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25.01.2017: The Express Entry System went through a major overhaul on 19th November 2016 and the result of the same has induced a new excitement among applicants looking to immigrate to Canada. The Canadian government as stated aims to release more invitations as compared to last year and has also shared that’ more people will land in Canada as permanent residents through this system than ever before.’

Before going through the major improvements that has fuelled the excitement among prospective immigrants let us glance through the new Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada on a point score of 1200 through Express Entry under the following components:

Core human capital factors;

Accompanying spouse or common-law factors;

Skill transferability factors; and

Factors relating to a provincial nomination, Canadian study experience, or a qualifying job offer of arranged employment.

The recent changes in the rules have positively affected the number of invitations being received as well as have resulted in the CRS score going low,refer the image shared below for more insight,

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Image 1: Invitations to Apply issued & Comprehensive Ranking System Score from 30.11.2016 to 11.01.2017

The above changes in the CRS score and ITAs issued are a clear indication that the Canadian government through Express Entry System is ready to welcome more permanent residents, the only hurdle in the entire process being a delay on the part of the applicants to start the process.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to fulfil all aspirations and dreams. Though the process is simple, it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly. Get in touch with our consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 or send an email to info@apexvisas.com

For a free evaluation visit us https://apexvisas.com/


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Apex Visas, India’s leading immigration consultants welcomed 2017 with a series of good news for its clients.The team has been riding high on the success of the number of invitations released post the recent updates in the Express Entry System by the ICCRC in November 2016. December 2016 also saw a flurry of activities in the Australian process with a steady increase in the number of positive skill assessment reports received and the number of Invitations released.

Apex Visas has been steadily working on updating itself technologically to provide all round solutions to its clients.The organisation since its inception has kept regularly introducing new products and new software solutions to ease the process for the clients. The team recently updated its website on the New Years’ eve to ensure it fits the usability guidelines and makes the process of searching for relevant information easy for the clients. The content for the website is updated periodically providing clients relevant and recent changes in the immigration rules.

Apex Visas also maintains a blog where in regular updates give interested clients an in-depth insight about the opportunities abroad & about immigration rule changes. The blog shares profile related information with clients so that they are aware of the stages of the application process and also are knowledgeable about the different stake holders involved in the entire process.

The organisation has also been internally developing and testing a Customer Relationship Management system which eases the process of communication between the client and the case officer also makes it easy for the different departments involved to keep track of the process and also ensure immediate solutions in case of an escalation.

Apex Visas targets to launch a mobile application for its clients to help them keep track of the process and application status, the app would also allow clients to raise queries and revert on the ones raised by the Case Processing team.

The Directors believe, that tools will make the process of keeping the clients updated easier but it is the knowledge and the personal guidance provided by its Immigration Consultants and its Case Managers which is endears the organisation to the clients. Hence though they may introduce new technology based solution nothing is going to change the time tested mantra of the organisation ‘Transparent Services & Knowledgeable Solutions’.


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The Express Entry program has been the only gateway for people looking to settle and pursue a career in the great white – Canada under a permanent resident status which gives them multiple benefits like,

  1. A comprehensive health care program
  2. Opportunity to live, work and study in Canada
  3. Apply for citizenship of Canada post continuous stay for 2 years & etc.

Since its start in January 2015, the program has seen an issue of 55,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for applicants. A recent study revealed that the majority of the invitations received were by Cooks and Food Service Managers who were already in Canada. And a majority of people of received invitations had a low core CRS score i.e. the points secured by the client without the points allocated for job offer or PNP.

The Express Entry System has seen a gradual change in the last few months in,

  1. The number of ITA’s released per draw (please refer image below)

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2. The Express Entry program saw a major change on 19th November’16 – the system for securing immigration to Canada was revamped by the ICCRC, one of the major change was that the points for a job offer or LMIA have been reduced to 50 points for NOC levels O, A & B and 200 points for 00 profiles as opposed to 600 points earlier,

3. Upon receipt of Invitation to Apply – an applicant can submit the relevant documents with 90 days rather than 60 days.

4. Awarding of CRS points to former international students in Canada – 15 points for one year or two year post-secondary programme & 30 points three year post-secondary programme

The IRCC expects that the recent changes will allow applicants with high core CRS scores to immigrate to Canada as opposed to the scenario seen earlier and increase the number of invitations being released with a significant drop in the points. As a result candidates without a job offer will be profitable.

