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March 21, 2023

Canada is considered one of the most famous nations in the world regarding Immigration. All this can be traced back to the number of programs Canada offers to foreign students, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs through which they can enter the country and potentially stay there and be a resource for the nation. 

Higher education in one of the top Canadian universities is a dream for students, and rightly so, the Canadian Higher Education system is regarded as one of the best. As a result, more and more students have started immigrating to Canada for higher studies.

These students often need clarification on the different pathways that the IRCC offers. There are 2 paths a student can choose from, SDS or Non-SDS. We at Beyond Immigration will explain both of the pathways and provide answers to all the frequently asked questions to clear all the confusion regarding these pathways.

SDS: Student Direct Stream

SDS: Student Direct Stream

This stream was earlier known as the Student Partner Program, the stream is designed for foreign students who are applying for post-secondary education at a Designated Learning Institution(DLI). A DLI is an institution that is approved by the provincial or national government to host international students. 

SDS is a system designed to streamline the process of immigration for students and is only available to students of the following countries.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vietnam

This system is much faster than the Non-SDS/General Category. Being the streamlined system for just students, you can sometimes expect a revert back from IRCC within 20 days if all conditions are met. 


  1. Language Test: To qualify for the SDS system, you must appear for a language proficiency exam either for french or english. The test must be completed within 2 years of the application date. The acceptable tests are IELTS ( International English Language Testing System) for English and TEF(test évaluation de français) for French, while the minimum score requirements are 6.0 bands in IELTS (in each skill) and a score equivalent to CLB 7 in TEF
  2. GIC: GIC or Guaranteed Investment Certificate of a minimum CAD 10000 in any bank under CDIC is a must before you apply for a visa under this category. 
  3. Proof of payment of the first-year fee in a DLI. (fee receipt, bank statement)
  4. Letter of acceptance from a DLI.
  5. Education Transcripts and work experience
  6. Proof of upfront Medical examination

All the other necessary documents are:

  1. Identity proof
  2. Quebec Acceptance Certificate
  3. Family Information form
  4. Application for Study Permit Made Outside Canada form
  5. Valid Passport
  6. Marriage details
  7. Use of a Representative form
  8. Statement of Purpose

Application Process

The application process for this stream is completely online. If an application is made on a paper basis, it will NOT be considered under SDS. 

Step 1: Collect all the documents required, and make sure they are in english or french. Fill out the necessary forms.

Step 2: As the application is online, neatly scan all your documents and create their digital copies. Everything will take place on the IRCC website.

Step 3: Pay all the necessary fees via debit/credit cards. Sometimes you might be asked to pay your biometrics fee at the same time. It is advised to get your biometrics sorted out as soon as possible. 

NON-SDS: General Category or NON-Student Direct Stream

If you are unable to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the SDS system, students can choose the general route for the Visa application to have temporary residence in the country. Being the standard category, all the other types of visa applications are put in the same pool as the study permit applications. Unlike SDS, this system does not have a specific visa/permit to focus on, hence the time of processing is a lot. It generally takes 2-3 months to process.

There are a lot of eligibility differences when it comes to Non-SDS. To put it in simpler terms, the Non-SDS category is pretty much standard, hence the eligibility criteria are more open and have fewer restrictions. 


  1. Language Proficiency Tests: In addition to TEF and IELTS, you can also provide TOEFL results. 
  2. GIC: Here GIC is not mandatory, although people can choose to invest in it and show the certificate. In turn, you can prove that you have an ample amount of liquid funds. 
  3. Tuition Fee: Here is the tuition fee that must be paid for the first 6 months in a DLI. In the SDS system, the minimum is 1 year. 
  4. Financial Documents: in this category, financial documents are a must, you need to provide bank statements, ITRs, Form 16, J-forms, etc. Liquid assets can be shown as well.

Application Process

Step 1: Visit the official website, IRCC, and sign in with your GCkey and password. Accept all the terms and conditions and fill in the identification validation.

Step 2:  Start your application, and if you have one, enter a reference number. If you do not have a reference number you can determine your eligibility online through a questionnaire. 

Step 3: If eligible, you can then start filling in the necessary details. 

Step 4: Check all the required documents, and submit them whenever you are ready. 

Which is better? SDS or Non-SDS?

As the whole stream is made for students and their registration, the SDS category can be considered the better one out of the two. There are way fewer documents and way fewer processing times. As a result, Student Direct Stream is a clear winner.

Success Rate of Non-SDS in Canada

As expected, the success rate of the non-SDS application category is very low when compared to SDS. The success rate for the SDS system is somewhere around 70% while for the other one, it is 40%.

What are the chances of getting a visa in non-SDS?

As mentioned above, the success rate is incredibly low and the processing time is a lot. Hence, the chances of getting a visa under this category are quite slim.

Can I get a Visa in non-SDS?

Yes, you can get a visa through this category. But if you want to apply for a study permit, it s recommended that you chose the SDS system due to its higher success rates, low processing time, and generally streamlined process.

What is the processing time for SDS and non-SDS?

The time taken to process your application in the SDS system is at least 20 days, considering your documents were perfect and you completed your biometrics and other duties on time.  Whereas, the processing time for the non-SDS stream is 

To get an even better idea of SDS and non-SDS, drop a query at Beyond Immigration. Our expert team of consultants and professionals will reach out to you.

March 18, 2023

Every province of Canada provides a nominee scheme for candidates who wish to immigrate to a particular location/province/state in Canada. Quebec and Nunavut are the only regions that do not provide the below-listed nominee programs. 

Canadian Immigration is ranked so high in the satisfactory list due to easy access and friendly programs like these. This provides immigrants, if qualified, a chance to permanently immigrate to Canada as well. Over 80 PNP schemes, right now, are available to people who wish to immigrate to Canada. 

The whole motive of these schemes is to fill job shortages and/or start or grow new businesses in the provinces of Canada. So if you have the right skill set for the job shortage present in that province, you can easily immigrate to the area.

The whole process can be done online through their provincial websites and IRCC’s official website

Let’s discuss the major Provincial Nominee Programs

1. AAIP- Alberta Advantage Immigration Program

AAIP- Alberta Advantage Immigration Program

Alberta Province provides 8 different schemes to qualified workers and entrepreneurs who wish to relocate to the said province. Alberta has become a new attractive destination for immigrants due to its highly developed cities like Edmonton and Calgary serving high living standards and job opportunities. A non-refundable application fee of 500 CAD is charged on all applications. 

