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  • Express entry candidates with CRS 300 gets Invitation at last draw in Alberta|
    Alberta released details of the latest draw in its popular entry-aligned provincial nomination stream. The June 21 draw yielded 262 interest notifications (NDI) sent to express entry candidates with a score as low as 300.   The Alberta Express Entry Stream allows the Government of Alberta to select eligible candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three highly skilled immigration programs: the Skilled Worker category (Federal), the Federal Skilled Trades Category and the Canadian Experience Class.   Provincial Entry Candidates with an Alberta Provincial Nominee receive an additional 600 points for their Full Ranking System (CRS) score and are guaranteed to be invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada at the same time. a later draw of the Express Entry group.   One of the key benefits of the Alberta Express Entry program is that it gives Express Entry candidates who score below the CBC the opportunity to obtain permanent residence in Canada.   The 300-point threshold for the June 21 invitation round in Alberta is significantly lower than the draws made through Express Entry even this year.   On May 15, the lowest score achieved so far through the Express Entry System was 332 in a Federal Government Skill Draw and 438 at the Exclusion Threshold for all programs. .   Other eligibility criteria for the Alberta Express Entrance Program include the requirement that candidates pursue a profession that supports Alberta’s “economic development and diversification priorities”.   The Government of Alberta has not listed eligible occupations.   Although a job offer or prior work in Alberta is not required to be eligible, the PIAA may give priority to candidates with the following characteristics:   an offer of employment and / or work experience in Alberta; a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or a parent, child or brother already living in Alberta.   The June 21 draw brings to 3,816 the total number of Express Entry nominees invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency through the Alberta Express Entry stream. Read more »
  • Ontario: A recent draw begins attracting professionals in six technology sectors|
    Ontario immigration must begin to focus on specific technology occupations in the latest technical issues of the Express Entry Pool. The draws are designed to fill the technology gap in Canada’s largest province.   The new technology draws will focus on six specific NOC codes, in keeping with the current human capital priorities of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (O.I.N.P).   The six professions are: Computer and Information Systems Managers (NOC 0213) Database Analysts and Data Administrators (NOC 2172) Web Designers and Developers (NOC 2175) Computer Engineers (NOC 2147) Programmers and Interactive Media Developers (NOC 2174) Software Engineers and Designers (NOC 2173)   Applicants must meet current human capital requirements and have qualified work experience in one of the listed occupations. In this way, we are helping technology companies find it easier to hire the best talent from around the world, “said an Ontario police release.   Selected candidates in the Express Entry Pool receive a Notice of Interest through their account in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRC).   Then they have 45 days to provide a complete application. As part of the current focus on technology occupations, Ontario has also established a unique team of corporate immigration services.   The team plays a vital role in helping employers find talent solutions for immigration, according to the Ontario police release.   The dedicated team is at the disposal of employers to help them fill technical positions. Companies can also get the latest information on application processing times and appointments announced to date.   Requirements for Ontari’s Human Capital Priorities: The current profile under the Federal Express Entry system and is suitable for models F.S.W.P or C.E.C. Have a diploma similar to a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree in Canada. Demonstrate the language skills of the CLB or CLB’s minimum level 7 in English or French. Plan to live in the province of Ontario. Proof of settlement funds requested. Express Entry CRS minimum score determined by the director after the draw for the period.   Stay up-to-date with our newsletters for the latest updates and information on immigration and visas. We ask you to complete the free evaluation form submitted by Opulentus to get you started in creating your visa and immigration process. We have more than 18 years of experience in the immigration industry and careers abroad. Read more »
  • 3,600 entry-level applicants invited to apply for permanent residence at the largest draw since January|
    3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada were launched as part of the new Express Entry draw – the highest number of invitations issued in a draw since January 23rd. The draw CRS score in the July 10 draw was 460, a decrease of two points from the minimum of 462 in the June 26 Express Entry Draw.   The larger size of the draw reflects the higher admission targets set for 2019 and 2020 for the three highly skilled federal government immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system. These programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Category and the Canadian Experience Class.   Express Entry also manages part of the Provincial Nominee Program, which also targets higher admission targets for 2019 and 2020.    Express Entry candidates are ranked based on scores for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English or French. Top ranked applicants receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada, or ITA.   Express Entry applicants invited to this day’s draw have 60 days to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applies a six-month processing standard for express entry requests. IRCC has now issued 45,400 ITA this year. This places the ministry just over half way, exceeding the record 89,800 ITA issued in 2018.   Today’s draw represents an increase of 250 ITA from the 10 draws since January 30, each of which issued 3,350 ITAs. The lower limit score can be attributed to both its larger draw size and the fact that only two weeks have been allowed to pass between draws.   The last three draws were separated by an interval of two weeks and the limit score decreased for each from 465 to 462 and now to 460. On the other hand, the CRS cut reached 470 on May 29 after IRCC allowed nearly one month between draws for all programs.   IRCC tied the draw on July 11, 2019 at 12:27:18 UTC on July 10.   This means that all candidates with a CRS score greater than 460, as well as those with a score of 460 who entered their profile in the Express Entry group before that date and time, received an ITA. Calculate your CRS.   