Another important aspect to look forward to in the Express Entry Program is the PNP – which aims to release 51,000 ITAs in 2017. In 2016, 57% of applicants who received Invitation to Apply through PNPs were candidates will less than 450 CRS score.

Canada Express Entry – Road Map for 2017

Apex Visas, India’s leading immigration consultant has been assisting applicants to successfully immigrate to Canada and suggests –

  1. For applicants who are already in the Pool,
  • Re-appear for IELTS (if needed)
  • Keep track of Provincial Nominee Program to fast track the application process – Apex Visas suggests talking to immigration experts to ensure clear and precise information

2. For applicants considering to start the process,

  • Don’t think start your process now – Apex Visas advises candidates looking for immigration to Canada to start the process without any further delay.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to fulfil all aspirations and dreams. Though the process is simple, it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly. Get in touch with Apex Visas trained consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 for a free evaluation or log on to apexvisas.com


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Canada Express Entry system has been pursued by all prospective skilled migrants to immigrate to Canada however the fluctuating point scores, the travesties of LMIA, the uncertainty of PNP has been a reason for concern. November’16 however has seen a welcome change in the immigration process for Canada.

The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a revamp in the selection of profiles and issuing ITAs based on the Comprehensive Ranking System for immigration to Canada. The significant changes are,

Job Offers: As opposed to 600 points being awarded earlier for a Job Offer have been reduced to 200 points in case of Senior Managerial Level Positions and 50 points for any other qualifying job offers

Points for Canadian Education: Students who have pursued a program or degree in Canada and have stayed there for 8 months can claim either 15 or 30 points based education

Validity of ITA: The validity of the Invitation to Apply (ITA) has been increased from 60 to 90 days giving applicants additional time

Provincial Nominee Programs: There is 7% increase in the targets of ITAs to be released through PNP – this time they target 51,000 new immigrants

Invitations to Apply (ITAs): What it was?

In 2015 -2016 we have seen a gradual increase in the number of invitations being released with latest being 2080 invitations. The year also saw a decrease in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, the official data as per IRCC,

Total 31,063 Invitations to Apply released

Out of which 14,610 were released for applicants who were able to secure a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) work permit

3,960 invitations were released based on securing an invite from Provincial Nominee Programs

12,493 invitations were released for applicants without PNP or LMIA

How does it affect?

The changes will effect in,

Reduce the gap between people with job offer (LMIA) and people without job offer (LMIA)

Will result in a significant fall in the CRS scores & improve the chances of applicants in the pool

The changes have already come into effect and making Canada a suitable destination for skilled immigrants looking for better opportunities abroad.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to pursue Canadian permanent residence to meet all the aspirations and dreams. Although the process is simple, it is advisable to seek guidance from qualified professionals who have experience in the understanding of the process of immigration rules and are able to guide prospective applicants properly. Get in touch with Apex visas consultants call us on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150.For more visit us at apexvisas.com


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Applying for Australian permanent residence status is a complex task and needs immaculate knowledge and expertise of the immigration rules to ensure that the process is successful.

Australia undoubtedly is one of the most coveted destinations for immigration among Software Engineers – to successfully complete the process one must score at least 60 points against points test factors set by the Australian immigration bureau,

  • Age
  • Language Ability
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Spouse points
  • Sponsorship

The aspiring software engineer must also fulfil the below mentioned criterions,

  1. Must be nominated an occupation under the Skilled occupation list or Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list – Software engineers are eligible under both the lists.
  2. Must have a valid positive skill assessment report from Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  3. Must not be more than 50 years of age
  4. Must have a valid invitation from DIBP
  5. Must be a competent user of English

Software Engineers looking to migrate to Australia the first step of the process is Skill Assessment, which verifies if your qualifications and skills match to the requirements of Australian standards.

The Assessment Authority:

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the designated authority to assess ICT occupations. All applications to be submitted to must be lodged online through the online application form. ACS assesses if the educational qualifications and work experience are at a professional ICT level and related to the nominated occupation. The assessment outcome determines if your qualification is a major, minor or if the ICT content is insufficient.

