In the latest Express Entry (EE) Draws which took place on June 24th and 25th, Canada invited an additional 3,900 skilled international workers to live and work in Canada permanently, under two of the three federal economic Canadian immigration programs that it manages.
The third EE draw this month held on June 24th invited 392 candidates with Permanent Residency (PR) scores of 692 and over through Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
The fourth and last EE draw for the month of June, which took place one day later on the 25th, invited 3,508 candidates with PR scores as low as 431.
This is a testament to the Canadian government’s dedication to upholding its promise of inviting 1 million newcomers to Canada by 2022 in order to help increase traction in the economy and tackle unemployment.
After Donald Trump's announcement that he had signed a new Executive Order to halt all temporary foreign workers and green card holders from entering the US for the rest of 2020, Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendocino remarked, ”Come to Canada?”.
While the US believes that the immigration ban will help tackle the sudden spike in the unemployment rate since May 2020 due to the pandemic restrictions, Canada has chosen to continue to process and accept visa applications and allow essential temporary workers to enter the country, maintaining it’s pro-immigration stance that immigration will help the economy.
”We have a plan in place that looks to leverage the best and the brightest from around the world. We’ve got pathways like the Express Entry program, and the Global Talent Stream, which will help to bring entrepreneurs, engineers, and innovators. We’ve also got pathways for manual laborers and skilled laborers.”
Minister Marco Medicino
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How Do I Know if Express Entry is the Immigration Path for Me?
Choosing from over 70 different immigration options is no easy task but with the right advice from immigration professionals and some pro tips, you’ll be able to find out if Express Entry is the right option for you.
What is my skill level/type?
In Canada, all occupations are classified according to the National Occupation Classification (NOC) Code. This means that all occupations are organized according to their skill type and level.
High-skilled jobs in Canada are usually classified at skill level or type 0, A or B while intermediate or low-skilled occupations are usually classified as type C or D.
The Express Entry system is perfect for you if you are classified as a high skilled worker at skill level or type 0, A or B. This includes management, professional and technical or skilled trade jobs, such as restaurant manager, doctors, chefs, plumbers or electricians. These jobs usually require some form of post-secondary qualification.
Take a look at the education level that each skill level usually requires:
|Education Requirements for Occupation Skill Levels|
|A||Usually requires a university education|
|B||Usually requires college education or apprenticeship training|
|C||Usually requires secondary school and/or occupation-specific training|
|D||Usually require on-the-job training|
Which Canadian immigration program is right for me?
The Express Entry system manages three federal economic programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trade Program
- Canada Experience Class.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program is for highly skilled foreign professional workers who, usually with university degrees, diplomas or certificates, and work in professions such as management, medical or tech jobs.
The Federal Skilled Trade Program is highly-skilled foreign trade workers with work experience and qualifications in trade jobs such as welders, electricians or butchers.
The Canada Experience Class, on the other hand, are for highly-skilled foreign workers with at least 1 year of previous Canadian work experience.
Although Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are not officially managed by the Express Entry system, 11 of Canada’s provinces and territories have at least one Express Entry-linked PNP immigration stream, which gives provincial governments the ability to select applicants that are suited to their specific labour needs and nominate them to apply for Canadian permanent residence, and because Provincial Nominations (PNs) are worth 600 extra points, you almost sure to receive an invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence and live and work in Canada.
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