If you are looking to immigrate to Canada, now would be the best time to apply. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) has seen yet another decrease in the number of points required for candidates in the Express Entry pool to be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. In previous Express Entry Draws, a candidate was required to have at least 534 CRS points, but according to the last draw that had taken place on May 18th, the CRS point requirement was set at 484.
The decrease in the latest Express Entry draw was the eleventh to take place this year so far and a total of 763 candidates were issued an ITA following the draw. These candidates are now able to apply for permanent residence in Canada, along with their spouses, children, family members and other kin that they would like to bring along. All applications need to submit within 60 days of the ITA and thereafter the Canadian government will process it within the space of 6 months (approximately).
In total, the Express Entry system has issued 44,062 ITA’s since its launch in 2015 with 31,063 issued for the year. 2016 has already seen 12,999 invitations issued since the beginning of the year. The Express Entry system is therefore the easiest and most efficient way to immigrate to Canada as it caters for most of the country’s federal economic immigration programs namely, the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class.