Important amendments made to skilled occupations lists effective 19 April 2017, The Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) got replaced by the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) got replaced by the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).There are 16 occupations on the MLTSSL which cannot be used for state nominated and employer sponsored visas, also 200+ Occupations abolished from Old CSOL which is Now STSOL. ...Read More
The latest Express Entry draw happened on 18th October 2017 where 2,757 candidates have been issued with Invitation to Apply (ITA). This time the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was kept to 436 or above. This made candidates with CSR score of 436 and above eligible to apply for Canadian Resident Permit.
The candidates were allocated CRS score on the basis of civil status information, work experience, education, language ability, financial ability and other criteria. The CRS score basically determines candidate’s position in the Express Entry pool. In this recent draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued ITAs only to the higher ranking candidates.
This recent federal Express Entry draw has no set limit for any particular program.Candidates from all domains & programs were eligible to enter the Express Entry pool and to be in a position to receive ITAs. The candidates were only required to meet eligibility criteria for any of the three Express Entry system immigration programs namely the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).
If you are also interested to enter the Express Entry and want to obtain ITA to apply for Canadian resident permit then must consult our Canada Immigration Consultant for expert advice.