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U.S. & Canada Immigration Blog


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Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) has drawn applicants for the 18th time from the Express Entry pool this year. On October 2, 2015 CIC sent 1,530 invitations to apply (ITA) applicants in the Express Entry pool to become permanent residents within 6 months. On this draw specifically, candidates who scored a minimum of 450 or higher would have received an invitation to apply.

The previous draw on September 18th was the first since January 1, 2015 where applicants were selected and invited to apply without having a qualifying job offer with an LMIA confirmation.


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Canada Express Entry (EE) Program

As of January 1st, 2015 Canada will only accept applications for permanent residence through the Express Entry program. Candidates who would otherwise qualify through any of the following 3 programs will be eligible to submit an application to show their interest in obtaining permanent residence in Canada:

– Federal Skilled Workers

– Canadian Experience Class

– Provincial Nominees

The Canada Express Entry program is points based, and is incredibly confusing. There are many variables, and candidates may apply as single, or with dependents to ensure they are awarded the highest number of points. Candidates will have to pass an English language test and have their educational credentials assessed and possess at least 12 months of full time paid skilled work experience.

Candidates who have previously worked or studied in Canada will be awarded additional points. Those candidates who have arranged employment offers or have been nominated through a Provincial Nominee Program will be among those who are selected as priority.

Submit your application to Express Entry pool

Contact our office to speak with an immigration consultant to determine whether you qualify to apply, and determine the number of points you would receive under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Our immigration consultants can help you prepare your submission and represent you to ensure your properly represented.