Canada: Latest Express Entry Draw Remains Low

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 762 candidates to apply for permanent residence in its most recent Express Entry draw. The number of invitations remains low, as in the past few recent draws.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its 35th Express Entry draw.

• IRCC issued 762 invitations to those who have submitted an Expression of Interest to apply for permanent residence.
• The minimum qualifying score for this draw was 483.

The number of invitations remains low, as in the past few recent draws. The frequency and size of Express Entry draws are at the discretion of IRCC.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

While a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Provincial Nomination (PN) approval will guarantee an employee's selection and invitation for permanent residence, such documents are not required in all cases. This draw once again demonstrates that employees without LMIA or PN approvals continue to be selected in the Express Entry draw.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen Worldwide or send an email to canada@fragomen.com.


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