Here are hypothetical examples of candidates who would have won an ITA in the July 10 draw:   Ibrahim is 32 years old and holds a master’s degree. He has been working as a management consultant for three years. He wrote the IELTS and got an 8 in each category. Although Ibrahim never worked or studied in Canada, his security contribution rate of 462 would have been high enough to get an ITA in the July 10 draw.   Salim is 40 years old and holds a bachelor’s degree. He has been running his own e-commerce business for 15 years. He is married to Hannah, who is 32 years old and holds a bachelor’s degree and an additional post-secondary certificate. Hannah has worked as a teacher for four years in the last ten years. Salim and Hannah both have advanced English language skills and neither Salim nor Hannah have ever worked in Canada. They entered the Express Entry group with Hannah as lead applicant and scored CRS 460, which was high enough to get an invitation to apply for the July 10 draw.   “We were expecting an increase in the size of the draws given Canada’s higher admission targets for programs managed by the Express Entry system. It was great to see this happen at last, ” said David Cohen, senior associate at Campbell, Cohen, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal.   “If this continues, the second half of 2019 could be another for the record books.” Read more »
  • Canada announces immigration route for construction workers|
    Construction workers in an irregular situation in the Greater Toronto Area are in the process of obtaining an immigration stream.   Canada announced a temporary initiative to allow 500 out-of-state construction workers to appeal for RP Canada status. The initiative will be open to those hired in the construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area (G.T.A).   Reason for the introduction of an immigration route for construction workers  This program is launched later in the report to the Government of Canada, which represents the vulnerabilities of these out-of-status workers, despite their contributions to Canada’s economy. The report notes that because of their immigration status, these workers and their families are doomed to live in anxiety and the presence of construction workers out of their status leads to lower wages for Aboriginal Canadians.   The current immigration process is part of the Temporary Public Policy on Construction Workers who are out of status in the GTA. It aims to improve the protection of some of these construction workers and their families while protecting Canada’s labor market. This policy was not released until July 5, 2019. As a result, no further information on the program has been announced.   Construction workers who are suitable for the program have come to Canada through the legal channels of temporary workers, but previous changes to immigration programs have resulted in their withdrawal from the legal labor status.   Overall, it’s a Government of Canada decision, “said Ruairi Spillane, founder of Outpost Recruitment, one of Canada’s leading construction firms. These workers, who have been working in the construction industry for years, can work without worry and the wages of Aboriginal Canadian workers should increase.   Eligibility for immigration path  The program will provide 500 jobs to non-status workers currently working in the Greater Toronto Area. Prospective candidates will be required to register with the Canadian Labor Congress (CLC), who will decide on their qualification and return them to the immigration program.   Refugees, Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRC) announced that more details regarding the applications would be announced during the week of July 22, 2019.   Stay up-to-date with our newsletters for the latest updates and information on immigration and visas. We ask you to complete the free evaluation form submitted by Opulentus to get you started in creating your visa and immigration process. We have more than 18 years of experience in the immigration industry and careers abroad. Read more »
  • 870 Parent Visa to Begin July 1, 2019|
    There are currently seven temporary and permanent Australian parent visas that you may be eligible to apply for. As a general rule, parent visas allow Australian citizens and permanent residents to bring their parents to Australia. Applications for the new 870 Sponsored Parent visa open July 1, 2019.   Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa This temporary visa allows a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to travel to Australia for up to three or five years. “   “Stay Up to 3 or 5 years Cost : Up to 3 years AUD5,000 Up to 5 years AUD10,000”.   Australia’s Other Parent Visas Below are brief notes (from the Ministry of the Interior) on each of the other 6 parent visa options.   Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) visa This temporary visa allows the elderly parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain temporarily in Australia. “   “Stay 2 years Cost: From AUD32,985”.   Contributory Aged Parent visa This permanent visa allows the elderly parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to remain in Australia. “   “Stay Permanently Cost: From AUD47,455”.   Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa This temporary visa allows a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay temporarily in Australia.   “Stay 2 years Cost: From AUD31,725”.   Contributory Parent visa This permanent visa allows a parent of an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident in Australia or an eligible New Zealand citizen to settle in Australia. “   “Stay Permanently Cost: From AUD47,455”.   Parent visa This permanent visa allows a parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to settle in Australia. “  … “Stay Permanently Cost: From AUD6,100”.   Aged Parent visa This permanent visa allows an elderly parent of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to stay in Australia. “   “Stay Permanently Cost: From AUD6,100”. Read more »
  • Canada Updates List of Eligible Occupations for Global Talent Group|
