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If you are a foreign national with work experience in eligible skilled trades, you can apply for a nomination and get permanent residency in Ontario. Below, you can learn about the six eligibility requirements for the OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades stream.

Overview of Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has an immigration stream called Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream. It enables foreign nationals with relevant skilled trades work experience to apply for permanent residence to live and work permanently in Ontario.

Before you can submit an online application to be recommended for permanent residence by the OINP, you must have a current profile in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry system, and you received a Notification of Interest (NOI) from Ontario in a PNP draw.

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If you receive a nomination, the next step is applying to the federal government through IRCC. The federal government has the final say on who gets permanent residency.

You must first meet the eligibility requirements for Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream to apply. Below is how to meet the eligibility requirements.



Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream requirements

Work Experience Requirements

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

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  • Have a minimum of one year of cumulative paid full-time work experience (or the equivalent in paid part-time work) in Ontario Major Groups 72
    • excluding occupations under transportation officers, 73, 82, 83, 93 (excluding aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors), or Minor Group 6320 (excluding cooks), as per the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Previous work experience

Your previous employment must be:

  • Acquired within the two years before the date you submitted your application to the OINP.
  • In one or more of the occupations listed on your Express Entry profile
  • In Ontario, while you maintained a legal status in Canada

Cumulative work experience

Having cumulative work experience means your total work experience adds up to one year. However, it does not be one year of continuous work.

Full-time and part-time work experience

Full-time work implies working in a paid position for at least 30 hours per week, totalling a minimum of 1,560 hours of paid work in one year.

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Equivalent part-time employment entails

  • Working at least 15 hours per week for two years, accumulating at least 1,560 hours in that time period, or
  • Working in more than one job for a minimum of 30 hours per week for one year, resulting in at least 1,560 paid work in that year.

Other work experience requirements

  • Your work experience needs to have been obtained over a minimum of one year.
  • A total of 1,560 hours of work experience obtained in less than a year does not qualify.
  • Only work experience obtained after being qualified to practice that occupation in Ontario will qualify if you worked in a compulsory trade.
  • Paid work experience earned while attending a post-secondary institution full-time (for example, on a co-op work term) and self-employment is not qualified.
  • Volunteering and unpaid internships are not considered work experience.

Getting a licence or certificate

Suppose you are claiming work experience in a compulsory trade. In that case, even if you are no longer working in a trade occupation, you must have a valid certificate or licence when applying to Ontario.

In addition, you must have a valid certificate or licence covering the work experience used to satisfy the minimum one year of work experience requirement in an eligible skilled trades occupation.

Determine whether your job is in a compulsory trade, which requires a license.

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Ontario residency and legal status in Canada

You must be a resident of Ontario with a valid work permit when you apply. If your work permit has expired, you can apply to the OINP if you have applied IRCC to renew or extend your work permit before it expires.

In certain instances, you are considered to have implied status. Therefore, you can remain in Canada and continue to work under the same circumstances as your current work permit while the pending application decision is made.

However, you are not required to have a job when applying.

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Language Requirements For OINP Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

You must be able to understand, write, read, and speak English or French at a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5 or above.

Before applying to this program, you must complete an approved English or French language test to demonstrate that you have the required language skills. When you submit your application, your language test results should be less than two years old.

For English:

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There are two acceptable tests for English, which are:

  • International English Language Testing (IELTS)- General Training test
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)- General test

For French:

  • Test d’évaluation de français pour le Canada (TEF)
  • Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada)

Settlement funds requirements

When you move to Canada, you must have the resources to sustain yourself and any dependant family members.

Remember that a family member can include your spouse, common-law partner, and children below or not yet 22 years old.

You can fulfill the settlement fund requirement by selecting one or a combination of the following:

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  • Funds as evidenced by bank statement balances or statements of accounts displaying other investments such as non-locked-in, fixed-term deposits, mutual funds, etc
  • Annual earnings from an ongoing job in Ontario
  • Having a job offer in Ontario

The total amount of money you must have available depends on your family size. Check out the table below for your reference.

Ontario PNP Express Entry Stream

You can also combine your income from your current job and savings to prove that you meet the settlement fund requirement.

