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More Canadian Immigration Candidates Expected to be Invited in 2016

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If you’re hoping to immigrate to Canada, this is the time to apply. Between our new government’s interest in making immigration more accessible and a more welcoming Immigration department, 2016 is looking to be a good year for prospective immigrants.

More Invitations and Lower Requirements

According to CIC News, Citizenship and Immigration Canada intends to increase the number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Express Entry candidates. A CIC policy analyst also says that the minimum score required for the Comprehensive Ranking System will decrease. Express Entry candidates must meet the minimum score in order to be eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply.

The Invitation to Apply and What Comes Next

Since Express Entry is an electronic process, the ITA arrives as a message in the candidate’s CIC profile. Once a candidate receives an ITA, they have 60 days to file their application. As CIC News explains, a single applicant will receive seven forms to complete: Personal Details, Contact Details, Study and Languages, Application Details, Representative, Work History, Personal History, and Travel History. If the applicant plans to bring dependent children or a spouse with them to Canada, additional information in some of these areas will also be requested (Personal Details and Study and Languages forms for children and Personal Details, Contact Details, Study and Languages, Personal History, and Work History forms for a spouse).

Furthermore, the information provided must be accurate and precise; for example, Emma Hughes, the first person to be admitted under Express Entry, points out that applicants must provide exact information about where they have lived over the past 10 years. Any complicated personal history, including past marriages and changes to the applicant’s name, may need to be clarified, and the entries made by employers regarding details of the proposed employment need to be correct and specific.

All of this can seem daunting, but help is available if you need it.

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40 thoughts on “More Canadian Immigration Candidates Expected to be Invited in 2016

  1. Jagjeet

    Hello sir
    I am permanent resident in Canada, can I sponsor my sister?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jagjeet. Yes you can sponsor your sister. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  2. Simmi

    Hello Sir,
    We are planning to settle in Canada. Husband has cleared ielts with 6.5 average and already processed the file, but we cannot leave without job.
    Pls guide us in getting job.

    TIA
    Regards
    Simmi

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Simmi. We can certainly help you acquire your Work Visa once you get a job offer, however we do not take care of job searches. For that you should check out the many Canadian job search sites that you can find online.
      Best of luck, Vahe

      Reply
  3. Roman

    Also I would like to know that if I get overall and each 5.5 band in ielts so can I apply for express entry. Can you tell me the minimum overall and individual band for it plz.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Roman. You will need a minimum score of 6 in each of the bands.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  4. Roman

    Sir I am a master degree (in Electronics) holder but I don’t know how to find a job in Canada and which province will offer electronics related jobs the most?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Roman. Check with all of the online Canadian job sites. They all have opportunities for your skill set. If you need help with your Work Visa application after you find a job, to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  5. Abraham

    Hi Sir,
    I have a bachelor degree in cost accounting but my experience is only on the logistics field. I am working in logistics for more than ten years now for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in Sudan. I am an Eritean living in Sudan. So I want ur advice How can get a chance to get to migrate in canada

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Abraham. There are may factors that go into determining eligibility for Canadian immigration, education and work experience are just two of the factors. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  6. Wilson

    Hello sir i have a bachelor degress in business management and mahor in purchasing and supplies,i also have advance diploma in business information and techology and i have over 5year work experience i have educational ielts score of 6.0 overal do i qualify for skilled labour immigration to any province am also engaged my fiancee has a diploma in mass communication and a 1year work experience

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Wilson. Thank yo for writing to us. From what you have written, you have excellent qualifications for some of the Federal and Provincial Express Entry programs that Canada currently has. This is the best time ever to apply, but the programs can change at any time if Canadian immigration feels that it is becoming too successful. Now is the time to act. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your fiancee. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  7. Bernard

    Greetings!

    I took my IELTS and unfortunately falls short (Writing – 0.5 points away from the minimum requirements). I am planning to apply for PNP (Saskatchewan) although I am also looking to re-take my IELTS for a better score. If I will be lucky enough to get the minimum requirements of IETLS, can I change the Provincial Nominee to Express Entry later on? Appreciate your reply.

    Thank you!

    Bernard

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bernard. Yes, you can change your application from a Provincial Nominee program to a Federal Express Entry program later on.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  8. Fuad Guliyev

    Hi, I have my IELTS 6.5 , have bachelor from an american university and MBA from Azerbaijan. But i have not my diplomas approved by WES Canada. Have around 14 years of work experience. Married , 2 kids.
    My question is can i start express entry now and update it when i get my academic credentials from WES Canada?
    Thanks,
    Fuad

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Fuad. I recommend that you wait for the WES results before proceeding with your Express Entry application. Providing accurate information in your application is essential. If you want professional help with your Express Entry application, please fill in this form so that we can get in touch with you http://goo.gl/RvRtRK Many people think that it is simple enough that they can do it themselves but even a small error will set your application back many months of waiting.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  9. Tek bahadur adhikari

    Dear sir i have done my ielts n wating for result but i m not sure that i will score 6 in each band what if i don’t score 6 in any of the module? I have done graduation from india, B. Ed from nepal n i have more than 10 years work experience including 5 years work experience in abu dhabi – U A E. M i elligible for express entry? Could u please suggest me?
    Regards Tek