    Computer Network Technicians Added to List, Engineering Managers, and Architecture and Science Leaders Deleted   The Government of Canada has updated the list of eligible professions as part of its popular Global Talent Stream.   The update saw two occupations removed from the list of global occupations and the addition of computer network technicians (NOC 2281). \ The suppressed occupations were:   engineering managers (NOC 0211) architectural and science directors (NOC 0212)   Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the federal department responsible for processing applications for the Global Talent Stream, said the update was necessary “to ensure that [the list] continues to reflect the Canadian labor market and the needs of Canadians. innovative companies. ”   The list of professions applies to category B of the Global Talent Stream. ESDC stated that it was determined that there was a high demand for workers in the listed occupations and an insufficient number of domestic workers with the required skills.   Canadian employers seeking to hire foreign workers on this list receive work permits that can be issued in just two weeks in exchange for a commitment to increase investments in the skills and training of Canadians and permanent residents.   Employers who use Category B can submit an easier Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that does not require proof that they have tried to recruit Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.   LMIAs can also be processed in as little as two weeks. ESDC has stated that applications for professions removed from the list will be accepted until August 4, 2019.   Those received after August 4, 2019 will not be processed.   About the global talent flow  The Global Talent Stream provides Canadian employers in the fields of Information Technology and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with easier access to temporary foreign workers with experience in the listed occupations.   Canadian employers have used this component to hire approximately 24,000 high-skilled foreign workers since its launch in 2017 as part of a two-year pilot program. The Global Talent Stream became permanent in March 2019 Read more »
  • New Manitoba draw issues 354 invitations to immigration candidates|
    Manitoba sent 354 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination from Canada’s permanent residence in a new draw held on July 5th.   Invitations, referred to as Nomination Letters (LOIs), were sent to the Skilled Worker Overseas, Manitoba Skilled Worker and Manitoba International Nominee Program (MPNP) International Education candidates.   The MPNP allows Manitoba to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of post-secondary institutions in the province as permanent residents of Canada.   In 2018, the MPNP published a record number of applications in its various immigration streams, the vast majority of which were destined for candidates in its skilled trades stream.   Here is how the LAAs published on July 5 were divided between the three components concerned: Skilled Workers Overseas Stream: 248 Skilled Workers in Manitoba Stream: 85 International Education Stream: 21 According to the MPNP, 91 AALs were sent to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.   Express Entry is the leading source of highly skilled foreign talent in Canada and manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s largest economy-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Skilled Trades Category (Federal)  and the Canadian Experience Class.   Provincial entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive 600 additional points for their ranking score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation from the Government of Canada to apply for permanent residence.   In order to be considered for a provincial Manitoba application, Express Entry applicants must create a separate Expression of Interest Profile with the MPNP and meet the requirements that include six months of recent work experience in the field. a profession listed as in demand in Manitoba.   The completion of an EOI is the first step for most subgroups of skilled workers in the MPNP. It requires candidates to enter information about their training, work experience, English or French proficiency, and their relationship with Manitoba, among other details, and are assigned a score based on their responses.   Candidates with the highest scores are invited to participate in the regular draw of the Manitoba EOI Pool. The minimum score required for a July 5 draw in Manitoba was: Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 565 Skilled Workers Overseas: 594 Skilled Workers Overseas: Strategic Recruitment Initiative candidates: 619   This draw brings to 5,333 the total number of AJAs issued to skilled immigration applicants in 2019. Read more »
  • 51% jump in desis getting Canadian ‘green card’|
    MUMBAI: The interest of the Indian diaspora (including the US-based diaspora) in obtaining permanent residence in Canada continues unabated. In 2018, more than 39,500 Indian citizens obtained permanent resident status in Canada under the express entry system (this represents 43% of the total number).   According to recently released statistics, Canada has admitted more than 92,000 new permanent residents in 2018 through its rapid entry system, an increase of 41% over the previous year. Permanent residence is similar to a green card in the United States.   The year before, in 2017, Canada had admitted almost 65,500 permanent residents on the express access route, 40% of which, or 26,300, came from India. The number of Indian citizens who will be granted permanent resident status in 2018 has increased by 51% over 2017.   Interestingly, China, ranked second in 2017, slipped to third place with only 5,800 Chinese having permanent residence in 2018. Nigeria was in second place. The number of invitations sent to Chinese citizens showed negative growth. (See the table)     In previous editions, YOU explained how Indians working in the United States faced issues such as H-1B visa delays or refusals, green card arrears, or even the proposed revocation of the H-1B visa. right of H-1B wives to work, translates into a migratory flow to neighboring Canada.   People in India are also increasingly turning to Canada for employment or permanent employment. The Global Talent Stream, which had recently moved from pilot status to a permanent program, allows Canadian companies to hire expatriates with STEM training within two weeks. This should increase the number of Indian employees in Canada. In its April 10 edition, it was stated that GST workers could opt for permanent residence.     Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage permanent resident applications from skilled and qualified workers through three economic immigration programs. As part of the Express Enrollment program, candidates complete an online profile and are placed in the Express Entries group and ranked against each other based on their scores in the Full Ranking System (CRS). CRS considers the existence of an offer of employment, its age, its training, its professional experience and its skills in English and French. Those who exceed the limit (1,200 maximum) are sent “invitations to apply” for permanent residence.   “The principal countries of citizenship based on those admitted to Canada generally reflect those of the invited candidates. Nearly half of those admitted in 2018 were Indian citizens, “said Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Canada’s immigration division, in its year-end report, Express Entry, recently released.   In 2018, 41,675 invitations (46% of the total) were sent to Indian citizens. In 2017, out of a total of 86,022 invitations, 36,308 or 42% were sent to Indians. Express prints are organized periodically. The most recent took place on June 21, with a CRS threshold of 462 points and 3,350 candidates will be invited to become permanent residents.   Overall, Canada’s multi-year plan for immigration levels is committed to welcoming more permanent residents (including for humanitarian reasons) over a three-year period. It has set a target of 3.30 lakh for 2019 and 3.40 lakh for 2020. Read more »
