July 13, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration,
Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only 747 candidates
to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express Entry.
The lowest qualifying score remained the same as the
last round at 482 points. The pool of invitations also
continued it's downward trend, with this round marking the
lowest number of candidates issued an invitation since April
Express Entry uses a comprehensive scoring system to rank
prospective immigrants to Canada. Candidates are awarded up to 600
points based on a variety of factors meant to assess their ability
to succeed in Canada, including age, language skill, education and
work experience. An additional 600 points are awarded for holding a
valid job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact
If you would like more information about Express Entry, or
require assistance in preparing a profile, please contact
Green and Spiegel.
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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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