AAIP for workers

  1. Opportunity Stream: If you have a job offer from an employer in Alberta, you can apply for permanent residency in Alberta through this program. 
  2. Express Entry Stream: When people apply for PR through the express entry system in Canada, the provincial governments can handpick or select some individuals based on their profile and invite them for PR in Alberta province.
  3. Accelerated Tech Pathways: This is similar to the express entry process but is way faster and is only available to people who are already employed in Alberta in a tech field and hold a job offer from an employer in the tech field. 
  4. Rural Renewal System: This is for newcomers who have a job offer or community support from a designated rural community in Alberta. 

AAIP for Enterpreneurs:  

  1. Rural Entrepreneur Stream: For the people who wish to start or purchase an existing business in the rural communities of Alberta.
  2. Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: International students who have graduated from a post-secondary institution can apply through this stream if they wish to start or buy an existing business in Alberta.
  3. Farm Stream: Available to experienced farmers who wish to operate in farms in Alberta.
  4. Foreign Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: A graduate from a foreign university can also apply for permanent residency in Alberta if they wish to start or purchase an existing business in the province of Alberta.

2. BC PNP- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

BC PNP- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

BC or British Columbia is arguably the second most favorite destination to relocate for an immigrant. The province boasts a high standard of living and is situated on the western front of the Great White North. Its economy is majorly focused on forestry and mining boasting incredible weather conditions and beautiful coastal lines. It currently provides 3 streams to immigrants through which they settle in British Columbia permanently

  1. Skills Immigration Stream: This stream is for skilled, semi-skilled, or entry-level workers, health professionals for international graduates, and international postgraduates. Everyone except international postgraduates must have a job offer from an employer based in British Columbia. The job must be a tier 4 or 5 with minimum wage requirements. The entry-level and semi-skilled workers must have tier 2 or 3 language proficiency. There are multiple categories in this stream majorly divided into the above-mentioned qualifications.

The processing fee is 1150 CAD and for review, you need to pay an additional 500 CAD. One can expect an answer in 2-3 months.

2. Express Entry British Columbia: This has similar subdivisions and categories as in the Skilled Immigration Stream but is for the people who have applied through the express entry system. They are given priority in the same.

The minimum requirements are also the same but the person must have a valid profile with the federal express entry system. The processing fee is 1150 CAD

3. Entrepreneur Immigration: This is for immigrants who wish to start a new business in BC or purchase an existing one. It has many three major sub-categories.

The base category is for those who wish to invest funds in the businesses of British Columbia. The regional pilot category is for those who want to establish a new business in regional areas of BC. The Strategic Project category is for international/foreign-owned companies looking to set up operations in BC, Up to five key foreign managerial, professional, or technical staff members can be nominated for permanent residence in the province.

3. MPNP- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

MPNP- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba, a province just to the right of Ontario has been gaining a lot of popularity in the immigration sector because of its job opportunities and its recent development. The capital city of Winnipeg has received an influx of immigrants in the past couple of years becoming the 4th most favorite destination for immigrants. It offers 5 streams through which immigrants can apply for permanent residency in Manitoba. 


  1. Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream: This stream is for people who have a temporary work permit and are already living in Manitoba. It includes both temporary workers and international graduates from post-secondary Canadian institutions.

Another way of using this stream is through an employer-direct recruitment pathway. Here you are interviewed by a Manitoba representative and employer outside of Canada. You must have an ITA before you apply. 

The application costs are 500 CAD, while the processing can take up to 6 months

2. Skilled Worker Overseas Stream: This also has 2 pathways. 

Express Entry Pathway allows people who have an active express entry profile, have experience in Manitoba’s in-demand occupations list, and have a strong connection to Manitoba to file for PR in Manitoba

Human Capital Pathway is for international skilled workers with experience in Manitoba’s In-demand occupations list

The fee and the processing time are the same as Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream

3. Manitoba Business Investor Stream: There are 2 pathways available for people who wish to immigrate to Manitoba and start a business in the said province. 

The farm Investor pathway is for people with relevant farming experience who are wishing to relocate to Manitoba and start a farm there. 

The Entrepreneur pathway allows the province to recruit and nominate foreign business owners to immigrate and set up a business, collaborate with an existing one, or completely purchase an existing business in Manitoba

The fee for the said schemes is 2500 CAD and it takes 6 months to process. 

4. International Education Stream: International students from Manitoba institutions who have experience/specialization in Manitoba’s in-demand occupations are provided a faster route to permanent residency in Manitoba. There are 3 major pathways through which an international student can apply. 

The career employment pathway is for the graduates of Manitoba’s institutions holding a long-term occupation in Manitoba’s in-demand occupation list. 500 CAD is the application fee. 

The graduate internship pathway is for post-graduates or doctorate holders who have completed an internship with Mitacs, a government-partnered organization. It costs up to 500 CAD.  

The international student entrepreneur pathway helps 20 international students from Manitoba’s institutions to become business owners in Manitoba. They must meet a requirement for a business performance agreement before they apply for PR. It costs 2500 CAD.

5. Morden Community-Driven Immigration Initiative: Morden, 120km away from Winnipeg, has labor shortages in any sector and is actively looking for immigrants that can fill these in-demand labor shortages. 

4. NBPNP- New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

NBPNP- New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

New Brunswick is the northeastern province of Canada with a population mix of both English and French speakers. The province has major developing cities and beautiful rural areas. It has 6 streams through which one can apply for PR in NB (New Brunswick).

  1. Express Entry Stream: A person with a valid and active express henry profile and a post-graduation work permit inclusive degree from an NB institution can be considered in this stream. The government handpicks the nominees from the express entry selection system based on candidates’ profiles and requirements in the labor market. This service is not taking applications till further notice (May 2022).
  2. Skilled Workers Stream: A person with a full-time long-term job offer from an NB employer can apply through this stream. 
  3. Business Immigration Stream: Here those applicants are considered who are going to make monetary investments in businesses in the NB. This can be either through setting up a business in NB or actively managing one. 
  4. Strategic Initiative Stream: This scheme is for the french speaking people who have the desired characteristics of a person who can aid in the economy of the province and wish to reside there permanently. 
  5. Critical Worker Pilot: This allows NB employers to recruit foreign employees to tackle labor needs.
  6. Atlantic Immigration Program: NB and 3 more Atlantic Canadian provinces use this scheme to tackle the labor shortages in Atlantic Canada. The candidate can be foreign or can be temporarily residing in the country. 