  • New changes for the 2019-2020 Migration Program|
    New changes for the 2019-2020 Migration Program     ACT has announced new changes on its website regarding the 2019-2020 migration program. ACT has issued new guidelines on the latest changes to the migration program for 2019-20 that will take effect from November 30 to June 30, 2020. Below are the links to the new documents:   About the ACT Occupation List   The list of ACT professions identifies the skills currently being sought in Canberra (for skilled migrants). purposes). The list of ACT occupations is used to determine eligibility for ACT support in the following categories:   ACT nomination of a qualified qualified visa (subclass 190). You can express an interest in ACT 190 application by completing the Canberra matrix even if the proposed occupation is closed. however, only open occupations will score points in the proposed occupational category. Support by a regional certification body for an employer application under the sponsored regional program.   The list of ACT professions is not linked to specific job offers and does not guarantee a job in a proposed  occupation. You must be convinced that job opportunities are sufficient in your profession appointed before applying for an ACT application. You will be competing for vacancies with all people on the job market as part of a normal selection process. Your success will depend on employer  requirements, your relevant skills, your experience and your level of English.   New residents do not generally meet the criteria of employers who require citizenship or security clearance.   ACT Occupation List updates   While a major analysis of the demand for professions will generally be undertaken twice a year (in February and August), the demand for each occupation will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once it’s determined that the request for occupation has been met, the occupation will be closed without other opinion.   ANZSCO Occupation Status 131112 Sales & Marketing Manager Open 131113 Advertising Manager Open 132511 Research and development manager ** Open 225311 Public Relations Professional Open 232111 Architect Open 232112 Landscape Architect Open 232411 Graphic Designer Open 232412 Illustrator Open 232414 Web Designer Open 232611 Urban & Regional Planner Open 233211 Civil Engineer Open 233212 Geotechnical Engineer Open 233213 Quantity Surveyor Open 233214 Structural Engineer Open 233911 Aeronautical Engineer Open 233912 Agricultural Engineer Open 233913 Biomedical Engineer Open 233914 Engineering Technologist Open 233915 Environmental Engineer Open 233999 Engineering Professionals nec Open 233916 Naval Architect** Open 234111 Agricultural Consultant** Open 234112 Agricultural Scientist** Open 234211 Chemist ** Open 234312 Environmental Consultant ** Open 234313 Environmental Research Scientist ** Open 234399 Environmental Scientists nec ** Open 234411 Geologist ** Open 234412 Geophysicist ** Open 234413 Hydrogeologist ** Open 234511 Life Scientist (general) ** Open 234513 Biochemist ** Open 234514 Biotechnologist ** Open     234515 Botanist** Open 234516 Marine Biologist** Open 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher Open 242111 University Lecturer ## Open 251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Open 251212 Medical Radiation Therapist Open 251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist Open 251214 Sonographer Open 251511 Hospital Pharmacist ## Open 251512 Industrial Pharmacist ## Open 251513 Retail Pharmacist ## Open 252411 Occupational Therapist Open 252511 Physiotherapist Open 252711 Audiologist Open 252712 Speech Pathologist Open 253111 General Practitioner Open 253112 Resident Medical Officer Open 254111 Midwife Open 254311 Nurse Manager Open 254411 Nurse Practitioner Open 254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Open 254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) Open 254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) Open 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) Open 254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) Open 254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) Open 254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Open 254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Open 254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Open 254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Open 254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) Open 254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) Open 254499 Registered Nurses (nec) Open 261111 ICT Business Analyst ** Open     261112 Systems Analyst** Open 261211 Multimedia Specialist Open 261212 Web Developer Open 261311 Analyst Programmer** Open 261312 Developer Programmer** Open 261313 Software Engineer** Open 261314 Software Tester** Open 261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec** Open 262111 Database Administrator** Open 262112 ICT Security Specialist** Open 262113 Systems Administrator** Open 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer** Open 263112 Network Administrator** Open 263113 Network Analyst** Open 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer** Open 263212 ICT Support Engineer** Open 263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer** Open 263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)** Open 263311 Telecommunications Engineer** Open 272311 Clinical Psychologist Open 272312 Educational Psychologist Open 272313 Organisational Psychologist Open 272314 Psychotherapist Open 272399 Psychologists (nec) Open 272511 Social Worker Open 272612 Recreation Officer Open 272613 Welfare Worker Open 321211 Motor Mechanic (General) Open 321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic Open 321213 Motorcycle Mechanic Open 321214 Small Engine Mechanic Open 322311 Metal Fabricator Open 322313 Welder (First Class) Open 324111 Panel beater Open     331111 Bricklayer Open 331112 Stonemason Open 332211 Painting Trades Workers Open 333211 Fibrous Plasterer Open 333212 Solid Plasterer Open 334111 Plumber (General) ^^ Open 334112 Aircon. & Mechanical Services Plumber ^^ Open 334113 Drainer ^^ Open 334114 Gasfitter ^^ Open 334115 Roof Plumber ^^ Open 341111 Electrician (General) ^^ Open 341112 Electrician (Special Class) ^^ Open 341113 Lift Mechanic ^^ Open 342111 Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic ^^ Open 391111 Hairdresser Open 394111 Cabinetmaker Open 411411 Enrolled Nurse Open     CLOSED OCCUPATIONS ANZSCO Occupation