Citizenship and Immigration Canada has sent invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to 1545 candidates as a result of 17th draw on September 18, 2015. The most significant landmark of the latest draw since the launch of the Express Entry Program for Canadian immigration in January this year is the lowest points of Comprehensive Ranking System. This draw has resulted in invitation to apply for Canadian immigration to those candidates who scored 450 points out of 1200 points.
The candidates of Express Entry program are awarded 600 points out of 1200 points if they have valid qualifying job offer from Canadian employers or nominated by the provincial immigration nomination program. The score of 450 indicates that more and more candidates are now qualifying without job offer or provincial nomination certificate which is a good sign for foreign professionals.
Citizenship and immigration Canada invited 1517 after the previous draw in early September. The minimum required score at that time was 459.
Candidates who have been invited to apply for Canadian immigration now have six months to submit their completed application for processing to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
If you are a Candidate of Express Entry program and feel that your score is not high enough to get you invited, then your best course of action should be trying to get job offer from Canadian employer through networking. If you qualify for any of the provincial nomination program then you must also try exploring that avenue as well to obtain additional 600 points which will almost guarantee your spot for Canadian immigration.