(Thirteenth successive draw with Comprehensive Ranking Score under 600)
December 4th 2015 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 22nd round of invitations under Express Entry, inviting 1451 applicants for permanent residence. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) was 461. It was the thirteenth successive draw under the Express Entry System with a CRS score under 600 and the seventeenth draw where the lowest CRS score was under 600.
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 certain parts of the Provincial Nominee Program.
Through December 4th 2015, CIC conducted 22 draws, issuing 29,515 invitations to apply for permanent residence.
The latest draw closely follows the previous draw held only one week earlier. It is the first time that two express entry draws were held in two consecutive weeks. This suggests that the remaining inventory of applications under the previous system is being steadily reduced. Stakeholders expect to see future declines in the Comprehensive Ranking Score to enable Canadian immigration authorities to meet targeted annual immigration levels. Annual immigration levels for 2016 are expected to be released in the near future.
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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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 2015 and 2016 will require a CRS score of well below 600 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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