5. NLPNP- Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

NLPNP- Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. It was one of the first provinces to launch a PNP program as well, welcoming 1200 people annually. It has 6 dreams through which immigrants can apply for PR in Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. Express Entry Skilled Worker Stream: It is for people who have an active express entry profile and a job offer from an employer based in NL. The application fee is 250 CAD and one can expect to hear back within 25 days.  
  2. Skilled Worker Category: People who are currently in Newfoundland and Labrador with a valid work permit and a job offer from an NL employer can apply through this stream. The application fee for this stream is 250 CAD as well, and the results are out within 25 days. 
  3. International Graduate Category: Recent graduates from Canadian universities who are staying in Canada with a post-graduation work permit holding a job offer from an employer in NL can file through this stream.
  4. International Entrepreneur Category: The only people that can use this stream are the people who have 1 year of experience in owning a business under a temporary work permit and are willing to start, co-manage, or buy a business in the Newfoundland and Labrador province of Canada. 
  5. International Graduate Entrepreneur Category: It is for international graduates of a Newfoundland and Labrador post-secondary institution, who want to establish, co-own or run a business in the province, with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

6. NSNP- Nova Scotia Nominee Program

NSNP- Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Nova Scotia is another Eastern territory of Canada composed of the main peninsula and around 3000 islands. It has a lot of major cities and cultural sites. The PNP programs of Nova Scotia are free of cost to apply for. There are in total 9 streams that people can use to apply for permanent residency in Canada

  1. Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry: If you have an active express entry profile and 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia (in the last 3 years), you can be considered eligible by the government for a permanent residency in the province.
  2. Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: In this, your work experience is given the main priority while accessing and analyzing your express entry profile. You must receive a letter of interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) before you apply. 
  3. Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians: A candidate with a valid and active Express Entry profile, a letter of interest from NSOI, and a job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia Health Authority or IWK Health Care is required to go through this stream. 
  4. Skilled Worker Stream: A person with a full-time job in Nova Scotia can use this stream after meeting some other requirements depending on the authorities. 
  5. Occupation In-Demand Stream: Immigrants with full-time occupations like Nurses, orderlies, and patient service associates, food and beverage servers, cleaners, etc. with relevant experience are eligible in this stream. 
  6. International Graduates In-Demand Stream: Immigrants with full-time jobs as nurses, Orderlies and patient service associates, early childhood educators and assistants who are recent graduates (last 3 years), and degree holders (30 weeks long) from Nova Scotia institutions are eligible for this stream. 
  7. Entrepreneur Stream: The requirements for this stream can easily separate the real candidates from the rest. One would need a legal personal wealth of at least 600000 CAD and should be ready to make a capital investment of at least 150000 CAD in Nova Scotia. 
  8. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: Immigrant students who have completed either a full-time diploma or at least a fulltime two year degree from a Nova Scotia university, have owned a business in Nova Scotia for a minimum of one year before submitting the EOI, and have a valid post-graduate work permit are eligible for this stream.
  9. Physician Stream: A practitioner, family physician, or specialist signed and approved by Nova Scotia Health Authority or IWK Health Centre, and a license for practice in Nova Scotia can apply under this stream.

7. OINP- Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

OINP- Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario is the most populated province in Canada. It boasts major cities like Toronto, Ottawa, London, etc. which have high standards of living. It is also the most immigration-friendly province of the country welcoming over 8000 people every year. There are 4 streams that one can use to get PR in Ontario.

  1. Human Capital Category: There are 2 parts to this stream. One is linked with the express entry system of Canada while the other is not linked. 

The express entry system has further 3 classes. The first one is Human Capital Priorities, which includes Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The second one is skilled trades, which includes people who have relevant Ontario work experience. And the last one, french speaking skilled workers, their procedure is similar to FSWP and CEC, they also have to be astute in both English and french.

  1. Masters and Ph.D. category: This is part of the human capital category that is not linked with the Express entry system. The applicants then have to create an account after receiving a relevant post-graduate or doctorate from a university based in Ontario. They must then send an expression of interest. 
  2. Employer Job Offer Category: It requires you to have a permanent job offer in Ontario with all the authorizations, licenses, etc. It is also further divided into 3 subcategories.

Foreign worker stream, 1500-2000 CAD is charged per skilled worker that applies through this stream. In-demand skills stream, the job the person has to have a job that is listed in the in-demand list of Ontario. The person must have an experience of 9 months in the same field. In-demand skills stream, for intermediate skilled workers in certain sectors, such as agriculture, construction, trucking, and personal support workers.

The Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot is also a part of this category only, in which like other states, the province tries to address labor shortages in the regional areas of Ontario. 

  1. Business Category: It is for those who wish to start a business or co-manage a business in Ontario Province. They must have 24 out of 60 months of work experience and must have a personal investment of 600000-200000 CAD depending on the location. They must have a third of equity in the business. 

8. PEI PNP- Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

PEI PNP- Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program

Prince Edward Island is a small island on the eastern coast of Canada. It is also their smallest province. It is known for its beautiful coasts and serves as a tourism hub for Canada as well. There are 3 nominee programs through which you can get PR in Prince Edward Island. 

  1. PEI PNP Express Entry: If a worker is under FSWP, FSTP, and CEC and has an active express entry profile, they are eligible for this stream. You also need to have a 9-month experience under a PEI employer. 
  2. Labour Impact Category: Here the requirement is the person has to be hired by a PEI employer or must have a job offer from him. It is then subdivided into 3 categories as well. 

The skilled worker category includes all the skilled workers who have a graduate or diploma degree. 

The critical worker stream includes all the workers hired by NEI employers who are ready to sponsor them for PR as well. 

The last is an international graduate stream, in which a person has a job offer or is being hired by an NEI employer doing work in the field of his study via a relevant PEI university/college.

3. Business Impact Category: This stream facilitates the people who want to invest in a PEI business. Their experience in the same business in Canada with a work permit is much required. 

9. SINP- Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

SINP- Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program

Saskatchewan, much like Canada’s other provinces is gaining popularity every year. More and more immigrants have been settling in the province every year. They welcomed around 15000 immigrants last year. There are 4 options or ways to get yourself immigrated to Saskatchewan

  1. International Skilled Worker Category: There are many sub-heads or different pathways for different types of skilled labor in this category. Like the tech talent pathway, it provides an easy way for PR to very skilled individuals with a job offer from a Saskatchewan employer in tech occupation. Other pathways are employment offers, occupation in demand, and Saskatchewan express entry.

It will cost around 350 CAD and 4-37 weeks in process time. 

2. Saskatchewan Experience Category: This category has many subcategories as well, most of which are self-explanatory but just put into different headers for simplification. A job offer from a Saskatchewan employer is required in all. 

Streams like Skilled Worker With Existing Work Permits, Semi-skilled Agriculture Workers with Existing Work Permits, Health Professionals, Hospitality Sector Projects, Long Haul Truck Driver Projects, and Students. 

