On October 16, the Canadian government invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 357.
The draw was to target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades in 2019, which is open to foreign nationals with a certificate of qualification that proves they are qualified to accomplish in an eligible skilled trade in Canada OR have an eligible offer of employment in Canada, among other criteria.
To target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class the program-specific draw was the second of 2019, which is accessible to foreign citizens with a certification of qualification that shows they are fitted to work in an eligible skilled trade in Canada or among other criteria have an eligible offer of employment in Canada.
The Federal Skilled Trades Class is one of the High Skilled immigration programs managed by the Express Entry draw. The remaining two are Canadian Experience Class or the Federal Skilled Worker Class. The majority of Express Entry draws involve applicants from all three classes and today’s draw was one of the limited reservations to this rule.
The last Express Entry pool was held on October 2 was an all-program draw that issued 3,900 invitations to apply. In 2019 and 2020, Canada’s higher admission targets for its three Federal Skilled immigration programs, and it is assumed that IRCC will continue larger draws in the months to come.
Every Express Entry applicants will get a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is based on things like proficiency in English or French, age, education, skilled work experience and are entered into the Express Entry draw.
Unlike all-program invitation rounds, which is from the entire Express Entry draw and leads to result in higher cut-off scores, like Federal Skilled Trades Class applicants can produce lower cut-off scores given they target a small pool of applicants.
357 is today’s cut-off score was 81 points below than the cut-off score this year in an overall program of Express Entry draw, which was 438.
In the October 16 draw, the tie-break used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). which indicates that every Federal Skilled Trades Class applicants who had a CRS score above 357, also with a score of 357 who registered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this time, got an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence of Canada.
Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination receive 600 CRS points additionally and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply(ITA) for Canada permanent residence.