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BREAKING: IRCC holds first-ever Express Entry STEM draw

IRCC has issued a second round of Express Entry invitations this week.  This time, it was for candidates who are eligible for category-based selection in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. In total, 500 candidates were invited. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 486. This draw was expected as last week IRCC announced that the first-ever […]

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BREAKING: Canada holds first-ever category-based Express Entry draw for healthcare workers

IRCC has invited 500 healthcare workers under the new Express Entry category-based selection draws. Candidates required a minimum comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score of 476. This is the very first category-based selection draw since the six new categories were announced on May 31. A second round, inviting 1,500 workers to apply, will take place on July […]

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IRCC confirms IT glitch affecting Express Entry candidates

System problems occurring since the implementation of NOC 2021 are having an impact on Express Entry candidates. In an email to CIC News, an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) spokesperson has confirmed that there have been IT issues in the Express Entry system following the implementation of National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021. This includes Express Entry candidates who are in […]

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Express Entry candidates will be impacted by NOC changes implemented today

IRCC is switching to the NOC 2021 system today. Here’s what you need to know before that change takes effect. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be transitioning to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today, a change that has been in the works since the announcement on July 27. This move will cause […]

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Canada continues to increase ITAs in the latest Express Entry draw

IRCC invites candidates in fifth all-program draw since July Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its fifth all-program Express Entry draw since July 6. IRCC issued 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA) and the Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off was 516. Express Entry is one of Canada’s main immigration pathways for skilled newcomers. There was no program specified for this draw […]

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Canadian immigration: How to improve your Express Entry CRS score

Express Entry candidates may be able to maximize their CRS score and improve their chance of getting an ITA. A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is the most influential factor in receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system. Put simply, candidates with the highest CRS scores are the most likely to get an […]

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Canada holds fourth all-program Express Entry draw since July

IRCC is inviting more Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence Canada has held its fourth all-program Express Entry draw since July 6. IRCC issued 2,250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off was 525. Express Entry is one of Canada’s most popular immigration pathways for skilled newcomers. There was no program specified […]

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Canada plans to hold targeted Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC expects to implement Express Entry reforms in the first quarter of next year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is planning to start holding Express Entry draws for candidates based on labour market goals in the first quarter of 2023, a spokesperson says. The recently passed Bill C-19 allows the immigration minister to invite Express Entry candidates based on criteria that […]

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