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16 newly eligible occupations in Canada for Express Entry programs

Updates NOC 2021 system for Express Entry

On November 16, 2022, IRCC announced the transition to the new 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) replacing the current 2016 NOC system (NOC 2016). The NOC system is used to classify the different skilled occupations when applying to work in Canada or when calculating the Express Entry score. 

This change has a direct impact on the candidates who created the Express Entry Scoring profile and have not received the invitation to apply yet. These candidates will need to update their profiles under the new version. 

The current NOC 2016 classifies work experience by NOC skill levels O, A, B, C, D. As of November 16, 2022, IRRC will begin to apply the new Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) system.

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 Source: Cicnews

The ineligible occupations become eligible to apply for the Express Entry programs.

  • Payroll administrators – 13102
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants – 33100
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates – 33102
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants – 33103
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants   – 43100 
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs – 43200 
  • Correctional service officers – 43201
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers – 43202
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations – 63211
  • Residential and commercial installers and services – 73200
  • Pest controllers and fumigators – 73202
  • Other repairers and servicers – 73209
  • Transport truck drivers – 73300
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators c – 73301
  • Heavy equipment operators – 73400
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors – 93200

According to the NOC 2021, the 16 above occupations are now eligible to apply under Express Entry programs.

By contrast, three occupations are excluded from the eligible occupations through Express Entry programs.

  • Other performers – 55109
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness – 54100
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners – 64200

Why is it changing?

Canada is facing a big labour shortage problem. The foreign workers who want to work in Canada are an essential labour force that can solve the issue. The Canadian labour market needs talented individuals to grow and boost the country’s economy.

With the current positive change, it is hoped that people who work in Canada in high-demand occupations such as healthcare, construction or transportation will have more opportunities to settle in Canada.

Choose Canada as a destination to live and work

By the end of July 2022, Canada has issued 349,000 new work permits, of which 220,000 are open work permits, allowing workers to work anywhere in Canada in any occupation. Moreover, the Canadian Government just announced to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023. The target will rise 485,000 new immigrants in 2024 and 500,000 new immigrants in 2025. These positive actions of the Government have brought many opportunities for people to work in Canada, and also opened new doors for people who would like to settle in Canada.

Here are some of the things for you to understand why Canada is a great place to live to work:

  •  Canada’s economy is one of the strongest economies in G7, the public finance is very clear and transparent.
  •  The bank system is very strong and efficient.
  •   The unemployment rate is also lower than other developed G7 countries.
  • The healthcare system is among the most modern in the world.

Work and immigrate to Canada with a reputable Canadian immigration consultant, Northern Road

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Northern Road is a Canadian immigration consultancy registered with the Canadian Council of Immigration Consultants (CICC). 

At Northern Road, we accompany you at every step of your journey to Canada. Whether you want to work in Canada or immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories, our team of experts is here to assist you.

Do you want to find out more about Canadian immigration? Would you like to know if you can qualify for immigration? Take our self-assessment test and receive a free assessment.

You can also contact us directly for advice on how to apply for a work visa in Canada and immigration opportunities for your family.

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Canada announces Immigration Plan 2023-2025

Canada has made immigration a governmental priority in recent years to increase the admissions of immigrants to Canada to help curb the increasing labor demands and Canada’s aging population. 

In 2021, Canada broke a historical record by welcoming over 405,000 new permanent residents. It is no surprise that immigration to Canada under the skilled categories, under the Express Entry program accounted for the largest part.  Currently, Canada is well underway to meeting the 2022 immigration levels of 431,645 new permanent residents. By 2023, the target will increase to 465,000 new permanent residents, while it will reach 485,000 in 2024, further rising to 500,000 new permanent residents in 2025. Over 1,450,000 new permanent residents will be welcomed to Canada by 2025

Increasing targets for Express Entry and Provincial Nominees

Canada plans to attract new immigrants as per the breakdown of the expected immigration categories below.

