Latest Express Entry Draw Brings Total to 75,300 Invited to Canada
Thousands have already secured their places among the 1 million newcomers set to call Canada home by 2021.
3,600 skilled workers received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the latest Express Entry draw held on November 13.
Canada has already invited 75,300 Express Entry candidates so far in 2019.
With higher targets set by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) it seems as though Canada is well within the range of breaking last year’s invitation record of 89,800. At this rate, the IRCC could stand to reach a new record of ITAs issued in 2019.
Various immigration programs have been created to help tackle the current labour gap. These immigration systems and programs have helped to speed up the visa application process as well as make it more accessible to immigration applicants, reducing processing times to as little as 6 months.
The Express Entry system allows applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residence through one of 3 federal programs: The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSTP), the Canada Experience Class (CEC) or the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
This draw had a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score of 472, which is 3 points down from last months draw. Canadian businesses need immigrant workers, and the best part about applying through the Express Entry system is that these businesses can select suitable applicants’ profiles from the draw pools, increasing your chance of getting permanent residence in Canada.
Companies are also more likely to choose profiles of applicants who use a paid Canadian immigration service rather than that of a candidate who has applied on their own, as this guarantees that the documents submitted have been verified.
Keep reading to find out how you too could be jetting off to live in one of the most dynamic and multicultural countries in the world.
The Express Entry System
More than 50 percent of immigrants in Canada are skilled workers, invited to apply for permanent residence through one of the Federal Skilled Worker Programs. These federal immigration programs are managed by the Express Entry System. This system was created to make the immigration process more streamlined and efficient and has successfully reduced processing times to roughly 6 months, sometimes even less.
Applicants are required to meet certain basic requirements based on the following factors, to be considered eligible:
- Language ability;
- Family members;
- Work experience; and
- Details of job offer(if applicable)
These details are used to create an online profile which is valid for 1 year. Express Entry draws take place every 2 weeks where your profile will be ranked according to your CRS score and those with the highest scores will receive an ITA to apply for permanent residence. If you are not successful, your profile will remain in the draw pool - so there will be no need to reapply for every draw. You can, however, continue to improve your CRS score after you have completed your profile and in this way increase your chances of securing permanent residence in Canada.
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 see whether or not they can apply for one of 70 immigration programs, visas and streams. Once we know which options you can apply for, you can then confidently select your preferred immigration program and your designated consultant will ensure that all your documents are completed accurately and submitted on time.
Applying with our services essentially removes all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and with our high success rate you can rest assured that your application is in good hands as you gain express entry into Canada.
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