For example, suppose you’ve calculated how much money you’ll need based on your family size and determined that you’ll need $29,000. You have a job offer in Ontario with an annual salary of $25,000 and a savings account balance of $5,000, for a total of $30,000. You could meet the settlements fund requirement by combining your job offer and bank statement.

Please remember that if you provide bank statements that include a big one-time deposit, you may need to provide additional evidence to prove that your finances are free of debt or liabilities.

The desire to reside in Ontario

You must intend to dwell in Ontario after being granted permanent residence. While assessing your application, the government may determine this by looking at your ties to Ontario, which can include the following

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  • Currently working or have prior work experience in Ontario
  • Applying for jobs in Ontario and getting job offers and interview
  • Have studied Ontario
  • volunteering experience in the province
  • Have a lease or own property
  • Visited Ontario
  • Possess professional networks and affiliations or family ties and personal relationships

Source: OINP

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  • Inland Vs Outland Canada Spousal Sponsorship Applications!Sunday, 27 November 2022, 8:45 AM EST

    Inland Vs Outland Canada Spousal Sponsorship: When applying for spousal sponsorship, you have two options: either as an in-land or outland. Both application types have different processing times and requirements to maintain. 

    One frequently asked question is whether you should apply as an inland or outland applicant for spousal sponsorship. The answer depends on your situation and needs. For example, it is best to submit your application as an outland applicant if you need to travel or be outside Canada. 

    However, if you prefer to work and remain inside Canada, the most suitable option is to apply as an inland spousal applicant. 

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    Often, most people want to take both options: to work in Canada and depart when needed. However, leaving Canada while your application is processing comes with several risks that can lead to application refusal or denied entry at the border. 

    Hence, inland applicants are strongly advised to remain in Canada while their application is processing. The main reason is that if you depart Canada, you may not be allowed to re-enter. 



    Why should inland spousal sponsorship applicants not depart the country?  

    Considering that you enter Canada as a visitor, having family or spouse inside Canada sometimes serves as a disadvantage because, as a visitor, your stay in the country is limited to 6 months (if extension is not applied or status is changed). 

    Furthermore, when the border official is aware that your spouse or common-law partner is in Canada, it becomes harder, not easier, to enter. It may seem contradictory, but keep in mind that you are asking to enter as a guest at the port of entry, which means you are only visiting for a limited time and will return home after that. 

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    If you have established your home with your spouse or common-law partner, you are not truly a genuine guest who intends to return home outside of Canada, and a border officer may reject your admission.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Class Sponsorships in Canada

    Can you depart Canada in case of an emergency? 

    If an emergency requires you to leave Canada, get in touch with a licensed immigration practitioner (consultant or lawyer) before you leave. It would help if you honestly weighed the importance of being allowed to travel against the risk you are taking with your application. 

    Nevertheless, there is documentation that you may prepare in advance that may help you at the port of entry upon your return.

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    What to do if you have already left Canada and were denied entry?

    Unfortunately, you will need to start your sponsorship application again if you cannot return to Canada, this time with an outland spousal sponsorship application. 

    To begin a new application as an outland applicant, you must first withdraw your current ongoing application. Moreover, the $550 application fee may not be refundable if your application is already processed.

    You may be eligible for a refund if your application is not yet processed, but it is not guaranteed, and the refund process can take months. 

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    Remember that applying again comes with a new set of updated forms, proof of support with a more current date, and sometimes new police clearances. 

    Nevertheless, it is important to note that numerous applicants for inland sponsorship do arrive and depart successfully. Every time they leave the country, though, they run the possibility of having their application for permanent residence delayed or denied if they can’t get back into Canada immediately.

     In addition, living together while the application was being processed is one of the requirements for approval of an inland sponsorship, so even if you are permitted to enter Canada again, a prolonged absence from the country can still present issues.

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    Can you change your application from inland to outland or vice versa? 

    No, even though the application materials will be identical, an inland sponsorship has a different legal structure and procedure than an outland sponsorship. 

