• Latest Express Entry Draw Remains Low
  • August 25, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is conducting its 40th Express Entry draw through tomorrow.
    • IRCC will issue 754 invitations to those who have submitted an Expression of Interest to apply for permanent residence.
    • The minimum qualifying score for this draw is 490.
    The number of invitations remains low, as in 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.