First Invitations To Apply issued to 779 candidates, whom had higher than 886 points under CRS.
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 will manage applications for three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
- Provinces and territories will be able to use the Express Entry system to select a portion of candidates for their Provincial Nominee Programs.
- Once been invited to apply for permanent residence, candidates will need to submit a complete application and will have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements such as health and security checks. Candidates will have up to 60 days to submit their application online.
“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.”