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Education Law

More chances of Selection as Express Entry CRS Points Go Down

Ahmed, a 29 year old single candidate with advanced English ability, Bachelor’s degree with no other post-secondary education credentials. He has never worked or studied in Canada but has three years of work experience abroad. He does not a job offer or a Provincial Nomination but for his other factors, he is awarded 441 CRS points, enough for him to obtain an ITA in the latest draw.

The above hypothetical scenario reveals that various background of candidates can now receive an Invitation to apply (ITA).

The 5th Express Entry draw of 2017 pleased the applicants with another record for the lowest qualifying marks ever. The applicants receiving invitation through express entry draw will have to submit the complete permanent residency visa application within 90 days of the receipt of invite from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).Below is the key information of the current EE draw:

  • The Draw is open from February 22, 2017 to February 23, 2017
  • 441 pointsor more will be required to qualify for the draw
  • A total of 3,611 candidateswill get the Canadian PR invitation in the draw.

The news further discloses that due to the improvements to the Express Entry System, CRS points decreased to some extent. Apart from that, the number of points awarded for a qualifying job offer was reduced from 600 to either 50 or 200 points, depending on the position offered. As a result, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) predicted that A reduction of points to candidates with arranged employment means the CRS cut-off will decline.’

Another contributing factor to the decrease in CRS requirement is the number of ITAs being issued.

This shows that the IRCC has been quite lenient this year on the applicants registered in express entry system.

Most of the draws this year has created new records for either qualifying marks or the number of invitations issued by IRCC.

Apply in Express Entry System to get PR visa in Canada even with low qualifying marks

You have a great opportunity if you looking ahead for Canadian immigration. As Canada has an immigration target of over 300,000 and hence, 3000 candidates have already been invited for permanent Residency Visa through Express Entry system draws.

So, if you are planning for Canada immigration and settlement, this is the time that you should coordinate with Lalani & Associates and apply for Canadian PR through Express Entry System.