Thousands had a little something extra to celebrate this Easter. Canada continued to invite skilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada by applying for their Canadian Visa through the ever-popular Express Entry system.
In this week’s draws, the Canadian government invited 3,900 applicants with Express Entry profiles affiliated with the Provincial Nominee Program as well as the Canadian Experience Class, which are 2 of the programs managed by the Express Entry system.
The Express Entry system was originally introduced to help speed up the application process. Usually, applying for a Canadian visa can be quite a long process, taking anywhere from 12 – 18 months depending on your immigration program, your work experience whether or not you have a job offer as well as other factors specific to your application. Express Entry, however, can take as little as 4 – 8 months and is one of the quickest ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada.
Express Entry is a points-based system designed to measure your ability to fill the current labour gap that Canada is facing due to earlier retirement and job creation in emerging markets. Your application will be ranked against others in weekly draws based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those with the highest CRS or PR (permanent residence) scores will receive an Invitation to Apply(ITA) for permanent residence.
In the past two draws, that took place on April 9:
- 606 candidates with CRS scores of 698 and above and applications linked to PNPs; and
- 3,294 Canadian Experience Class candidates with CRS scores of just 464,
received ITAs to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
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