We are already half way through the first month of 2017 and it has been quite a good start. With 6,236 invitations already issued in 2 draws, the wait time for those sitting in below 450 score bracket seems to be diminishing everyday. The 53rd draw is expected to follow bi-weekly trend with over 3,000+ invitations with a CRS drop to approximately 451. However, will it go below 450 in future draws and will the trend of 3,000 invitations continue in next month draws continues to be the top trending questions as per our comments section.
Well, our prediction is that after next couple of draws, CIC will look to stabilize the number of invitations around 2,200-2,500 and float scores above 450, the reason behind this is CIC would not want to burden CIC officials to thousands of applications right in the very first couple of months of 2017. If that happens, it will surely impact the processing time and which is already lagging as of now. The average processing time for PR application was promised to be kept under 6 months initially but now it has gone upto 8-11 months on an average with thousands of applications sitting idle after receiving AOR.
Ontario PNP remains the hottest and most awaited PNP for any Canadian Provinces and as per latest updates, they have exhausted complete quota of year 2016 and any applications left unprocessed will now count towards their quota of 2017, which essentially means that they have received their nomination quota allocation from EXPRESS ENTRY and may start issuing nominations at anytime. We expect by end of January or mid February, it will be relaunched. We are expecting the CRS CUT-OFF score to be kept around 450 keeping in mind the number of applicants above 400 but also considering the debacle of last year, when the CUT-OFF was kept at 400 and OINP office was swamped with applications.
This year though, Ontario PNP is going for online submission and processing of application. After number of complaints were received of application receipt delays due to Canada Post and increase in processing time for paper application, OINP has decided to take complete processing online in a bid to reduce the time spent on single application. It is also beneficial for candidates to scan and upload documents rather than filling up forms, taking print, sending them by courier and waiting for paper application to be processed. We believe it will also help in efficient tracking of application status and completion of document requests.
SINP is also expected to open again in Feb or Mid of March to accept 800-1000 applications. Overall, 2017 has given a ray of hope to thousands of applicants, who have been in pool below 450 score for over an year now and waiting for their ITA.
LMIA Updates –
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