An Invitation to Apply has been issued to 3,796 candidates under the Express Entry pool in the latest draw that was held on 4th May, 2017 by the immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. All prospective candidates with a cumulative score of 423 or above under the CRS are now applicable to apply for the Canadian PR status. Even though the minimum score requirement was much higher in the draw that took place previously, a lot more invitations have been issued this time.
A total of 39,796 Invitations to apply have been issued in 2017, so far. This is much higher than the number of invitations that were issued in 2016. All the candidates who have received an invitation in this draw can now apply for the Canadian PR status to the federal government. Additionally, the primary applicant can bring along family members, including spouse, common-law partners and dependent children. The authorities guarantee a completion for submitted applications within 6 months’ time. Since the beginning of 2017, the CRS requirements have significantly dropped where as the number of invitations to Apply have significantly increased.
Express Entry Process:
For an individual to receive an Invitation to Apply in an Express Entry draw, individuals are first required to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Upon entering the pool, candidates are assigned a CRS score based on factors including civil status information, education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. This score determines their ranking in the pool. During periodic draws, IRCC issues ITAs to the highest-ranking candidates. Those candidates who receive an ITA may submit an application for Canadian permanent resident status.
The fact that the number of ITA’s is on a rise is great news for prospective candidates under the varying schemes. If you too are a prospective candidate or planning to apply, it’s the right time to get the maximum benefits and gear up for a new life in Canada. The country has been welcoming a large number of immigrants and with all the new norms and rules in place, more and more people can hope for a better quality of life in the flourishing country of Canada.