Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee streams having a busy February
Canada’s provincial nominee programs have been active over the past few weeks, with invitation rounds taking place in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario.
Many of these invitations were issued through so-called “enhanced” nomination streams that allow provinces to nominate candidates in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic immigration categories
New Express Entry draw invites 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence
The Government of Canada has issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates in the Express Entry system in a draw held February 20.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 14,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in 2019, which remains the biggest start to a year since the Express Entry system’s introduction in 2015.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score in today’s draw was 457, an increase of 19 points from the previous draw on January 30.