Canada conducted an all-program Express Entry draw that issued invitations to apply for FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) on July 8, 2020. This was immigration Canada’s first draw of this type since March 4, 2020. The draw issued 3,900 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for permanent residence.
The candidates of this draw needed a minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 478.
Ever since COVID-19 prevention measures and travel restrictions have been imposed by Canada, its Express Entry draws have been focused on CEC (Canadian Experience Class) and PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) candidates.
The number of invitations sent in this draw was the same as the one before of this type on March 4, 2020. With this draw, the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 so far has come to 53,800.
The minimum CRS score stipulated by this draw was 7 points higher than that of March 4, 2020.
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) applied tie-break rule in this draw. The timestamp used was 11 February 2020 at 13:08:31 UTC. Any candidate who gets a CRS score of 478 and has a profile in the Express Entry pool before the tie break or one who has a CRS score above 478 received an ITA in this draw.
When it comes to skilled foreign workers, the Express Entry system plays a very important role in Canada immigration. The system is tasked with the management of the candidate profiles in 3 federal programs for high-skilled immigrants namely:
- CEC – Canadian Experience Class
- FSTP – Federal Skilled Trades Program
- FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
Each eligible candidate is assigned a score that is determined on factors such as age, education, work experience, and proficiency in French or English.
Under the Express Entry system, a job offer is not mandatory to be eligible. If a candidate has one, he/she is given extra points.
The standard processing time via Express Entry system set by the Government of Canada is 6 months for applications seeking permanent residence.
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