Express Entry 2016
2016 Express Entry Draw: 755 Invitations, Lowest CRS Score 488
(Fifteenth draw in 2016 with Comprehensive Ranking Score under 500)
July 27th 2016 - Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 16th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 39th overall, inviting 755 applicants for permanent residence. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 488 a slight increase from the previous draw. It was the 15th draw in 2016 under the Express Entry System where the lowest CRS score was under 500.
Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian immigration authorities ("CIC") on January 1, 2015 which manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program the Canada Experience Class and certain parts of the Provincial Nominee Program.
Stakeholders expect to see future CRS scores well below 500 this year to enable Canadian immigration authorities to meet targeted annual immigration levels for 2016.
What this means for employers
Employers are encouraged to consider securing an LMIA or nomination under provincial nomination programs (PNP’s) to ensure long term retention of employees.
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What this means for candidates
It is expected that the majority of applicants to be issued (ITA’s) under Canada’s Express Entry Immigration system in 2016 will require a CRS scores under 500 points, enabling a significant number of applicants to receive permanent admission to Canada without a job offer or nomination under a provincial immigration program. However, securing an approved offer of employment is highly recommended.
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