August 10, 2016 – Today the Department of
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 754
candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through
Express Entry. The lowest qualifying score increased to
490 points. There was not a significant change over the draw
two weeks ago: the lowest qualifying score for an invitation
to apply increased by 2 points and the number of invitations
decreased by 1.
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
Assessment (LMIA) or a provincial or territorial nomination.
If you would like more information about Express Entry, or
require assistance in preparing a profile, please contact
Green & Spiegel.
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February 8, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 4th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 54th overall, inviting 3664 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 447, continuing a steady decline from previous draws.
Settlement funds required for new immigrants coming to Canada under two federal programs have increased for 2017. As a result of the increases, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada has urged those affected candidates in the Express Entry Pool to update their profiles.
On February 20th 2017 Ontario will begin opening its popular streams.
The OINP's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD
Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream will all
begin receiving applications for 2017 allocations.
Ontario has opened the most popular streams of its Immigrant Nominee Program. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program's International Masters Graduate Stream, International PhD Graduate Stream and Express Entry Human Capital Priority Stream opened on February 21, 2017.
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