Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system

Recently the 12th draw was made for Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada under Express Entry Program. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration as per section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) provides the annexed Ministerial Instructions with regards to ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR under the Express Entry System July 10, 2015.

The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points needed by candidates to be given an invitation to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration has decrease for the third time in just over a month.

The 9th draw, on May 22, had a cut-off of 755 points, while the 11th in late June required 469 points. The most recent Express Entry draws mark the first time in which three such draws have taken place and the CRS points requirement has decreased for each consecutive draw. However these news has been warmly welcomed by candidates who have been given a considerable number of CRS points for their core human capital factors, which consist of, age, work experience, level of education and language skill, as well as those who have effectively obtained a qualifying job offer of approved employment or an improved provincial nomination certificate.

Criteria for getting invitation to Express Entry Pool – 12th draw

Below are the vitals things to be considered for given ITA to the chosen candidates, as per the designated authorities:

Number of Invitations

The number of invitations that may be issued for the duration of period starting July 10, 2015 and ending July 11, 2015 is 1,516 as per the Paragraph 10.2 (1) (b), of the IRPA.

Required Rank

The Foreign nationals who, on July 10, 2015 at 23:59:57 UTC, have been allocated /given a total of 463 points or more, under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014 and as revised from time to time needs to be invited to apply for permanent residence.

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