 2024.

See Below New PR Admissions in First Quarter of 2024 and Annual Immigration Levels Plan

Year First Quarter
New PRs
Annual
Immigration
Targets
2024 121,620 485,000
2023 145,495 465,000
2022 113,805 431,645
2021 70,495 401,000
2020 69,140 341,000
2019 65,955 330,800
2018 80,005 310,000
2017 72,835 300,000
2016 86,235 300,000
2015 51,125 260,000 to 285,000

Additionally, 135,291 authorizations and visas were issued to permanent residents from January to March. During the same months in 2023, the number was 156,272.

See below first quarter comparison by province:

Year Q1 2024
New PRs
Q1 2023
New PRs
Percentage
Change
Canada 121,620 145,495 -16.41%
Ontario 52,720 60,860 -13.37%
British Columbia 17,745 24,495 -27.56%
Alberta 15,360 17,155 -10.46%
Quebec 13,355 16,065 -16.87%
Manitoba 5,680 8,855 -35.85%
Saskatchewan 5,610 7,395 -24.13%
New Brunswick 3,995 2,940 +35.88%
Nova Scotia 3,995 3,935 +1.52%
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,405 2,045 -31.30%
Prince Edward Island 1,330 1,275 +4.31%
Yukon 295 345 -14.49%
Northwest Territories 115 125 -8%
Nunavut 10 10 unchanged

 

See below the number of new PRs admitted from top 10 source countries:

Country Q1 2024 New PRs
India 37,880
China 8,135
Phillipines 7,990
Afghanistan 5,025
Nigeria 4,690
Cameroon 3,725
Iran 3,570
Pakistan 2,630
United States 2,480
Eritrea 2,360

Indians made up 31% of new permanent resident entrants, followed by individuals from China, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Nigeria as the top five groups.

A total of 36,635 new permanent residents have been admitted under the Express Entry system, the largest federal economic immigration category. This represents a 6% increase compared to the first quarter of 2023, when 34,555 permanent residents were admitted.

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May 16, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

British Columbia sent out over 72 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a general and targeted draw announced on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

In a general BC PNP draw, 37 invitations have been issued for the BC PNP Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, which also include their Express Entry options.

9 profiles with experience as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors, also 9 candidates with experience in any of the 25-construction related occupations, finally 17 profiles in any of the 39- healthcare related occupations were all considered in the targeted BC PNP Draw.

See below full details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
May 14, 2024 General Skilled Worker 131 37
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 131
International Graduate 131
International Graduate – EEBC option 131
Express Entry & Semi-Skilled 107
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90 9
Targeting 25 Construction occupations 93 9
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations 100 17
Veterinary care 80 <5
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April 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

The 2024 quota for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program increases to 21,500. This increment is a step in the right direction as OINP has asked the federal government for an increase in the PNP quota since 2021.

In 2023, the first major increase in OINP allotment was effected from a total of 9,750 to 16,500. Now in 2024, an additional 5,000 has been added to the number in 2023 bringing it to a total of 21,500.

The new OINP allocation in 2024 is nearly 20% of the immigration levels plan for provincial nomination this year.

See below Ontario Immigration Quota Year-on-Year Comparison

Year OINP Quota
2024 21,500
2023 16,500
2022 9,750
2021 9,000

See below most Recent OINP Express Entry Draws

Human Capital Priorities stream

Date NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCC Express Entry system Notes
March 21, 2024 2,281 468-480 March 21, 2023 –
March 21, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
March 7, 2024 2,104 352-421 March 7, 2023 –
March 7, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
February 8, 2024 2,118 471–480 February 8, 2023 –
February 8, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
February 6, 2024 2,086 379-430 February 6, 2023 –
February 6, 2024
Targeted draw Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

See below French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCCs Express Entry system Notes
January 18, 2024 984 317-469 January 18, 2023 –
January 18, 2024
General Draw

See below Skilled Trades stream

Date/time NOIs issued Number of NOIs issued CRS score range Profiles created in IRCC’s Express Entry system Notes
March 1, 2024 2,583 350-424 March 1, 2023 –
March 1, 2024
Targeted draw
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations
January 11, 2024 2,552 350-424 January 11, 2023 –
January 11, 2024
Targeted draw
Please refer to the OINP Program Update page for a list of targeted occupations

See below the total of invitations to apply sent by Ontario in 2024 apart from the NOI sent to Express Entry candidates listed above:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream – 3,128
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream – 5,073
  • Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream – 0
  • Masters Graduate stream – 2,714
  • PhD Graduate stream – 229
  • Entrepreneur stream – 0

IRCC allots an annual provincial nominee quota to all provinces each year which allows them to choose immigrants according to the needs of the province.

Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, or professional help putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

March 28, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the city of Calgary, Alberta, you can rent a three bedroom apartment for an average of $2,837 in the city centre. This is according to statistics available on Numbeo.com which are gathered from residents in the city.

