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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 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 20, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the first Express Entry Draw of June 2024, IRCC sent out 1,499 invitations to apply for permanent residency. This draw focused on Express Entry profiles with provincial or territorial nominations. The CRS cutoff score decreased by 13 points to 663 compared to previous PNP-only draws.

See below full details of the Express Entry draw of June 19

  • Category/Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Number of invitations issued: 1,499
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,499 or above
  • Date of round: June 19, 2024
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 663
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 19, 2024

See below latest CRS score distribution in the pool

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 3,002
501-600 14,330
451-500 63,451
491-500 8,880
481-490 12,132
471-480 16,800
461-470 13,840
451-460 11,799
401-450 54,200
441-450 11,026
431-440 11,086
421-430 9,989
411-420 10,927
401-410 11,172
351-400 57,086
301-350 27,247
0-300 5,624
Total 224,940

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 have 60 days to submit complete applications supporting their EE profiles.

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June 12, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, British Columbia invited 66 candidates for permanent residency in general and targeted rounds of invitation.

British Columbia has been consistent in weekly draws, however recently the total number of invitations have reduced.

See below full details of latest BC PNP Draw

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Score
Number of invitations
June 11, 2024 General Skilled Worker 131 39
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 131
International Graduate 131
International Graduate – EEBC option 131
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare 93 6
Construction 93 9
Healthcare 102 12

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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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,

Canadian Immigration Minister, Marc Miller introduced a new Canadian citizenship by descent legislation called the Bill C-71 today, May 23, 2024.

This bill aims to extend citizenship by descent beyond the first generation while preserving the value of Canadian citizenship. It would immediately give Canadian citizenship to those born abroad to a Canadian parent who was also born abroad before the Act takes effect.

Children born overseas and adopted by Canadian parents beyond the first generation will also be granted citizenship directly.

After the law takes effect, parents born in another country who have or adopt children born outside Canada must have been in Canada for at least 1,095 days before their child is born or adopted to pass on citizenship.

Bill C-71, a law to change the Citizenship Act (2024), would bring back citizenship for “Lost Canadians” who lost it or never got it because of old rules in past citizenship laws. Before the law starts, Bill C-71 would also give citizenship to the children and grandchildren of “lost Canadians,” and to anyone born outside Canada to a Canadian parent in later generations.

More update on this information as it unfolds but definitely exciting news in many quarters.

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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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May 8, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Temporary foreign workers in Manitoba have reason to celebrate as a new policy has been implemented to enhance their employment status in Canada.

Yesterday, May 7, 2024, Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced that Manitoba had approached his department, requesting an extension of work status for 6,700 temporary residents whose work permits are set to expire this year. Manitoba asserts that these temporary residents are capable of fulfilling the province’s labor requirements.

Considering this, Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced the introduction of a new public policy enabling temporary workers in the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) pool to obtain open work permits. Additionally, he anticipates that eligible applicants will receive formal nominations from Manitoba and become permanent residents within the next two years.

Through the enactment of this one-time facilitation measure, Canada seeks to directly benefit prospective nominees by granting them the opportunity to work in Manitoba while their PNP applications are being processed, thereby fostering a positive impact.

According to Minister Miller’s statement, it’s reasonable to expect that an open work permit could be granted for a duration of two years, extending until 2026.

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May 6, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

IRCC is set to commence the issuance of invitations for Parents and Grandparents sponsorship 2024 on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The immigration department will randomly select some candidates from the pool who filled out the interest-to-sponsor forms in 2020 to invite them to apply.

The IRCC will start sending invitations to apply to 35,700 potential sponsors, aiming to receive up to 20,500 completed applications.

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2024 Eligibility

To be eligible to qualify to sponsor your parents or grandparents for PR (permanent residency) in Canada, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or an Indian enrolled under the Canadian Indian Act who is at least eighteen years old.
  • must fulfill the IRCC financial requirement and have enough money to sustain the family you wish to sponsor, along with acceptable proof of income for the last three years.
  • must have submitted an interest-to-sponsor form for PGP in 2020.

See below Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2024 Income Requirement

Family size 2023 2022 2021
2 people $44,530 $43,082 $32,898
3 people $54,743 $52,965 $40,444
4 people $66,466 $64,306 $49,106
5 people $75,384 $72,935 $55,694
6 people $85,020 $82,259 $62,814
7 people $94,658 $91,582 $69,934
If more than 7 people, for
each additional person, add:
$9,636 $9,324

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will start sending invitations around May 21st and continue for about 2 weeks.

It is recommended to check the email address provided in 2020 if an interest-to-sponsor form was submitted that year but no invitation to apply was received in 2021, 2022, or 2023.

Sponsors who are not in the pool and desire to invite their parents or grandparents can go with the option of applying for a Canada Super Visa. With this option, the Super Visa holder has a valid ten-year visa and can stay in Canada for 5 years at a stretch and also have the opportunity to apply for an extension afterwards.

The average processing time for parents and grandparents (PGP) sponsorship applications across Canada is now 20 months, except in Quebec which is approximately 33 months.

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