    Even separate IRCC offices handle the processing of the applications. You cannot request that an application be changed to a different stream once filed under one stream. Withdrawing your spousal sponsorship and submitting a fresh application would be the option if you discover that you must switch categories for some reason.

    For more details on spousal sponsorship, refer to official IRCC page.

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    • Express Entry Glitch Invited Some Ineligible Profiles In Latest DrawSaturday, 26 November 2022, 7:18 PM EST

      With the implementation of the new TEER system on November 16, IRCC Express Entry management system has reflected several glitches. In addition, many lawyers and immigration specialist have voiced their concerns about the ongoing IRCC glitches. 

      Certain Express Entry profiles didn’t receive an invitation to apply (ITA) in November 23 draw; although, they had CRS score above the declared cut off. While some ineligible profiles got the invite because some profiles received additional CRS points that they were not entitled to.

      This article highlights some of the glitches in the Express Entry system that has affected the system after implementation of new TEER system on November 16. 

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      Glitches in the Express Entry system

      Ottawa based Immigration lawyer Tamara Mosher-Kuczer highlighted some of the glitches in the Express Entry system. She mentions that since November 16, there have been “serious” Express Entry glitches. 

      As a result of these glitches, some applicants did not receive an invitation to apply in the latest Express Entry draw, which has had severe consequences for some applicants. 

      “IRCC should own up to the errors, apologize to those in the pool, and ideally find some way to rectify for those seriously impacted,” says Tamara.

      The applicants who did not receive an invitation in the latest Express Entry draw had a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) above the minimum required score to receive an invitation. However, they were not invited. 

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      Another glitch was that the applicants did not get the points for their spouse’s Canadian work experience. Generally, applicants receive 70 CRS points for a spouse’s Canadian work experience. 

      Furthermore, some applicants were marked eligible for the Canadian Experience Class and received an invitation to apply, but they did not possess the Canadian work experience to be eligible. 

      In addition, certain applicants received additional CRS points that they were not qualified for and were invited to apply based on those invalid scores. 

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      IRCC is yet to respond to glitches

      IRCC is yet to respond to these ongoing glitches. Recently, several applications process has been moved online for faster processing. Yet, they continue to pose problems in the portal. 

      Good news is that certain Express Entry profiles just got lucky because of the above mentioned glitch. However, bad news is that certain deserving Express Entry profiles were left out in the latest Express Entry draw.

      We will continue to update you if there is any future update on the ongoing glitches in the Express Entry system to help you prepare for your immigration journey. 

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      • Recommendations To Improve Canada Immigration Made By CIMMSaturday, 26 November 2022, 2:03 PM EST

        The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) released a report, Promoting Fairness in Canada Immigration Decisions, where the Committee investigated visa outcomes in the immigration system. Upon examination, they found the system systematically and unjustifiably disfavours particular groups based on race and country of origin.

        As a result, the Committee makes wide-ranging suggestions to improve the immigration system, which consistently disadvantages some groups depending on race and country of origin.

        After hearing from several immigration advocates, lawyers, and settlement agency staff, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration decided to examine the immigration system. 



        CIMM’s Key recommendations for the immigration system 

        IRCC will share their response to the CIMM report and recommendations in a few months. Meanwhile, below are the key recommendations:

        • Visa officers should record applicant interviews to prevent miscommunication.
        • Ottawa should expand the extraordinary measures already available to Ukrainians, such as the provision allowing for the sponsorship of extended family members to people from other nations and regions experiencing humanitarian crises.
        • The Canadian government should establish a separate monitoring body responsible for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), whose mandate should include dealing with racism and complaints concerning the agency. 
        • Immediate implementation of an Anti-Racism Quality Assurance process for decisions made by visa officers to investigate the impact of individual bias and systemic racism on decisions and refusal rates at visa offices
        • Requesting that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) dedicate more resources to process caregiver permanent residency applications from all streams faster. 

        As per IRCC, they train all officers to assess all applications equally and use the same criteria regardless of their country of origin. With the upcoming reports, they are looking to examine the impact on racialized applicants and minority community members. 

