Express Entry: 2,750 ITAs issued with 439 CRS score
Today's Express Entry draw saw 2,750 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence who had a score of 439+. In 2017, 79,205 people were selected in Express Entry system, under the Federal Skilled Worker program.
The ideal candidate under Express Entry (from outside Canada) has a score of 415+, which requires the following:
1) At least a Bachelor's degree (or 3 year diploma)
2) Age: 34 and younger OR between 34 - 38 ( and having 2 degrees)
3) At least 1 year of Skilled Work Experience (NOC 0, A or B)
4) IELTS score: 8 in listening and 7s in the other 3 areas of IELTS (or higher)
To calculate your Express Entry score, use our Express Entry CRS Calculator. Candidates with a score of at least 400 points are strong candidates and encouraged to apply. If you don't score enough points, you may be eligible to apply to a PNP program based on an In-Demand Occupation. Candidates who are granted a PNP nomination are awarded 600 points to add to their Express Entry score, guaranteeing to be selected to apply for PR. If you are currently not eligible to apply or not a strong candidate based on a low CRS score, you may consider studying in Canada as a pathway to PR.
Start the immigration process now without delay- it can take between 2 to 3 months to enter the candidate pool. Enter the pool before the start of 2018 to benefit by the lower scores at the beginning of the year.