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New Express Entry Draw Invites 3350 Candidates to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

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New Express Entry Draw Invites 3350 Candidates to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

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In a draw that was held on February 20, 2019, the government of Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates in the express entry system. The immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) have now issued a total of 14,500 invitations to apply in 2019.

In the first month of 2019, the Government opened the doors of progress to more than 40,000 potential applicants through the Economic Migration Program, Family Immigration and Canada's Express Entry System.

Canada’s Express Entry system is its principal source of skilled foreign labor and expedites permanent residence applications from immigration candidates with the talents needed to integrate quickly into Canada’s labor market. January saw the Express Entry system gets off to its biggest start ever, issuing 11,150 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The invitations are based on the score obtained by the Comprehensive ranking system (CRS), which takes into consideration several factors, including age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.