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Express Entry first draw - updates?!?

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Laurenwallace

Hi all

So the first draws for the express entry are done... But I am struggling to find anything more than that. I have checked on the CIC website for notices on what is happening next (when the invites go out) and what the draw criteria was for this round.

Does anyone know where I can find this info?

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Sybi

Hello -

I am also looking for this info,

I don' t think the draw has taken place yet....

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Nelline

Another name for the CIC would be "Hurry Up and Wait!"

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GrantM

Wow. Seems you needed over 800 points to make the first draw!

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/index.asp?expand=mi-express#mi-express

MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (January 31, 2015)

Determination number of invitations

1. (1) For the purposes of paragraph 10.2(1)(B) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the number of invitations that may be issued during the period beginning on January 31, 2015 and ending on February 1, 2015 is 779.

Required rank

(2) Foreign nationals who, on January 31, 2015 at 11:59:48 UTC, have been assigned a total of 886 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014 and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.

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Guest

That is a lot of points...... The only way that one would have been able to attain ITA is then if you had a degree (3+ years), good English results AND a job offer with LIMA or a provincial nomination.

So glad we are under the old rules.....

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Sparky2

Hi all,

The draw took place. I got an email notification with the Invitation to apply this morning.

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GrantM

Hi all,

The draw took place. I got an email notification with the Invitation to apply this morning.

congrats Sparky2!

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GrantM

So glad we are under the old rules.....

Agreed! I only got 400 points according to EE CRS.

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Laurenwallace

Congrats Sparky!!!

We missed it - we have 810 points ??? we will just have to keep the faith and wait for the next draw...

Thanks GrantM for updating us!

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GrantM

Congrats Sparky!!!

We missed it - we have 810 points ??? we will just have to keep the faith and wait for the next draw...

Thanks GrantM for updating us!

No probs!

Good luck for the next draw!

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Guest

Congrats Sparky! That is fantastic news!

Keep us posted on your timeline.

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M-N

we're applying soon. Need to do CELPIP and Credentials. First appointment for the test we could get was 28 Feb and then we have to wait for the varsity to send our stuff to WES.

Hopeing we can apply by April.

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Nelline

Hubby is doing IELTS on Saturday so we hope to be in the draw for end of Feb

Congrats Sparky!

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Laurenwallace

Does anyone know where we can find info on when the next draw is?

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Helanie

Congrats Sparky2!! And good luck to everyone!! Do not loose hope and keep on trying!!

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M-N

Congrats Sparky!

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SSB

Congrats Sparky2 - if you don't mind sharing, how many points did you have?

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Sparky2

Hi SSB. We have 1030 points. As mentioned before, Job Offer or Prov Nom is key to getting a good total.

Thanks to all for the congrats

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lgonsalves

Congrats sparky2! Such great news.... Good luck to everyone who is waiting.

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell
Express Entry: First Invitations To Apply For Canadian Immigration Issued

FEBRUARY, 2015

779 candidates have 60 days to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence.

http://www.cicnews.com/2015/02/express-entry-invitations-apply-canadian-immigration-issued-024479.html

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Press Release

2 February 2015

Inviting In-Demand, Skilled Immigrants to Canada
First round of Express Entry candidates invited to fill labour market needs and contribute to Canada’s economic growth

February 2, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada’s Express Entry system is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in Canada’s labour market.

On Saturday, January 31, 779 skilled workers, including professionals in natural and applied sciences, and industrial, electrical and construction trades, were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Each of these candidates declared that they already have a valid job offer or provincial nomination.

Under Express Entry, skilled workers who want to apply to Canada’s key economic immigration programs are able to create an online profile and express their interest in coming to Canada permanently.

Candidates who are accepted into the pool are ranked according to various factors, including language proficiency, education and work experience. Each is a leading indicator of one’s likelihood of integrating fully and quickly into Canadian society and making an optimal contribution to the economy.

Canada will regularly invite the highest-ranking candidates from the pool to apply to immigrate. With most applications being processed in six months or less, candidates will be able to contribute to Canada’s economy and job market more quickly than ever before.

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=927709

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Denise A

Hi,

Only people with LMIA or a provincial nomination were chosen this time around.

They will continue doing this until the pool of these applicants run out.

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Laurenwallace

Hi guys,

So we just got our invites today! We were invited on the FSW route, and we had a total of 860 points.

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Sideline

Great news. Sounds like you have some celebrating to do :)

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