Canada’s Provincial Nomination Programs are being given an extra number of certificates to use in a similar manner, choosing those candidates from the pool who meet their labour market requirements. The Government of Ontario has created an Express Entry Stream called Human Capital Priorities.
High scoring individuals can receive an “Invitation to Apply” very quickly.
Instead of using the traditional first-come first-serve selection process, implementing this process allows CIC to pick the highest ranking applicants each time.
Applicants are no longer assured that they will be able to make a full permanent residence application, nor is there a specific pass mark that will get them to the top of the pile. Because the ranking is competitive, the score needed to receive an “Invitation to Apply” will change depending on the candidates who are being ranked.
Once invited, applicants will have only 90 days to prepare and submit a full application for permanent residence. Thorough preparation is the key.
IRCC has committed to process full applications within six months!