On July 13 in the latest Express Entry draw, the number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required by candidates for immigration to Canada remained steady at 482. A total of 747 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency.
In the previous draw, on June 29, candidates were also required to have 482 CRS points in order to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. The draw before, which was held on June 15, had a CRS threshold of 488. Candidates you were invited to apply over the past months remained steadily at around 740 – 800 per draw. The CRS requirements has not increased over past few draws, in actual fact it decreased about a month ago making it much easier for candidates.
Candidates who have been issued an Invitation to Apply are given the opportunity to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence. Along with their application, they will be able to add accompanying family members, including spouses or common law partners and children for Canada immigration along with the primary applicant.
More about Express Entry
Introduced in January 1, 2015, Express Entry is Canada’s immigration management system for the federal economic programs, mainly: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and the Canadian Experience Class.
How it Works
Eligible candidates may submit a profile into the Express Entry pool where there are ranked according to the CRS system. The government of Canada will then select the top-ranked candidates on a priority basis when it performs one of its frequent draws from the pool. Once candidates have been selected for the invitation to apply for permanent residence, they have60 days to submit a completed e-application. The government of Canada will then process the application within six months of submitting the application.
Express Entry Facts, from January 1, 2015 to July 13, 2016
- Launch date: January 1, 2015
- First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
- Most recent draw from the pool: July 13, 2016
- Minimum CRS points necessary for selection in any one draw: 450 (September 18, 2015 & October 2, 2015)
- Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 1,637 (March 27, 2015)
- Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 715 (April 17, 2015)
- Largest decrease in CRS points necessary between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
- Smallest decrease in CRS points necessary between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
- Largest increase in CRS points necessary between two consecutive draws: 302 (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
- Smallest increase in CRS points necessary between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
- Longest gap between two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
- Shortest gap between two consecutive draws: 7 days (on seven occasions)
- Total number of ITAs issued since system was launched: 47,096
- Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 16,033
- Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
The CRS assesses the profile of information the candidates submit including skills, work experience, language ability, education and other factors. These factors all play a role in economic success for immigrants in Canada. Additional points will be awarded tocandidates who already have a job offer before immigrating.