Latest Express Entry draw issues 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence which in itself is an amazing news for Immigration Aspirants.
Canada has now issued 82,100 ITAs through the Express Entry system this year to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence
December 11, 2019
This new draw from the federal Express Entry pool (EE pool) on December 11 produced 3,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score in the December 11 invitation round was around 472.
The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labor immigration categories.
->The Federal Skilled Worker Class,
-> Federal Skilled Trades Class,
->and Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates are ranked in the pool based on a score awarded under the CRS that considers factors such as
-> skilled work experience
-> and proficiency in English or French.
important to note is that in these draws a job offer is not required in order to be eligible for an Express Entry invitation to apply (ITA), though it is always good to have one because additional CRS points are awarded if a candidate has one.
A number of the candidates scored highest in express entry pool are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool. These invitation rounds typically take place every two weeks which is an assumption made following Express entry regular trend and another important point to note is that the vast majority involve candidates from all three Express Entry-managed categories so if don’t fit in one of them you have other two options Available.
Call us or visit us to find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool. We give free evaluation over a call.
The cut-off CRS score is determined by factors including
->The number of candidates in the Express Entry pool,
->The time between draws and
->The number of ITAs issued.
Larger draws tend to go deeper into the pool of candidates and often result in a lower CRS cut-off score. Conversely, the December 11 draw was on the smaller side for an all-program invitation round and produced a slightly elevated CRS cut-off score.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie-break time and date of December 6, 2019, at 03:03:49 UTC in this draw. This means that all candidates with a score of 472 who submitted their profile before this date and time received an ITA.
IRCC has now issued 82,100 ITAs in 2019. This is 7,700 ITAs short of the 89,800 that were issued in 2018, which stands as the most ITAs issued in a single year through the Express Entry system.
Under Canada’s multi-year immigration levels plan, the coming year will see the target for new permanent residents admitted through the three Express Entry-managed immigration programs rise to 85,800, up from 81,400 this year.
The admissions target for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, is also set to increase from 61,000 to 67,800 in 2020, a portion of which is managed by the Express Entry system.
Nine Canadian provinces and two territories have what are known as “enhanced” PNP streams that are linked to the Express Entry system.
These streams allow them to select Express Entry candidates and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence and many have lower or even no CRS score requirements.
Express Entry candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an ITA.
The past two weeks have seen enhanced nomination streams in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia issue invitations to Express Entry candidates.
“It’s been a busy couple of weeks for enhanced PNP nomination streams and that is welcome news for Express Entry candidates with lower CRS scores,”.