3,500 Express Entry candidates invited in latest invitation round

3,500 Express Entry candidates invited in latest invitation round held on May 9

3,500 Express Entry candidates invited in latest invitation round held on May 9

3,500 Express Entry candidates invited in latest invitation round held on May 9

New Express Entry draw maintains lowest CRS cut-off score of 2018

A new Express Entry draw has issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score of 441.

Conducted on Wednesday, May 9, the draw maintained both the same number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued and the same CRS cut-off score as the previous invitation round on April 25, which was the lowest CRS cut-off score to date in 2018.

The 3,500 invitations bring the number of ITAs issued so far in 2018 to 28,000. This is the third draw of 2018 to issue 3,500 ITAs following a series of six draws earlier in the year that saw between 2,750 and later 3,000 ITAs issued.

It is worth noting that seven of the first nine draws of 2017 saw more than 3,500 ITAs issued. Given that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set admissions targets for both 2018 and 2019 that surpass the target for 2017, this could result in draw sizes increasing, or draws eventually becoming more frequent, in the months to come.

As we’ve witnessed recently, larger draws can have the effect of lowering the CRS cut-off score, or keeping it lower than smaller draws.

IRCC once again employed its tie-break rule in this latest invitation round. The date and time employed in this round was December 12, 2017 at 01:51:38 UTC.

This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 441, as well as those candidates with scores of 441 who submitted their profile before this time, received an ITA.

“Today’s draw was among the largest of 2018, which was good news for the 3,500 candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Today’s draw was also significantly smaller than some of the draws that we saw in early 2017.”

“We look forward to the upcoming draws and seeing how IRCC will reach its larger targets for this year and next.”

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Immigration Minister Overrides INZ in New Zealand PR Case

Immigration Minister overrides INZ in New Zealand PR case

Immigration Minister overrides INZ in New Zealand PR case

Immigration Minister overrides INZ in New Zealand PR case

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films.

Iain Lees-Galloway the Immigration Minister of New Zealand has overruled the decision of high-ranking officers of Immigration New Zealand. He has approved New Zealand PR for Mark Middleton. This was after an appeal from the attorney and Sensible Sentencing Trust. They have also demanded compensation for Middleton for the loss of job and legal fees.

Mark Middleton is the stepfather of Karla Cardno a schoolgirl who was murdered, as quoted by the Scoop Co NZ. Scott Guthrie the child abuse Spokesman of Sensible Sentencing Trust said that the trust congratulates the Immigration Minister. He has promptly intervened on the issue, added Guthrie.

It is really commendable that the Immigration Minister has acted swiftly for rectifying obvious injustice. The refusal of PR was yet another injury to the already aggrieved Middleton by the system.

Mark Middleton had lost his dearly loved stepdaughter in the most dreadful manner said the spokesman. He was also hauled up before the courts. Deporting him from New Zealand where he has been residing since the age of 4 would be truly disgraceful, said Guthrie.

The entire issue raises several questions, explained the Spokesman. It must be identified as to who is taking such foolish decisions at INZ. Why did the Immigration require 17 years after Middleton had become a renowned public figure to decide about his illegal status? Why did INZ need 30 years to act on his immigration status after it was identified? These questions were raised by Guthrie.

There was no need to arrest Middleton and they could have obtained the necessary answers from him even without this. He was definitely not absconding, elaborated the Spokesman. There was no need to refuse the disclosing of the immigration status of Middleton, said Guthrie.

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How to get Australia Family Migration

How to get Australia Family Migration

How to get Australia Family Migration

How to get Australia Family Migration

Australia Family Migration

Visa Options

Australian residents, Australian permanent residents and NZ residents can sponsor close family members for permanent residence or migration to Australia.

Partner Visas

Australian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor partners for migration to Australia. To sponsor a partner, you must either be married, in a defacto relationship, have a registered relationship or be engaged.

Parent Visas

Parents with at least half their children living permanently in Australia may be eligible for a parent visa which gives them permanent residence in Australia. Parents over a certain age may be eligible to apply for an onshore ‘aged parent’ visa which allows them to remain in Australia on a bridging visa during processing.

Visitor Visas for Parents

Parents with Australian citizen or permanent resident children may be eligible for longer-stay visitor visas – this can be a low-cost alternative to parent visas.

Aged Dependent Relative Visas

Australian permanent residents can sponsor relatives they have been supporting financially for the last 2 years, provided the relative is aged 65 or over..

Remaining Relative Visas

Remaining relative visas require you to have all of your close relatives living lawfully and permanently in Australia. You would need to be sponsored by a relative who is a settled permanent resident or citizen

Career Visas

Career visas allow Australian citizens and permanent residents with a medical condition or disability to sponsor a relative to live in Australia to take care of them

Investor Retirement Visas

This option is for people aged 55 or over looking to retire in Australia. Significant assets and income must be shown, and investment in Australian state or territory bonds is also required.

General Skilled Migration

If you are a skilled worker, then if you have relatives in Australia, they may be able to sponsor you for a general skilled visa. This would make it easier for you to meet the relevant pass mark for the application

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