According to a new report, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the concerned visa and immigration body of the nation, doled-out as many as 1,530 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the 18thdraw from the Express Entry Pool, on October 2.
Invites are being sent to the aspirants in the pool who have 450 or above Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. These lucky people can submit an application for Permanent Residence (PR) in the nation, with the processing times of just 6 months or even less than this.
The latest the draw signals the 9thdraw in succession in which luck smiled on many applicants, minus a qualifying employment offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certificate, and they were picked-up. The same is also the 9th draw in a chain in which over 1,400 applicants were chosen.
The preceding Express Entry draw, which occurred on September 18, brought about a historic moment in the short history of the popular and much talked about selection system for Canadian immigration, with the reason being for the very first time the CRS condition had dropped to 450.
The most new draw maintains the CRS requirement at 450, and as a result, every applicant, who gets an ITA thanks to the draw, has either gained an admission in the Express Entry pool at some or the other stage over the previous two weeks, or improved his CRS tally during that time.
In the backdrop of a growing figure of Canadian provinces having begun Express Entry classes as part of their Provincial Nominee Programmes (PNPs), aspirants in the Express Entry Pool have managed to make the most of breaks for making their position better and getting the all-crucial ITA.
These Canadian provinces, namely, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia have started such classes over the past couple of months. Besides, as per some reports, Nova Scotia has received an augmented allotment for the Express Entry classes of its PNP.
In case a person in the pool manages to get either a qualifying employment offer, or a better provincial nomination certificate, he is given 600 CRS points even as he will obtain an ITA at a later draw from the pool.
Qualified aspirants may present a profile into the Pool for Express Entry, where they get a position on the basis of the CRS. The Canadian administration chooses the top-ranked aspirants on a priority ground. It does this when it carries-out one of its common draws from the pool.
Those--who get an ITA for PR afterwards--have 60 days to put forward a full e-application, from which point the administration of the nation plans to process the petition inside a time period of just six months. Significantly, the petitions of several early candidates have been processed in under 50% of that time.