Record Number of Invitations Issued By Canadian Immigration
February 9, 2021
Express Entry draw #137 just set the record for the most invitations to apply for permanent residency ever issued in a single draw by the Canadian Immigration department. The department shows no signs of slowing down as the qualifying CRS score was lowered to 470 for the draw, allowing a significantly larger number of candidates to make the cut. The number of invitations issued was exactly 1000 more than the first draw of February’s already large number of 3,500 invitations. The next draw at the beginning of March will see a lot more hopeful candidates completing their Express Entry applications as they prepare for a new life in Canada. If you are a skilled foreigner or have a depth of experience in one of Canada’s in demand fields, you may be eligible for express entry.
What is Express EntryTrain-to-Canada-Express-Entry[/caption] The Express Entry System is a program instituted by the Canadian Immigration department in order to facilitate the process of immigrating skilled and experienced individuals to Canada as efficiently as possible. To apply for express entry you will need to create an online profile which will enter you into the Express Entry pool of candidates. Individuals are offered invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada based on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) in a bi-monthly draw.
Comprehensive Ranking ScoreThe following factors are important and counted toward your CRS:
- You can score up to 600 points based on your skills experience, your spouse or common law partners skills and experience and the transferability of these.
- A Canadian post secondary qualification
- A job offer from a Canadian employer
- A nomination from a province or community under the PNP program
- A sibling who is already a permanent resident of Canada
- French fluency