No application fee is required and the processing time is just 1-2 weeks. 

3. Entrepreneur and Farm Category: The entrepreneur part of this category includes all the immigrants who are ready to invest in or buy or merge or set up businesses in Saskatchewan. Whereas the Farm category includes immigrant farm workers with relevant farm work experience who wish to set up their farms in the Saskatchewan district. 

It will cost around 2500 CAD for application and 14-15 weeks for processing.

4. International Graduate Entrepreneur Category: It includes all the graduates from Saskatchewan institutions who are interested in setting up or merging up with an existing business or investing in a business in the Saskatchewan province. 

10. NWNP- Northwest Territories Nominee Program

NWNP- Northwest Territories Nominee Program

Northwest Territories are notoriously known for their extremely cold weather but still offer a great range of job opportunities to immigrant workers. They have two categories to divide workers and businessmen. 

  1. The business stream: It’s for people who wish to start a business in NWT, want to merge with an existing one, or want to buy an existing business in the NWT. You also need to show that your legal net worth is above 500000 CAD if the business is in Yellowknife, or above 250000 CAD if outside Yellowknife. They also need to show that they own a third of the business and actively participate in it. Ultimately, they need to show a minimum investment of 150000-300000 CAD (depending on the business being outside or inside of Yellowknife boundaries). 
  2. Employer-driven Stream: This stream further has 3 parts to regulate and formulate it easily. The first one is the express entry system where the government themselves nominates candidates who have been put in the express entry pool and send them ITAs. 

The other is the Skilled Workers stream where the government nominates a skilled worker who has an offer of employment in a skilled position from a Northwest Territories employer. A minimum of 6 months of experience is required. 

The last one is the Entry-Level/Semi-Skilled occupations where the main motive of the government is to fill the job shortages in entry-level positions. This ensures the worker stays in the province and works in a needed entry-level job for his career. 

3. The Francophone Stream: Qualified foreign nationals who are astute in both English and French languages are welcome to apply in this stream, which provides them with a valid job offer from an NWT employer. It is majorly done to increase the labor pool of bilingual people.

11. YNP- Yukon Nominee Program

YNP- Yukon Nominee Program

YNP has 4 ways for people to apply for PR in the province

  1. Yukon Express Entry: Express entry-eligible candidates (the ones in the FSWP, FSTP, AND CEC) who are currently living and working in Yukon can apply to YEE. The province then can choose and nominate people based on their active express entry profile. The demand and the labor shortage are kept in mind while this picking process is going on. This is done via the LMIA process when no fit individual can be found in the Canadian citizens and PR holders. 
  2. Skilled worker program: Here the employers have the liberty to nominate foreign workers to fill the labor shortages and provide them PR in Yukon. The occupation must be listed in the National Occupation Classification. 
  3. Critical Impact Worker Program: It is an employee-driven program where they can nominate foreign skilled workers coming under the NOC skills C and D to tackle the critical worker shortage in the most in-demand jobs in the province. 
  4. Yukon Business Nominee Program (YBNP): It helps find individuals who are interested in setting up businesses in the province of Yukon. The immigrant must have prior experience in the same business, along with a minimum of 500000 CAD in legal personal net worth, and a set business plan with at least a third of ownership. 

These are the main PNP programs that the Canadian government and its provinces provide. These programs provide them with adequate labor, sustained communities, and economical growth. While the people settling there now are a part of the Canadian economy. They also get to experience Canadian tax, health, and public benefits while living there permanently. 

March 18, 2023

When compared to the rest of Canada, Quebec has much more authority when it comes to immigration and related policies. The province of Quebec also has a unique status in the country and hence has much more authority to make provisions that safeguard the distinct culture and language of the area. The province is very different from the country as the majority of the speakers are French speakers. 

As a result, Quebec has its immigration ministry and hence, its skilled workers, study permit, experience class, and other work permit-related programs for immigration. The hiring process for employers is very different than to what it is in the rest of the country. 

Now if you want to come to Quebec, the program that would be best suited for you would be the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) developed by the Government of Quebec and the Canadian Federal Government.

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

As the name suggests, this program allows skilled workers and highly qualified graduates from foreign nations to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. If a person applies for this program, they are evaluated according to some important factors and are given a score (point system). The people with the highest scores are given a Certificat de Selection du Quebec (CSQ), which later can be used for applying for PR in Canada

This program was initiated to invite skilled workers to the province of Quebec and provide them an unconditional PR in the same province. People who wish to live and work in Quebec permanently should choose this option. Although you can live, work, and study in any city you want in Canada, people who wish to live somewhere else in the country should apply through the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Only genuine entrants who intend to live in Quebec indefinitely will be allowed through QSWP.

The most important and difficult part of the QSWP is clearing and fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Level of Education


General high school diploma

Vocational high school diploma


General postsecondary school diploma (2 years full-time)


Technical postsecondary school diploma  (1 or 2 years full-time)


Technical postsecondary school diploma (3 years full-time)


Technical postsecondary school diploma in section A or B training area (1 or 2 years full-time)


Undergraduate degree (1+ years full-time)


Undergraduate degree (2+ years full-time)


Undergraduate degree (3+ years full-time)


Master’s degree 


Doctorate Degree or Ph.D.


Areas of Training

Area of training takes care of the professional training the workers might have that Quebec is lacking. The higher the demand for job prospects that particular professional training in Quebec, the higher will be the points awarded. The areas are divided into sections and points are given based on these sections. The list fr the same is provided here

















Factor 2- Work Experience

Experience counts both paid and unpaid jobs. The work experience must be of the last 5 years preceding the date of application. A maximum of 8 points can be scored in this section. Unpaid jobs/ internships must be a part of a professional course or degree/diploma. The work experience must be relevant to the skills you possess and past education. You must show that the work experience will be beneficiary to the Quebec province and will add a lot to their human capital resources.

Work experience (in years)


Less than 6 months


6 months to 1 year


1 year to 2 years


2-3 years 


3-4 years


More than 4 years


Factor 3- Age

Age plays a major role when it comes to total points. Just like the other provinces’ systems, Quebec also wants to allow people who are in their prime or are highly skilled and about to head in their prime. They want people who will stay longer and have longer careers in Quebec. The maximum number of points one can score is 16. The points are distributed in the following way.

Age (In years)




















Factor 4- Language Proficiency

Although you have the option to prove your language proficiency in either french or english. But a huge weightage is given to French as the province is majorly filled up with francophones. You can score a maximum of 22 points in this section, a maximum of 16 in French, and 6 points in English. 

