In the recent Express Entry draw, held on September 4, Canada invited 3,600 newcomers to apply for permanent residence.
Applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 463 and above received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence.
This week’s draw is the 17th to take place in 2019, bringing this year’s total amount of immigrants receiving ITAs to an impressive 59,800.
The Express Entry system, which started in 2015, was designed to streamline and speed up the immigration process. Since its addition to the Canadian immigration system, applicants are finding it much easier and more accessible to apply to live, work and study in Canada.
The Canadian Government’s initiative to address the current shortage in the country’s labour force has been hugely successful, and it seems as though the admissions target of inviting over 1 million newcomers to Canada by 2021 will not only be achieved but surpassed.
Express Entry System
The Express Entry is a system rather than a program, managing all applications submitted via any of the categories and streams that fall under the following 3 Federal Immigration Programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Express Entry draws usually take place every 2 weeks and are point based, designed to select the most suitable candidates applying for permanent residence in Canada. Candidates are scored based on factors such as age, employment history and educational qualifications according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest ranking applicants are then selected from the draw pool and receive ITAs to apply for permanent residency.
Your Express Entry profile is valid for 1 year, which means that you have an average of 24 chances to be entered into draws. Having an Express Entry profile also allows provinces that have Provincial Immigration Programs linked to the Express Entry System, to select your profile from the draw pool and issue a provincial nomination. Having a provincial nomination means that you will get an extra 600 points to add to your CRS score, which basically guarantees receiving an ITA.
We also recommend that you apply as early as possible as candidates with the same CRS score will go into a tie break. Applying early means being selected first, essentially increasing your chances of receiving an ITA. There are, of course, multiple ways to improve your chances of success in your application for a Canadian visa, including improving your language abilities in English and French and using an accredited immigration agency.
What We Do
As an official immigration service, we offer guidance and assistance through the entire Canadian immigration process. Our certified RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are extremely knowledgeable in all Canadian immigration policies and are permitted by the Canadian government to liaise with them on the applicant's behalf. All candidates will first be evaluated to determine whether or not they are eligible for one of 70 immigration programs, visas and streams. Once eligibility has been established and you have selected your immigration program, your designated consultant will ensure that all documents are completed accurately and submitted on time.
Signing up with our service essentially removes all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and with our 90% success rate you can rest assured that your application is in good hands. So why not join the 59,800 Express Entry candidates who have already received their invitations to apply for permanent residency this year and take the next step towards making your Canadian dream come true.