Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Express Entry, Moving to Canada

Some More Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System Coming This June

Over the weekend, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced plans to implement some more changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) used by Express Entry (EE) that will be implemented on June 6, 2017. There will be three specific changes that IRCC will implement, let's go through them one by one. French Language Proficiency  As… Continue reading Some More Changes to Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System Coming This June

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Draw, Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Moving to Canada

Canadian Express Entry Draw Breaks Records Once Again!

February 22, 2017 saw the lowest CRS point requirement for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to become a Canadian Permanent Resident at 441 points. Well... that record lasted a total of 10 days. Yesterday, March 1 2017 was the 55th Express Entry (EE) draw for the year which saw point requirements hit an all time… Continue reading Canadian Express Entry Draw Breaks Records Once Again!

Draw, Express Entry, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Invitation to Apply (ITA), Moving to Canada

Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2016)

Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year since we wrote our Express Entry analysis for immigrants last 2015 (click here to revisit that post). 2016 really blew by fast and it was a very eventful year for IRCC with some policy changes coming into effect towards the latter part of the year (those details, here). Did… Continue reading Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2016)

Education, Moving to Canada, Open Work Permit, Permanent Resident, Post-Graduation Work Permit, Student Visa, Work

Moving to Canada: The Student’s Path

Coming from the changes made to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry, it seems that the popular consensus is that the best way to get invited for Permanent Residency is to get a Provincial Nomination from the many different provinces in Canada. This might be true for most people, but for those who… Continue reading Moving to Canada: The Student’s Path

Family, Medical, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident, Vancouver

Moving to Canada: Second Chances

Hello everyone! N here. Just wanted to say happy 2017! We’re already two weeks into the new year and V and I are just again beginning to get into the moving to Canada waiting game after a vacation with our families over the holidays. A little update: Our application for permanent residence was officially received… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Second Chances

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), Express Entry, Moving to Canada, Provincial Nomination

Changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry

Last November 19, 2016. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made some changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for it's Express Entry (EE). They are significant changes which we feel will definitely impact people planning on immigration or moving to Canada. We've outlined the changes below and will also touch on shortly about how… Continue reading Changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System for Canadian Express Entry

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Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2015)

In 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada reformed its Immigration Program through the revamping of the Express Entry system. We’ve already written about how Express Entry works in this space before (if you’re interested in reading about that, click here), so this post will be about some observations and opinions after looking at roughly a… Continue reading Moving to Canada Update: Express Entry Analysis (2015)

Express Entry, IELTS, Language Proficiency, Moving to Canada

Testing Day: IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing Tests

The day after we had our IELTS Speaking test, it was time to take the IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing tests to complete our language proficiency requirements for Express Entry. Like our post on the Speaking exam, both N and I will share our experiences with you in hopes of giving you guys more insight… Continue reading Testing Day: IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing Tests

Express Entry, IELTS, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Language Proficiency, Moving to Canada

Testing Day: IELTS Speaking Test

In our last post, we talked about how to book and prepare for your IELTS test. In this post, we’ll be sharing our experience when we took the Speaking portion of our IELTS test last July 22, 2015. Usually, one takes all the IELTS tests on one day, but sometimes, you may get scheduled on… Continue reading Testing Day: IELTS Speaking Test

Express Entry, IELTS, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Language Proficiency, Moving to Canada, Permanent Resident

Moving to Canada: Express Entry Language Proficiency (IELTS)

Now it’s time for us to talk about the part of the Express Entry application that I personally enjoyed the most. Okay, maybe I feel this way now since we were able to get pretty good scores, but I remember being nervous as hell while taking the tests since it was like being back in… Continue reading Moving to Canada: Express Entry Language Proficiency (IELTS)