Canada has issued ITAs (Invitations to Apply) to a total of 3,035 candidates for permanent residence in the latest draw from the Express Entry pool, which took place on 23 August.
Invited to apply were candidates with 434 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points and above when the draw took place.
The draw that took place on 23 August was the third Express Entry draw in August, and they are the fifth since changes were implemented to the CRS in early June.
Candidates, who have been invited, have to submit a complete application along with supporting documents in 90 days to obtain permanent residence. Besides the primary applicant, his/her spouse or common-law partner and dependent children could also be included on the application.
With the latest draw, the total number of ITAs issued until now in 2017 is 63,777, which surpasses the total issued in entire 2016. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all ITAs, which were issued since the launch of Express Entry in January 2015, were issued in 2017 alone.
Referring to the diversity of candidates who were beneficiaries of the latest draw, CIC News quotes David Cohen, an immigration attorney, as saying that preparation was the decisive factor in all scenarios. To be ready for applying immediately after receipt of an invitation is also a very important component of the immigration process to Canada via Express Entry during all the focus on getting an invitation, Cohen adds.
He said that for individuals who have not yet generated an Express Entry profile, the first step involves getting an in-depth assessment for their eligibility to enter the candidates’ pool. It is only then that they can lay a roadmap to achieve successfully their goal of immigrating to Canada.