Future Draws? With many draws having already occurred this year, there is great anticipation for the next Express Entry draw. The month of January held two large draws totaling eleven thousand invitations. Draw 238 with 5,500 invitations and Draw 239 with also 5,500 invitations occurred only one week apart. Followed by two draws in the first days of February and more. There is great anticipation for the next Express Entry draw. Please stay tuned for results.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the electronic management system for applying for permanent residency. It is not an immigration category but a system to facilitate the selection and processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.
Applicants first make an ‘expression of interest’ in immigrating to Canada by registering a profile and, if they are eligible for at least one of the aforementioned programs, they then enter the Express Entry pool. Candidates from this pool will then receive an ‘invitation to apply’ under one of the programs when they meet or exceed the points threshold.
The points of each applicant, under the express entry system, is determined by: English proficiency scores, level of education, age, and other selection factors. The points threshold changes according to the latest draw held approximately every two weeks.