        CIMM highlights longer wait times in application processing 

        According to the Committee’s information, waiting for durations for various refugee groups may differ depending on shifting government priorities and quotas.

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        A non-denominational charitable group called Remember Ministries’ executive director, Jennifer Miedema informed the Committee that fund allocation tells you where priorities are placed or who are the favoured demographics.

        Miedema says that “the uneven distribution of delays equals the uneven distribution of suffering,” adding that even holding out hope for final resettlement could be harmful over a prolonged period of waiting and delay.

        Further, she explains the impact on refugees, as their hopes are raised when they submit their applications, but they need to wait for a year or two without any response. As a result, it has a heavy impact on their mental health. 

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        According to the Parliamentary Committee, the government should raise the overall number of refugees it welcomes to Canada during a crisis rather than backtrack on or delay receiving those whose applications are currently on hold. 

        They also want a complete racial equity assessment of Canada’s immigration and refugee system and to allocate more resources to process and give priority to privately sponsored refugees. 

        An increasing number of federal appeals 

        The number of people requesting federal appeals to become new Canadians has increased seven times in the last three years. 

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        The court system is becoming overburdened with these judicial requests to contest allegedly unjust decisions made by visa officers and procedural delays. These applications are a judicial remedy in the immigration context that compels the IRCC to carry out a public legal obligation owed to an applicant.

        The recording of candidate interviews has been recommended as a potential solution to help with court-ordered redeterminations of unsuccessful applications. According to Vancouver-based immigration lawyer Victor Ing, IRCC needs to be more transparent and honest with clients to avoid more mandamus applications.

        Next, the Committee highlighted the increased wait times in the caregiver program. 

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        The caregiver Program has the longest wait times

        The Live-in Caregiver Program saw some of the longest wait times before and after the pandemic. For example, the average time to process caregiver visas in 2020 was about 57 months and two days. While in 2021, the wait time was 68 months plus one day to process applications. 

        As a result, 15,621 applications were pending or anticipated to be pending in the Home Child-Care Provider Pilot backlog as of December 31, 2021. In addition, there were 1,639 more applications in the Live-in Care Program’s database.

        Arlene Ruiz, a licensed and regulated immigration consultant and a recruiter from Alexene Immigration & Employment Services, informed the Committee that many caregivers are from the Philippines. For them, the delays in application processing cause breakdowns in their marriages and children growing out of their dependent status. 

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        Immigration attorney Steven Meurrens also mentions that the IRCC lacks transparency, which adds to the problem. For example, the processing times mentioned on IRCC are inaccurate. Further, the Access to Information Act shows that there have been no caregiver files processed since 2019.

        Following this month’s announcement by the federal Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser, that Canada aims to settle 500,000 new immigrants by 2025, a new report by the Parliament has been released.

        The announcement comes after a record-breaking year for immigration to Canada in 2021, when more than 405,000 people arrived. The nation is also dealing with an unprecedented backlog of visa applications, with 2.2 million being processed by IRCC as of this month.

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        Source: CIMM Report


        • Know Latest Average Weekly Earnings In Canada & All The ProvincesSaturday, 26 November 2022, 9:08 AM EST

          On November 24, 2022 – Statistics Canada released September 2022 data for average weekly earnings in Canada and all provinces. Due to administrative steps that lead to the collection and compilation of data from our widely dispersed Canada, this data is typically delayed by two months.

          In September 2022, the number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer increased by 85,300 (+0.5%), according to the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours. Average weekly earnings in Canada is at $1,175.37, an increase of 3.5% year-on-year.

          Overall, the payroll employment were largest in Quebec (+39,100; +1.0%), Ontario (+15,300; +0.2%), British Columbia (+10,500; +0.4%) and Alberta (+10,400; +0.5%). The only province to see a decrease in payroll employment was Newfoundland and Labrador (-900; -0.4%).

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          Overall, average weekly earnings increased by 3.5% year on year in September 2022, slightly higher than the 3.2% increase in August. Below are the province-wise and industry-wise weekly earnings as per Statistics Canada.

          Industry-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada (Including overtime) – September 2022



          Province-Wise Weekly Earnings in Canada

          Frequently Asked Questions

          Which Canadian province has the highest average weekly earnings?

