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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.

Require assistance with securing a visitor visa for Canada, seeking professional aid in submitting a study visa or work permit application, crafting an Expression of Interest, setting up an express entry or provincial nomination profile, preparing your application post receiving an invitation to apply, or simply reviewing your self-prepared application? Schedule a consultation or reach out via email at info@eseumohimmigration.com

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 27, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the most recent draw of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which took place on June 25, 2024, 250 invitations for permanent residency were issued. This draw specifically targeted skilled workers from overseas.

To be eligible for these invitations, applicants needed to have a minimum MPNP Expression of Interest (EOI) score of 516. The program aimed at individuals whose current occupations are listed among the specified categories.

The invitations were part of the Skilled Worker Overseas category. This draw highlights Manitoba’s ongoing efforts to attract skilled professionals from around the world to meet its labor market needs.

See below list of occupations invited in this draw:

  • 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  •   31302: Nurse Practitioners
  •   32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  •   33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

This is among the lowest cutoff scores recently observed for the Skilled Worker Overseas category. In this MPNP draw, 93 of the invited candidates possessed a valid Express Entry profile along with a job seeker validation code.

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June 25, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

Starting January 2025, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) will introduce three new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams for international graduates:

– Bachelor’s stream
– Master’s stream
– Doctorate stream

These streams are designed to provide clearer pathways for international graduates to gain Canadian permanent residence (PR) and enhance their employment opportunities in B.C.

The provincial government has revealed the following details for this program:

– Launch date: January 2025
– Language requirement: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 8 for all streams
– Eligibility: Graduates of diploma and certificate programs are excluded from these streams but may qualify for other BCPNP pathways.

Bachelor’s Stream

– Targeted at recent graduates with Bachelor’s degrees from eligible institutions
– Requires a full-time, indeterminate job offer

Master’s Stream
– For recent graduates with Master’s degrees from eligible institutions
– Requires a full-time job offer in a skilled occupation, lasting at least one year

Doctorate Stream
– Designed for graduates and PhD candidates from eligible institutions

See below the general eligibility for BCPNP International Graduate Streams:

Candidates must:
– Have a degree, diploma, or certificate from an eligible Canadian institution within the last three years

– Accept a qualifying full-time job offer in B.C., which must generally be indeterminate unless it is a priority technology occupation

– The job offer must fall under National Occupation Classification (NOC) TEER categories 1, 2, or 3

– Be qualified to work in their chosen occupation in B.C.

– Receive a wage offer consistent with B.C. wage rates

– Demonstrate the ability to support themselves and any dependents

– Meet minimum language requirements (CLB 8 for most streams)

Employers must support the candidate’s application and meet specific criteria.

The BCPNP ranks candidates using a points-based system and requires selected individuals to apply within 30 days.

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June 24, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In Canada, most caregiver positions require applicants to possess a valid driver’s license, specifically a class 5 license. This is essential as many caregiving roles involve driving to various locations, transporting clients to appointments, or running errands. Ensuring that applicants have a clear driving abstract is equally important, as it shows they have a safe driving record. Employers look for candidates who can be trusted to drive responsibly and safely while taking care of their clients.

Beyond a driver’s license, there are several other certifications, trainings, and checks commonly required for caregiver jobs in Canada. These include First Aid and CPR certification, which ensure that caregivers can handle emergencies and provide immediate assistance if a client is in distress. Another key requirement is a criminal background check, which helps employers verify that the caregiver has no history of criminal behavior, thus ensuring the safety and security of their clients. Caregivers might also need specific training related to the needs of their clients, such as dementia care, palliative care, or disability support training.

In addition to these qualifications, many caregiving positions require proof of immunizations, particularly for infectious diseases like tuberculosis and influenza, to protect both the caregiver and their clients. Some roles might also ask for a health assessment to confirm that the caregiver is physically able to perform the required duties. Together, these requirements help create a comprehensive profile of a caregiver who is well-prepared, trustworthy, and capable of providing high-quality care to those in need.

See below list of commonly required certifications:

1. First Aid Certification

2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training

3. Abuse Prevention and Reporting Certification (APRP)

4. Crisis Prevention Institute Certification (CPI)

5. Positive Behaviour Support Certification (PBS)

6. Healthcare Provider Certification (HPC)

7. Medication Administration Certification

8. Healthcare Aide Certificate/Diploma

9. Certificate in Mental Health

10. Certificate in Addictions

11. Criminal record check/police information check

12. Vulnerable sector check

In the fall of 2024, Canada will launch a new caregiver program. This initiative will include pilot programs designed for candidates interested in working in the home care sector in Canada. To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet several specific criteria:

1. They must achieve at least a level 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), demonstrating their proficiency in English or French.

2. Applicants must possess the equivalent of a Canadian High School Diploma, ensuring they have the necessary educational background.

3. They need to have recent and relevant work experience in the caregiving field, which shows they have practical skills and knowledge.

4. Finally, candidates must secure a full-time job offer in the home care sector. This requirement ensures that applicants have a concrete employment opportunity lined up, providing stability and a clear path for their integration into the Canadian workforce.

Together, these criteria aim to attract qualified and prepared individuals to support the growing demand for home care services in Canada.

Have you signed up for the webinar coming up on July 7, 2024? In this webinar, you would be equipped with all you need to know to prepare for the caregiving program.

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June 24, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

In the June 21, 2024 latest MPNP draw, Manitoba issued 163 permanent residency invitations across different categories. Among these, 31 candidates had a valid Express Entry profile and a job seeker validation code.

See below summary of latest MPNP June 21 draw

– International Education Stream
Profiles meeting the eligibility criteria for the International Education Stream.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 111

– Skilled Worker Overseas
Profiles directly invited by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.
– Letters of Advice to Apply issued: 52
– Lowest-ranking score invited: 721

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June 19, 2024

Dear future neighbour,

On June 18, the latest draw for the BC PNP took place and issued over 70 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR). These invitations were given out in both general and targeted rounds.

The cutoff score for general draws stayed the same as the May 28 draw, except for 39 healthcare occupations. For these, 13 profiles received ITAs, with the cutoff score rising by 2 points from June 2. Additionally, 6 ITAs went to early childhood educators’ assistants (NOC 42202), and 9 applicants in 25 construction-related occupations were invited in BC’s new category-based draw started in late 2023.

See below 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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