There is a trend of decreasing the Comprehensive Rank System (CRS) score requirement that is seen with the draws specific to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The draw on May 15, 2020, had the lowest cutoff points for this category of Canada immigration ever since January 2019. It came to as low as 447.
3,371 invitations were issued to CEC candidates in the draw.
The cutoff point of May 15 draw was 5 points lesser than what it was on May 1, 2020. That draw’s cutoff point was 452.
The May 15 draw issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence in Canada.
There was a Provincial Nominee Program that took place on May 14, 2020, where 529 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates. The minimum CRS score for that draw was 718.
The Express Entry system in Canada is tasked with managing the profiles of candidates for 3 of Canada’s economic class immigration programs:
- The Canadian Experience class
- The Federal Skilled Trades class
- The Federal Skilled Workers class
The candidates with profiles in the Express Entry System are given CRS rankings based on:
- Work experience in skilled work
- Language skills in English or French
Candidates who rank high receive an ITA from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These ITAs are sent through regular draws. These candidates thus become eligible to apply for Permanent Residence.
The decreasing requirement of CRS points is attributed to the frequency and regular intervals of the draws. Both these have been high in the last 2 months.
The IRCC applied a tie-break rule for the draw with December 23, 2019, at 10:01:06 UTC as the stipulated date and time.
CEC candidates having a CRS score above 447 and those who scored 447 and submitted their profile before this date and time, got an ITA in this round of invitation.
The total ITAs issued till now in 2020 came to 38,200 with the May 15 draw.
Since March 18, 2020, by the influence of COVID-19 pandemic, immigration Canada has seen the country adopt many restrictive measures and policies.
But these measures have not led to stopping the Canada immigration visa processes and events. It has, on the contrary, kept up immigration opportunities for foreigners, still receiving their applications.
Until May 15, IRCC has held 10 CEC and PNP draws this year. About 19,500 Express Entry candidates got invited to apply for Permanent Residence.
Candidates in both these categories are more possibly present in Canada, compared to those arriving in the country via other immigration programs. These other programs are linked to Express Entry. Hence, these candidates won’t be affected by the current travel restrictions owing to COVID-19.
Canadian provinces also are continuously holding draws through Provincial Nominee Programs.
The competition between candidates increases with the provincial nomination in action. Provincially nominated candidates score 600 points extra which give them a distinct advantage over others in the matter of preference.
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