the CanadaVisa Team - 08 September, 2015
The sixteenth draw for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry selection systemhas been performed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on September 8, 2015. A total of 1,517Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 459 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
This draw from the Express Entry pool marks the seventh draw in succession in which a number of candidates without a qualifying job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certificate were selected. It is also the seventh draw in a row in which more than 1,400 candidates were selected.This is also the first Express Entry draw that was not made on a Friday.
The recent trends in Express Entry have also seen draws being performed more regularly than earlier in the year. This is likely to continue, with CIC having recently stated in a mid-year Express Entry report that ‘Future rounds from the Express Entry pool will become the main source of applications to meet annual Canadian immigration levels targets.’
Click here to read more about that report.
In addition, an increasing number of Canadian provinces having introduced Express Entry streams as part of their Provincial Nominee Programs, with candidates in the Express Entry pool are seeing an increasing number of options and opportunities for obtaining the all-important Invitation to Apply. The provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, have all introduced such streams in recent weeks and months. These enhanced Provincial Nominee Program immigration streams have all been covered in-depth by CICnews.com in recent weeks:
If a candidate in the pool obtains a qaulifying job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certifate, he or she is awarded 600 CRS points and will receive an invitation to apply at a subsequent draw from the pool. Many candidates invited to apply this time around had applied for an received such a nomination from a Canadian province.
Eligible candidates may submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked according to the CRS. The government of Canada selects the top-ranked candidates on a priority basis when it performs one of its frequent draws from the pool. Candidates who are issued an invitation to apply for permanent residence then have 60 days to submit a complete e-application, from which point the government of Canada aims to process the application within six months. A number of early applicants have had their applications processed in under half that time.
Express Entry quick facts, from January 1 to September 8 (All dates are for 2015)
|Date when Invitations To Apply Were Issued||Number of Invitations Issued||Minimum CRS Points Required||Program Specified|
|First Express Entry Draw||January 31, 2015||779||886||All Programs|
|Second Express Entry Draw||February 7, 2015||779||818||All Programs|
|Third Express Entry Draw||February 20, 2015||849||808||Canadian Experience Class|
|Fourth Express Entry Draw||February 27, 2015||1,187||735||All Programs|
|Fifth Express Entry Draw||March 20, 2015||1,620||481||All Programs|
|Sixth Express Entry Draw||March 27, 2015||1,637||453||All Programs|
|Seventh Express Entry Draw||April 10, 2015||925||469||All Programs|
|Eighth Express Entry Draw||April 17, 2015||715||453||All Programs|
|Ninth Express Entry Draw||May 22, 2015||1,361||755||All Programs|
|Tenth Express Entry Draw||June 12, 2015||1,501||482||All Programs|
|Eleventh Express Entry Draw||June 27, 2015||1,575||469||All Programs|
|Twelfth Express Entry Draw||July 10, 2015||1,516||463||All Programs|
|Thirteenth Express Entry Draw||July 17, 2015||1,581||451||All Programs|
|Fourteenth Express Entry Draw||August 7, 2015||1,402||471||All Programs|
|Fifteenth Express Entry Draw||August 21, 2015||1,523||456||All Programs|
|Sixteenth Express Entry Draw||September 8, 2015||1,517||459||All Programs|