One can prove proficiency in English and French through evaluation tests and diplomas that can be acquired from the Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CIEP). The only option available for the english language proficiency test is IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

One can prove their French language proficiency through the following

  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du français (TCF)

  • CIEP: Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec (TCFQ)

  • CIEP: Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)

  • CIEP: Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)

  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français (TEF)

  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français adapté pour le Québec (TEFAQ)

  • CCIP-IDF: Test d’évaluation du français pour le Canada (TEF Canada)

The point system depends on the your proficiency in all 4 sections of a language proficicney test,ie., listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

Through French language proficiency, a person can score 

Reading: 0-1 point  Writing: 0-1 point  Listening: 0-7 points  Speaking: 0-7 points

Through English Language proficiency, a person can score

Reading: 0-1 point    Writing: 0-1 point   Listening: 0-2 points   Speaking: 0-2 points

It is a rare chance that you’d be allowed to work and live in Quebec without speaking english and french. 

Factor 5- Quebec Connection

One can score a maximum of 8 points if they have family members living and working in the province of Quebec. The points are further divided into family members and visiting Quebec.

Points are given to family members who are very close, not all relations will score you a point. A maximum of 3 points can be achieved in this subcategory. The point system is as follows.

Spouse – 3 points, Sibling – 3 points, Parent – 3 points, Child – 3 points, Grandparent – 3 points, Uncle or aunt – 0 points, Nephew or niece – 0 points, and Cousin – 0 points.

When it comes to visiting, studying, or staying in Quebec, the maximum number of points allocated can be 5. The system is as follows.

  • Worked in Quebec for at least 3 months (includes Working Holiday Visa holders) – 5 points

  • Worked in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points

  • Studied in Quebec for at least 3 months – 5 points

  • Studied in Quebec for at least 6 months – 5 points

  • Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 2 weeks – 1 point

  • Stayed in Quebec (not for work or school) for more than 3 months – 2 points

  • Visited Quebec for less than 2 weeks – 0 points

Factor 6- Characteristics of Spouse 

A maximum of 17 points are avoided are provided to under these categories. These 17 points are further divided into spouses’ level of education, training area, age, and proficiency in French language oral interaction. The pointing system for married applicants with spouses is different and needs a higher score of 59 for qualification. This factor should not be treated like bonus points as it is valued differently.

Education Level of Spouse

A maximum of 4 points can be awarded through this category. The pointing system is as follows.

Level of education


General high school diploma


Vocational high school diploma


General postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years)


Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 1 year)


Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 2 years)


Technical postsecondary school diploma (full-time for 3 years) 


Undergraduate degree (full-time for 1+ years)


Undergraduate degree (full-time for 2+ years)


Undergraduate degree (full-time for 3+ years) 


Master’s degree




Spouses’ area of training

Just like the main applicant, the training area of a spouse is also measured in the similar system. The maximum number of points that can be allocated is 4.

















Spouses’ Age

The Age of the spouse also measures the points in a similar criterion as that of the main applicant. A maximum of 3 points can be secured in this subcategory.

Age (In years)










Spouse’s French Language Proficiency

In similar forms, the points in each section of the proficiency evaluation are awarded as follows. A maximum of 6 points are awarded to the spouse in this category,

Reading: 0   Writing: 0   Listening: 3 points   Speaking: 3 points

Factor 7- Job Offer

If you have a VALIDATED permanent job/employment offer from an employer in Quebec, you can be awarded a maximum of 0 points for this. 8 points are awarded for having a job offer in the Montreal area. 10 points are awarded for having a job offer in areas outside of Montreal. 

Factor 8- Accompanying Children 

Candidates under this program who wish to bring their children are awarded points in the following manner. The maximum you can get is 8 points.

Children Age (In years)

Points per child

Under 13


13- 19


Factor 9- Financial sufficiency

You can score an additional 1 point in this category, but this 1 point is the most important. Quebec authorities want proof of your financial sufficiency so that you can show them that you have enough funds with you to survive in Quebec. If you have family members, you need to provide proof of their financial sufficiency as well. Not having enough funds will give you a 0 in this category and will remove you from the eligibility consideration as well. That means you MUST be financially stable enough by having a minimum amount of wealth with you to stay, work, and live in Quebec. The minimum requirements are as follows. 

Family size

Minimum fund requirements

1 adult

CAD $3,016

1 adult & 1 child (<18 years of age)

CAD $4,052

1 adult & 2 children (<18 years of age)

CAD $4,574

1 adult & 3 children (<18 years of age)

CAD $5,096

1 adult & 4+ children (<18 years of age) 

Add CAD $522/child

1 adult & 1+ children (18+ years of age)

Add CAD $1,406/child

2 adults

CAD $4,422

2 adults & 1 child (<18 years of age)

CAD $4,954

2 adults & 2 children (<18 years of age)

CAD $5,347

2 adults & 3 children (<18 years of age)

CAD $5,739

2 adults & 4+ children (<18 years of age) 

Add CAD $393/child

2 adults & 1+ children (18+ years of age)

Add CAD $1,406/child

The eligibility requirements can change anytime and any year, depending on skills demand and availability. To not miss any other updates on Quebec immigration follow Beyond Immigration.

How to Apply for QSWP?

The process is generally considered very complex and difficult to understand for many people. It’s better to let professional agents carry this step out. But the process is as follows.

Step 1

Submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) for permanent immigration to Arrima online portal. This process allows the government to filter out candidates and proceed with only genuine candidates.

Step 2

If accepted by the government, your profile will then be put in a pool for regular draws. If your profile is selected in a draw, you will be sent an Invitation to Apply by the Quebec Government. The draw requirements and the specific skill targets change every year as well. 

Step 3

Invited candidates then must prepare an account at Mon projet Québec and submit all the necessary documents to complete the application. You have 90 days to complete your application and receive Quebec Selection Certificate (QSC) from the minister. 

Not everyone with cut-off scores will be invited to apply. 

Processing Fee

Main Applicant: CAD $844

Spouse or Common-Law Partner: CAD $181

Dependent Child: CAD $181

Quebec surely is a very different case when it comes to immigration in Canada. The policies and provisions are completely different and they too keep on changing from time to time. If you wish to learn more about Quebec immigration, feel free to contact us at Beyond Immigration.

March 18, 2023

The Canada Express Entry system is regarded as one of the best immigration systems in the world. And rightly so, the system is one of the most convenient and preferred immigration methods. About 50% of new Canadian PR holders are applicants who qualified from Express Entry System.

