Express Entry First Draw – 779 Invitations To Apply Issued

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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.

Ranking Requirements

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.


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