2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan
Immigrant Category 2023 2024 2025
Target Target Target
Overall Planned Permanent Resident Admissions 465,000 485,000 500,000
Economic Federal High Skilled 82,880 109,020 114,000
Federal Economic Public Policies 25,000
Federal Business 3,500 5,000 6,000
Economic Pilots: Caregivers; Agri-Food Pilot; Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot; Economic Mobility Pathways Project 8,500 12,125 14,750
Atlantic Immigration Program 8,500 11,500 14,500
Provincial Nominee Program 105,500 110,000 117,500
Quebec Skilled Workers and Business See Quebec’s immigration plan To be determined To be determined
Total Economic 266,210 281,135 301,250
Family Spouses, Partners and Children 78,000 80,000 82,000
Parents and Grandparents 28,500 34,000 36,000
Total Family 106,500 114,000 118,000
Refugees and Protected Persons Protected Persons in Canada and Dependents Abroad 25,000 27,000 29,000
Resettled Refugees – Government-Assisted 23,550 21,115 15,250
Resettled Refugees – Privately Sponsored 27,505 27,750 28,250
Resettled Refugees – Blended Visa Office-Referred 250 250 250
Total Refugees and Protected Persons 76,305 76,115 72,750
Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other Total Humanitarian & Compassionate and Other 15,985 13,750 8,000

Source: IRCC – Notice – Supplementary Information for the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan

Canadian Economic Immigration Levels – 2017 to 2021

Canada has opened its doors to those who want to study in Canada or also work in Canada. Still, Canada’s ever-growing demand for new skills, business and support for the economy has pushed Canada to bring more permanent residents to Canada using immigration to Canada under the skilled categories.

The table below shows the increasing number of invitations to apply for immigration to Canada under the skilled categories. You can notice that in 2021, Canada increased the admission of economic immigrants by 146,549!

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Source: IRCC 2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

With the new immigration level measures, Canada plans to increase the targets for economic immigration to Canada under the skilled categories. By 2025, Canada will welcome up to 114,000 new immigrants under Express Entry and 117,500 for Provincial Nomination

Federal Business Program increased targets.

Those who wish to immigrate to Canada with a start-up business will be happy to see that Canada will increase its targets over the next few years. There will be more opportunities for entrepreneurs to immigrate with the Canadian startup visa program.

In 2023, Canada will welcome 3,500 new businesses, 5,000 in 2024 and 6,000 new Canadian startup visa program applications in 2025. 

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Why you should consider immigrating to Canada

Canada offers one of the greatest qualities of life worldwide with free education and healthcare. But that’s not all. There are many other reasons you should start a life in Canada, whether by working in Canada, studying in Canada or immigrating to Canada under the skilled categories.

  1. Canada has a low crime rate, strong gun control policies and safe communities from coast to coast;
  2. Canada’s economy is one of the strongest G7 economies in the world with a strong banking system; ideal for those who wish to immigrate to Canada with a start-up business;
  3. Canada is experiencing an unprecedented labor shortage. There are currently many opportunities to work in Canada.
  4. Lower tuition fees for post-secondary studies in Canada compared to other comparable G7 countries. 
  5. Access to apply for Canadian Citizenship after settling down in Canada. 

Let Northern Road accompany you on your journey to Canada

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Immigrate to Canada as a business: Some ideal immigration programs for entrepreneurs.

The Provincial Nomination Program ( PNP) offers streams for those looking for investment settlement programs in Canada. While there is no federal programs for investment settlement in Canada, the different provincial nomination programs attract the attention of many Vietnamese investors and entrepreneurs because of their competitiveness and their reasonable investment requirements.

Author: An Le, Immigration Program Specialist, Northern Road Canada

As we mentioned, there are no investment settlement programs in Canada, but some provinces have attractive programs that allow you to use your assets or investment  to start a business in Canada. 

 The requirements to apply to immigrate to Canada as a business with the PNP vary from one province to another. For example, the investment and assets requirement will vary on where in Canada you will decide to immigrate to Canada as a business.

 Let’s take a closer at some of the ways you could immigrate to Canada as a business.

 Ontario Entrepreneur stream (OINP)

Ontario is the province in Canada and is a economic and financial center of this country. Therefore, Ontario is suitable for investors to implement their business projects as its benefits from a strong economy and infrastructures.

To participate in the Ontario Entrepreneur Stream, investors must meet the following conditions:

  •  Have total assets of at least CAD 800,000 for a company operating in Greater Ontario or CAD 400,000 for a company outside of Greater Ontario.
  • Investment is about a minimum of CAD 600,000 for a company operating in Greater Ontario or CAD 200,000 for a company outside the Greater Ontario area.
  • Have at least 2 years of experience within the last 5 years.
  • English: IELTS 4.0.
  • Create at least 2 jobs for Canadians if the company operates in Greater Ontario or 1 job for Canadians if the company operates outside of Greater Ontario.

