July 13, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only 747 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express Entry. The lowest qualifying score remained the same as the last round at 482 points. The pool of invitations also continued it’s downward trend, with this round marking the lowest number of candidates issued an invitation since April 2015.
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).
If you would like more information about Express Entry, or require assistance in preparing a profile, please contact Green and Spiegel.
Upcoming Green and Spiegel Webinar- Inside Immigration July 28th 2016
When: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:45pm EST
Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law, including:
- Recent developments
- Trends in immigration law
- Expert insight
The July webinar will focus on a wide variety of immigration issues that are of interest to many businesses and individuals employees. This month’s speakers are Green and Spiegel’s very own:
Each call will include an overview of recent news and hot topics followed by a Question and Answer session. These calls are free to join. Please click here to register.