April 19, 2017- Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees
and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,665 people to apply for
Permanent Residence to Canada through Express Entry. The number of
invitations issued dipped slightly by 258 invitations from the last
draw on April 13, 2017. This draw set a new minimum Comprehensive
Ranking System (CRS) score of 415, a drop of 8 points from the last
round. This is the third week in a row of Invitations issued by
The following two examples show how different types of
candidates who may now be invited to apply for permanent
A score of 415 may be enough for a
candidate who is in their late 30s, married, with a Master's
degree or Professional degree who has perfect English ability and
at least 3 years of foreign work experience; or
A 25 year old single post-graduate
work permit holder with a Canadian education and sufficient English
ability and one year of Canadian work experience.
The lower qualifying score has opened up the door to a whole new
profile of candidates who may now be invited to apply for permanent
residence. This includes those who are overseas without Canadian
work experience as well as recent graduates in Canada and many
others. Let's hope that the CRS can hover around 415 or go even
lower. The take-away from this draw is the importance of creating
an Express Entry profile. If you don't have a profile, you
can't get an Invitation to Apply!
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Beginning June 6, 2017, the Canada immigration department will award points under the comprehensive ranking system in two new areas including strong French language ability, and having a sibling in Canada.
April 13, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 9th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 inviting a record 3,923 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 423, an all-time record low CRS score for Express Entry.
April 10, 2017- Starting this week, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will resume issuing Notifications of Interest to applicants who qualify for Ontario's Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (April 10-14, 2017).
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