The government of Canada has so far this year issued 78,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence in 2019 through the Express Entry program. 

The latest draw was held on November 27, 2019.  3600 invitation were issued to apply for (ITAs) on this latest draw held on November 27, 2019. 

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for the November 27th draw was 471. 

The score is based on factors such as the applicant’s  education, skills level, work experience, age, family ties to Canada and  proficiency in English or French language(s).

A job offer in Canada is not required to qualify to participate in Express Entry program, but additional points are  awarded to those with job offers.

Africa Trade Link and Expo (ATLE) is assisting or guiding people across Africa on how to meet the basic guidelines so that they can be competitive  in this draw.

In order to qualify for the Express Entry pool.  Candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of Canada’s three Federal High Skilled Economic-class immigration categories – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

The best candidates are selected from a pool of entrants, through a drawing held about every two weeks. Those selected are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), which gives them a go-ahead to apply for permanent residence along with their qualifying relatives – spouses and dependent children.

If interested in applying for jobs in Canada and need assistance in us walking you through the process apply  here.

By Judi MiNage

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