canada Express Entry Pool

Report Reveals Insights from the Express Entry Pool
The majority of Express Entry candidates who were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in 2016 had a core Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score below 450 — the lowest cut-off threshold of any draw over the first two years of Express Entry — and more than one quarter of all invited candidates had a core CRS score below 350. Core CRS indicates a candidate’s score without the additional points for a provincial nomination, a job offer, or education obtained in Canada.
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May 4 Express Entry Draw: CRS Cut-Off Threshold of 423
A total of 3,796 candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in a draw that took place on May 4, 2017. Each invited candidate this time around had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 423 or higher.
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Canada Lifts Visa Requirement for Eligible Romanians, Bulgarians, and Brazilians
As of May 1, 2017, eligible citizens of Romania, Bulgaria, and Brazil are no longer required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) if they are flying to Canada. Travelers from these countries who have held a Canadian visitor visa in the past 10 years, or who currently hold a valid United States visitor visa, must instead apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in order to enter Canada by air for a short visit, generally of up to six months, such as for a business visit or a vacation.
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CanadaVisa News Briefs for May, 2017
  • 3,796 Invitations to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence Issued in May 4 Express Entry Draw
  • Maximum Age of Dependent Children to be Raised to 21 and Under
  • Eligible Brazilians, Bulgarians, Romanians Now Able to Fly to Canada Without a Visa
  • Intake Limit Reached for Ontario’s International Masters Graduate Stream
  • Ontario Resumes Accepting Applications for Masters and PhD Graduate Streams
  • Canada Removes Conditional Permanent Residence Provision
  • Foreign Workers in New Brunswick May Now Apply to Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • Nova Scotia Reports on ‘Remarkable Year’ for Immigration to the Province
  • Ontario Targeting New Religious Worker Immigrants

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CanadaVisa Social: 1 Million Followers on Facebook!
This is a momentous occasion for the CanadaVisa Social community — we’ve passed one million likes and followers on Facebook! We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who contribute to our growing community. But that’s not all — we also bring you the latest breaking news and updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you or your friends and family are thinking of working, studying, and settling in Canada, join us today to make your dream to come to Canada a reality.