Canadian Immigration 2019 Off to a Great Start
April 21, 2021
Canada will welcome over a million newcomers by 2021 according to the latest immigration targets. Each year will see a greater number of immigrants into the country than the last. Canadian immigration in 2019 will start this process and as of last week it has begun. Both Saskatchewan and British Columbia held their first draws of the year together issuing 251 invitations to apply for permanent residence.
Saskatchewan Invites 90 Entrepreneurs in First Draw of 2019Saskatchewan's Entrepreneur Stream breaks in the new year by issuing 90 invitations to apply to candidates who would to purchase, manage or start a business in Canada. The draw was held on the 3rd of January and the lowest scoring candidate had 115 points on the assessment grid.
How to Apply for the Saskatchewan Immigration Entrepreneur StreamIf you would like to start a business in Saskatchewan and immigrate to the province, you will have to follow a lengthy and somewhat complicated process. In brief, the three steps of the application process involve an expression of interest, invitation to submit application and a nomination. To succeed with your expression of interest you will have to have:
- A net worth of at least $500,000;
- At least three years of experience as an entrepreneur or manager; and
- If you plan to make your investment in Regina or Saskatoon, you must invest at least $300,000. If you are outside of this area, you will only need to make an investment of $200,000
- A Business Establishment Plan, which serves as confirmation of the figures mentioned your expression of interest. It must also include at least a third of ownership of a company in Saskatchewan;
- A commitment to have an active role in the daily management of the business;
- Creation of at least two jobs for Canadian citizens or permanent residents if the business is located in Regina or Saskatoon
British Columbia Immigration Issues 151 Invitations to Apply!British Columbia leads the charge for Canadian immigration in 2019, issuing 151 invitations to apply for permanent residence to deserving candidates. The 2nd of January draw was held across five streams of British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program. The draw targeted skilled workers and international graduates. Some entry level and semi skilled candidates were also issued invitations to apply. The minimum score for skilled workers was 85 through both the direct provincial and express entry streams. 95 was the minimum score needed for international graduates and entry level and semi-skilled workers only needed 68.
|British Columbia Provincial Nominee Category||Minimum Score|
|Express Entry British Columbia - Skilled Worker||85|
|Express Entry British Columbia - International Graduate||95|
|Skills Immigration - Skilled Worker||85|
|Skills Immigration - International Graduate||95|
|Skills Immigration - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||68|