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1,559 New Invitations-to-Apply Issued in Latest Express Entry Round

Nov 27, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has invited 1,559 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The lowest qualifying score was 472, representing a slight drop over the previous round. This is the twelfth consecutive draw for which the lowest qualifying score has been below the 600 point benchmark.

While qualifying scores and invitations have seemingly plateaued overall, Green and Spiegel expects that as the inventory of old applications is cleared, that qualifying scores will drop and the total number of invitations issued will rise. While only 28,109 invitations have been issued since program inception in January 2015, this number is expected to rise in 2016 when Express Entry becomes the principal source of immigration applicants to Canada.

Express Entry uses a comprehensive ranking 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 skills, education and work experience. An additional 600 points are awarded for holding a valid job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

For a breakdown of invitations and qualifying scores from previous rounds, please click here.

If you have any questions about Express Entry or would like to create a profile, please contact Green and Spiegel.