How to move to Canada as an IT Professional?

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on June 24, 2021

How to move to Canada as an IT Professional

Canada’s IT sector is listed as country’s top in-demand industry. Being most in-demand field, skilled immigrants performing IT jobs get competitive salaries and a constant growth in Canada.

Since there is a huge demand for more IT workers in Canada, the Canadian government provide various permanent and temporary immigration pathways to help skilled talent contribute to Canada’s IT sector. The programs like Express Entry and PNPs are offered for skilled workers, while there are specific programs as well, like Global Talent Stream and Start-Up Visa programs, which are dedicated for tech talent.

If you are willing to immigrate to Canada on a permanent basis, the following are the most popular options that you may consider.

Express Entry System

For a skilled foreign national with minimum 1 year of skilled experience in a tech occupation, the Express Entry System make an ideal pathway towards Canadian permanent residency. In fact, tech workers are the key occupational group of new comers who migrate to Canada via Express Entry Program.

Through Express Entry, an eligible applicant can become a PR visa approval within 8-12 months and can live and work anywhere within Canada on a permanent basis.

The Federal Express Entry System of Canada is designed by the Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to electronically manage PR application from skilled foreign worker under following economic immigration programs:

If you are an IT professional with no prior connection to Canada, then the best option for you among the three programs mentioned above is the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which accounts for approximately half of all immigrants who obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) via Express Entry draw.

To qualify for FSWP, you must meet minimum eligibility criteria for Education, Language Ability and Work Experience. Also, you must obtain a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the FSW points grid based following six selection factors:

  • Language skills points
  • Education points
  • Work experience points
  • Age points
  • Arranged employment in Canada points
  • Adaptability points

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Another option for skilled professionals with no prior connection to Canada is to apply for Canada PR as a provincial nominee.

Each Canadian province and territory operate its own immigration programs, known as Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Provinces can select and nominate eligible immigration applicants for provincial nomination only if they are capable of meeting provincial labour market needs.

Two most popular provinces that offer specific pathways to tech workers include:

  • Ontario- The province has an Ontario Tech Pilot, which is ideal for workers with experience in one of six eligible tech occupations. To qualify, candidates must have an Express Entry profile.
  • British Columbia- The province has a Tech Pilot, which invite eligible immigration applicants to apply for a provincial nomination on a weekly basis. To receive an invitation in a BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw, applicants must have a job offer in one of 29 tech occupations.

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada as a skilled IT professional via Express Entry or PNP, you must first find your eligibility by taking a free profile assessment online. It’ll help you find a most suitable program based on your profile and immigration goals.

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Stepwise Process to apply for Canadian PR visa in 2021

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on April 27, 2021

Stepwise process to apply for Canada PR in 2021

Canada is one of those countries, which strongly confronted the Global Pandemic and made every effort to get things back to normal. As a result, it was able to control the things in time and now gradually looking to revive the economy and development in the country. However, for this to happen, it need the people who can work in critical occupations and help fasten the recovery process.

Meanwhile, Canada Continues to invite Permanent Residence (PR) applications from the foreign skilled workers.

Step-wise process to apply for Canada PR

Express Entry System is Canada’s popular and organized point-based immigration system. It assess the applicants based on some key factors, i.e. age, education, language proficiency, work experience, etc. and accordingly allocate the point score to the applicants.

Here is the step-wise process to apply for PR visa in Canada.

  • Collect the required documents– Obtained the key documents needed to apply to federal Express Entry System, i.e.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test for English proficiency
    • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an approved assessing authority, i.e. WES, ICAS, IQAS, etc.
  • Create profile in EE system and check your minimum point score, i.e. 67 points out of 100 under Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category
  • Calculate your CRS score Find place in the EE pool and calculate your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points core in the Express Entry pool of candidates
  • Get ITA- Obtain the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Submit PR application- Once ITA is received,submit complete Canada PR application along with documents within 60 days
  • Get Passport Request- the IRCC will check your documents, applications, accordingly issue the passport request for visa approval.

Also readHow to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR)

Apart from Express Entry System, the IRCC also invite, evaluate and nominate the candidates for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) thorough popular Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada, i.e.

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), etc.

