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IN THE HIGH STAKES CANADIAN RESIDENCY SELECTION SYSTEM, TO DRAW IS TO WIN

Three months into the second year of Express Entry, the minimum points required to be invited to apply for permanent residency to Canada had been cut in half. But that’s not the whole story


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IN THE HIGH STAKES CANADIAN RESIDENCY SELECTION SYSTEM, TO DRAW IS TO WIN
Written by Crispin Aranda.
Updated March 11, 2016 | Canada

The submerged half of the current selection system shows that the expected opening of Express Entry to outside applicants did not come to pass.

Those who are temporarily working in Canada or are pursuing academic courses as international students still get the points-advantage – even without a job offer or provincial nomination.

Profile of Potential Resident

A 32-year old applicant with two or more post-secondary degrees (better if Master’s degree),  whose partner also has a post-secondary degree of 3-years or more; both proficient in English. 

The principal applicant has worked in the Philippines for at least 3 years before taking up further studies in Canada., then was able to work for two years after completing a Canadian post-secondary course.

The total potential points for this couple - 467 points, more than enough to be invited from the beginning of the draws this year - except for the latest (29th draw).

Twenty-fourth Draw

January 6, 2016

1,463

461

All programs

Twenty-fifth Draw

January 13, 2016

1,518

453

All programs

Twenty-sixth Draw

January 27, 2016

1,468

457

All programs

Twenty-seventh

February 10, 2016

1,505

459

All programs

Twenty-eighth

February 24, 2016

1,484

453

All programs

Twenty-ninth

March 9, 2016

1,013

473

All programs

The principal applicant would have been invited to apply at the beginning of this year, or even in 2015.

If he or she had been selected during the 6th Express Draw in March of last year, Canadian citizenship is just three years away.

For Filipino citizens outside Canada wanting to be selected, they can only express their interest.

About the Author

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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