Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) a couple of days ago has broken two of its own records in the most recent Express Entry draw! This draw took place on April 12, 2017 and it saw more Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates in the Express Entry pool than any other draw since the Express Entry system was first introduced back in January, 2015. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score each candidate needed to be able to receive an ITA dropped to 423! This is the lowest level of points required.
Each candidate who received an ITA is now in a position to submit an application for Canadian permanent resident status. Family members of the candidate, including spouses or common-law partners, as well as dependent children, are eligible to come to Canada along with the principal applicant. IRCC aims to process the submitted applications within six months.
In order for a candidate to be in a position to receive an ITA, he/she must first meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs belonging in the Express Entry system:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
After the candidates enter the pool, they get their respective CRS score. Essential factors such as their status information, education, language ability, work experience etc. calculate their final score. Their final score determines their ranking in the pool.
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