Entrepreneur stream in British Columbia province (BC PNP)

 British Columbia (BC) is famous for its mild climate, with average temperatures much warmer than other provinces. Many Vietnamese people have chosen BC as a place to immigrate for the whole family when settling in Canada. The population growth rate in BC is mainly based on international immigration.

 Investors must meet the following conditions to participate in the British Columbia Entrepreneur Stream.

  •  Have total assets of at least 600,000 CAD
  • Invest at least 200,000 CAD in a Canadian business
  • Have experience in managing or running a business
  • English: IELTS 4.0

Entrepreneur stream in Saskatchewan province (SINP)

Saskatchewan is a western province of Canada, and this is the province with the lowest unemployment rate and cost of living in Canada.

 Conditions of entrepreneur stream in Saskatchewan Program  

  • Have a net worth of at least 500,000 CAD
  • Have experience as a manager or business owner, about 3 years within the last 10 years
  • Education: graduated high school or above.
  • Invest at least 200,000 – 300,000 CAD depending on the city in Saskatchewan
  • Create at least 1-2 jobs for Canadians depending on the city in Saskatchewan

 Work in Canada while you wait for your permanent residence

The Canadian Government supports entrepreneurs who come to contribute to the country’s economy. 

Those who choose to  immigrate to Canada as a business, under the PNP program, will be allowed to submit  a work permit application to work in Canada while waiting for the PR results. Since the work permit is to support the implementation of your business, you won’t be required to include a Labour Market Impact Assessment as part of your application.. 

To qualify for the work permit to work in Canada through PNP entrepreneur stream,  you must meet the following:

  • Available passport or travel document.
  • Education credential assessment report  ( if applicable)
  • Language test results ( if applicable)
  • Police certificate.
  • Medical exam.
  • Proof of funds.

Bring your family with you while you work in Canada

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Canada also understand the importance of keeping families together. When you qualify to work in Canada under the PNP program, your spouse can qualify for an open work permit for the same duration as your permit and visa. An open work permit will allow your spouse to work in Canada in any job with any employer.

The other important thing, your children also can move to Canada with you under Study Permit with the free tuition fee until the age of 18. You will be proud that your children are studying in one of the best education systems in the world.

Life in Canada

Coming to Canada, coming to a country of cultural diversity, you will never feel lost because the Vietnamese community here is very large and friendly. Canadian Citizen are also available if you need their assistance on your first arrival here.

Worried you will miss your home country when you immigrate to Canada? Don’t worry, there are vibrant Vietnamese communities across Canada where you can find restaurants, specialty stores to get those products or that food you miss and many organizations that can help you and family settle in Canada.

In most of the largest Canadian cities, you can even find Vietnamese traditional Tet festivals and markets that are sure to bring you a sense of home. Read more about Tet in Canada in our blog

Why choose Northern Road Canada as your consultant

 This is one of the important steps that greatly affects the outcome of your application. A Reputable Canadian immigration consulting company will assist you throughout the process of making your immigration application.

 We help people ignite opportunities to elevate the lives of others. With more than 15 years of immigration experience, we provide transparents, personalized and accountable immigration service to connect our customers with the lives they imagine in Canada.

 Northern Road, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant specializes in immigration services in Canada. Not simply consulting, we will design an immigration route tailored to each client’s profile.

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How to spot fake job offers and immigration schemes

 Every year, thousands of people wish to find work in Canada and apply for a work visa in Canada. In contrast, many others choose to immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories. In both cases, you will need to find opportunities to work in Canada. 

By Yan Desjardins, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

It is no secret that when it comes to arranged employment to work in Canada, you may find that many organizations, people and even scammers may try to provide you with a fake job offer. Some may even propose immigration schemes for you to work in Canada or immigrate permanently.

But here is the real issue: no one talks about the real consequences of using a fake job offer and what it could mean to you. Let’s take a closer look!

Job offers to immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories

In the context of Canadian immigration, having an offer to work in Canada can substantially help your chances of immigrating to Canada under the skilled categories with the different Express Entry programs. 

Many Provincial Nomination programs facilitate employers’ recruitment of foreign candidates to work in Canada. To obtain a nomination from a province, you must find an employer willing to hire you to join their company and work in Canada once you settle in your chosen province. This is often called arranged employment in the context of permanent residence (PR) applications. 

