Saskatchewan’s new Expression of Interest system now in effect for Express Entry, Occupations In-Demand sub-categories


Today marks the first day of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program’s new Expression of Interest system for its Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand sub-categories. The move to an Expression of Interest (EOI) system brings an end to the first-come, first-served model that Saskatchewan had used for these two International Skilled Worker sub-categories, which shut the […]

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Manitoba holds second Express Entry-linked draw in less than a week


Manitoba invited 132 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination July 9 in its second Expression of Interest draw in three days. Once again, the minimum ranking score was 519 — the lowest score yet for Manitoba’s Express Entry sub-stream. The 132 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) issued through Manitoba’s Express Entry-linked Skilled […]

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Manitoba drops score to lowest point yet for Express Entry candidates


Manitoba reduced the cut-off ranking score for Express Entry candidates to its lowest point yet in a new draw from its Expression of Interest pool on July 6. The cut-off score of 519 was 26 points lower than the previous low of 545 on March 13. Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system has a unique […]

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Express Entry ITAs reach record high for month of June


This month has seen two Express Entry draws invite a total of 7,500 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, making it the busiest June since Canada introduced the Express Entry system in 2015. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,750 Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, in each of the two all-program draws held […]

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Express Entry 2018 mid-year report: Building toward larger draws


Canada’s Express Entry system finished the first half of 2018 with a record-breaking June, capping a six-month run that saw draw sizes grow by more than 36 per cent. June’s total of 7,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to Express Entry candidates more than doubled June 2017’s total of 3,409 ITAs, making it the biggest […]

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Express Entry ITAs reach record high for month of June


This month has seen two Express Entry draws invite a total of 7,500 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, making it the busiest June since Canada introduced the Express Entry system in 2015. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,750 Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, in each of the two all-program draws held […]

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IRCC reduces Express Entry permanent residence application deadline to 60 days


Express Entry candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply, or ITA, for Canadian permanent residence will now only have 60 calendar days to submit their complete electronic application, the Government of Canada announced Tuesday. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the revised deadline will only apply to Express Entry candidates who receive an ITA […]

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Minimum CRS drops to 442 in second Express Entry draw in 11 days


The Government of Canada has issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to 3,750 Express Entry candidates in a new draw held on June 25, 2018. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score was 442. Today’s all-programs draw is the second Express Entry invitation round in 11 days and is the second consecutive draw in […]

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Manitoba issues 592 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draw

Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination have been issued to 592 candidates in Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool, including 114 Express Entry candidates. The June 21 draw issued invitations to candidates in Manitoba’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Workers Overseas streams, with Express Entry candidates receiving invitations through the latter’s Express Entry Pathway. […]

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Canada’s Express Entry system and criminal inadmissibility: What you need to know


Express Entry is the system that manages applications for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates are ranked on the basis of points awarded for their so-called human capital and other factors and only individuals who score above a […]

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