          Nunavut has the highest weekly earnings at $1593.33 followed by Northwest Territories at $1560.30 and Yukon at $1334.02. However, these provinces have very low population being in the northern Canada.

          Alberta has the average weekly earnings of $1266.05 among the major Canadian provinces followed by Ontario at $1206.70 and British Columbia at $1175.98.

          How much is the average weekly earnings in Canada?

          Canada has the average weekly earnings of $1,175.37 as per latest data by Statistics Canada released on November 24, 2022.

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          How much is the average weekly earnings in Ontario and British Columbia?

          Ontario has the average weekly earnings of $1206.70, while British Columbia has average weekly earnings at $1175.98

          How much is the average weekly earnings in Quebec?

          Quebec has an average weekly earnings of $1118.25

          Source: Statistics Canada

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          • CBSA Administrative Jobs Hiring Now For Calgary & Edmonton AirportFriday, 25 November 2022, 2:29 PM EST

            Canada Border Services Agency is hiring for various admin jobs in Central Alberta District, Calgary International Airport (Alberta) and Edmonton International Airport (Alberta). 

            The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the second-largest law enforcement agency in Canada, employs over 15,000 individuals across the country and works around the clock to defend Canada’s borders by obstructing the entry of high-risk people and commodities while facilitating legal trade and travel.

            To apply for this position, all you need is a two years of secondary school. Learn about the position details, requirements and how to apply. 

            Employment conditions 

            • Must have a Reliability Status for security clearance
            • Hold a valid driver’s license or personal mobility 
            • Can operate a government vehicle.
            • Be able to take job-related travel with advance notice
            • Can work various shifts, such as evenings and weekends
            • Be able to work overtime and on weekends, including statutory holidays.
            • Have the ability to carry up to 25 kg


            Position Requirements

            Education: The applicant must have completed two years of secondary school “OR” other employer-approved alternatives as listed below. 

            The employer-approved alternative includes the following: 

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            • A satisfactory result on the test given by the Public Service Commission, which is accepted as a substitute for two years of secondary education; or
            • An acceptable balance of experience, training, and education

            Candidates are considered to have completed the two years of secondary school if they satisfy one of the following requirements:

            • Candidates who passed the Public Service Commission exam, which is accepted as a substitute for two years of high school; or
            • Candidates who have been assigned or deployed to a position in the CR classification for an indefinite period

            Experience: Candidates must have experience providing administrative support in an office setting. For example, buying office supplies, receiving supplies, entering data, managing communications, preserving documents, etc. As well as have experience offering client service to both external and internal clients.

            Job Summary? 

            All you need is your résumé and two references to apply for these positions. You would have to create your candidate profile and fill out your details. Additionally, ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the position requirements in your application. 

            Who Can Apply:

            Anyone living in Calgary, Alberta, and surrounding locations, such as Standard, Cayley, Exshaw, and Didsbury, AB, is welcome to apply for the Calgary position.  

            Additionally, those residing in Leduc (AB) and close-by locations such as Legal (AB), Ryley (AB), Ponoka (AB), and Breton (AB) can apply for the Edmonton position. 

            • Salary: $50,821 to $54,857
            • Closing date: 31 December 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

            To apply for the Calagary position, click here. The reference number for this position is BSF22J-016272-003382. 

            If you would like to apply for the Edmonton position, click here. The reference number for this position is BSF22J-016272-003380. 

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            • Express Entry Draw Sent 4,750 New Invites For PR-November 23Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 2:11 PM EST

              Today, Express Entry Draw invited 4,750 profiles to apply for permanent residency (PR). Applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491 or above received the invitations.

              CRS cut off score has reduced by only 3 points as compared to Express Entry draw on November 9, 2022. Furthermore, number of invites remained same as in the previous draw. This is the 11th all program Express Entry draw this year.

              Below are the details of new All Program Express Entry draw.