Unfortunately, accommodation affordability cannot be the only factor you consider when moving to a new city. We will be reviewing these factors and recommend cities based on statistics to help you make an informed decision.

See below in descending order the list of the cost of renting a similar apartment in the city centre in the province of Alberta:

1. Calgary – $2,837

2. Airdrie – $2,500

3. Edmonton – $2,115

4. Cold lake – $2,000

5. Fort Saskatchewan – $2,000

6. St. Albert – $1,639

7. Medicine Hat – $1,500

8. Grande Prairie – $1,450

9. Lethbridge – $1,125

Did we leave out any? Would you like to ask some questions? Are you interested in studying in Canada? Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Start the journey by sending an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

March 1, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

IRCC issued invitations to 2,500 candidates in a francophone draw on Thursday, February 29, 2024. This marks the second Express Entry Draw announced within the same week.

Profiles with high fluency in French and a cutoff score of 336 were targeted in this round of invitation.

See below the summary of the Express Entry Draws this week

Description February 29, 2024 February 28, 2024
Draw type

 

Targeted draw for profiles with high proficiency in French General or all program draws
Invitations 2,400 1,470
CRS Cutoff 336 534
Tie-breaking rule January 18, 2024 January 16, 2024

Francophone draws aim to attract French-speaking candidates to contribute to Canada’s linguistic diversity and cultural enrichment. Candidates receiving invitations should promptly proceed with their application process, adhering to the requirements outlined by IRCC.

Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, or professional help putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

March 1, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

This update is in response to a rise in asylum petitions filed by Mexican citizens that are denied, withdrawn or abandoned. The new changes will apply even if you have already booked your trip to Canada so this is very important.

According to IRCC, having pre-booked travel reservations or a previously valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) does not ensure approval for a new eTA or visa.

Mexican citizens can reapply for a new eTA if they fall into any of these categories:

  • frequently fly to Canada and have had a visitor visa to Canada in the last ten years
  • or currently possess a valid non-immigrant visa to the United States.

If they do not have any of the above, they require a visa.

Mexican citizens who have valid Canadian work or study permits are unaffected. Their eTA will not be cancelled and they will be able to continue traveling to Canada.

Mexican citizens residing in Canada without a Canadian study or work permit are allowed to stay for the duration of their permitted stay. However, when they leave Canada and intend to return, they must obtain a visa or a new electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), if eligible.

Due to the new entrance regulations, Mexican visitors may experience delays upon arrival at Canadian airports. It’s important for Mexican visitors to be aware of these regulations and plan accordingly for potential delays when traveling to Canada.

Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, or professional help putting in a study visa application, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application after receiving an invitation to apply or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Book a consultation or send us an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

 

February 27, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the city of Burnaby, BC, you can rent a three bedroom apartment for an average of $6,000 in the city centre. This is according to statistics available on Numbeo.com which are gathered from residents of the city.

Unfortunately, accommodation affordability cannot be the only factor you consider when moving to a new city, For the next month, we will review these factors and recommend cities based on statistics to help you make an informed decision.

See below in descending order the list of cities where rent is most expensive in the city centre in the province of British Columbia, Canada:

  1. Burnaby: $6,000
  2. North Vancouver – $5,875
  3. Vancouver – $5,065
  4. Delta – $4,800
  5. Victoria – $4,404
  6. Surrey – $4,300
  7. New Westminster – $4,000
  8. Richmond – $3,700
  9. Parksville – $3,450
  10. Campbell River – $3,400

Did we leave out any? Would you like to ask some questions? Are you interested in studying in Canada? Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Start the journey by sending an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com

February 26, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

First off, British Columbia (BC) is not generally considered one of the most affordable provinces in Canada, especially when it comes to housing costs. Cities like Vancouver, in particular, are known for their high cost of living, including expensive real estate and rental prices. The cost of living in BC, including housing, transportation, and other expenses, tends to be higher compared to other provinces in Canada.

In the city of Prince George as well as Salmon Arm, you can rent a three bedroom apartment for as low as $1,800 on the city centre. This is according to statistics available on Numbeo.com gathered from the residents of the city.

See below in descending order the full list of the cities where you can rent a 3 bedroom apartment for $2,550 or lower in the city centre in the province of BC:

  1. Maple Ridge – $2,550
  2. Courtenay – $2,500
  3. Powell River – $2,500
  4. Vernon – $2,350
  5. Penticton – $2,312
  6. Cranbrook- $ 2,269
  7. Chilliwack – $2,225
  8. Williams Lake – $1,900
  9. Prince George – $1,800
  10. Salmon Arm – $1,800

Unfortunately, accommodation affordability cannot be the only factor you consider when moving to a new city. For the next month, we will review these factors and recommend cities based on statistics to help you make an informed decision.

Did we leave out any? Would you like to ask some questions? Are you interested in studying in Canada? Need help obtaining a visitor visa to visit Canada, work permit application, Expression of Interest, creating an express entry or provincial nomination profile or even just reviewing an application you prepared yourself? Start the journey by sending an email on info@eseumohimmigration.com