Canada Immigration

Latest Updates on Canada Immigration: Travel Restriction, OINP & More

Published on : July 28, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • Update on Travel Restrictions
  • Update on OINP Draw
  • Update on Express Entry & PNP Draws

Canada is a beautiful and highly developed country that invites the highest number of immigrants every year. To apply for a permanent residence, the interested candidates must apply under either Express Entry or through provincial nominee programs.

Update on Travel Restrictions

Earlier this week, the Canadian government extended its travel restrictions on flights from India till August 21, 2021. The restrictions were set in place due to the increasing number of Covid positive cases in India.

While Canada is easing restrictions on travel from other countries, it has been extending the restrictions which were first imposed on April 22 of this year.

While the restriction is on travellers from India, it is hurting the Canadian economy, too, as Indians make up over 20% of all immigrants in the country.

Update on OINP Draw

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program recently invited 1,031 Express Entry candidates for a provincial nomination under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The candidates invited by OINP had a CRS score between 458-467 and had prior work experience in any of these NOC codes:

-         NOC 0114 - Other administrative services managers

-         NOC 0122 - Banking, credit and other investment managers

-         NOC 0124 - Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

-         NOC 0125 - Other business services managers

-         NOC 0211 - Engineering managers

-         NOC 0311 - Managers in health care

-         NOC 0601 - Corporate sales managers

-         NOC 0631 - Restaurant and food service managers

-         NOC 0711 - Construction managers

-         NOC 0731 - Managers in transportation

-         NOC 0911 - Manufacturing managers

-         NOC 1121 - Human resources professionals

-         NOC 1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting

-         NOC 2161 - Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

-         NOC 3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

-         NOC 3211 - Medical laboratory technologists

-         NOC 3231 - Opticians

-         NOC 3233 - Licensed practical nurses

The candidates who received the invitation for the provincial nomination had:

-         Received a Notification of Interest on July 7, 2021

-         Demonstrated that their work experience was relevant in a NOC code.

Update on Express Entry & PNP Draws

Since the beginning of 2021, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been conducting invitation draws under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) only.

The latest CEC-only draw was held on July 22 and invited 4,500 immigration candidates with a CRS cut-off score of 357 points.

The latest PNP-only draw was the OINP draw mentioned above. Here is a table depicting the latest draws under each:

S.NO

PNP

Date

Cut Off

1

SINP

July 21, 2021

77

2

Alberta

July 14, 2021

301

3

OINP

July 27, 2021

458-467

4

Manitoba-

July 09, 2021

703(swo)

5

Nova Scotia

Mar 29, 2021

67

6

PEI

July 15, 2021

N/A

7

British Columbia

July 27, 2021

EEBC-80

8

New Brunswick

N/A

N/A

9

Newfoundland and Labrador

N/A

N/A

10

Nunavut

N/A

N/A

11

Northwest Territory

N/A

N/A

12

Yukon

N/A

N/A


* SWO - Skilled Worker Overseas

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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