This can be helpful to relieve some of the financial requirements when you  immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories and also help secure the requirements of some of the Provincial Nomination Programs. 

How to spot fake offers to work in Canada 

There are quite a few signs that can indicate you have been offered a fake offer to work in Canada. Here are some of the most common.

  • Being offered a job to work in Canada when you have not applied or solicited the opportunity;
  • The offer to work in Canada is not detailed and vague or may appear generic;
  • The employer is demanding money to process the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or to apply for a work visa in Canada; 
  • Or the employer is asking for money in exchange of the offer to work in Canada.

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How to spot immigration schemes to work in Canada 

These offers are usually easier to identify. The offer to work in Canada might be vague or unsolicited, just like the above. In some cases, you might be asked to provide the fake employer with cash payments to cover your salary and income taxes to the Canadian government. This effectively covers the ‘paper trace’ of the money and makes the job look legitimate. That is a misrepresentation.

Once you have immigrated to Canada, you will have to find a real job to help support yourself and your family since the previous offer to  work in Canada was not legitimate. But that’s not all; you could face even harsher consequences if you use a fake job offer to immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories.

What are the consequences of misrepresentation?

When someone commits misrepresentation or acts in a way to deceive immigration officials or prevent them from making an informed decision about their case, they are exposed to many consequences. A reputable Canadian immigration consultant will advise you against any misrepresentation so that your immigration process is safe, legal and without conditions. 

In Canada, providing falsified documents and information is an offence under section 40 of the IRPA (Canadian immigration law). It is also a criminal offence for anyone to counsel, aid or facilitate the misrepresentation, as per section 126 of the same law.

How can IRCC report misrepresentation? In two ways:

  1. When applying for a visa from outside Canada, or in this case, applying for a work visa in Canada, the officer will report the misrepresentation concerns to you in the form of a letter. You will be given a chance to prove the allegations wrong. If the application is refused, for this reason, you will be banned from applying for permanent residence in Canada for 5 years. 
  2. After becoming a PR, you may lose your permanent residence if allegations are made against the misrepresentation of the fake offer to  work in Canada. First, an admissibility hearing will be held at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to determine if the allegations are true. If so, you will lose your PR, and a removal order will be issued against you. This also comes with a 5-year ban from applying for residence or to work in Canada.

A finding of misrepresentation will greatly affect your chances of obtaining visas not only for Canada but for other countries also.

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What can you do to make an informed decision?

Here are a few tips to help you ensure that you are dealing with a reputable Canadian immigration consultant

  • Verify that the consultant is registered with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultant (CICC). 
  • Before accepting an offer to work in Canada, check the IRCC non-compliant employers list.
  • Do some market research and compare your results. 
  • Read more about immigration fraud in Canada. There were numerous articles in the media throughout the years. 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for documentation.

What are the conditions to work in Canada?

First, to work in Canada, you must obtain a work permit, the only document that authorizes you to work in Canada legally. First, here are some of the conditions to work in Canada. 

  • Have a valid job offer from a legitimate Canadian employer.
  • The employer must not be on the prohibited IRCC list
  • If required, have obtained the proper LMIA.
  • No criminal background and provide a medical examination and biometrics. 
  • Demonstrate you will leave at the end of the work in Canada

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Immigrating or working is an important life journey in Canada. However, before you embark on this new project, make sure you find the right reputable Canadian immigration consultant for you.

At Northern Road, we work to connect communities by creating people-to-people ties and igniting opportunities to elevate the lives of others. We use our network of RCIC partners in Canada to help you reach your immigration goals in a safe and legal matter.

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3 industries with leading recruitment demand in 2022

In recent years, more and more Canadians are retiring and leaving the labour market. In addition, with the elderly population making up a large part of the population, immigrants working in Canada play a very important role to fill in the labor shortage and immigration to Canada.

 Canada is expected to welcome 431,000 immigrants in 2022 and is well underway to reach this target. By the end of July 2022, IRCC has issued more than 349,000 Canadian work visas, compared with about 112,000 Canadian work visas issued in the same period in 2021. This number of Canadian work visas means that every day more than 1,700 immigrants are coming to work in Canada.

Here are three industries with high demand for work in Canada.

