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Canada Immigration News Podcast #21 – Express Entry PNP Draw, Start-Up Visa Growth, Family Class Processing, Parents & Grandparents Immigration

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Canada Immigration News Podcast Episode 21 - Express Entry PNP Draw, Start-Up Visa Growth, Family Class Processing, Parents & Grandparents Immigration
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast
Canada Immigration News Podcast #21 - Express Entry PNP Draw, Start-Up Visa Growth, Family Class Processing, Parents & Grandparents Immigration
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In this episode, we examine Canada’s first Provincial Nominee Program-targeted Express Entry draw of 2024, explore the rising immigration numbers through the Start-Up Visa program, discuss IRCC’s use of advanced analytics to accelerate family class application processing, and analyze the latest immigration figures under the Parents and Grandparents Program.

First Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry Draw of 2024
– On May 30, IRCC held first PNP-specific Express Entry draw of the year 2,985
– Invitations to Apply issued, minimum score 676
– Tie-break rule applied to Jan 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC
– 224,404 total candidates in Express Entry pool as of draw date
– Canada has issued 38,955 ITAs through regular EE draws so far in 2024

Surge in Start-Up Visa Entrepreneurial Immigration
– Start-Up Visa admissions rose 17.4% in March to 505 new PRs, up 75 from February
– Growth occurred despite overall immigration slowdown
– Suggests up to 5,760 SUV admissions possible by end of 2024, a 294.5% increase over 2023
– Ontario and BC most popular SUV destinations
– Program rebounded strongly post-pandemic with 48.1% increase in 2021

Advanced Analytics for Family Class Application Processing
– IRCC implementing new automated tools to expedite spousal/partner application processing
– Tools use officer-designed rules and machine learning from prior IRCC data
– First tool auto-approves routine sponsorship cases, others reviewed manually
– Second tool identifies routine principal applicant cases for faster processing
– All final decisions still made by human officers, no independent approvals/refusals

Parents and Grandparents Program Immigration
– PGP admissions up 5% in March to 2,005 new PRs, from 1,910 in February
– But overall immigration down 11% in March to 34,785 total
– By Q1 2024, 5,765 new PRs through PGP, down 14.9% from 2023
– Ontario top PGP destination with 2,855 admissions in Q1
– Nova Scotia saw 50% PGP increase in March, New Brunswick down 66.7%

Stay tuned for more in-depth immigration news and analysis from across Canada.

See also  Episode 20 - Sudbury RNIP Draw, Permanent Resident Trends, Yukon PNP Updates
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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British Columbia June 1875 invitations
OntarioJune 17190invitations
QuebecJune 171281 invitations
Saskatchewana>June 13118 invitations
OntarioMay 11244 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
298 (PNP)1499663
297 (CEC)3000522
296 (PNP)2985676
295 (French Lang.)1400410
294 (All Program)2095529
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

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