Express Entry: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates
FSWP candidates were included in today’s draw. Canada has now issued 69,950 invitations to apply for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in 2020
The Government of Canada issued 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held September 2.
Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates were among today’s successful candidates. The latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The minimal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this newest invitation round was 475, a reduction of 1 point across the previous all-program draw held August 5.
The 4,200 invitations to make an application for permanent residence would be the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued ahead of this coronavirus pandemic during the February 19, 2020 invitation around. The large number of invitations issued today is a strong sign that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of legislation in 2021 and beyond.
A set amount of those highest-ranked candidates are invited to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence through routine draws in the pool. These invitation rounds typically occur every 2 weeks and the huge majority involve candidates out of all three Express Entry-managed categories.
Today’s draw was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings the entire amount of ITAs issued this year to 69,950 a brand new record for this date.
IRCC used its tie-break rule in today’s draw. It follows that all candidates with a CRS score above 475, as well as those candidates with scores of 475 who entered their profile at the Express Entry pool prior to the selected date and time, received an ITA inside this invitation around.
The tie-break principle is used to rank candidates who possess the exact same CRS score. A candidate’s CRS score stays the main factor in choosing candidates to be invited to make an application for permanent residence.
Factors that may change the cut-off CRS score include the size of the draw (larger draws can generate a decrease minimal CRS score) and the period between draws (shorter periods between pulls can help lower the CRS score).
Eligible applicants for each program are issued a dent under Express Entry’s CRS, which awards points for factors like age, education, skilled work experience and competence in both English or French.
While a job offer is not required in order to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the CRS does award additional points to candidates that have one.
The Government of Canada includes a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.
ο Reference taken from CIC News