IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Canada has conducted its seventh Express Entry draw of 2016, issuing 1,014 invitations to apply.
What does the change mean? The lowest qualifying score was 470, indicating that the minimum score to qualify for an invitation to apply for permanent residency has risen from earlier in the year but remains low.
Background: In 2015, Canada issued 31,063 invitations to apply through Express Entry, and . officials have projected a greater number for 2016. So far this year, Canada has issued 9,465 invitations to apply:
BAL Analysis: Despite the increases in the minimum qualifying score in the last two drawings, the minimum score remains in the low range and below 600.
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