Status 121212 Flower Grower Closed 121215 Grape Grower Closed 121221 Vegetable Grower Closed 121311 Apiarist Closed 121321 Poultry Farmer Closed 132111 Corporate Services Manager Closed 132211 Finance Manager Closed 132311 Human Resource Manager Closed 133111 Construction Project Manager Closed 133211 Engineering Manager Closed 133411 Manufacturer Closed 133511 Production Manager (Forestry) Closed 133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) Closed 133513 Production Manager (Mining) Closed 133611 Supply and Distribution Manager Closed 134111 Child Care Centre Manager Closed 134212 Nursing Clinical Director Closed 134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager Closed 134214 Welfare Centre Manager Closed 134299 Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) Closed 134311 School Principal Closed 134499 Education Managers (nec) Closed 135112 ICT Project Manager Closed 135199 ICT Managers (nec) Closed 139911 Arts Administrator or Manager Closed 139912 Environmental Manager Closed 139913 Laboratory Manager Closed 139914 Quality Assurance Manager Closed 139999 Specialist Managers nec Closed 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager Closed 141311 Hotel or Motel Manager Closed 141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec Closed 149212 Customer Service Manager Closed 149311 Conference & Event Organiser Closed 149413 Transport Company Manager Closed 149913 Facilities Manager Closed 211112 Dancer or Choreographer Closed 211212 Music Director Closed 211213 Musician (Instrumental) Closed 211299 Music Professionals (nec) Closed   211311 Photographer Closed 212111 Artistic Director Closed 212212 Book or Script Editor Closed 212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) Closed 212314 Film & Video Editor Closed 212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) Closed 212316 Stage Manager Closed 212317 Technical Director Closed 212318 Video Producer Closed 212411 Copywriter Closed 212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor Closed 212413 Print Journalist Closed 212415 Technical Writer Closed 212416 Television Journalist Closed 212499 Journalist & other writers (nec) Closed 221111 Accountant (General) Closed 221112 Management Accountant Closed 221113 Taxation Accountant Closed 221211 Company Secretary Closed 221213 External Auditor Closed 221214 Internal Auditor Closed 222111 Commodities Trader Closed 222112 Finance Broker Closed 222113 Insurance Broker Closed 222199 Financial Brokers (nec) Closed 222211 Financial Market Dealer Closed 222213 Stockbroking Dealer Closed 222299 Financial Dealers (nec) Closed 222311 Financial Investment Adviser Closed 222312 Financial Investment Manager Closed 223112 Recruitment Consultant Closed 223211 ICT Trainer Closed 224111 Actuary Closed 224112 Mathematician Closed 224113 Statistician Closed 224212 Gallery or Museum Curator Closed 224213 Health Information Manager Closed 224214 Records Manager Closed 224311 Economist Closed 224511 Land Economist Closed 224512 Valuer Closed 224611 Librarian Closed 224711 Management Consultant Closed 224712 Organisation & Methods Analyst Closed 224914 Patents Examiner Closed 224999 Information and Org. Professionals (nec) Closed       225111 Advertising Specialist Closed 225113 Marketing Specialist Closed 225211 ICT Account Manager Closed 225212 ICT Business Development Manager Closed 225213 ICT Sales Representative Closed 225499 Technical Sales Representatives (nec) Closed 232212 Surveyor Closed 232213 Cartographer Closed 232214 Other Spatial Scientist Closed 232311 Fashion Designer Closed 232312 Industrial Designer Closed 232313 Jewellery Designer Closed 232511 Interior Designer Closed 233111 Chemical Engineer Closed 233112 Materials Engineer Closed 233215 Transport Engi neer Closed 233311 Electrical Engineer Closed 233411 Electronics Engineer Closed 233511 Industrial Engineer Closed 233512 Mechanical Engineer Closed 233513 Production or plant engineer Closed 233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Closed 233612 Petroleum Engineer Closed 234113 Forester Closed 234711 Veterinarian Closed 234911 Conservator Closed 234912 Metallurgist Closed 234913 Meteorologist Closed 234914 Physicist Closed 234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec Closed 241311 Middle School Teacher Closed 241411 Secondary School Teacher Closed 241213 Primary School Teacher Closed 241511 Special Needs Teacher Closed 241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired Closed 241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired Closed 241599 Special Education Teachers (nec) Closed 249111 Education Adviser Closed 249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed 249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed 249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed 249299 Private Tutors & Teachers (nec) Closed 249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages Closed 251111 Dietitian Closed 251112 Nutritionist Closed 251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Closed     251411 Optometrist Closed 251412 Orthopist Closed 251911 Health Promotion Officer Closed 251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist Closed 251999 Health Diagnostic & Promotion Prof. Closed 252111 Chiropractor Closed 252112 Osteopath Closed 252211 Acupuncturist Closed 252213 Naturopath Closed 252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Closed 252299 Complementary Health Therapists (nec) Closed 252311 Dental Specialist Closed 252611 Podiatrist Closed 253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Closed 253312 Cardiologist Closed 253313 Clinical Haematologist Closed 253314 Medical Oncologist Closed 253315 Endocrinologist Closed 253316 Gastroenterologist Closed 253317 Intensive Care Specialist Closed 253318 Neurologist Closed 253321 Paediatrician Closed 253322 Renal Medicine Specialist Closed 253323 Rheumatologist Closed 253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist Closed 253399 Specialist Physicians (nec) Closed 253411 Psychiatrist Closed 253511 Surgeon (General) Closed 253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon Closed 253513 Neurosurgeon Closed 253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon Closed 253515 Otorhinolaryngologist Closed 253516 Paediatric Surgeon Closed 253517 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Closed 253518 Urologist Closed 253521 Vascular Surgeon Closed 253911 Dermatologist Closed 253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist Closed 253913 Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Closed 253914 Ophthalmologist Closed 253915 Pathologist Closed 253917 Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist Closed 253918 Radiation Oncologist Closed       253999 Medical Practitioners (nec) Closed 254211 Nurse Educator Closed 254212 Nurse Researcher Closed 271111 Barrister Closed 271311 Solicitor Closed 271299 Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec) Closed 272111 Careers Counsellor