ACS Suitability Criteria: 

ACS has deemed several suitability criterions that will be taken into consideration during the ICT skill assessment procedure,

  • Bachelor degree or higher with ICT major & closely related to your nominated occupation – the applicant needs to provide proof of 2 years of relevant work experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years or 4 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Bachelor degree or higher with ICT minor & closely related to your nominated occupation – the applicant needs to provide proof of 5 years of relevant experience completed in the last 10 years or 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Diploma with ICT major – the applicant will require 5 years of relevant experience or 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime,
  • Diploma with ICT minor – the applicant needs to provide proof of 6 years of relevant experience completed anytime along with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Process:

You would need submit the online application plus assessment fee. The assessment is completed normally between 15 to 30days from the date of receipt of the application. Once you have a positive skill assessment from Engineers Australia you can apply for,

  • Skilled Independent Visa sub class 189
  • Skilled nominated visa sub class 190

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through Skill Select to apply.

The information shared is of a general nature and should not be taken as legal advice. The process of filing of immigration application is complex, to ensure positive results it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly.Get in touch with Apex Visas trained consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 for a free evaluation or log on to apexvisas.com.


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If you are a software engineer and are looking for excellent work opportunities, a better standard of life and obviously to make more money – look no more Australia has tremendous opportunities for experienced software engineers to move and settle under the Permanent Residence (PR) visa.

A permanent residence status for Australia can be obtained either under skilled independent visa sub class 189 or under the skilled nominated visa sub class 190.

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)classifies a Software Engineer – 261313 as one profile which is in demand under both the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) as well as the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

As per the ANZSCO a software engineer – designs, develops, modifies, documents, tests, implements, installs and supports software applications and systems. It also classifies software architects and software designers as alternative titles which have similar job description.

The benefits of becoming a Permanent Resident are huge, please find the details below,

  1. A permanent resident is entitled to live in Australia indefinitely – you can travel unlimited times to and from Australia.
  2. Permanent Residents have access to easy education loans which are extremely helpful if you plan to pursue a higher degree.
  3. Apermanent residenthave the option of working for any employer and in any occupation.
  4. Upon completion of two years as a permanent resident one is entitled to receive social security benefits like sickness, unemployment and student benefits.
  5. A permanent resident is entitled to health insurance scheme and can receive free treatment at a public hospital and subsidized medicine.
  6. A permanent resident can sponsor his/ her relatives to apply for permanent residence status upon meeting some minimum pre-requisites.
  7. Children born in Australia to parents with Permanent Residence status are granted Australian citizenship by birth and are entitled to maximum benefits in the field of education and health care.
  8. A permanent resident of Australia is allowed to travel to New Zealand and apply for a New Zealand Visa.

Apex Visas recommends interested applicants to go ahead and start nurturing a dream of making Australia your permanent home.Though the process is simple, it is advised to seek guidance from trained professionals who have experience in understanding the rules of immigration process and can guide perspective applicants correctly. Get in touch with Apex Visas trained consultants on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 for a free evaluation or log on to www.apexvisas.com.


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A V Immigration & Careers Consultancy Pvt Ltd better known as Apex Visas has been on a constant path of success since its inception. The organisation provides transparent and expert services for people looking to immigrate to other countries for work, study or business. Apex Visas has onsite offices in Australia, Canada and New Zealand which regularly assist clients who have managed to secure a visa to successfully settle in the country of their dreams al

This year as Apex Visas turns yet another year older the organisation the team celebrated the occasion with much enthusiasm but the spirit was mired by the recent terrorist attacks in Uri and Baramulla. The function was started with a moment of prayer for the souls of the brave martyrs.

Teams from across visited the headquarters in Pune for the event which was primarily marked with the commitment of the organisation to promote various social issues like women empowerment, children education and etc.

The team of Apex Visas has been working for empowerment of women and the organisation boasts that 70% of its workforce is made of women who dedicated, smart and successful. Apex Visas has acted as a catalyst for helping unleash their true potential with some training and a chance.

Education for all is one of the major areas Apex Visas has been working upon where in the team not only has an in-house team of volunteers who teach children in the nearby slums. The organisation also provides regular financial support to children who want to pursue higher education.

The organisation has been also involved in various other issues like the Apex Green Drive – which has been followed by the organisation to increase its the green footprints where in the team of Apex Visas plants a sapling in the names of the clients who have secured a visa.

The Directors of Apex Visas promised the team that they would keep contributing to social causes and do their part to ensure that the world is a better place.

Apex Visas now a premiere name in the industry guarantees hassle free visa processing and to provide quality driven services to clients interested to migrate, travel or visit anywhere in the world.

For more information get in touch with A V Immigration and Careers Consultancy Pvt Ltd (Apex Visas) on 8055 80 4150/ 1800 102 4150 or visit our website apexvisas.com