Candidates who participate in the Express Entry draws are given points based on the CRS, or Comprehensive Ranking System, for attributes such as age, experience, and work history. They are also awarded merits for education plus the ability to speak English and French fluently and with correct grammar. In short, they are automatically given 600 CRS points, which can easily offset a low CRS test score. But a profile needs to ve entered into the system first.
Several provinces have entered their own candidates into the Express Entry draws, among them being Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, just to name a few. These nominations have offered a healthy boost on the path to earning citizenship and the privileges that come right along with it.
PNP Highlights for April 2021
Invitations for permanent residence increased between April 14 and April 28, thus totaling up to 647 people in all. These same people were encouraged to apply for citizenship in provinces such as Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Each province held to their list of criteria and were able to set the maximum quotas for each stream.
Ontario, with its Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, or OINP, targeted those with tech experience for provincial nomination. They began on April 13 and ended when an Expression of Interest(EOI) initiative was formally announced for those who qualify, and the chief aim is to improve tge chances of filing for citizenship.
With Alberta, there are two draws that totaled 400 candidates who had been invited to participate. Their Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program has remained active since April 2021 and can stream a search for candidates. They must have a minimum CRS score of 300 in order to qualify.
Saskatchewan’s Immigrant Nominee Program totaled around 548 invitations which were sent during two draws. Those who were invited to apply through Express Entry and Occupations in Demand, whereas Manitoba invited 1009, out of which were 422 who were in the Express Entry draws.
British Columbia issued weekly invitations to candidates with tge highest CRS scores and held Express Entry draws of their own. Those who were in Entrepreneur and Tech Pilot streams were given top priority, and 984 candidates were invited in early 2021. Prince Edward Island, on the other hand, encouraged those in the Labor Impact stream to apply for a monthly draw, thus totaling 156 invitations.
Candidates seeking Canadian citizenship are doing their part. Those who have lived and worked in Canada long enough to know the customs and language of the people are most encouraged to apply. Their role is vital in personal and economic growth, and there are many things to learn from them.