There is a very high chance that you might have to use this very system for your own Canadian Permanent Residency application. And that’s with everyone. Many people will take this route due to its simplicity and a high chance of positive results. Hence, we at Beyond Immigration are here to clear the myths that are being circulated around the internet so you can have a better understanding of the Express Entry program.

1. You can only use Express Entry to gain PR in Canada

Well as stated above, Express Entry is the preferred way for many immigrants to apply for PR in Canada but it is certainly not the only program/method through which one can gain and apply for Permanent Residency. 

To be more clear, Canada has so many other programs through which a person can apply for PR in Canada. Other famous programs are as follows

  1. PNP: Provincial Nomination Program or PNP is a program through which Canadian Provinces invite skilled immigrants to Permanently settle in their provinces depending on the necessity of a particular skill or experience in the province. 
  2. Family Sponsorship: As the name suggests, it allows parents, children, spouses, and grandparents of a Canadian PR holder or Citizen to get sponsored for PR in Canada. 
  3. SUV: Start-Up Visa or SUV allows entrepreneurs to start a business in Canada or invest/purchase in a scalable business in Canada.
  4. AIP: Atlantic Immigrant Program or AIP allows foreign skilled workers and international students to permanently settle in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick
  5. QSWP: Quebec Skilled Workers Program or QSWP allows eligible skilled workers to permanently settle in Quebec. 
  6. RNIP: RNIP or Rural and Northern Immigration Program allows eligible skilled workers to permanently settle in rural and northern areas of Canada.

2. Everyone Can Apply for Express Entry

Canada is a fever dream for many third-world countries like India, Pakistan, etc but one thing should be kept in mind, not everyone can apply for the Express Entry system. There are a lot of eligibility requirements to take care of. 

One needs to be eligible for one of the following categories to get themselves into the Express Entry draw.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

3. Language Skills are not important in Express Entry

Well, this is exactly the opposite. One needs to appear for a language proficiency exam before one applies for the Express Entry program. One should appear for at least one of the English or French language proficiency exams and must get at least the minimum qualifying Comprehensive Language Benchmark (CLB) score required for your program (FSWP, FSTP, or CEC). 

Language plays an important role in the express entry program, your qualification will be judged on your language score but it can score you additional CRS points if you have exceptional proficiency in french, english, or even, both. 

4. It is a Lottery system

If it were a lottery system, you would not need eligibility measures. The applicants of the Express Entry, if qualified, are then sent to the next step where they are given a CRS (Compehensive Ranking System) score based on their profile. 

Then a minimum CRS cut-off is released every 2 weeks and based on this, people are invited to apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency in Canada. People having score more than the cut-off are invited based on their ranking. 

It should be noted that not all the people will be invited. If there is a tiebreaker, a first come first serve policy is applied. Hence, it can be concluded that Express Entry is not a lottery system.

5. You cannot update your already submitted profile

All the applicants should be aware that they can update their profiles whenever they want. Even IRCC wants you to submit a profile that is as up-to-date as possible, hence, everything should be updated on time. You won’t be able to make changes to your Express Entry profile if you’ve been found ineligible if your profile is no longer valid, or after you receive an invitation to apply.

6. You cannot improve your CRS score and you can only apply once for express entry

This is also just a myth. You can certainly apply for express entry more than once. In fact, there are many cases in which people receive ITAs in their 2nd-3rd attempts. 

For the CRS point, it should be noted that not only your CRS score can be changed to a more positive score, but can also decrease as if you are above 29, your age factor-related points will go down. CRS score for an individual can increase in many ways. The profile you submitted sits in the account for 1 year so you can keep updating it, hence there are ways through which you can gain additional points and improve your CRS score. Different ways include getting a job offer from a Canadian Employer, a Provincial nomination, and even reappearing for the language proficiency exams. 

7. A job offer is a must for entering your profile for Express entry

This is one of the most common misconceptions. A job offer from a Canadian employer is NOT REQUIRED for sending your profile for Express Entry Draw. That being said, having a job offer will always be beneficial to your profile, you will have more points and a better chance to get a Canadian PR. 

These are the most common myths that people take seriously when talking about Express Entry Program. It is better to consult professionals and get your mind clear with the policies so you can secure Canadian PR. If you have queries related to Express Entry System, feel free to contact Beyond Immigration

March 18, 2023

India is one of the biggest contributors to Canadian Immigration. The number of people who are immigrating to Canada has been increasing every single year, yes, every single year, even after the pandemic.

The reasons can be plenty but for the most part, it’s the western living standards. Who doesn’t want the lavish lifestyle of the west, who doesn’t like earning in dollars? People won’t admit it but most of the people who are immigrating to Canada are going there to settle permanently and gain Canadian Permanent Residency. 

Canada on the other hand takes a lot of benefits from the Indians who are wishing a move to Canada. If you have the desired skill they are facing shortages in, chances are you will gain a permanent residency in Canada very easily. 

As expected, students are the biggest contributors to the huge immigration number. Every year, thousands of students from India and all across the world leave the country to acquire foreign education be it on an undergraduate level or a postgraduate level. The main aim is to gain international exposure and an incredibly valued, international degree/diploma. Canadian Education structure for higher education is regarded as one of the best in the world, and as a result Indian students, who face a lot of competition in their home country for the same or even worse education degrees, are often looking for a university or college in Canada. 

As a result, many immigration agents have been taking advantage of these students and their families who do not completely understand immigration policies. They do scams, provide fake documents, and even try to run away with money. 

One such case happened in Jalandhar, where an immigration agency named Education Migration Services headed by Brijesh Mishra scammed about 700 students. In total, 700 students applied for study visas through Education Migration Services and the agency promised them a future in the premier institute, Humber college. They charged 16 lakhs INR per student including the fee and excluding the air tickets and deposits. 

As a result of the admissions, the students traveled to Canada in 2018-19. The major twist happened when these students applied for PR in Canada. While they filed their applications for PR in Canada, the “admission offer letters” came out to be fake. While most of the students had already completed their studies and were now looking for permanent residency in the country. Experts say the fraud happened as a result of a large number of applicants to Canada. 

According to Brijesh Mishra, the “fake documents” were only forged once the college fee was paid to the college. Many students were given offer letters from a different college than 

they wanted to be in, and many students were just straight-up told to wait for a semester. The fee of many students was returned after they were given a choice to go to a different college. People also reported that the agent was charging a commission from these students to change their college whilst they were in Canada. 

The advantage of not-informed Indian students who wished to study in Humber was taken by these fraud agents. Here, not only the agent is in the wrong, but the college, whether they forged the documents or not, is also in the wrong. 