              • Number of invitations issued: 4,750
              • Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,750 or above
              • Date and time of round: November 23, 2022 15:42:46 UTC
              • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 491
              • Tie-breaking rule: October 13, 2022 11:22:17 UTC

              All program Express Entry draws include all the the Express Entry profiles under Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST). Additionally, it also consider profiles under any of the aforementioned categories having a provincial nomination.

              Next Express Entry draw cut off is projected to be around 485 as per CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of November 22, 2022 listed below.

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              CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of November 22, 2022

              Express Entry

              Latest processing time for Express Entry as of November 22

              • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry – 14 months
              • Canadian Experience Class – 19 months
              • Federal Skilled Worker Program – 27 months
              • Federal Skilled Trades Program – 49 months

              Full List Of Canada Express Entry Draws In 2022

              What is Express Entry?

              Express Entry system is the fastest way to get Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). It has processing time of 6 months after submission of documents following the ITA.

              The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based methodology, is used by Express Entry to rate applicant profiles. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit an application for permanent residence.

              The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) all use Express Entry as their application management system (FSTP).

              Candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) who are in the Express Entry pool are already qualified for at least one of these programmes.

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              • India Issues New Travel Guidelines For International Arrivals-Nov 22Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 6:39 PM EST

                New Travel Guidelines For International Arrivals: The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued newly updated guidelines for international arrivals to India effective from November 22, 2022. The new guidelines are in light of declining Covid-19 cases and significant progress in Covid-19 vaccination coverage worldwide and in India.

                Updated guidelines apply to all international travellers entering by air, port or land borders. This article enlists the summary of the new guidelines that come into effect today, and remain valid until further notice. 

                india new travel guidelines

                Summary of updated guidelines for travellers to India

                The guidelines below are divided into three stages: the pre-arrival and planning stage, the guidelines to follow during in-flight travel, and the last on arrival to India. 

                Pre-arrival-when planning to travel to India 

                All travellers should ideally be completely vaccinated under their country’s primary immunization program approved against Covid-19. 

                In-flight travel-while travelling to India

                There will be in-flight announcements about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and instructions on staying safe throughout the flight and at all ports of entry. Passengers are to continue to take precautionary measures by wearing masks and keeping physical distance to stay safe. 

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                In addition, if any passenger exhibits symptoms of Covid-19 while travelling may be separated under the established protocol. It requires wearing a mask, isolation and segregation from other passengers during flight travel, and transfer to an isolation centre for further care. 

                On arrival in India 

                While de-boarding, the passengers must maintain physical distancing. Health officials at the port of entry may check all passengers for thermal screening. Moreover, if a passenger shows symptoms during their screening, they shall be isolated immediately and taken to a designated medical facility as required by health protocol. 

                Lastly, all passengers should self-monitor their health after arrival. Then, in case of symptoms, they can contact their nearest health facility or call the national helpline number 1075 or the state helpline number.  

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                We will continue to monitor and share any updates and developments regarding the new or updated travel guidelines for international travellers to India. 




                • VIA Rail Jobs Hiring Now For Toronto And Montreal LocationsTuesday, 22 November 2022, 2:47 PM EST

                  VIA Rail Canada is hiring for On-Train Service Attendants for Toronto and Montreal Terminals. It is an excellent opportunity for people with experience in hospitality, food restaurants, or airline companies and looking for entry level jobs.

                  The position requires customer service, such as greeting people on board, answering their needs and showing sincere appreciation for their business. The job pays $26.26 per hour. 

                  What’s more? You even get paid training along with several benefits. Learn about the position details, requirements and how to apply below. 

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                  Position Summary for Toronto candidates

                  • Job Title: On-Train Service Attendant 
                  • Job Category: Customer Service 
                  • Hourly Rate: $26.26
                  • Number of positions to fill: 12
                  • Application deadline: November 30, 2022

                  Position Summary for Montreal candidates

                  • Job Title: On-Train Service Attendant 
                  • Job Category: Customer Service 
                  • Hourly Rate: $26.26
                  • Number of positions to fill: 12
                  • Application deadline: December 2, 2022


                  Benefits

                  • Competitive $26.26 hourly rate
                  • generous pay and benefits package
                  • Paid training 
                  • A supportive and close group of coworkers 
                  • A workplace that promotes employee health and happiness
                  • Employees and their families can take advantage of various health and wellness benefits, including complete telemedicine service.
                  • An employer who values equity and offers possibilities for advancement
                  • An opportunity to be a part of a sustainable transportation service that connects Canadian communities.

