Canadian Immigration authorities conducted this year’s 21st round of invitations on September 6, 2017. They sent out Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Residence to a total of 2,772 applicants with a score of 435 or more in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This is the 6th draw to take place since the changes to the CRS on June 6, affecting scores for those who either have siblings in Canada, or an ability to speak French.
Since its launch in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over 43,000 economic immigrants through the Express Entry system. A total of 66,549 ITAs have been issued so far in 2017, far more than were issued last year.
The Express Entry system is a fast-track system for immigration for highly skilled workers and students. The skills and abilities of a candidate are assessed based on a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) where the Canadian government assesses the applicants and awards scores. Canadian employers and provincial governments across Canada have access to the profiles. The best candidates are invited by the Federal government to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The system targets and gives permanent residency status to applicants who can contribute to the economic growth of Canada.
The good news for aspiring applicants is that the expected CRS score for an applicant to be issued an ITA under Canada’s Express Entry Immigration system in 2017 is less than 450 points. Therefore, enabling a considerable number of applicants the chance to receive permanent resident status in Canada.
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