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The government of Canada invited 746 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence today with a cut-off score of 720 CRS.

December 22, 2021

The government of Canada invited 746 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence today with a cut-off score of 720 CRS.

Invited candidates had previously received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had added 600 points to their base CRS score.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have only been holding PNP draws since last September.

IRCC has paused CEC invitations to catch up on its backlog which has reached 1.8 M.

The immigration department wants to cut Express Entry backlogs in half before inviting candidates from other programs.

Government of Saskatchewan has launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest EOI Pool.

Government of Saskatchewan has launched a new International Healthcare Worker Expression of Interest (EOI) Pool.

The pool will exist under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

The new International Healthcare Worker EOI submission process is not an application to the SINP, but rather a pre-application form that allows candidates to submit an online form indicating they are interested in working in a selected health care occupation in Saskatchewan.

Ontario to accept 100 Immigrants after each person invests $200,000 in local companies

December 14, 2021

Ontario to accept 100 Immigrants after each person invests $200,000 in local companies

Ontario is planning to accept 100 immigrants in the next two years under a program allowing foreign entrepreneurs to apply for immigration to the province after they invest a minimum of $200,000 in its economy.

Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the government will focus on attracting international entrepreneurs to Ontario communities outside the Greater Toronto Area. He says these entrepreneurs will be nominated for immigration under the province’s economic immigration program after they start a new business or purchase an existing one in Ontario.

McNaughton says the new initiative will cost the government $6 million, but it will be recovered through fees paid by immigrants who are coming to the province to start or buy businesses

He says the province is expecting at a minimum $20 million in business investment generated through this immigration stream The previous Liberal government in Ontario had founded this stream in 2015 but only two immigrant investors have been nominated using it since then. (CBC News)

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Issued Invitations.

December 14, 2021

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued
British Columbia invited 71 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw today. Invitations were issued to those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Express Entry Skilled Worker and Express Entry International Graduate streams.