Canada offers permanent residency status in the form of a PR visa to skilled workers who are willing for a permanent stay in the country. Candidates seeking for the Canada PR must meet all the eligibility criteria of Express Entry System and score a valid score under the Comprehensive Ranking System. These points are allotted to a candidate based on his age, education, work experience, skills etc. All applications of the Canada PR received from applicants all over the world are pooled together. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), a department that manages Express Entry conducts EE Draws regularly. During each draw a cutoff score is fixed and candidates who reach the cutoff score are picked up from the pool and issued with an Invitation to Apply for Canada PR. Candidates of Express Entry can be picked up for any program as below:
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Federal Skilled Trades
- Canadian Experience Class
- A part of the Provincial Nominee Programs
On receiving the ITA, candidates are given a time of 90 days to initiate their final PR application along with the PR fee, medicals and PCC. Post completion of the final application formalities, candidate receives his visa to fly to Canada. During this process, simultaneously he can have his family’s (spouse and dependent children) visa processed too.
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Since the introduction of Express Entry in 2015, nearly 71 Express Entry Draws have been conducted. During the most recent Draw conducted by IRCC on 6, 2017, IRCC issued ITA for 2772 applicants. The cut-off score was set to 435 points. To know whether you qualify for a Canada PR visa, calculate your score by the help of the Canada Comprehensive Ranking Score Calculator, 2017.
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