Closed 272112 Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Closed 272113 Family & Marriage Counsellor Closed 272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor Closed 272115 Student Counsellor Closed 272199 Counsellors (nec) Closed 272412 Interpreter Closed 272499 Social Professionals (nec) Closed 311211 Anaesthetic Technician Closed 311212 Cardiac Technician Closed 311213 Medical Laboratory Technician Closed 311215 Pharmacy Technician Closed 311299 Medical Technicians (nec) Closed 311312 Meat Inspector Closed 311399 Primary Products Inspectors nec Closed 311411 Chemistry Technician Closed 311412 Earth Science Technician Closed 311413 Life Science Technician Closed 311499 Science Technicians (nec) Closed 312111 Architectural Draftsperson Closed 312113 Building Inspector Closed 312199 Arch, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) Closed 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson Closed 312212 Civil Engineering Technician Closed 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Closed 312312 Electrical Engineering Technician Closed 312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician Closed 312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician Closed 312913 Mine Deputy Closed 313111 Hardware Technician Closed 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer Closed 313113 Web Administrator Closed 313199 ICT Support Technicians (nec) Closed 313211 Radio Communications Technician Closed 313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer Closed 313213 Telecommunications network planner Closed 313214 Tele. Technical Officer or Technologist Closed 321111 Automotive Electrician Closed 322113 Farrier Closed 322211 Sheet metal Trades Worker Closed       322312 Pressure welder Closed 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) Closed 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) Closed 323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) Closed 323211 Fitter (General) Closed 323212 Fitter & Turner Closed 323213 Fitter-Welder Closed 323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) Closed 323299 Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec) Closed 323313 Locksmith Closed 323314 Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer Closed 323412 Toolmaker Closed 324211 Vehicle Body Builder Closed 324212 Vehicle Trimmer Closed 331211 Carpenter & Joiner Closed 331212 Carpenter Closed 331213 Joiner Closed 333111 Glazier Closed 333311 Roof Tiler Closed 333411 Wall & Floor Tiler Closed 342212 Technical Cable Jointer Closed 342311 Business Machine Mechanic Closed 342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker Closed 342314 Electronic Instrument Tr. Worker (General) Closed 342315 Elect. Instr. 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ACT employment contract for a minimum of one year (in the proposed occupation). The job must be with a medium to large company (over 50 employees) located in the ACT or an academic appointment at a higher education institution ACT. ## Minimum one year employment contract with an ACT employer in the nominated occupation     For more information about the ACT Migration Program, contact:   Read more »
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    The Government of Canada has invited 3,350 express entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada at a new June 26 draw.   The cutoff score for today’s draw was 462, three points lower than the previous draw on June 12th. This was the second consecutive draw after the cut in the limit since May 29, when it reached 470.   The Express Entry system is the main source of skilled foreign labor in Canada. It manages the pool of candidates for three of the major categories of Canadian economic class: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Category, and the Canadian Experience Class.   Eligible candidates in these categories are entered into the Express Entry group where they are ranked according to their scores in the Global Ranking System (CRS).   The CRS score of a candidate is based on factors such as age, education, qualified work experience and proficiency in English or French, among others.   An offer of employment is not required to be eligible for the Express Entry pool.   Top-ranked applicants receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada, known as ITA, through regular draws, usually every two weeks.   The lowest lower thresholds of the last two Express Entry draws can be attributed to the fact that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) returned to this two-week period between draws.   The higher limit than usual in the May 29 draw reflects the fact that almost a month elapsed between draws involving the three major immigration programs managed by Express Entry.   When more time elapses between draws, the Express Entry group has more time to re-establish with the highest scoring candidates, which can increase the scoring score.   The deciding game used by IRCC in the June 26 draw was May 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm: 54 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score greater than 462, as well as those with a score of 462 who entered their profile in the Express Entry group before that date and time, received an ITA.   The draw brings to 41,800 the number of invitations issued in 2019. This brings the 2,100 ITAs of the current year to those of IRCC in 2018.   Last year, IRCC published a record 89,800 ITA, a figure it could surpass this year in view of Canada’s higher admission targets for 2019 and 2020 for its three main programs managed by Express Entry.   Here are hypothetical examples of candidates who would have won an ITA in the June 26 draw: Mohit is 32 years old, a master’s degree and has been working as an accountant for three years. He wrote the IELTS and got an 8 in each category. Although Mohit never worked or studied in Canada, his CRS score of 462 would have been high enough to qualify for an ITA in today’s draw.   Shruti is 31 years old, has two bachelor’s degrees and has been working as a management consultant for three years. Shruti is married to Ram, who is 37 years old and holds a bachelor’s degree. Shruti and Ram wrote the IELTS and got an 8 in each category. Neither Shruti nor Ram have ever worked or studied in Canada. They entered the pool with Shruti as lead applicant. Their CRS score of 462 would have been high enough to earn an ITA at the June 26 Express Entry draw.   “This is the second draw following the decrease in the number of CRSs thanks to the return of IRCC at a two-week interval,” said David Cohen, Senior Partner of the Canadian law firm Campbell, Cohen, in Montreal. .   “If this interval continues or even accelerates, or if we start seeing larger draws, this could lead to further reduction in the SIR cutoff.”   Reference from CICNEWS Read more »
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Quebec Skilled Worker Program 2019 Requirements & Processing Time

