On May 13, 2020, Canada sent invitations to 529 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence.
The set of candidates invited only had those with a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 718.
Canada has until now invited 34,829 immigration candidates in 2020.
The high CRS score is by virtue of the additional 600 points they got earlier. A candidate with 718 as the CRS score has just 118 points as his/her actual score before getting the nomination. This has been added to the 600 points gained.
It can be observed that the way draws are happening under Canada immigration is following a pattern. It’s been set by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Under this pattern, the draws alternate focus between candidates with a provincial nomination and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) streams.
The previous Express Entry draw, that selected only CEC candidates, featured the lowest cutoff score of the year yet. It was 452.
March 19, 2020, at 12:53:21 UTC, was the date and time used to apply the tie-break rule. Candidates with a CRS score above 718 received ITA in this invitation round. So did those candidates with 718 as CRS score who submitted their profile before the above date and time.
The interesting fact that can be observed is that despite travel restrictions, Canada has kept up immigration draws. Even more, interestingly, more ITAs were issued in the crisis period of 2020, than was at the same time in 2018 and 2019.
The frequency of immigration draws has become unpredictable after the outbreak of COVID-19. But Canada is keeping up its efforts to achieve its target in 2020, which is 85,000 ITAs.
34,829 ITAs have been issued so far in 2020. This is higher than the 31,250 ITAs issued in 2019 in the same period of the year.
Canada immigration functions under the federal government with Express Entry as a system of the government to manage immigration applications.
The immigration applications are received for 3 economic-class programs namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades
- Federal Skilled Worker
Eligible candidates submit their profiles into an Express Entry pool. Each of them is assigned a CRS score based on human capital factors. These include:
- Language skills in English or French
- Work experience
The candidates who rank highest are then invited to apply for permanent residence via Express Entry draws.
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