October 23rd 2015 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 19th round of invitations under Express Entry, inviting 1502 applicants for permanent residence.  The lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) was 489 an increase from the two previous draws. It was the tenth successive draw under the Express Entry System with a CRS score under 600 and the fourteenth draw where the lowest CRS score was under 600.

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.

Through October 23rd 2015, CIC conducted 19 draws, issuing 24,999 invitations to apply for permanent residence.

What this means for employers

Employers are encouraged to consider securing an LMIA or nomination under provincial nomination programs (PNP's) to ensure long term retention of employees.

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What this means for candidates

It is expected that the majority of applicants to be issued (ITA's) under Canada's Express Entry Immigration system in 2015, will require a CRS score of less than 600 points, enabling many applicants permanent admission to Canada without a job offer or nomination under a provincial immigration program.  

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The content of this article reflects the personal insight of Attorney Colin Singer and needs no disclaimer.