The decrease in the cut-off score can be attributed to the shorter time gap between the previous and the latest draw. The last draw was held on 11th December, which was just eight days before the latest draw on 19th December.
When there is a lesser gap between draws, the Express Entry Pool does not get too many high-scoring candidates to replenish itself. This usually results in a decrease in the minimum required score.
The 19th December draw also used the tie-break rule. The date and time used were 14th November 2019 at 8:41:33 UTC. All candidates who had submitted an EOI scoring 469 or more before the given time and date received an invite.
Canada has issued 85,300 invitations for Canadian PR this year. It is still short by 4,500 of the highest number of invitations at 89,800 which was issued in 2018.
Canada aims to increase its immigration intake under the multi-year migration level plans. The admission target has been increased from 81,400 this year to 85,800 next year. The admission intake target under the Provincial Nominee Programs has also been increased. The target for the PNPs has been increased from 61,000 this year to 67,800 in 2020.
“Enhanced PNP streams” are part of the provincial nominee programs of nine provinces and two territories in Canada. These streams are aligned with the Federal Express Entry Program. These streams allow the Canadian provinces and territories to choose eligible Express Entry candidates. These provinces and territories generally have a lower CRS requirement, and some do not have a CRS requirement at all.
Obtaining a provincial nomination helps Express Entry candidates get an extra 600 points on their CRS score.
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