October 12th, 2016 – Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,518 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada through Express Entry. This was a jump of 230 invitations from the last round. The lowest qualifying score increased slightly to 484 points from 483 in the last round.
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.
Upcoming Green and Spiegel Webinar Thursday October 27th, 2016
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 October 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:
Shannon Kampf, LL.B
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.