Calculate your points with the help of Quebec Skilled Worker Program points system

Quebec Skilled Worker Program 2019

Quebec is one of the ten provinces of Canada and is the second most populous province after Ontario.  It has a predominantly French-speaking population, with French being the sole provincial official language. Quebec has an advanced, market-based and open economy. The economy of the province has undergone a tremendous change over the last decade, with the firm ground in the knowledge economy. It has one of the highest growth rates of gross domestic product (GDP) in Canada.

To keep in pace with the growing economy in the province, Quebec has to fill the gap of skilled individuals in the labor market. Quebec has a special agreement with the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that will allow them to nominate the immigrants with required skills and work experience to live in the province as a permanent resident. This immigration pathway for skilled immigrants is known as the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

To have a better understanding of the Quebec immigration process we will be discussing the following topics:

  • What is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program 2019?
  • What are the Quebec eligibility requirements?
  • How to immigrate to Quebec as a skilled worker from India in 2019?
  • What are Quebec documents required 2019 & QSWP processing time 2019?


What is the Quebec Skilled Worker Program 2019?

This Quebec PNP Program 2019 is an application process for skilled immigrants who want to live and work in the province of Quebec as permanent residents. As mentioned above, Quebec has a special agreement that allows the province to have its own set of rules for selecting the immigrants who will be able to adapt well to living in the province.

There are two stages to apply for permanent residency in the province of Quebec:

  • Apply to the provincial government of Quebec to get a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). This certificate will show that the province has selected its holder for permanent residency in the province.
  • After getting the CSQ, the candidate has to apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC along with the CSQ certificate.


What are the Quebec eligibility requirements?

To be able to live in the province as a permanent resident, the applicant has to get their hands on CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate). As the federal government’s Express Entry Program, Quebec PNP program 2019 is also a point-based program. It allows them to only nominate the immigrants, who are having the skill-sets that will help in the economic development of the province.

A single applicant has to score a minimum of 50 points on this system while an applicant with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 59 points.

These points are awarded based on the credentials submitted by the applicants. Quebec PNP program 2019 selection factors are as follows:

Selection Factors Maximum Points
Educational Qualification 14
Area of Training 12
Validated Employment Offer 10
Work experience 8
Age 16
Language Proficiency 22
Stay and family in the province 8
Spouse/Common-law partner Characteristics 17
Presence of Accompanying Children 8
Financial Self-sufficiency 1

Note: Getting the one point in Financial Self-Sufficiency selection factor is mandatory. This point helps the province to know that the applicant will be able to support financially both himself/herself and any accompanying family member for their move to Canada.


Breakdown of the points awarded based on the selection factors are as follows:

Factor 1: Educational Qualification (Maximum 14 points)

Education Points
General High School Diploma 2
Vocational High School Diploma 6
General Post-Secondary School Diploma (Full time 2 years) 4
Technical Post-Secondary School Diploma (Full time for 1 or 2 years) 6
Undergraduate degree for one year 4
Undergraduate degree for two years 6
Undergraduate degree for three years 10
Master’s Degree 12
Doctorate 14


Factor 2: Area of Training (Maximum 12 points)

Section of Area of Training Points
Section A 12
Section B 9
Section C 6
Section D 2


Factor 3: Validated Employment Offer (Maximum 10 points)

Offered job is in Montreal region – 8 points

Offered job is outside of Montreal region – 10 points


Factor 4: Work Experience (Maximum 8 points)

Duration of Work Experience Points
Less than 6 months 0
6 months to 1 year 4
1 to 2 years 4
2 to 3 years 6
3 to 4 years 6
More than 4 years 8

Factor 5: Age (Maximum 16 points)

Age (In years) Points
18 to 35 16
36 14
37 12
38 10
39 8
40 6
41 4
42 2
43 0


Factor 6: Language Proficiency (Maximum 22 points)

Quebec has French as their official language. If the applicant has proven language proficiency in French they are awarded a maximum 16 points and maximum 6 points for the English language.