                  The paid training sessions begin on January 16, 2023, and last approximately seven weeks. You must complete the training session successfully to obtain the position. 

                  Travel requirements

                  If you apply to work in Montreal Terminal as an On-Train Service Attendant, you may need to travel to Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City, Jonquière and Senneterre.

                  Similarly, if you apply to work in Toronto Terminal, you would have to travel from Toronto to Windsor, Niagara and Montreal. 

                  Responsibilities and duties

                  As an On-Train Service Attendant, some of your daily duties will include the following: 

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                  • Ensure that every traveller receives exceptional, professional service.
                  • Provide safety instructions 
                  • Escort passengers on their journey and help them with their luggage
                  • Offer, provide and serve food and drinks, including meat and alcohol. 
                  • Sell refreshments and snacks 
                  • Maintain the cleanliness of the work areas and the restrooms.
                  • During each journey, pay attention to the little things.

                  Job schedule 

                  The position requires you to travel, and below is how much you may need to travel:  

                  • On-call schedules that are variable, including weekends and holidays (bonuses for statutory holidays)
                  • Away from home travel for each trip where each trip may last for one to three days 
                  • Long-distance trips include accommodation and meals.

                  Job Requirements

                  To be eligible for this position, you have to meet the following requirements: 

                  • Greet customers and can communicate in English and French 
                  • Hold a high school diploma. 
                  • Possess the physical ability to repeatedly handle loads of up to 23 kg (50 lb.). 
                  • Have at least one year of customer service experience, preferably in the food service industry, restaurant, or as a flight attendant for an airline

                  How to apply? 

                  To apply, you must create an account using your email if you are a new candidate. Then, fill out your details such as identification, contact information, educational background, experience, availability, language ability and position questionnaire. 


                  • Understanding New Changes To Express Entry With Bill C19 – All You Need To KnowMonday, 21 November 2022, 7:08 PM EST

                    As Bill C-19 receives royal assent, the Express Entry system will undergo several amendments. These new amendments will bring changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System used to evaluate and rank individuals in the pool.  

                    Express Entry includes all major economic immigration categories, such as the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and a component of the Provincial Nominee Program, which will experience changes under Bill C-19 in 2023.  

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                    Another impact would be on the expression of interest that selects top-ranking candidates through regularly released Ministry instructions. These candidates are later invited to complete an immigration application.  

                    To help you prepare for the new changes, below is the summary of amendments in Bill C-19 to the Express Entry system and fee waiver for some IRCC applications. 



                    Summary of Bill C-19 Amendments To Express Entry

                    Express Entry Selection based on new groups and categories 

                    The new amendment will include ministerial instructions to bring additional filters to the Express Entry pool based on groups and categories rather than only immigration class. The ministerial instructions serve as the foundation for the rounds of invites.

                    Express Entry ITAs to specify the stream in which the applicant must apply

                    Another amendment is to create new categories with eligibility requirements for the purpose of ranking. Wherein if a foreign national qualifies for more than one class, the invitation to apply for permanent residence should specify the stream in which the applicant must apply. 

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                    Minister to specify an economic goal with each category 

                    The new amendment also requires the Minister to specify in the instruction the economic goal that the newly established category will support. 

                    Applicants who have lost points due to age can receive a permanent resident visa 

                    The amendment establishes exclusions that allow Express Entry permanent residence visas to be given to candidates who have received an invitation to apply but would otherwise have lost eligibility due to changes in their circumstances. 

                    For example, suppose an applicant has aged and lost points or lost qualification but has maintained a score equal to the minimum required to rank in the invitation round. In that case, they may be awarded a visa or other documents. 

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                    Minister’s report to include established category for foreign nationals

                    The amendment adds that the Minister’s annual report to Parliament must include instructions to establish any category for foreign nationals in Express Entry. These instructions should include the economic goal it supports and the number of invitations issued under this category. 