The immigration agents generally sign the documents and do the applications themselves on the behalf of their clients. But when these agents try to use the client’s signature to apply for everything, they are called ghost consultants. This case is of a ghost consultant. Brijesh Mishra did not use the name of the agency as the primary applicant who was applying on behalf of their clients, instead, the agency used their client’s signatures, making them the Self-applicants. This move by the agency removes all the blame front themselves and makes it difficult to prove the student’s innocence. 

This recent resurgence of ghost consultants is resulting to be very difficult for the students to track in. It is highly advised to get background details of the agent, talk to their precious clients, check their immigration history, and look if their documents and certificates are authorized or not. 


The offer received is genuine if it is in the dashboard of your ontariocolleges.ca account. To authenticate, you can call their 24/7 helpline number and can email them to validate as well. Once you’ve accepted the offer, you will also receive an email from the same site.

To check whether the immigration consultant that you are currently with is real/licensed or not, you need to do the following things:

  1. Check if they are registered with the ICCRC
  2. Did they provide a retainer agreement?
  3. Are they active?
  4. Are they representing you as a client and filling out the use of the representative form? 
  5. There is no shame in asking for the verification of their certificates as to get registered with the ICCRC, one must complete an immigration practitioner’s program, Full Skills Exam, a good background check, and must be an Indian or Canadian citizen or even a Canadian PR holder.

The job of an immigration consultant is to facilitate their client’s move to the said country by acquiring all the necessary documents and permits. Their job is to make sure that all the paperwork is thoroughly checked and submitted on time. And as the name suggests, the consultant’s job is to guide and assist their clients in a streamlined process of immigration in the most legal way possible.

These are the immigration agents posing as licensed consultants who promise immigration to innocent interested candidates wishing to move to Canada.

They boast special connections with the government and promise guaranteed entry to Canada.

The best way to check one’s identity is through their ICCRC number. Simply visit the website and put their name and details to check whether they are an authorized consultant on not. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that, if you hired a person for immigration services, you also need to sign a Use of a Representative Form (IMM5476). This person shouldn’t declare they are a friend or family member when they are not.

March 7, 2023

TV, cinema, and film have always been one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world. The shooting and production for TV and Film are regularly done in every part of the world depending on the storylines. That being said, North America is one of the biggest hubs when it comes to filmmaking and tv production. Having Hollywood right in your footsteps means that every area in its vicinity will have a lot of value. This can traverse cities and countries too. 

Countries like the USA and Canada serve as prime locations for many production houses to shoot and produce their masterpieces due to the high accessibility and availability of unique and different landscapes. 

Canada has received a fair share of its tourism or business tourism through these film and tv workers visiting Canada for a brief and specified period. They are not immigrants but are there for a limited time only. As expected, IRCC only allows those workers who come from abroad and are an essential part of the production process they are involved in.

To cater to those workers, Canada has a TV and Film Production Work Permit Category. This category of work permit allows the production team to bring personnel to Canada for a brief time. 

TV and Film Production Work Permit

The most important detail of this visa category is that it does not require a labor market impact assessment or an LMIA. Workers might require a temporary resident visa depending on their stay duration and they must follow the working provisions of Canada and Canada only.   


A letter of support from the production is needed before an applicant can apply under this category. The letter must contain the following

  1. Name and Contact of production
  2. The working title of the production
  3. Areas where the production will be done (Provinces, cities)
  4. Proposed dates 
  5. Name and contact information of the applicant
  6. A statement confirming that the individual and position are essential to that specific TV or film production

Not just that the applicant must provide documentary evidence of the profit this production will do for Canada. That document must have the following information.

  1. A senior representative of the company’s signature and the date for the same
  2. Estimated number of jobs for Canadians created by the production
  3. Estimated budgetary spend
  4. A statement confirming that the TV or film production either satisfies the criteria for the federal, provincial, or territorial tax credit for TV or film production or is the recipient of federal, provincial, or territorial funding for TV or film production

For unionized workers, a letter from the union is required with the following details.

  1. Description of the union
  2. Location of shooting and the working title of the film
  3. Signature and date of signature of a senior representative of the union
  4. Statement for the officer’s consideration indicating that the union or guild is of the view that the work to be performed is subject to a collective agreement and that it has no objection to the foreign national working in the specified position for the specified company.

Hence it can be pretty much concluded that getting to Canada is quite easy when on a film crew. You must also have a clean criminal record to bolster your chances of securing the TV and Film work permit. If you wish to learn more on the topic, feel free to submit a query at Beyond Immigration

March 7, 2023

Yes, you heard it right! INDIAN tourists can now apply for a working visa while being on a tourist visa in Canada. This facility is only available to those who are present in Canada on a tourist visa and have found a job in the Canadian market while being on a tourist visa. 

The visa will hold a validity of 2 years. This has now become a hot topic as IRCC was about to move this policy last month, but has now extended it further for 2 more years. People can use this facility till February 28th, 2025. This policy has been extended as a result of a severe labor shortage in the country of Canada. 

The applicants of this category who have held a working permit in the last 12 months will be allowed interim work so as to serve the labor shortage hit employers as quickly as possible. 

Well, how is this policy beneficial you may ask?

This policy allows the person to move to Canada as a tourist and apply for a work permit from inside the country. Earlier the application could have only been possible if the applicant had applied for it from the outside. The person was not allowed to enter the country without a work permit.

So who reaps the benefits of this policy?

  1. Should hold the status of Visitor while being in the country.
  2. A job offer from LMIA or LMIA-exempt employer
  3. Have submitted the application before 28th February 2025.
  4. The applicant must also meet the standard Canadian working visa criteria besides the above-mentioned requirements.

People who want to move to Canada and work and stay there only can use this policy to a great extent. As the labor shortage is increasing and the application date is extended, the person has a very high chance of securing a work permit. 

If you wish to learn more about Canadian immigration, keep following Beyond Immigration, and for further information put up a query at .Beyond Immigration

March 2, 2023

Malaysia is one of the biggest economies in Southeast Asia ranking 5th in the region. Malaysia is famous for its incredible skylines of Kuala Lumpur, incredibly beautiful resorts, beaches, and landscape. It is one of the growing economies of the world and is becoming a globalization hub with many MNCs setting up their important spheres of influence in the country to control southeast Asia. 

And as is the case of every growing economy, the job prospects rise manifolds. The employability of a highly qualified individual in the service sector becomes the main priority for the economy to drive the country’s financial growth in a positive direction. The Malay population is very much capable of doing that but they still lack numbers, hence the government has resorted to immigration of the skilled class.

Malaysia provides work permits to overseas foreigners who have arranged employment in a Malaysian country or office. You must have a job offer before you apply for a work permit in this country.

