86, 023 Canada PR invites were offered in the bustling year 2017 that was more than double of 2016 with 33,782 invites. Thus it was really a busy year for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada with its highly active Express entry draws.
Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada led the front at the national level for welcoming skilled immigrants to Canada. Canada endorsed the message of opportunity and inclusivity all throughout the year. This was applicable to both the provincial and federal levels.
Express Entry system created all the big immigration stories for 2017, as quoted by the CIC News.
The year 2017 witnessed the real potential of Express entry. 86, 023 Canada PR invites were offered to overseas immigrants via 3 categories of the Express entry. This is more than twice of the ITAs offered in 2016 with 33, 782.
Based on the CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System scores of the applicants in the Express entry pool, ITAs are offered by IRCC. The points are offered based on the criterions ranging from English language proficiency to Education.
There was a steep hike in the number of ITAs for Canada PR offered to overseas immigrants in 2017. This corresponded with a decrease in threshold CRS scores when compared with the previous year. In 2016 lowest CRS score was 453. In 2017, scores in the range of 440 to 430 were most common. Exceptional low scores of 413 and 415 were also witnessed in 2017.
The decrease CRS scores threshold was also due to a change introduced by IRCC in 2016 November. The number of points offered for a job offer was reduced from 600 to a range between 200 and 50 points.
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