April 6th 2016 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 8th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016, inviting 954 applicants for permanent residence. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score has remained at 470. It was the lowest number of invitations issued to-date, under the Express Entry system.
Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian immigration authorities (« CIC ») on January 1, 2015 which manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program, the Canada Experience Class and the Provincial Nominee Program.
Immigration authorities recently confirmed stakeholders can expect to see more frequent draws and future CRS scores well below 500 this year, to enable Canadian immigration authorities to meet targeted annual immigration levels for 2016.
What this means for candidates
It is expected that the majority of applicants to be issued (ITA’s) under Canada’s Express Entry Immigration system in 2016 will require a CRS score of well below 500 points, enabling a growing number of applicants to receive permanent admission to Canada without a job offer or nomination under a provincial immigration program.
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What this means for employers
Employers are encouraged to consider securing an LMIA or nomination under provincial nomination programs (PNP’s) to ensure long term retention of employees.
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