As is the case in many countries, the Malaysian government issues work permits of 3 kinds based on the duration or validity. Let’s talk about different Malaysian Work Permits and how can you apply for the same. 


For highly qualified individuals hired by companies for technical and managerial positions. The Malaysian employer must get permission to hire foreigners before they hire you and provide you with this pass. 

Valid for 1-5 years based on the contract and is renewable.

Requirements: Necessary qualifications, suitable work experience, a monthly salary of RM 3000, or RM 10000 in some cases. 


1. Foreign Worker Temporary Employment Pass

Citizens of approved countries working in the following sectors are provided this pass.

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Plantation
  • Agriculture
  • Services

2. Foreign Domestic Helper (FDH) Temporary Employment Pass

It is strictly only for female workers from approved countries. It’s basically for female caregivers working in the client/employer’s households. 

Requirements for TEP: Age should be between 18 to 45 or for women 21 to 45 and you must be from an approved country. 


It’s for temporary visits like business visits. Is valid for up to 12 months. For artists, film crews, etc.

Requirements: A sponsor is required, and you must be employed in a non-Malaysian country.

How to get a Malaysian work permit?

An employer is required to get a work permit, they must file an application with the Malaysian immigration office for hiring a foreign individual.

Is Malaysia's work permit open for Indians?

Yes, it is open to Indians. They can gain a work permit of a maximum of 5 years or 60 months.

What are the required documents for a Malaysian Work Permit?

  • Application form
  • Passport with optimal validity
  • Education and work experience certificates
  • Employment letter from the Malaysian employer
  • 2 coloured photographs
  • Details of the work to be performed by the applicant in the country.


Malaysia Work Permit Fee for Indians

The fee for a single application is INR 5720.

If you wish to learn more about the Malaysian work permit and its application procedures along with the available jobs in the booming economy of Malaysia and other countries, Feel free to contact us at Beyond Immigration

March 2, 2023
March 2, 2023

Manitoba draw is held monthly bar some exceptions. The latest was held on the 23rd of February 2023. You can expect the next draw around the same date next month. 

Before we learn what actually went down in the latest Manitoba draw, we must understand what Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program is.

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program or MPNP was Canada’s first-ever PNP. This draw makes sure that the economic, labor, and population needs of the Manitoba province are fulfilled by inviting immigrants with the required skills to fill up those gaps. Over 4000 ITAs (Invitation to Apply) are sent every year.

MPNP is formed of base and enhanced streams (Express entry linked). All the possible ways through which one can gain PR in Manitoba are as follows:

  1. Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream.
  2. Skilled Worker Overseas Stream.
  3. Manitoba Business Investor Stream.
  4. International Education Stream.
  5. Modern Community Driven Initiative.

The express entry draws are selective and targeted draws that enable the government to send ITAs to the applicants with the Highest CRS scores. People who do not qualify for CRS  can apply for provincial nomination. If accepted, the provincial nomination will provide the applicant 600 CRS points, these 600 CRS points plus the already present points will guarantee an ITA for the applicant. 

A grand total of 583 ITAs were sent this draw by the Manitoba province. 


ITA issued: 505

Lowest ranked candidate score: 615


ITAs issued: 51


ITAs issued: 27 (under strategic recruitment initiative)

Lowest ranked candidate score: 721

This was the latest Manitoba draw, which was held on February 23, 2023. To gain more information on the other provinces’ PNP draws and the next draw details, follow Beyond Immigration.

February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023

SAT or the Scholastic Assessment Test is a comprehensive exam conducted in the USA to check a candidate’s capabilities. The test is administered by the Education Testing Service and focuses on a candidate’s verbal, writing, and mathematical ability. It is regarded as one of the most difficult tests in the world and rightly so as it is a pen-paper exam with a time limit, it requires a great deal of strategizing. 

It is pretty much accepted all around the globe and its scores are primarily used by US colleges and universities for admission of a candidate from inside and outside the country for undergraduate levels. You can appear for the exam as many times as you want and it is held 7 times a year.

It has two sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and mathematics. It is 3 hours long. 

Is SAT a difficult exam?

This exam is not just about giving straight answers to the questions, but the exam is more about strategy based. It’s not just about reading books to solve papers. You need to put up a timetable together for each day and practice rigorously.  So yes, the SAT is a difficult exam but with enough amount of practice, it becomes very clear for every student how to approach the paper correctly. This makes the exam not so difficult if you put the regular time for practice in.

How do I start preparing for SAT exam?

After consulting multiple students and experts, we have come up with the 4 best strategies through which you can easily crack the SAT. These 4 strategies are as follows

Learn about the structure of the exam

The most ignored part of the SAT exam is people ignoring its structure. Now it just doesn’t mean to have knowledge about the 2 sections. You should learn more about these sections from the people who have already given this exam. Consulting seniors, and teachers, and reviewing each and every rule and remark on the official website is very much required to even start your studies. 

Daily Schedule

Once you get the hang of the subjects, start practicing every section-based question every day. Prepare a healthy schedule and give equal time to all the sections and question types. Once you are getting good at the schedule, change it a bit, add the more difficult questions, and then start timing your answers. The time is from when you start your daily set of questions to when that set ends. Compare the time every day and compare it with the average time that many questions will take in a real-time exam. This will increase your efficiency in manifolds. Try making different schedules for each day so it doesn’t get mundane and most importantly, assess your week by pointing out your weak points and giving more time to them in the subsequent week. 

Mock tests

Everyone has always said that mocks are the key to success, and guess what? They are right. Every once in a while in your schedule, you should put a time slot for a mock test and aim for a realistic course based on your prep. It is not important to give a mock every day. But a high and constant frequency is needed. Mock tests with constant practice and time management will be your pillars to success in SAT exam. One of the most difficult exams after a few mocks won’t feel that difficult. 

Start reading

If you already read, well and good but you need to up the game in terms of grammar difficulty and speed. If you don’t read, you will have a lot of problems in the verbal section of the test. Newspapers, media articles, and books anything will work, preferably with a difficult grammar style.

If you follow these 4 important steps with your whole heart, there is a very high chance that you will score well on the SAT exam and get into the college of your dreams. 

Can I crack the SAT in 3 months?

If one follows a specific schedule correctly, 3 months are more than enough to score well on SAT.

How many months do I need to crack the SAT?

If studying 10-20 hours is doable for you, then 3-4 months will be enough for you to prepare for the SAT and get a great score. 

If you still wish to learn more about SAT exams and other competitive exams, Beyond Immigration will help you the most. Our team of expert SAT teachers will give you schedules and mock tests so you can get into the college of your dreams!