2017 sparks new beginnings for Permanent Residence in Canada

2017 sparks new beginnings for Permanent Residence in Canada

Happy New Year!  First round of Permanent Residence ITAs issued for Express Entry today.

2017 is off to a great start for one of our clients! Today marked the first round of invitations to apply for Permanent Residence through Express Entry for 2017.

Those with 468 points or higher were invited to apply. We are sharing the success story of one of these candidates.  The client applied without independents (single)

This client scored 474 points under Express Entry as follows:

Age – 94 points:

The Client was 32 years old at the time her profile was open and when the ITA was received

Education – 135 points: Master’s Degree with ECA completed

The Client completed their Bachelor’s degree in Canada. They went on to complete a Master’s degree outside of Canada. They had an ECA completed for their overseas education and received credit for a Master’s degree program.

English Proficiency – 125 points: CELPIP Test

The Client scored CLB 10 in Listening, Reading and Speaking and CLB 8 in Writing. This was their second attempt at the IELTS exam. Their first attempt was completed in July 2016 and they scored CLB 10 in Listening and Reading with CLB 8 in Writing and Speaking.

By improving their Speaking score they were able to earn an additional 11 points! These points were the difference between being selected out of pool or not.

Work Experience (in Canada) – 40 points:

The Applicant completed 1 year of skilled work experience (NOC B) inside of Canada earning them 40 additional points.

Skill Transferability – 50 points

The Applicant has no other work experience apart from their experience inside of Canada therefore they earned transferability points based on their level of Education and proficiency in English as well as their work experience in Canada and their proficiency in English.

Previous Study in Canada – 30 points

Because this client completed their undergraduate studies in Canada, they earned an additional 30 points for their bachelor’s degree.

Permanent Residence is becoming possible for more people with each round of invitations.  The points required for an ITA have slowly started to drop. This is good news for candidates in the pool who have yet to be nominated by a province.  In order to have a shot at Permanent Residence in Canada, you must have an active profile!  We can assist you with creating your Express Entry profile for Permanent Residence today!  For those still in the pool, here are some tips to boost your scores:

1) Re-test your English (or French): 

As you have seen in this breakdown of points, taking an additional language proficiency test can often lead to more points. As you have previously written the examination, you are now familiar what to expect during the testing session. With commitment, you can improve these results.   We offer 30 days of online IELTS preparation, including up to 15 practice tests. We would be happy to help you improve your English proficiency and in turn, improve your CRS ranking.

2) Select your programs of study:

As a student, select your programs of study strategically if you wish to one day apply for Permanent Residence. Often, clients rush to start a program as soon as possible. As part of this rush, they will select a 2-year diploma program when they could have waited, planned accordingly and applied for a Master’s program. This is a difference of 22 points in the Express Entry pool. Not to mention, the difference in earning potential in Canada that a Master’s degree versus a diploma can provide.

3) Work part-time while you study!

Yes, this may be difficult, however having Canadian work experience will help you find work after graduation. Many of our clients who planned in advance and began working part-time as students were provided full-time (and often promoted) skilled work experience after graduation. This means that your 1-year of skilled work experience will begin as soon your study program is complete and while you are waiting for your Post-Graduate Work Permit. This can save people 3-6 months of time that they may ‘waste’ working in positions after graduation that will not help them with their goal of Permanent Residency.  Many are surprised at what is considered ‘skilled’ work. Talk to one of our representatives and let us help you prepare your future.

4) Keep track of your work experience:

I cannot stress this point enough. Many people advise me that they have skilled work experience from their home countries to help earn skill transferability points however they are unable to prove this work experience or they have lost touch with their previous employers. When you start a new job, sign a contract or ask for a job offer letter. Keep a copy of the job posting that you applied for. Keep your pay slips! Pay your taxes! Make sure that there is a paper trail for your work history.

When you change employers, ask your previous employer for a reference letter that confirms your employment with their company, your duties, and your wage and is signed by an officer of the company. This way, if the company is no longer in operation when you apply for your PR, you have the documentation you need to prove your work experience.  It saves you time and it helps build credibility to your application.

As 2017 gets going, each of the provinces will begin re-opening their Provincial Nominee Programs for Permanent Residence. The province of Saskatchewan saw 500 applications submitted within hours of their program re-opening. The PNP is the only way to earn an additional 600 points towards your Permanent Residence in Canada through Express Entry. Some provinces offer PNP nominations for Permanent Residence without a job offer required if your occupation is deemed in-demand or a priority in their province.

Talking to a professional who knows the different programs leading to Permanent Residence in Canada and options can help you properly plan for your future in Canada. This is one of the biggest and most important decisions you can make in your life.

Make sure you have informed help on your side. Email us at info@norteway.com to set up a Permanent Residence consultation. Get out of the pool in 2017! Let us help.


ITA for Permanent Residence Received for Express Entry Candidate in 2017

ITA for Permanent Residence Received for Express Entry Candidate in 2017


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