Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #49 – December 16, 2016
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (December 16, 2016).
Ottawa, December 16, 2016
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
MINISTERIAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE UNDER THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM (DECEMBER 16, 2016)
Determination — number of invitations
1. (1) For the purposes of paragraph 10.2(1)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the number of invitations that may be issued during the period beginning on December 16, 2016 and ending on December 17, 2016 is 1,936.
Determination – required rank
(2) Foreign nationals who, on December 16, 2016 at 16:42:31 UTC, have been assigned a total of 497 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System that is set out in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014 and as amended from time to time, occupy the rank required to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.