Express Entry: First draw of 2021 PNP only

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:51:41 +0000

Canada kicked off the new year issuing invitations to Express Entry candidates who have provincial nominations on January 6. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates who had a minimum score of 813. Candidates who have received nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs) automatically get 600 points added to their overall […]

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Express Entry: 4,500 ITAs issued in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 16:07:58 +0000

Canada held its latest Express Entry draw on November 5. A total of 4,500 invitations went to Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 478. French-speaking candidates are eligible for more CRS points in this draw. Recently, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that French-speaking candidates now get 25 additional […]

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Express Entry: Canada issues 600 invitations to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:27:57 +0000

Canada held its 160th Express Entry draw, inviting immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence on August 19. The new Express Entry round issued 600 invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 771. Invited candidates needed a provincial nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in order to be selected. PNP recipients […]

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New Express Entry draw: 529 PNP candidates invited

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 14:17:55 +0000

Canada invited 529 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 13, 2020. Canada has now invited 34,829 immigration candidates so far this year. Only candidates who had received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited in the latest draw, which is why the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off […]

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Manitoba issues 132 invitations in latest Expression of Interest draw

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:57:25 +0000

Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination have been issued to 132 candidates in Manitoba’s Expression of Interest pool, including seven Express Entry candidates. The April 23 draw issued invitations to candidates in Manitoba’s Skilled Workers in Manitoba,  Skilled Workers Overseas and International Education streams. The province has issued 1,808 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) […]

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Canada’s latest Express Entry draw has lowest CRS of 2020

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 16:57:14 +0000

Two days, two Express Entry draws. Today’s draw rendered invitations for 3,782 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 455 on April 16, 2020. Today’s […]

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Canada now operates more than 80 economic class immigration programs—the most in its history

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:26:00 +0000

Since May 2019, candidates under Canada’s Express Entry system have tended to need a Comprehensive Ranking Score above 460 points to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. In recent months, this has climbed even further to around 470 or higher. Up until then, the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) cut-offs hovered between 430 […]

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New Express Entry draw issues 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:48:33 +0000

A new draw from the federal Express Entry pool on December 11 produced 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.  The minimum  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the December 11 invitation round was 472. The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labour immigration categories — […]

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Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:17:56 +0000

Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15. Express Entry candidates who received an invitation were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System […]

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Skilled immigrants: Canada is making progress toward gender equality

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:12:09 +0000

More and more women are finding themselves as the principal applicants in Canada’s Express Entry immigration process. Prospective immigrants to Canada are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to help the federal government assess and rank candidate profiles in the Express Entry pool. Figures provided in the 2018 Express Entry year-end report reveal that […]

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