September 21, 2016 – Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,288 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express Entry. This was a jump of 288 invitations from the last round. The lowest qualifying score dropped slightly to 483 points from 491 in the last round. A drop of 8 points has meant a substantial increase in the number of invitations issued. We remain hopeful that this trend continues in the fall.
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 and Spiegel.
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