                    More details on Bill C-19 will be revealed, along with the new exact categories, its eligibility criteria in coming months.

                    Changes Under Bill C-19 For Fees Of Some Applications

                    The Canada Gazette typically outlines regulations and publishes immigration fees. However, for any changes in immigration fees, they need to go through regulatory impact analysis and have stakeholder input before implementation.  

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                    Moreover, processing applications for a temporary resident visa, a permanent resident visa, a work permit, a study permit, an extension of an authorization to remain in Canada as a temporary resident, and an authorization to stay 59 Bill C-19 in Canada as a permanent resident are already exempt from the Service Fees Act.

                    Other fees for services, such as those associated with processing applications based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations, are exempt. These include applications submitted under public policy, services to obtain travel documents for permanent residents, including permanent resident cards, and services associated with the processing of applications to sponsor members of the family class.

                    With Bill C-19, the following new service fees would become exempt:

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                    • Authorization for a permanent resident to return to Canada;
                    • Rehabilitation for determining criminality and serious criminality 
                    • Temporary status restoration and 
                    • Temporary resident permits

                    • Here Are 10 Work From Home Jobs Hiring Now In Canada!Sunday, 20 November 2022, 9:15 AM EST

                      Whether you are an experienced professional or trying to build up experience, there is plenty of work from home opportunities. You can make several extra bugs from the comfort of your home, and many even offer you the flexibility to choose your schedule. 

                      Below are ten work-from-home opportunities, regardless of your experience levels. All you need is a reliable internet connection and your laptop. 

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                      Moreover, you can find positions that will probably pay you weekly due to the nature of these jobs. We have included the average base salary from Indeed data to help you calculate your estimated salary. 

                      10 Work-from-home Jobs with Average Base Salaries  

                      Translator

                      Average Base Salary: $27.06/hr

                      Main duties: Translators take a message written in one language and convert it into another. They translate while keeping the original message’s meaning intact.

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                      Proofreader

                      Average Base Salary: $24.16/hr

                      Main duties: Proofreaders examine written material and fix grammatical and spelling mistakes. Additionally, they look for good syntax, punctuation, and brand voice.

                      Virtual Assistant

                      Average base salary: $22.11/hr

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                      Main duties: Virtual assistants manage calendars for their clients, which could include scheduling meetings, calls, travel plans, etc. In addition, they frequently connect with their client through phone and email.



                      Content writer

                      Average base salary: 21.49/hr

                      Main duties: Content writers create marketing copy to promote their client’s services or goods. In addition, they conduct research to learn more about their client’s services and goods and input their material into a content management system for evaluation. 

                      Transcriptionist

                      Average base salary: 21.34/hr

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                      Main duties: A transcriptionist listens to audio files and notes each word they hear. In addition to reviewing and organizing their transcriptions for later access, they frequently write shorthand notes. 

                      Blogger

                      Average base salary: 21.19/hr

                      Main duties: Bloggers create online blog content and get paid for views. For example, they create blog posts, edit them for clarity and grammatical accuracy, and publish them. Or they help write content for other blogs. In addition, bloggers use social media to advertise their blog posts. 

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                      Interpreter

                      Average Base Salary: 20.93/hr

                      Main duties: An interpreter translates a message or document from one language into another. They translate these messages into other languages and frequently into sign language for hearing-impaired people. Written documents can be translated into another language by interpreters as well.

                      Social media handler

                      Average base salary: 19.95/hr

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                      Main duties: Social media experts create content for a company’s social media platforms. In addition, they may need to engage with customers to expand the company’s social media following. Social media experts may also review websites and social media stats to enhance their tactics.

                      Customer service representative

                      Average base salary: $18.45/hr 

                      Main duties: Customer service representatives take customer calls and solve their problems. In addition, they respond to customer inquiries, provide product details, and handle exchanges and returns.

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                      Call center representative

                      Average base salary: 18.23/hr

                      Main duties: Call centre agents to speak with customers and utilize their familiarity with goods and services to serve them better. They pay attention to customers’ complaints and work to understand their needs better to offer the best solution.


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