The First Invitees Under Express Entry

The third Express Entry draw is looming on the horizon (has not been announced yet). Looking back, what kind of qualifications do the first round of invitees to Canada have? Some hypotheticals...

The take away: an invitation to apply required a Job Offer or a Provincial Nominee certificate.

Candidate 1: 991 CRS Points

 LMIA backed Job Offer

LMIA backed Job Offer

 4 Year Bachelors(Canada)

4 Year Bachelors(Canada)

 Canadian and Foreign Work Exp

Canadian and Foreign Work Exp

Age: 31 years old
Education: 4 year bachelor degree from University of Toronto 
English CLBs: 7 (Reading), 7 (Writing), 8 (Speaking), 8 (Listening)
French CLB: None
Work Experience: 1 Year Canadian, 1.5 Year Foreign (Skilled)
Extra: LMIA-Backed Job Offer
Points without a LMIA Job Offer: 391

Candidate 2: 871 CRS Points

 No Work Experience

No Work Experience

 3 Year Degree from Seneca

3 Year Degree from Seneca

 ProvincialNominee Certificate

ProvincialNominee Certificate

Age: 34 years old
Education: 3 year college degree from Seneca
English CLBs: 7 (Reading), 7 (Writing), 7 (Speaking), 7 (Listening)
French CLB: None
Work Experience: No Canadian Work Experience, No Foreign Work Experience
Extra: Provincial Nominee (General Stream)
Points without a LMIA Job Offer: 271