It’s that time of the month again, where Canada invites thousands of people to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry!
The Express Entry system has gained significant traction since it was first introduced in 2015. Its popularity is not only due to the fact that it has made visa applications so accessible but that it processes applications in as little as 6 months!
In the latest Provincial Nominee Program or PNP-linked Express Entry draw, held on June 10, 341 candidates received coveted Provincial Nominations (PNs) to apply for permanent residence, with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), or as its more commonly known PR, scores as low as 743. This may seem high, but seeing as a PN is worth 600 points, it meant that applicants only need an extra 143 human capital points to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency. All of Canada’s provinces and territories have been having regular draws, inviting over 2,000 lucky applicants to apply to immigrate to Canada since the beginning of May.
The latest Canada Experience Class (CEC) Express Entry draw, invited an incredible 3,559 applicants who had scores of 437 or higher, the lowest the CEC has seen since 2017. This brought the total to yet another 3,900 successful applicants who have received ITAs this month!
With 340,000 newcomers set to get ITAs for permanent residence by the end of 2020 and 1 million by 2022, the Canadian government seems to be pressing forward with the processing of visa applications.
Need more information about how the Express Entry system works? Simply visit our blog here for answers to all you Express Entry FAQs or click the link below and complete our contact form to speak to one of our trusted visa consultants and start your evaluation or keep reading for more information about how we can help you apply for Canadian permanent residency in 2020.
Do I Qualify for PNP or CEC Express Entry?
Express Entry is a system designed to help fast track the visa application process through 3 federal economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trade Program
- Canada Experience Class.
is for foreign workers who are highly-skilled, usually with university degrees, diplomas or certificates, and work in professions such as management, medical or tech jobs, whereas the Federal Skilled Trade Program is for those with work experience and qualifications in trade jobs such as welders, electricians or butchers.
The Canada Experience Class, on the other hand, are for highly-skilled foreign workers with previous Canadian work experience. Although Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are not managed by the Express Entry system, 11 of Canada’s provinces and territories have at least one Express Entry-linked PNP immigration stream, which gives provincial governments the ability to select applicants that are suited to their specific labour needs and nominate them to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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How CanadianVisa Can Help You Find Success
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.
When you apply for Canadian permanent residency with our services you essentially remove 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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