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    Express Entry Draws Got Green Signal from the Immigration Minister to Resume from Wednesday

    Jul 05,2022

    Express Entry Draws Got Green Signal

    As per the latest tweet of Honourable Immigration Minister Mr Sean Fraser, all the Express Entry draws for all the programs have received a green signal and it will be resumed from this 6 July, Wednesday. According to the announcement, candidates will start getting the invitations again. With the latest tweet, Mr Fraser has put full-point on all the speculations that was running like anything.

    The tweet has elaborated that all the programs like Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class are ready to invite the qualified candidates for Canadian permanent residency from 6th July 2022.

     

    Prepare for Express Entry Profile

    If you are a candidate, who is looking to migrate to Canada on PR then you have to be prepared in the precise manner

    • First and foremost, you should have to check whether you are qualified for the express entry’s minimum eligibility criteria of 67 points or not.
    • Secondly, be ready with your ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) and
    • Third, this is the most important and crucial stage because the language score is one of the decisive points of your Canada PR. You should be prepared with your latest English language IELTS or CELPIP test score or French language TEF or TCF test score.

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    Fees Change

    If you are preparing for the Canadian permanent residency then you should also be aware with the latest fees changes as well. In the first week of April month, the IRCC has announced the Canada PR visa fees changes and that has been effective from 30th April 2022. The increment of the fees is applicable on

    • Economic Class,
    • Permit Holders
    • Family Class
    • Humanitarian Class
    Program Applicants New Fee
    Right of Permanent Residence Fee Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner $515
    Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Principal applicant $850
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850
    Accompanying dependent child $230
    Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Principal applicant $570
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570
    Accompanying dependent child $155
    Business (Federal and Quebec) Principal applicant $1,625
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850
    Accompanying dependent child $230
    Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsorship fee $75
    Sponsored principal applicant $490
    Sponsored dependent child $75
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570
    Accompanying dependent child $155
    Protected Persons Principal applicant $570
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570
    Accompanying dependent child $155
    Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy Principal applicant $570
    Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570
    Accompanying dependent child $155
    Permit Holders Principal applicant $335

     

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    Fund Requirement Updated

    Along with the fee increment, the IRCC has also updated the fund requirement for the Express Entry candidates. The latest fund requirement has effective from 11th May 2022. However, the IRCC has given the deadline to update the fund’s details in the existing express entry profiles until 8th June 2022. Here are the updated fund details.

    NEW FUND REQUIREMENT FOR FSWP & FSTP – 2022 OLD FUND REQUIREMENT FOR FSWP & FSTP – 2021
    Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars) Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
    1 CAD $13,310 1 CAD $13,213
    2 CAD $16,570 2 CAD $16,449
    3 CAD $20,371 3 CAD $20,222
    4 CAD $24,733 4 CAD $24,553
    5 CAD $28,052 5 CAD $27,847
    6 CAD $31,638 6 CAD $31,407
    7 CAD $35,224 7 CAD $34,967
    For each additional family member CAD $3,586 For each additional family member CAD $3,560

     

    Upcoming NOC Changes

    As per the latest information, things are finalized about the upcoming express entry draws. In the hierarchy, the NOC update is also about to come. As per further planning by, Canada immigration department, the latest changes in the NOC segment are expected to be launched from November 2022. The Canadian government is planning to change the existing NOC system into TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities) system for the upcoming newcomers. The new TEER system is about to update as per below.

    NOC 2016 NOC 2021
    Skill Type O ➔ TEER 0
    Skill Level A ➔ TEER 1
    TEER 2
    Skill Level B ➔ TEER 3
    Skill Level C ➔ TEER 4
    Skill Level ➔ TEER 5

     

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