The number of invitations issued to Express Entry candidates for immigration to Canada has increased to 1,000 in the latest draw from the pool, which took place on September 7, 2016. In addition, the number of accumulated points required in order for a candidate to receive an ITA decreased considerably, compared to the previous draw, from 538 to 491.
Until this week’s draw, the number of ITAs issued in any one draw had not reached the 1,000 mark since April, 2016. The previous draw, which took place on August 24, saw 750 ITAs issued to candidates.
“Moreover, the Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, has made it quite clear that he wants to increase the overall number of new immigrants to Canada over the coming years. Not only that, but the Express Entry system may also be modified. The exact modifications, if and when they happen, are not yet known. Consequently, and taken together with an expected increase in invitations issued over the coming draws, We at ICP Immigration Inc. encourage individuals who are currently eligible to enter the pool to do so. It is only once they are in the pool that they can attract the attention of Canadian provinces that are looking to welcome newcomers through a PNP, as well as employers hiring through the system.”