In the latest Express Entry draw held on 27th November 2019, the Canadian government has invited a total of 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
With this draw, the total number of ITAs (Invitations to Apply) issued so far in the year 2019 to Express Entry candidates have reached up to 78,900. But, this number is lesser than what IRCC has achieved in last year. In 2018, IRCC had issued a total of 89,800 invitations to apply, which is exactly a difference of 11,000 ITAs.
Despite the rise of fall in the figures, the IRCC is still targeting to admit up to 85,800 candidates for all three Federal Express Entry-managed programs. In fact, there the admissions target for Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada is also set to rise up to 67,800 invitations in the year 2020.
In this latest draw, the minimum cutoff score requirement was 471 CRS points. This draw s minimum score is 1 point lesser than the CRS score of the previously held 13th November Express Entry draw, which was 472 points.
For this draw, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) applied a tie-break rule of November 11, 2019, at 6:29:10 UTC. So, all those candidates who have obtained a minimum of 471 points or above and have submitted their Express Entry profile before the said date and time have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this draw held on 27th November 2019.
Factors that majorly affects the CRS score in every draw includes the draw size and the time gap between two draws. As draws which are larger than the regular one and with shorter time gap may result in a comparatively lower minimum cutoff score.
Being one of the primary sources for Canada to invite skilled workers, the Express Entry system manages a pool of candidates for its three major Federal economic class immigration programs, which include, Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Under this system, candidates are awarded scores as per the CRS system on the basis of their core human factors like age, skilled work experience, education, proficiency in English or French, etc.
Check: Canada Skilled Occupation List
Qualifying for Express Entry
You are not required to show a prior job offer to qualify to obtain an invitation to apply (ITA) via Express Entry. The Canada Government holds regular EE draws and sent ITAs to highest-scoring Express Entry candidates.
Express-Entry Linked PNPs
There are around 9 Canadian provinces and 2 territories that have Express Entry aligned provincial nominee streams. With these streams, provinces and territories select Express Entry candidates who are eligible an skilled enough to fulfill the labor market needs of the province.
Thos Express Entry candidates who have obtained their provincial nomination also enjoy the benefits of receiving an additional 600 points in their overall CRS score. This way, they are guaranteed to get an invitation to apply for permanent residence of Canada from the Canadian Government.
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