Some PNPs require relatively low point score to nominate the suitable candidates for Canadian PR visa.If you wish to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa this year through Express Entry system or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may contact Visas Avenue Canada migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

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Not getting ITA due to Program-specific Express Entry Draws? Here is what you can do

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on April 21, 2021

How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Express Entry system of Canada is one of the most popular immigration system among the overseas skilled professionals. It assess the applicants based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and allocate the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to the top ranking candidates.

This year, we are in to second quarter of the year, however, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted only program-specific Express Entry Draws this year until now. This year, only the candidates, who had the Canadian experience or provincial nomination, received the invitation. As a result, the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) candidates, are still eagerly waiting to get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Although, the all-program Express Entry System draw is on the cards, and the IRCC is likely to invite the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category candidates. However, if you wish to ensure the ITA this year and do not want to indulge in the probabilities of the draws, you must choose to apply in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to be nominated.

Also readWhich is the best PNP to get nomination for Canada PR?

How PNP nomination can help you get PR visa?

The Express Entry aligned stream of a Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) give you an opportunity to increase your total express entry CRS score. The nomination received from a PNP adds 600 CRS points in your CRS score, which in turn make certain that you get the invitation to apply for PR visa from IRCC.

Some most popular Canadian PNPs are:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – Know More
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Know More
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Know More
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Know More
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), etc.

How to apply in a PNP?

Every PNP has a different process has requirement. However, if you are applying in the EE stream of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you must have your profile registered in EE system and presence in Express entry pool. While creating profile in EE system, you must mention the preferred province as ‘All Provinces and Territories’ or select the particular province you wish to apply for PNP nomination.

The provincial program will issue the Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination in your EE account and subsequently, you need to apply in the at PNP. Some PNPs also accept the direct applications.

To choose the most relevant PNP as per y our profile and apply for Canadian PR visa, you may contact qualified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue.

You may call VA Canada immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

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Will Express Entry CRS Drop Below 450 points this year? Find out

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on November 18, 2019

Will Express Entry CRS Drop Below 450 points this year?

The increased CRS score requirement in the last couple of draws has made the most express entry applicants concerned about their invites. The candidates who have their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score around 450 marks desperately waiting for the cut off to fall down, which is placed beyond 470 at the moment.

The qualifying marks were 472 and 475 points in the last two express entry draw opened on November 12 and October 30, 2019, respectively.

Express Entry draw Trend in Last few months

Express Entry draws started off moderately at the start of the year and hovered around 450 marks till May 2019. During this period the lowest mark the cut-off score touched was 438 points (30th January draw).

Express Entry CRS Score

However, with the start of June month it rocketed up to 470 points and since then it never came down to 450 marks again for the Federal Skilled Worker Category. It reduced once to 357 points once, but that draw was for the Federal Skilled Trades category and not regular FSW category of Express Entry system.

Also readVisas Avenue Continue to Receive High Number of Client Visa Approvals for Canada

What are the chances of the CRS score dropping down to 450 marks or below?

This year, we now have three draws left, considering the fortnightly draw pattern being followed by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Now keeping in mind the trend of the maximum number of invitations per draw, i.e. 3,900 in next three draws (3,900 x 3) IRCC will invite nearly 11,700 candidates to apply for Canada PR.

Now, let’s take a look at the Express Entry pool. As per the express entry pool status on November 8, 2019, the pool has a total of 14,937 candidates with a CRS score ranging from 451 to 1200. Even if we subtract the number of candidates invited in the last EE draw, there will be still over 11,000 candidates remaining in the pool with CRS score more than 451 points. It clearly indicates that in the next three draws of this year, the CRS Point score is unlikely to come down below 450 marks.

What are the options to get Canada PR with a low CRS Score?

If you want to get Canada PR visa invitation from IRCC with a low CRS score, the best option is to apply in the most appropriate provincial nominee program, obtain the provincial nomination and increase your point score by 600 CRS points based on the same.

If you want to apply and obtain Canada PR through provincial nomination, you may coordinate with qualified Visa Advisors at Visas Avenue to choose and apply in the right PNP based on your profile. You are promised to get crucial help in an application assessment, visa application filing, documentation, calculation of points and eligibility, following up on Visa application, etc.

Visas Avenue is a trusted Canadian Visa Consultancy Company in India.

To confirm your eligibility and apply in the best Canada immigration program based on your profile, you may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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