Accommodation and restaurant services 

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Hospitality and restaurant services is by far the industry with the highest vacancies in all occupations. This means there are currently many opportunities to work in Canada at this time. The number of vacancies in the second quarter of 2022 was 149,600, increasing each quarter steadily. This explains why so many are immigrating to Canada under the skilled categories. The hospitality and restaurant industry is always on the list of occupation on demand in most provinces.

Below are the classification codes for those high in demand jobs that are used when applying for a Canadian work visa or permanent residence. 

  Food counter attendants (NOC 6711.1).

Healthcare & Social assistance

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In Q2 of 2022, Canada recorded 136,100 job vacancies for healthcare and public health services. This industry has the second-highest number of vacancies to work in Canada. Especially after the covid pandemic, the shortage of staff working in Canada in the healthcare sector has led to many hospitals even having to announce temporary cuts to some services, including services for emergency rooms, due to a lack of personnel.

For candidates who already have work experience related to healthcare, now is a good time to have a wide range of options to find suitable jobs. After applying for a work visa in Canada, you also have the opportunity to immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories. Healthcare jobs are currently on the priority list of applications in British Columbia and Saskatchewan provinces.

Here are some jobs that are in high demand in this industry:

Health care consultant (NOC 4165)

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012)

Specialist physicians (NOC 3111)

Pharmacists (Pharmacists – NOC 3131)

Dietitians and nutritionists

Scientific and technical services

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Tech talent is in high demand in many provinces and an important contributor to the Canadian economy.

The number of vacancies in this industry reached 74,600 in the second quarter of 2022 and increased by 79.1% compared to the first quarter of 2020. In particular, immigrating to Canada under the skilled categories for the technology industry has high opportunities in major provinces. More than half (56.8%) of the opportunities to work in Canada in this industry come from 3 big cities including:

Toronto – a provincial capital of Ontario and is the most populous city in Canada. This city is well-known for music, theater, motion picture and television production.

Vancouver – the most populous city in British Columbia. This city is in the list of top 5 cities in the world for the quality of life. Another interesting fact of this city is that the climate does not experience extremely cold weather compared to the rest of Canada. The average temperature in summer is 18.2°C and in winter 2.7°C.

Montreal – the largest city of Quebec and the second most populous in Canada. Montreal is also known as a hometown of the largest French-speaking community in the world, along with Paris.

Qualified tech positions for this industry include

Work and immigrate to Canada with a reputable Canadian immigration consultant, Northern Road.

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Northern Road is a Canadian immigration consultancy registered with the Canadian Council of Immigration Consultants (CICC).

At Northern Road, we accompany you at every step of your journey to Canada. Whether you want to work in Canada or immigrate to Canada under the skilled categories, our team of experts is here to assist you.

 Do you want to find out more about Canadian immigration? Would you like to know if you can qualify for immigration? Take our self-assessment test and receive a free assessment. 

You can also contact us directly for advice on how to apply for a work visa in Canada and immigration opportunities for your family.

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International students: IRCC to allow more than 20 hours of off-campus work in Canada

IRCC Minister, The Honourable Sean Fraser, announced on October 7th new temporary measures to help ease the labour shortage in Canada. Starting November 15th, 2022, until December 31st, 2023, international students who study in Canada will no longer be limited to 20 hours of off-campus work in Canada during school sessions. 

By Yan Desjardins, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. 

Why is this new measure coming into force?

Canada is currently facing an unprecedented labour shortage, and many employers are facing challenges in retaining their workforce. There are currently more than 500,000 students studying in Canada who could potentially work additional hours and help relieve the stress on the labour market. 

Canada’s immigration programs help strengthen the economy and provide growth in the labour market. That is why Canada has multiple programs to help skilled immigrants find opportunities to work in Canada. 

Canada’s labour shortage is greatly caused by an older and retiring workforce and post-pandemic economic recovery. 

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The current off-campus work in Canada program

Currently, international students who study in Canada are allowed to work in Canada during their studies for up to 20 hours a week if the employment is off-campus and full-time if the employment is on campus. This component of the study in Canada immigration program allows students to gain valuable work experience, perfect their language skills and get accustomed to the Canadian labour market. 

But that is all about to change. Students will now have the opportunity to work in Canada for more than 20 hours off-campus and up to full-time if they want while they study in Canada. 

Who does it apply to?

Once in place, by November 15th, these measures will apply to all students currently studying in Canada and to all new students coming to study in Canada during the time the pilot project is in place. 

