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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January 11, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 2nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 52nd overall, inviting 3334 candidates for permanent residence, the largest to-date. The lowest CRS score was 459, a further decline from previous draws.
January 4, 2017 - Federal immigration authorities conducted the 1st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 51st overall, inviting 2902 candidates for permanent residence, a record number. The lowest CRS score was 468, a further decline from previous draws.
From foreign travellers to dual citizens and even Canada's own border agents: It seems everyone could do with clear guidance on exactly who requires an electronic travel authorization (eTA). The holiday period saw frequent cases of people not being able to travel because they sought admission without an eTA.
A new sponsorship form for those wishing to bring parents and grandparents to Canada is now available. Canadian citizens and permanent residents have until February 2, 2017 to submit an online, short form application after which 10,000 candidates will be drawn at random and invited to complete a full application.
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