New Express Entry draw caps record January, minimum CRS hits 16-month low

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:29:33 +0000

A new Express Entry draw held January 30 saw the number of invitations issued this month rise to 11,150, making this the biggest start to a year in the Express Entry system’s five-year history.   The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw was 438, which is a five-point reduction over the previous invitation […]

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Express Entry draw continues record start to 2019, CRS score drops

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:58:45 +0000

The Government of Canada held its second Express Entry draw of 2019 on Wednesday, January 23, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with ranking scores as low as 443.   Canada has now issued 7,800 invitations to candidates in the federal Express Entry system since the start of 2019. This is […]

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Proof of settlement funds requirement increases for Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:10:35 +0000

The Government of Canada has introduced a slight increase to its settlement funds requirement and is urging Express Entry candidates to ensure their profiles reflect the change. The increase raises the required minimum settlement funds by just over 1.5 per cent for each family level. For a single person arriving unaccompanied in Canada, this translates to an […]

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Express Entry: 2018 was big, and 2019 could be bigger

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:53:00 +0000

Canada’s Express Entry system had a banner 2018, and the coming year could be even more exceptional.   Express Entry, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled immigration programs, issued a record 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 — the most issued in a single year since […]

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Canada breaks Express Entry invitation record and drops minimum score to lowest of 2018

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:29:09 +0000

Canada set a new Express Entry invitation record Wednesday in a draw featuring the lowest minimum score of 2018.   The December 19 draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 439. Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled […]

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Express Entry on the verge of breaking ITA record with latest draw

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:38:15 +0000

The Government of Canada moved another step closer to surpassing the record for invitations issued in a single year through the Express Entry economic immigration system with a new draw held Wednesday.  The 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs) issued today puts the total number issued in 2018 at 85,900 — just […]

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Express Entry candidates included in new Manitoba draw

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:02:37 +0000

The province of Manitoba has issued 530 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to immigration candidates in its Skilled Workers in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas streams.   A total of 317 invitations were issued under the Skilled Workers Overseas Stream in the December 5 draw and another 213 invitations went to Skilled Workers […]

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New Express Entry draw has Canada on track to breaking 2017 invitation record


A new Express Entry draw held November 28 has now pushed Canada ahead of the number of invitations issued at this same point in 2017 — a year that set the current Express Entry invitation record of 86,023.   Today’s draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITAs), bringing the 2018 year-to-date total to […]

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Highly skilled job seekers from India turning to Canada over U.S., study shows


A rising number of job seekers from India are looking for work opportunities in Canada over the United States, with searches for tech jobs leading the way, a recent study says.  Canada’s share of job searches conducted from India rose from six to 13 per cent between August 2016 and July 2018, says the study […]

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Minimum score decreases by five points in latest Express Entry draw


The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held Monday, October 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this invitation round returned to 440, which is the lowest score drawn this year. Today’s minimum score is five points less than the minimum Comprehensive […]

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