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      If you score a minimum of 6 in each of the bands, you can apply for the federal Express Entry program. If you do not score at least 6 in each band, there may be some provincial programs that you may qualify for. Please get in touch with us through this form http://goo.gl/RvRtRK We will be able to get a much clearer picture of your situation and be able to advise you on a path to take to come to Canada.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  10. Tom

    As a native speaker of English, I will be taking my IELTS test this Saturday. I am also fluent in French and plan to take my TEF in the next few months. Is it possible to get my IELTS test results and start an Express Entry and then add my TEF score at a later date? Or should I wait until I have sat my TEF before starting an Express Entry application?
    Kind regards,
    Tom.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Tom. You can start your Express Entry as soon as you have your IELTS scores if you feel that you have enough qualify points without the French language points, and then update your profile when you have your TEF results. If you are not sure about your points and what it takes to make it to the next stage of Express Entry, then please book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals who can help you determine what is best. You can book a consultation at http://www.visaplace.com/bookonline, or you can call us at 1-855-886-8472.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  11. Gurmeet

    Dear sir
    I got 5 band in ielts s-5.5,R-5,W-4.5,L-5.5 can i apply for canada with eli course. I have 1 year diploma in graphic design. Please suggest me.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Gurmeet. Unfortunately your IELTS scores do not meet the minimum of 6 in each of the categories. This excludes you from the federal Express Entry program. There are however several provincial programs that you will qualify for. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK so that I can get more information about you. Someone from our office will them be in contact with you to help you get to Canada.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  12. ganesh

    i have done master degree and done IELTS with listening 5.5, reading 5, speaking 6 and writing 6.5. am i eligible to apply for express entry to Canada?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ganesh. Unfortunately your scores do not meet the minimum requirement of 6 in each of the bands. You will not be able to apply for Express Entry. There are however some provincial programs that you might qualify for. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK so that I can get a better idea of what path would best bring you to Canada.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  13. Amit

    I have experience in multiple NOC. Out of these I have chosen one NOC as primary NOC. Can I claim points of work experience, for only primary NOC or all NOC ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Amit. You may claim for all your NOC work experience.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
      1. Amit

        Thanks. So can I claim the work ex points under both fsw as well as express entry. I have read in some blogs that under fsw, you can claim points of work ex under single NOC only and under express entry, u can claim points of work ex under multilevel NOC. So what is the fact ?

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          You can claim other NOC codes as long as you have at least one continuous year of experience in the last ten years.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply
  14. Katja

    Hi, i am a german Citizen an have a Master in Social Work. I have many years Work Experience in a full time job in Germany but not in Canada. I make the IELTS Test in March. Am i eligible for Express Entry? Or did i need Work Experience in Canada? If yes how can I get? I have a family so the work and holiday program ist not for me but how can i get work experience without a work permit?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Katja. You do not need Canadian work experience to apply for Express Entry. If you would like our professional assistance, please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK I will be able to learn more about your situation, and plan a path to get you to Canada.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  15. Saher shah

    I have a family in Afghanistan and they are suffering a lot from bad situation. I wanted to know what requirements they have in order to be immigrants to Canada.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Saher. I am sorry to hear about the suffering that you and your family are going through. In order to best help you, please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you and your family to Canada.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  16. Ankur Parekh

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I have applied to Express Entry and i have received an interest letter from Ontario for PNP. I meet all the criteria to apply but my major concern is Proof Of Fund. In my bank account i don’t have sufficient fund but i can get gift from my brother and he can also give the gift deed saying that the money which he has transfer is in form of gift and do not need to return. Will this work to apply for PNP. If they accept this than the same i need to show in CIC application as well. I have heard that if you show sudden huge amount deposit in account than visa officer can reject application. As the PNP Processing time is 90 days and considering all the wait time it comes around 5 months so can i show fund which is 5 month old in CIC application ?

    Please guide me what should i can do if you can help me in this.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ankur. Yes your brother can gift you the money so that you can show proof of funds. It is not clear to me that there is an issue with large deposits. We would really need to know more information from you to be able to advise you. If you like, you can fill in this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you to Canada.
      Regards
      Vahe

      Reply
  17. Arpit

    I have a IELTS score of (lrws)->7799 (avg 8). I also have a masters degree and 1 yr job exp. what would be my CRS score?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Arpit. There are several factors that go into determining your CRS score. I am going to suggest that you fill in this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK for Express Entry, and I will be able to see what the rest of your scoring qualifications are like.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
  18. Lal Bahadur Adhikari

    Dear sir
    My ielts score is speaking: 4, listening: 4.5, reading: 4.5 and writing:6
    Ovarall, 5 band. Could you please can I create express entry? I guess my crs point will be 753.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Lal. Unfortunately your IELTS scores need to be a minimum of 6 in each of the bands. I suggest that you take the English course and test again to achieve at least the minimum and then you can consider applying for Express Entry.
      Regards,
      Vahe

      Reply
      1. John Cabintoy

        Hi sir, i hope you can answer me this. Will i be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa with my current ielts result of L-6.5 S-7.0 W-7.5 R-7.0 and a 5 years experience as a nurse.
        Please let me know cause i am really interested to migrate in canada.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Yes John, your qualifications are excellent. In fact the province of British Columbia is looking for health care workers.
          Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK so that I can get more information about your situation.
          Regards,
          Vahe

          Reply

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