Canada invited 924 Categorical Entry candidates to use for everlasting residence on March 16.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) solely invited Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates within the new invitation spherical. To be invited, candidates wanted to have a Complete Rating System (CRS) of no less than 754. The minimal rating was comparatively excessive as a result of PNP candidates get an computerized 600 factors added to their rating after they obtain their nomination. With out the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 154 base factors.
Invited candidates now have 60 days to use for Canadian everlasting residence.
Within the earlier spherical of invites, IRCC invited a complete of 1,047 PNP candidates to use for Canadian immigration.
When will CEC and FSWP invites resume?
Canada has not held an Categorical Entry draw for Federal Expert Employee Program (FSWP) candidates since December 2020, and since September 2021 for Canadian Expertise Class (CEC) candidates.
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser beforehand stated attracts for these candidates would resume within the close to time period. No date has been launched publicly. CIC Information has reached out to IRCC for remark.
Categorical Entry candidates in Canada, who don’t have a provincial nomination, worry that with out a possibility to use they are going to be compelled to use for a brand new work allow, go away their jobs and even the nation.
Usually, when Categorical Entry candidates apply for everlasting residence, they change into eligible to get a Bridging Open Work Allow (BOWP) which permits them to maintain working in Canada whereas their utility is in processing.
Categorical Entry candidates who’ve entered the pool from exterior of Canada could possibly be confronted with expiring language check outcomes, that means they must take one other language check as a way to preserve their eligibility.
What’s Categorical Entry?
Categorical Entry is the appliance administration system for 3 Canadian immigration packages: the Canadian Expertise Class, the Federal Expert Employee Program, and the Federal Expert Trades Program. PNP candidates within the Categorical Entry pool have already certified for certainly one of these packages.
Categorical Entry makes use of a points-based system, the Complete Rating System (CRS), to rank candidates’ profiles. The highest-scoring candidates obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA), and may then apply for everlasting residency.
After the candidate applies, an IRCC officer opinions the appliance and comes to a decision. The officer will ask for biometrics and will arrange an interview or request extra paperwork.
If the appliance is permitted, IRCC points a Affirmation of Everlasting Residence (COPR). Accepted everlasting residents can then full the touchdown course of. If they’re exterior Canada, they’ll entry pre-arrival companies to assist them with the primary steps for settling in Canada.
Who was invited?
The next is a hypothetical situation of somebody who may have been invited within the new Categorical Entry draw.
Sita is 34 with a Grasp’s diploma and has been working as a database analyst for ten years. She wrote the IELTS and scored a 7.5 in listening and a 6.5 in each different class. She has by no means labored or studied in Canada. Sita entered the Categorical Entry pool and likewise submitted a profile to the Canadian province of Manitoba. She entered the Categorical Entry pool with a CRS rating of 360. Shortly after submitting a profile to Manitoba, Sita was invited to use for provincial nomination. After being nominated, her Categorical Entry CRS rating elevated to 960 and Sita obtained an Invitation to Apply for everlasting residence within the new Categorical Entry draw.
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