1.Human Capital Priorities Stream Reopened by Ontario Ontario recently announced an increased Provincial Nominee Program allocation for the year 2018 and also the opening of its famous Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. The OINP also said that it will restart issuing Notifications of Interest to applicants who are eligible for its Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream. Which allows Ontario province to find the federal Express Entry pool and to selecting candidates from Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class with at least 400 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and who meet other eligibility criteria. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) planning to nominate around 6,600 immigrants in 2018, that’s a decent increase of 600 more than its official 2017 allocation from Canada’s federal government.
2.Quebec Revises Visa Fees and Settlement Funds Structure Quebec government has revised the visa fees structure and also Settlement funds to apply under the Quebec Mon Project. For the period from January 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018, single persons must have at least $3,135 in their disposal to meet their basic needs for the first three months itself following their arrival in Quebec. In addition to this amount, they must have at their disposal additional money for each family member that is accompanying by them (spouse or de facto spouse and children).
3.New Express Entry Pathway of Manitoba Invites Its First Candidates Manitoba new Express Entry-aligned the path and invited 155 candidates to apply for a Manitoba provincial nomination for its first-ever draw. On Thursday, January 11, the draw saw the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 155 Letters of Advice to Apply, or LAAs, to eligible candidates through the Manitoba Express Entry Pathway. To receive an LAA through this pathway, candidates needed a score of minimum 565 under the province’s Expression of Interest system.
4.2018’s First Express Entry Draw 2018 starts with record low cut-off score for the first draw of the year. Canada has invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for significant Canadian permanent residence in a draw that happened on January 10th, 2018. The cut-off mark for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this great draw was 446. It reflects the least CRS cut-off for the first draw of the year since the Express Entry system came into implementation in January 2015.
5.SINP Express Entry Sub-category Open The province of Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category has opened to 400 new applications. (SINP) announced on the morning of January 10 and said the first come and first-served sub-category will remain open until the application threshold of 400 reached.