French language for Quebec skilled worker program

Levels Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Higher Intermediate (B2) 5 5 1 1
Advanced (C1) 6 6 1 1
Advanced (C2) 7 7 1 1

For English Language Proficiency

Levels Listening Speaking Reading Writing
Intermediate (CLB 5 – 8) 1 1 1 1
Advanced (CLB 9 – 12) 2 2 1 1


Factor 7: Stay and family in the province (maximum 8 points)

For the previous stay in the province, 5 points are awarded as follows:

Criteria Points
For studies leading to a vocational training diploma or AES attesting to a total of 900 – 1,800 hours, combined with full-time work experience in Quebec related to the field of training, for a duration of at least 6 months following a study program 5
To work, with a work permit of at least 1 year and 6 months or more of full-time work experience 5
Stay for the duration of at least 3 months 2
Stay for the duration of at least 2 weeks but less than 3 months 1

For a family in Quebec, 3 points are awarded as follows:

Connection with applicant Points
Spouse/common-law partner 3
Son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, Grandfather or grandmother 3


Factor 8: Spouse or Common-law partner Characteristics (Maximum 17 points)

These 17 points are awarded based on the spouse or Common-law partner credentials or qualification as follows:

Spouse or Common-law partner factors Maximum Points
Education level 4
Area of Training 4
Age 3
Language proficiency in French language 6


Factor 9: Presence of Accompanying Children (Maximum 8 points)

Age of Children Points
For each child 12 years of age or younger 4
For each child 13 to 21 years of age 2
Maximum points 8


Factor 10: Financial Self-sufficiency

As mentioned before, scoring this 1 point is mandatory for Quebec immigration process. Following is the chart of minimum settlement funds required for Quebec immigration established by the provincial government of Quebec

Number of family members Funds Required (In CAD)
1 adult $3,188
1 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age) $4,284
1 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age) $4,836
1 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age) $5,388
1 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old add $552 per child
2 adults $4,676
2 adult and 1 child (under 18 years of age) $5,238
2 adult and 2 children (under 18 years of age) $5,653
2 adult and 3 children (under 18 years of age) $6,068
2 adult and more than 3 children under 18 years old, add $416 per child
2 adults and 1 child (or more) 18 years old or older, add $1,487 per child

How to immigrate to Quebec as a skilled worker from Indian in 2019?

In order to immigrate to the province of Quebec, applicants first have to register under Quebec’s Expression of Interest System.


Expression of Interest System:

Introduced on August 2, 2018, Expression of Interest came into effect to help the province to streamline the process of Quebec Skilled Worker Program’s applications. To begin their process, applicants have to show their intention to live in the province by applying to the program by creating a profile in Quebec Expression of Interest System.

Quebec’s provincial government has provided the applicant with a different type of portals. These portals act as a gateway for the applicants to apply for permanent residency. These immigration portals are as follows:


Arrima portal:

Quebec’s immigration ministry – MIDI introduced the Arrima portal on September 18, 2018, to accept Expression of Interests (EOIs) to apply for QSWP. Applicants first have to submit their EOI profile through Arrima portal in order to apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). Arrima portal is open year-round thus giving the applicants to apply for Quebec immigration process any time.


Mon Projet Quebec

Applicants who are able to get an invitation from the provincial government to apply for Quebec immigration through QSWP, have to secure Mon projet Quebec portal to submit their application. This portal provides the candidates with the following features:

  • Complete their application for CSQ
  • Make payments online
  • Check their application status
  • Make changes in the application
  • Access electronic messaging throughout the process


What are Quebec documents required 2019 & QSWP processing time 2019?

Following are the set of documents that are required for an applicant to submit with their application for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) 2019:

  • Financial Self-Sufficiency contract (Quebec immigration form A-0522-OA)
  • Photocopy of Birth certificate
  • Photocopy of valid passport showing issue date and expiry date
  • Original passport-sized photos of all family members accompanying to Quebec
  • A certified true copy of all internship agreements completed as part of a study program
  • Photocopy of documentation supporting your work as a self-employed person or contractor
  • The original declaration of parental consent if a child below 18 years of age will be accompanying the applicant to Canada without the other parent
  • Photocopy of French language testing: TEF, TEFAQ, TEF Canada, TCF, TCFQ, DELF or DALF
  • Photocopy of English language testing: IELTS
  • An original or certified true copy of income tax return to prove the legality of work experience

Other documents can be asked to be submitted by the Immigration officer during the immigration process.


QSWP Processing time 2019 varies from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another.

Following table illustrates the fees for Quebec Skilled Worker Program 2019:

Applicant Fees (In CAD)
Principal Applicant $798
Spouse, de facto spouse $171
Each dependent Child $171

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