May 6th - 2016 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the
10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 33rd
overall, inviting 799 applicants for permanent residence. The
lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 534. It was the
lowest number of invitations issued under Express Entry this year
and the first draw where the lowest CRS score climbed above 500
since the early inception of
the express entry system.
Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian
immigration authorities ("CIC") on January 1, 2015 which
manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic
programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the
Skilled Trades Program the Canada Experience Class and certain
parts of the Provincial Nominee Program.
Stakeholders expect to see future CRS scores well below
500 this year to enable Canadian immigration
authorities to meet targeted annual immigration levels for
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October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
October 19th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 22nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 45th overall, inviting 1804 applicants for permanent residence, the largest number ever. The lowest CRS score was 475, a decline from the previous draw.
September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
A unique feature of the new Canada express entry immigration system is that candidates can improve their comprehensive ranking score while in the express entry pool, without submitting a new application. We review important strategies.
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