In order to qualify, you must be accepted at a school to study in Canada and be granted a valid study permit. Once your permit is issued and you travel to Canada, you will be able to look for an opportunity to work in Canada and start working right away. 

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How does this benefit those who study in Canada?

First, everyone loves having money in their pockets, so this new announcement will allow those studying in Canada to work and earn more income.

But furthermore, students will be able to gain valuable experience working in Canada and be more prepared for post-graduation opportunities to work in Canada after their studies. 

Here are some of the things you will be able to learn and retain during your time working in Canada:

  • Familiarize yourself with the labour market and Canadian business culture;
  • Improve your communication, language, and professional skills;
  • Understand taxation guidelines and income declaration required for people working in Canada;
  • You might be eligible to receive income tax credits during the time you study in Canada;
  • Work in Canada and learn about the principals of equality, diversity and respect in the workplace which are truly Canadian values. 

Why you should choose to study in Canada

With more than 15,000 different post-secondary programs, a world-leading education system, a free world-class healthcare system, and all-around safe communities across the country, it is no surprise that Canada is a preferred destination for students who wish to study in Canada. 

Did you also know that Canada is the country with the most post-secondary educated population in the world? According to an OECD report published in 2017, Canada has surpassed many other similar countries in terms of literacy among the population and ranked first worldwide.

Also, you benefit from competitive tuition costs for post-secondary programs when you study in Canada. Canada’s tuition fees for post-secondary education are much lower than comparables in the United States or the United Kingdom. Read more about the cost of studying in Canada in our blog section.

When you study in Canada and graduate from your program, Canada will allow you to work in Canada for up to 3 years on a post-graduation work permit. This is one of the most generous post-graduation work programs amongst other G7 countries. 

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Why choose Northern Road as your study in Canada representative?

We offer unparalleled consulting experience in Canadian immigration. We understand the reality of moving to another country and its challenges. At Northern Road, we can help you find the right path to studying in Canada with a personalized and cost-effective approach. 

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Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Entrepreneur

Learn more about Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

1. About Saskatchewan

The province of Saskatchewan is located in the western part of Canada. This is one of the three provinces of the Prairie region Canada. This city has the lowest unemployment rate and cost of living in Canada. This place is known as Canada’s wheat bowl, with a vast system of wheat fields and grasslands.

Saskatchewan has a vibrant arts and culture scene, beautiful provincial parks, and many sports and recreational opportunities. Known as the birthplace of Medicare, residents enjoy free health care and excellent health operations services.

The SINP is just one of the steps to becoming a permanent resident in Saskatchewan. All approved applicants must also apply for residency through Immigration Canada (IRCC) of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

2. What is the Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program (SINP)?

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is an immigration program administered by a provincial authority, operating under an agreement with the federal government. This program allows Saskatchewan to nominate applicants to the federal government for permanent residence.

The SINP’s Entrepreneur category attracts business talent to the province. The SINP Entrepreneur Category nominates applicants who are approved, under the criteria program, to acquire or collaborate in a business located in Saskatchewan and actively engaged in management and who reside in Saskatchewan.

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Purpose of the program

  • Selection of candidates based on the economic needs of the province.
  • Competition application processing time.
  • Provincial immigration officers who can explain program requirements and processes.

Requirements required

  • Work experience: at least 3 years of business management experience in the last 10 years.
  • Proof of total assets of at least $500,000 CAD.

Applicants are required to invest a minimum amount in the business, specifically:

  • $300,000 CAD in Regina or Saskatoon.
  • $200,000 CAD in regions other than Regina or Saskatoon at least $200,000 CAD to start a business.
  • Hire at least 2 Canadians or permanent residents in Saskatchewan.


Northern Road can assist you with the application process and assessment for free to determine if you are eligible for the program. It is mandatory to meet the minimum eligibility criteria to be able to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) – this is required and cannot be skipped. 

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)


How to apply?

You can rest assured that Northern Road is here to do everything for you – Contact for advice now.

Northern Road is proud to be a Canadian immigration consulting company located in Ho Chi Minh City. We specialize in Canadian immigration with unparalleled experience.

Do you aspire to live in  Canada? Do you want to know if you can qualify for permanent residence? Then let Northern Road help you achieve your goals.

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Express Entry Program: It’s time to apply!

By: Yan Desjardins, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Canada remains a top destination for immigrants

In 2021, Canada welcomed 405,000 new permanent residents, a record high number of admissions. Canada’s Express Entry program accounted for most of the new admissions, while other programs such as family sponsorships and international student graduates contributed to this all-time high number. 

