• More Invitations Issued in Latest Express Entry Draw
  • October 3, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is conducting its 43rd Express Entry draw through tomorrow.
    • IRCC will issue 1,288 invitations to those who have submitted an Expression of Interest to apply for permanent residence. This is yet another increase from the 1,000 invitations issued in the last draw.
    • The minimum qualifying score for this draw is 483.
    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.