JOHN MCCALLUM, the Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration, provided the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System on 4th January 2017, pursuant to section 10.3 of the ‘Immigration and Refugee Protection Act’.
Invitations | Determination
1. (1) For the purposes of paragraph 10.2(1)(b) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the number of invitations that can be issued for the duration that commences on January 4th 2017 and ends on January 5th 2017 is 2,902.
Determination – Rank Requisites
(2) Foreign nationals who, on 4th January, 2017 at 13:24:16 UTC, have been assigned a total of 468 points or more under the Comprehensive Ranking System (or CRS), that is established in the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, of December 1st 2014 and as amended from time to time, hold the rank needed to be invited in order to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
What are the Ministerial Instructions?
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of 2002, imparts the legislative authority for the immigration program of Canada. IRPA contains varied provisions that authorize the Minister to issue significant Instructions to immigration officers, in order to enable the Canadian Government to best achieve its immigration targets. MIs or Ministerial Instructions, are usually issued for limited time periods, and can cover a diverse range of matters, from processing temporary residency to the selection of federal skilled workers and measures for application intakes.