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27-Jul-2018

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVITED 47200 APPLICATIONS THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY FOR 2018

The Express Entry (EE) process is a three stage immigration process for an applicant who is interested in lodging Residence application to Canada for himself and family members:  

•    The first step for an applicant is to complete all the requirements and proceed with Expression of Interest (EOI) lodgment which is done online.  

•    The second step is when the applicant is selected by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) after he is assessed and has the pass mark points to be invited from the pool and is invited to lodge his Residence application with all supporting documents in order.

•    The third step will be when the applicant is found eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) and is given 60 days’ time to lodge the family application with all supporting documents in order towards obtaining Residence visa.

The Government of Canada recently invited about 3,750 applications to apply for Canadian permanent residence visas under the Express Entry draw on 25th July 2018. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score for this draw of invitation round was at 441  points.

As of date the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score one point lower than the last invitation draw which was held on 11th July 2018 with CRS cut-off points at 442.

With this fourth consecutive draw tis time with 3,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs)  provided to applicants the total for July has gone upto 7,500 Invitations from the Express Entry pool. The good news is July 2018 is far the best in terms of invitations issued by IRCC to  applicants apply under FSW.  The month of June 2018 also saw 7,500 ITAs applications issued invitation. From the time Express Entry was introduced in 2015 this has been a record-setting month with 7,500 ITAs issued.

  • 2016: Invitations to apply for the year in 2016 – 16,033 invitations were given with the target of 58,400, which was not achieved.
  • 2017: Invitations to apply for the year in 2017 -  47,876 invitations were given with the target of 71,700, which was not achieved.
  • 2018: Invitations to apply for the year 2018 has the  maximum invitations till date with 4 more months to go with the target of 74,900, and already 47,200 invitations have been given for the year 2018. 
  • 2019: IRCC has set a target for the year 2019 to issue 81,400 Invitations.   With the provincial nomination opening up this may be a doable target to be achieved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Bilimoria & Associate is specialised in Immigration visas to Canada with 23 years of experience and will be able to guide applicants on various visa types based on the eligibility.

Bilimoria & Associate liaisons with Member of Law Society of Upper Canada and Canadian Bar Association (Immigration section) (CPTLS). We can assist you with preparing a successful visa application to Canada.

Applicants can forward their resume to assess their eligibility under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class or Provincial Nominee Program and be successful in obtaining a family Immigration visa.

You can write to us to assess your eligibility at:  neville@bilimoriaassociate.com  (or) contact us +9144 28227222 28239229 / 43508191 between Monday – Saturday - 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (Lunch break: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm) to guide you and assist you in your visa application to Canada.

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