At the beginning of this year, IRCC announced a target of 431,000 new permanent residents to be admitted to Canada. So far, Canada has admitted 275,000 new permanent residents. Once again, the Express Entry program accounts for most of it.

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The immigration backlog

It is no secret that Canada’s immigration system is experiencing a substantial backlog. Canada’s priority response to global humanitarian crises added to the long backlog that occurred over the pandemic.

Recently, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the ongoing efforts being deployed to reduce the immigration backlog. IRCC will hire 1,250 new employees by the fall to speed up the processing of all lines of business, including the Express Entry program.

This measure is in addition to the Express Entry program resumption of the invitation rounds, IRCC’s investment of CAD85 millions and other temporary policies to reduce the backlog. 

For more information on IRCC backlog reduction measures, click here.

Last but not least, IRCC committed to more transparency with regards to the backlog management and expected reduction targets. Applicants can now see the IRCC backlog statistics on their website.

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Why choose the Express Entry program?

I am often asked: What is the easiest way to immigrate to Canada? While there is no easy answer to this, since immigration is tailored to everyone’s needs, it is safe to say that the  Express Entry program is the fastest way to immigrate to Canada. 

The Express Entry program allows you to use your previous work experience, education, age and language skills to get Express entry scoring points that can get you an invitation to apply for a permanent residence visa for Canada. 

Additionally, most of the applications for the Express Entry program are processed in approximately 6 months. As we mentioned above, IRCC is working at reinstating the normal processing delays, which is encouraging news for those wishing to immigrate to Canada. 

The Express Entry program rounds of invitations

Since July 2022, IRCC has resumed the rounds of invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. Here are the details of the invitations as well as the Express entry scoring benchmarks since July.

  • August 17, 2022: 
      • 2,250 invitations issued
      • Express entry score: 525
  • August 3rd, 2022:
      • 2,000 invitation issued
      • Express entry score: 533
  • July 20th, 2022:
      • 1,750 invitations issued
      • Express entry score: 542
  • July 6th, 2022:
    • 1,500 invitations issued
    • Express entry score: 557

As IRCC progresses in issuing ITA to qualified candidates in the Express Entry program pool of qualified candidates, we can expect to see the Express entry scoring benchmarks to reduce gradually. 

Immigration streams of the Express Entry program

Applicants who wish to qualify for immigration under the Express Entry program can do so using 4 different streams, most commonly referred to immigrating to Canada under the skilled categories. 

You can find more information on these programs by clicking the links to our website above.

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How can Northern Road help you?

If you are looking for reliable immigration consulting for the Express Entry program, then look no further. At Northern Road, we have extensive experience in immigration consulting and a dedicated waiting to help you ignite your dreams of living in Canada. 

As we covered in this article, since the Express Entry program round of invitations have resumed more than 7,000 applicants have been invited to apply. With increasing immigration targets in 2022 and 2023, now is the time to apply for immigration under the Express Entry program.

Take our self-assessment test today to see how you can qualify.

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Overview of the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program was launched in 1990, and the provincial nomination program currently attracts many immigrants to Canada, second only to Express Entry Canada. So how does this program work? Which provinces does it apply to? Join Northern Road to find out the details through the article below.

Overview of the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program, known in English as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is one of Canada’s immigration programs. This program is operated in parallel between different provinces in Canada. Canada immigration PNP is applied in 2 territories and 9 provinces of Canada. To attract immigrants to their cities to create opportunities to work in Canada and family members of candidates who can come to live, settle and work in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program

For the PNP program, the government gives localities full discretion to nominate immigrants with profiles and qualifications that meet the province’s requirements. After that, the federal government will review and grant permanent resident card candidates if they meet the necessary criteria.

List of Provincial Nominee Programs

At the beginning of implementation, the program was limited in the number of participants. However, the number of participants gradually increases daily thanks to the growing socio-economic potential. Therefore, the Canadian government has constantly expanded the program to many provinces and applied social security policies to attract foreign workers.

The provinces participating in the provincial nomination program include:

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is currently rated as diverse, with career categories tailored to the needs of international graduates, workers and entrepreneurs. In addition, the program also has categories linked to Canada’s Express Entry system, helping you have the opportunity to work and settle permanently in Canada.

Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

With its economic growth and diversity of occupations, Alberta has always been a top destination for immigrants worldwide. This program is suitable for Express Entry candidates and those not affiliated with Express Entry. The Alberta Provincial Nominee Program welcomes many fresh graduates, skilled workers and investors/entrepreneurs to work or settle in Canada.

Saskatchewan Provincial Nominee Program

The Saskatchewan state program is open to highly skilled and experienced candidates who meet the criteria set forth by the province. The program applies to candidates who have been working in Saskatchewan for 6 months and candidates with overseas work experience; who receive an eligible job offer and meet the relevant criteria for language proficiency, qualifications and work experience.

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Prince Edward Island (also known as Prince Island) accepts candidates to settle through 3 streams: Express Entry, skilled labour and investment and business. In addition, the PEI Provincial Nominee Program allows candidates to receive an invitation to apply from the relevant government by receiving a nomination from that provincial government.

In addition, here are some other provincial nomination programs:

  • Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Yukon Provincial Nominee Program (YNP)
  • Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)

How does the Provincial Nominee Program work?

The first thing candidates must do is choose the province to live in. Candidates can refer to Northern Road’s Process section, which includes comparison tools, to discover which province best suits their needs. Applicants will then need to see if they meet the requirements of that province.

Selection Criteria:

Immigration criteria will be carefully selected by the provinces each year. Provinces can range from students after graduation to entrepreneurs, skilled workers, or even low-skilled workers. Therefore, you must meet the criteria set forth by the province in which you apply.

Depending on the province, the way to choose the priority will be set out differently. Some provinces use an Expression of Interest (EOI) system through assessment scores, while others prefer online applications.

How to Apply for the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program

Here are the steps to help you understand more about the Canadian Provincial Nominee Program application process:

Step 01: Find out which Province is right for you

Each Province in Canada will bring you different living experiences. From beaches to bustling cities, each Province offers different exciting experiences. Therefore, candidates should carefully consider in choosing a province that suits their lifestyle and family.

Step 02: Determine the path that best suits you

Based on the needs and suitability of the application, you will aim to become a permanent resident in the provincial nomination program and have the opportunity to own Canadian citizenship. Once you meet the requirements set forth by the Province, follow the provincial instructions to receive a nomination letter from the Province that is right for you.

How do I know which programs my profile is suitable for? How do I find out what procedural requirements the Province has? Northern Road will help you do everything.

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Step 03: Completing your Express Entry profile

Some provinces will issue a Provincial Nominee certificate by updating your profile on the Express Entry system. Getting a Provincial Nominee gets you an extra 600 points on your application. You will surely grasp the opportunity to settle in Canada. In contrast, the provinces may be able to send you directly from Express Entry’s application management system.

How do we help you?

Northern Road

As a Canadian Council of Licensed Immigration Consultants (CICC) member, Northern Road has close relationships with reputable organizations and partners in Canada, bringing a lot of valuable information. And assist in planning a route to settle down and settle in Canada.

Northern Road specializes in consulting immigration services according to the needs and conditions of customers. To assist customers in the process of preparing and reviewing documents, we will do all procedures related to the application. As a result, you will be assured when using our services, and you will save time and notify customers of the earliest changes in records to customers.

You will receive a one-on-one consultation with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) tailored to each client’s goals. With many policies to support immigrants and quality living conditions, you not only experience an international working environment but also have the opportunity to become a permanent resident and own Canadian citizenship.

Northern Road always has a team of consultants with many years of experience in reviewing applications and handling customers’ difficult problems. So choosing Northern Road to help you apply for a Canadian Immigrant Visa for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is extremely necessary.

Contact Northern Road for your questions about the PNP Canadian immigration program! Let Northern Road make your Canadian dream easier.

Schedule a free consultation via the hotline: 093 719 5208

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When Northern Road was founded, our mission was to connect our client with the right resources to assist them to ignite their dreams and go further. Today, we are pleased to announce a collaboration between Northern Road and ApplyBoard to assist international students studying in Canada.

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That’s where Northern Road comes into play. With our expertise and guidance, we will assist you with all the necessary steps and submit the Canada student visa application online on your behalf. 

For many international students, the Canada student visa application process is a source of concern, especially regarding meeting the financial requirements. The Study Direct Stream (SDS) is an easy and fast program that allows you to purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate of $10,000.00CAD from a Canadian Bank and meet the financial requirements for the Canadian student visa.


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