September Roundup: Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs Sees Record-breaking Immigration Totals

September’s Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs are the most popular ways to immigrate to Canada. This year, 63,400 skilled workers have already received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for residence in Canada while Provincial Nominee Programs saw record-breaking numbers.

Although the opportunities are plentiful, the application process can be both complex and intricate. Application requirements are strict and cumbersome, and although it is possible to apply directly to the Canadian immigration system, the risk of having your application rejected is greater. This is why so many successful applicants leave their visa and immigration applications in the trusted hands of regulated and accredited immigration professionals. 

The Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs have not only opened up more avenues for those wanting to apply for Canadian permanent residency but have helped to streamline the application process as well as making it more accessible to potential immigrants. Visit our blog here to learn more about ways to improve your chances of success in the upcoming draws.   

September Express Entry Draw Round-up

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The number of Express Entry ITAs issued in September has been consistently high compared to previous draws in 2019. The latest Express Entry draw held on September 18, saw 3,600 invitations issued with a minimum CRS score of 462 whilst the previous draw held on September 4th also invited 3,600 newcomers however had a slightly higher CRS cut-off score of 463. 

2019 Express Entry Draw Round-Up
DrawITA Date# of ITAs Issued/strong>Minimum CRS Score
#11715/05/2019500(Federal Trades only)332

For more information on everything that you’ll need to ensure a successful application, consult our Ultimate Express Entry Checklist.

September Provincial Nominee Draw Round-Up

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The Provincial Nominee Program had a number of provincial draws in September.

The Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP) issued 769 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) through the draw held on September 25. It was the largest draw held this year, with 404 candidates applying via the Express Entry Stream and the remaining 365 receiving their EOIs through the International Skilled Workers category by applying for an in-demand job. The province recently announced changes to its Occupation in-demand list, increasing it’s skilled occupations to 218 at level A, B or 0 as well as accepting one year of continuous work experience as long as it did not appear on the ineligible list of occupations. Occupations that were invited to apply for permanent residency included civil and chemical engineers, medical radiation technologists, psychologists and information systems analysts and consultants.

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (AINP) draws held on September 11 and September 18 saw scores as low as 302. The AINP issued a total of 278 Notifications of Interest (NOI) and has already invited 4,378 candidates to immigrate to Canada in 2019 so far.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (Manitoba PNP) issued 347 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) for permanent residency in its 72nd draw held on September 12, 2019. The province has already issued over 700 LAAs via its Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas categories and it's International Education Stream in under 1 month, pushing the total number of LAAs issued this year to a phenomenal 6,157.

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (Nova Scotia PNP) held 2 draws in September. The first draw invited 204 candidates through its first Labour Market Priorities draw, targeting childhood education workers, financial auditors, accountants and French-speaking Express Entry candidates. The latest draw targeted carpenters, issuing 22 invitations through the Labour Market Priorities Stream in the draw held on September 20.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) issued 122 EOIs through its Express Entry, Labour Impact and Business Impact immigration categories in the latest draw held on September 19, with CRS cut off scores as low as 115.

How Can We Help You?

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Why struggle through the application process on your own when you have us by your side to support you. Simply contact us today to secure your place in one of the upcoming draws before the quota fills up!