I learnt that first draw of Express Entry pool(Canada) will happen in last week of Jan.

Looks like Canada immigration process is not as strong/stable as New Zealand immigration process in terms of schedules and Quality of processing the VISA requests.

Is there any change in the plan/schedule for first draw from Express Entry pool(Canada)?

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    What plan? Do you mean if Canada plans to delay the first draw or...? Right now I think your question is unclear. – mkennedy Jan 30 '15 at 18:39
  • @mkennedy schedule plan for first draw – overexchange Jan 30 '15 at 21:32
  • 'Plans to make first draw' and announcing first draw, in my opinion, are different. I don't see any draws as of now – user6039 Jan 31 '15 at 14:14
  • @mkennedy Many new users are updating their questions as answer instead of comments. How do we handle this? – overexchange Feb 2 '15 at 7:26
  • You put a comment after the answer asking them to take the tour and that this is not the usual "forum" site. You can flag an inappropriate answer for the moderators. – mkennedy Feb 2 '15 at 19:39

The first draw have already taken place. If you have 886 points or more you're in! See Ministerial instruction below:

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #1 – January 31, 2015 11:59:48 UTC

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 (January 31, 2015).

Ottawa, January 31, 2015

CHRIS ALEXANDER Minister of Citizenship and Immigration


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 January 31, 2015 and ending on February 1, 2015 is 779.

Required rank

(2) Foreign nationals who, on January 31, 2015 at 11:59:48 UTC, have been assigned a total of 886 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.

here is the link for the above info

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