Express Entry Canada


Canadian Immigration has conducted the 19th round of invitations under Express Entry, inviting 1502 applicants for permanent residence.  The lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) was 489 an increase from the two previous draws. Through October 23rd 2015, CIC conducted 19 draws, issuing 24,999 invitations to apply for permanent residence.

Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
• the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
• the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
• the Canadian Experience Class.
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs.
The Express Entry system has two steps:

Step 1) Potential candidates complete an online Express Entry profile Potential candidates will complete an online Express Entry profile.
This is a secure form that they will use to provide information about their:
• skills,
• work experience,
• language ability,
• education, and
• other details that will help us assess them.
Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs listed above will be accepted into a pool of candidates. Anyone who does not already have a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if you need one), or a nomination from a province or territory, must register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. Job Bank will help connect Express Entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada. For a job offer to be valid in Express Entry and receive points, employers will need an LMIA from ESDC. The LMIA process ensures employers have made an effort to hire Canadians and permanent residents for available jobs. There will be no LMIA fee for permanent resident applications.

Step 2) The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence Candidates will be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System.
Points are awarded using the information in their profile. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply.
Candidates will be awarded points for:
• a job offer, and/or
• a nomination from a province or territory, and/or
• skills and experience factors.
A candidate can get additional points for:
• a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment, or
• a nomination by a province or territory
These additional points will make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply at the next eligible round of invitations. If someone is invited to apply, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times.

Details of Express Entry Draws conducted so far:

Draws Draw Date CRS Cut Off ITAs Issued
1st 31st Jan 2015 886 779
2nd 7th Feb 2015 818 779
3rd 20th Feb 2015 808 849
4th 27th Feb 2015 735 1187
5th 20th Mar 2015 481 1620
6th 27th Mar 2015 453 1637
7th 11th Apr 2015 469 925
8th 17th Apr 2015 453 715
 9th     22 May 2014 755 1361
10th   17 June 2015  482 1501
11th 26 June 2015 469 1575
12th 10 July 2015 463 1516
13th 17th July 2015 451 1581
14th 7th August 2015 471 1402
15th 21st August 2015 456 1,523
16th 8th September 2015 459 1,517
17th 18th September 2015 450 1545
18th 2nd October 2015 450 1530
19th 23rd October 2015 489 1502

 If you have already submitted your Express Entry profile, we can help you improve your ranking. Call us 604 518 5974 / 604 503 1344 Or email us