Express Entry

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Express Entry in Ontario – Cut-off scores as low as 350 and candidates targeted in this draw were required to have a job offer in Ontario

A new targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream on August 9 issued 947 invitations to Express Entry candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 350. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program says the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score range for this latest draw was 350 to 439 and those issued Notifications of … Continue reading

ICT Immigrants in Ontario – Prioritized under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26

Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with work experience in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) are being prioritized for immigration by the province of Ontario, under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26. The update to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) concerns the Human Capital … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – The first 15 Express Entry draws of 2017 (47,876) exceed by far those of 2016 (16,033)

The first 15 Express Entry draws of 2017 have seen 47,876 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates in the pool. This number far exceeds the 16,033 ITAs issued over the first fifteen draws of 2016, and also surpasses the total number of candidates invited in all of 2016. Seven of the 15 Express Entry … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Express Entry’s early results

The adoption of an EOI system in Canada and other destinations is the latest development in these countries’ continuous process of review—and reform—of skilled labour immigration systems. The goal is to improve how these systems respond to local demand and contribute to the successful socioeconomic integration of new residents. Progress is measured by monitoring the … Continue reading

Canada – How Express Entry works, and early results

Unlike earlier points-based systems, CRS does not automatically designate all those who have reached a certain threshold score as eligible for admission. Instead, Express Entry applies a dynamic ranking and management system: only a small group of top-ranking individuals in the pool at a time are issued an invitation to apply (ITA) by Immigration, Refugees, … Continue reading

Express Entry in Canada – It worths it for a “higher calibre of immigrant” Minister says

One government minister has urged employers to include the new Express Entry immigration program in their HR strategies – saying it offers access to highly-skilled and highly sought-after applicants. “If you can’t find a Canadian to do the job, you can come to us and apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment and recruit someone … Continue reading

Canada’s Express Entry – A slow start

After the first five months it’s clear the new PR process has missed the mark on all three of its goals. Worse, the new program has created some unintended consequences.  First, the application system is restrictive and leaves little room for discretion. With only an e-mail address for inquiries, no one is available to talk … Continue reading

Express Entry in Canada – There are problems

In April 10, 2015, three foreign nationals became the first permanent residents (PRs) under Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) new Express Entry system. In Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s related announcement, it indicates that two of the three new PRs were international students who qualified under the Canadian Experience Class category, touting this as evidence of … Continue reading

Express Entry in Canada – A downward trend in qualifying scores

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has completed another round of draws from the new Express Entry pool.  The draw, completed on March 28, 2015 resulted in 1,637 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence.  The lowest qualifying score was 453. Express Entry is Canada’s new immigration application management system. Candidates are awarded points meant to measure … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Express Entry: two months into the launch

We are two months into the launch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (“CIC”) Express Entry system for managing certain applications for permanent residence. The new system has come under serious fire and there is pressure on the government from the Canadian Bar Association and affected stakeholders to change the way the system works and impacts … Continue reading

High-skilled Foreign Workers in Canada – Express Entry could change things

Some employers fear Americans working in Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement, foreign nationals who have transferred to a Canadian branch and international youth working in Canada could be sideswiped by rules under the new express entry system that starts Jan. 1. New regulations suggest employers who want to offer permanent jobs to high-skilled … Continue reading

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