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Essential Steps to Express Entry

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When considering if you qualify for Express Entry it is important to ensure the following: 1) You qualify under one of the four immigration programs used by Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Federal Skilled Trades Canadian Experience Class Provincial Nominee 2) You will be able to afford your application and the Canadian government fees 3) […]

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Quick Tips for Express Entry

Ensure you have your language scores and credential assessment (if required for your program) ready when applying Ensure all information you enter into your profile is correct Ensure you can support all information on your application with the required documents Ensure you can access all require documents within a 60 day window Ensure you have […]

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Questions You Should Ask Before Applying For Express Entry

Are you under 35? Your ideal age would be under 35, but you can earn points up until the age of 44 Do you have any higher education? You would ideally have one year of post secondary education or more (more than high school Diploma alone) Are you fluent in English? You would ideally be highly […]

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Express Entry Draw Mid-Week for the First Time!

On September 8th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 16th draw under Express Entry and handed out 1,517 Invitations to Apply to immigrate to Canada. This has been the first draw to occur mid week and not on a Friday. Many people have asked what they mean by “draw”. They simply use that term […]

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Ontario Express Entry Programs Open!

Ontario has announced two separate streams for those already in the Express Entry Pool. The first being the Opportunities Ontario: Human Capital Priorities Stream and the second being the Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream. Ontario will be allowed to issue 2,700 nominations to those already in Express Entry. Candidates will be selected based […]

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Express Entry Round #8 – Back on Track

On April 17th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 8th draw under Express Entry and handed out 715 Invitations to Apply. For the fourth time in a row, Express Entry continued to select those without a job offer or a provincial nomination. The minimum score for selection in round 8 decreased this time as opposed […]

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Express Entry Round #7 Throws a Curve Ball

On April 10th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 7th draw under Express Entry and handed out 925 Invitations to Apply. For the third time in a row, Express Entry continued to select those without a job offer or a provincial nomination. The minimum score for selection in round 7 however increased for the first time […]

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Why are South Africans Choosing to Immigrate to Canada?

Canada Abroad Canadian Immigration Consulting conducted a survey of fifty-five South Africans who were thinking about emigrating from South Africa. They were asked why they would like to emigrate and which country they would like to immigrate to. The respondents were given a list of choices of why they would like to emigrate. They could […]

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How Can You Immigrate to Canada?

Many individuals think that it is impossible to immigrate to Canada or that it is too expensive or time consuming. The truth is it is cheaper to immigrate to Canada than other countries such as Australia, and with the new Express Entry system applications can be fully completed in as little as eight months. In order […]

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Express Entry Continues to Invite Those Without Job Offers

On March 27th, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada did their 6th draw under Express Entry. It was the biggest draw to date, with 1637 invitations given. While that was a key difference in this round, the most important difference was the score used for selection. For the second time in a seven day period, Express Entry […]

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