March 3, 2015 – Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued its fourth round of Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the new Express Entry immigration application management system. A total of 1187 invitations were issued to applicants with scores of 735 points or higher. As in previous rounds, only applicants holding job offers for positions supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment were issued invitations.
Express Entry is Canada’s new immigration application management system. Applicants are awarded up to 600 points based on a number 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 job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Canada intends to land approximately 185,000 new Permanent Residents in 2015. Thus far, the program has issued invitations to fewer than 4000.
For further information about Express Entry or for assistance in preparing an application, please contact Green and Spiegel LLP