First Invitations To Apply issued to 779 candidates, whom had higher than 886 points under CRS.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has conducted the first draw from the Express Entry pool. during the final week of January.
Number of Invitations To Apply
For the purposes of paragraph 10.2(1)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the number of invitations that may be issued during the period beginning on January 31, 2015 and ending on February 1, 2015 is 779.
Candidates who have been assigned a total of 886 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System, received invitations to apply for permanent residence.
“Express Entry is already getting impressive results in its first month. The fact that everyone who was invited to apply for permanent residence in this round of invitations already has a valid job offer or provincial nomination shows that Express Entry is working to fill Canada’s existing labour market gaps.” Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister said, “With Express Entry, highly skilled candidates with a high chance of success in Canada are invited to apply for permanent residence, bringing them to Canada more quickly and easily than ever before.”
To find out if you qualify under Express Entry, please fill out our free online evaluation today.
Nova Scotia Office of Immigration(NSOI) announced a stream under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program called the Nove Scotia Demand: Express Entry , which allows NSOI to select candidates for Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry system under certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination, to meet the current economic situation of the Nova Scotia labour market needs..
There are two categories under the Nove Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream:
- Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia – with a permanent full-time job offer (NOC 0, A or B) from a Nova Scotia employer.
- Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation – with at least one year of continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last five years in one of the opportunity occupations.
NSNP Opportunity Occupations List
Minimum Requirements including:
If you are interested in applying to the Nove Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, use our online tool to assess your eligibility, or contact us for more information.
The Province of Saskatchewan launched new category under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) called Saskatchewan Express Entry Sub-Category. this new category allows the SINP to nominate individuals that are in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry Pool with eligibility to successfully establish and integrate into Saskatchewan’s labour market and community.
Minimum requirements including：
- Successfully submitted Express Entry Profile, received an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
- Meet a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program point assessment grid.
- Provide valid language test results that match the language level that declared in Express Entry Profile.
- Have at least 1-year post-secondary education which is comparable to Canadian Education System
- Work Experience
- At least one year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession, or
- At least two-year work experience in a skilled trade in the past 5 years, or
- At least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades). This work experience must be in a high skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A” or “B”) that is considered to be in-demand in Saskatchewan. The following occupations are considered in-demand.
If you are interested in applying to the Saskatchewan Express Entry sub-category, use our online tool to assess your eligibility, or contact us for more information.
If you want to apply under Canada’s new skilled immigrant intake System. You will need to submit your language proficiency in English and/or French. You will need to meet the minimum language levels, which are different depending on the program you are qualified under.
Federal Skilled Worker Program
You will need to meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)7 in English or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC)7 in French for your first official language in listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities.
Canadian Experience Class
The Language level you need will depend on the group the job is classified in under the National Occupation Classification System (NOC).
- If your skilled work experience in Canada is in a job under NOC 0 or A, the minimum level is CLB7 (English) or NCLC 7 (French)
- If your skilled work experience in Canada is in a job under NOC B, the minimum level is CLB5 (English) or NCLC5 (French)
Federal Skilled Trades Program
The minimum language level under the Federal Skilled Trades Program is:
- CLB5 (English) or NCLC5 (French) for Speaking and Listening abilities, and
- CLB4 (English) or NCLC4 (French) for Reading and Writing abilities
How to meet the language requirements for Express Entry
Higher Points, Higher Chance
Though under the Express Entry, candidates will be able to complete the profile when meeting the minimum language requirements. However, inside the Express Entry Pool, candidates do need to rank against each other. CIC will pick qualified individuals with higher score according to CRS, which means a higher points will get the candidates stronger possibility to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA). In order to rank higher in the pool, we suggest candidates to attempt the highest Language test results as possible.
For more information, please contact us.
Language Levels – What’s CLB ?
CLB stands for the Canadian Language Benchmarks, is used in Canada to guide the teaching and assessment of Language levels in Canada.
The benchmarks are organized in 3 stages and 12 levels. The benchmarks describe tasks that people can do in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The CLB’s 12 benchmarks are divided into 3 parts: Stage I: Basic Proficiency; Stage II: Intermediate Proficiency; and Stage III: Advanced Proficiency. The CLB cover four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. There is also a French version of the CLB.
Test score equivalency chart
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General Training
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) – General 2014 Test score equivalency chart for reports issued on or after April 1, 2014
Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) General — Test score equivalency chart
Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) – Test score equivalency chart for reports issued on or after April 1, 2014