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The Third Quarter of 2020 was the biggest of all time

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The Third Quarter of 2020 was the biggest of all time

Canada has been proactively involved in meeting the immigration targets of 2020, and the third quarter of the year has been the biggest quarter ever. There have been 78,350 ITAs granted in 2020 so far, and this is a record-breaking number of invites for permanent Residency. There has been a high number of record-breaking issued for permanent residence through the Express Entry system in this quarter.

The pandemic has not been able to deter the immigration plan of Canada rather; there has been a speed like never before. Where more and more appellants have had their dreams come true through the latest draw results. A total number of 28,450 Express Entry candidates got the Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the third quarter this year. Since the launch of the Express Entry program in January 2015, it is the biggest invite number.

The second quarter of the year 2020 has also been a high invite quarter where 27,300 ITAs were issued, and it is the biggest number since Q4, 2018. However, in the second quarter the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) applicants were, and only in the July 8th Express Entry draw the applicants were invited in an all program draw. But, Since September 2nd, 2020, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has diligently held all-program draws.

The active draws started from August itself when in August there were four types of Express Entry draws conducted. The First draw of August was on August 5th was an all program draw and then on August 6th, 2020 the draw was for Federal Skilled Trades applicants only. The other two draws of August happened towards the end of the month when on August 19th, and 20th, Canada returned to program-specific draws of Express Entry draws that and invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Canadian Experience Class candidates.

The largest draw this year remains the February 19 express entry draw which was an all program and 4500 got the invite the draw. After this September has held three big draws where consistently 4200 applicants have been selected.

It takes around six to eight months for the appellants to migrate through the express entry, and therefore the applicants who have been selected in the latest draw will not be able to migrate before 2021. In July, there was a 63 percent drop in invitations as compared to July 2019. This was because of the service disruptions because of the COVID 19 pandemic. The details of August and September have not been released yet.

Provincial Nominee Programs

PNP is an alternative pathway for all those appellants who were unable to relocate to Canada through the Express Entry program. The applicants who get selected in the provincial Nominee Program are also eligible for additional 600 points in the federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score calculation. In the third quarter of 2020, the Provincial nominee draws were also popular especially in provinces like British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and P.E.I.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held a draw almost every week. The most active program of the province was the Tech Pilot Program.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has been another active province which held four draws in Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand streams.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) held six draws in the third quarter and invited applicants in Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category, Skilled Worker Overseas Category, and the International Education Stream.

Ontario was among the popular province which selected around 2000 applicants in Ontario Entrepreneur and Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The least active province was Nova Scotia as it selected only 47 applicants in the Labour Market Priorities draw. The occupations selected were motor vehicle body repairers and automotive service people.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) was also an extremely active province with six invitation rounds in Business Impact, Labour Impact, and Express Entry categories.

Quebec was not far behind with the biggest draw held since August 2019. The draw invited 365 immigration candidates on September 24.

There was no job offer required in the province for this draw.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
CELPIP-G
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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