The state of the Express Entry pool: April 2024

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 14 May 2024 13:00:37 +0000

April has seen more Express Entry draws, as immigration continues throughout the year. Last month mirrored March in terms of draw types and sizes, with potential patterns emerging for 2024. Read on to learn what the current state of the Express Entry candidate pool is, what draws occurred in April, and how this can impact […]

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Will my job offer get me Comprehensive Ranking System points as an Express Entry candidate?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 07 May 2024 18:43:46 +0000

Express Entry candidates must be aware that only qualifying job offers are eligible for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points under “arranged employment.” CRS points are an important part of the economic immigration journey for Express Entry candidates. These points are used to rank candidate profiles against one another, and they play an important role in […]

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French language proficiency will lead category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024 13:00:44 +0000

French language proficiency will dominate category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024 according to a recent Access to Information Request (ATIP). The ATIP, shared with CICNews by Carry Immigration, shows that throughout draws in 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue 78.5% of all Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates in […]

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What if I am not invited to apply in an Express Entry draw?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2024 13:00:21 +0000

While many individuals may receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence (PR), many more may find their Express Entry profile expiring before this happens. Read on to learn what happens in these cases, and what candidates can do if their profile expires soon. As of April 2024, there are more than 200,000 […]

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Canada invites candidates in Express Entry draw for STEM occupations

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:52:16 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to candidates in the second Express Entry draw of the week. The department issued 4,500  invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category-based selection draw for candidates in STEM occupations. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491 to be considered. Get a Free […]

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The state of the Express Entry pool: March 2024

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:00:11 +0000

March has marked another month of Express Entry draws, as Canada’s immigration system continues to invite candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) Certain trends continued through last month’s draws that may provide further understanding of how Express Entry may continue throughout the year. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment How does the composition of […]

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Immigration Minister declares intention to have more in-Canada immigration draws

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2024 12:00:41 +0000

On Thursday March 21st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller declared his intention to pursue more “domestic draws” for temporary residents already in Canada who are candidates for permanent residence (PR). “Draws” reference PR selection rounds through pathways like Express Entry managed programs, wherein candidates from a pool are chosen based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) […]

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Faster employment growth for new immigrants

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 12:00:20 +0000

Statistics Canada’s economic and social report has revealed that, after years of disparity, new immigrants in Canada are now seeing faster employment rate growth than their Canadian-born peers. In addition to this employment growth, new immigrants (aged 25-54) in Canada are now shrinking the employment gap between themselves and their Canadian peers and contributing disproportionately […]

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IRCC invites 975 Express Entry candidates in first transport occupation draw of 2024

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 19:09:00 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued invitations to candidates in the second  Express Entry draw this week. The department issued 975  invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category-based draw for transport occupations. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 430. Get a Free Express Entry Assessment IRCC also issued ITAs […]

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Is it worth entering the Express Entry pool if your CRS is low?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2024 13:00:20 +0000

Express Entry-managed programs are among the most popular options for skilled newcomers who want to immigrate to Canada. This is because Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a published service standard of six months for Express Entry applications making it, as the name implies, one of the fastest ways to become a permanent resident […]

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