Another Express Entry draw was conducted by Canada on April 29, 2020. This was Canada Express Entry draw no. 145. The draw invited candidates who had a provincial nomination.
A total of 589 candidates got invited in the draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score stipulated was 692. As the candidates had 600 points from their provincial nomination, they needed only 92 basic human capital points for eligibility. The human capital points involved are education, age, work experience, and language skills in English and French.
The COVID-19 crisis has not dampened immigration Canada’s efforts to bring in more foreign immigrants via such draws. Ever since the beginning of 2020, Canada has had a number of Express Entry and Provincial Nomination draws. In the first quarter of this year itself, Canada has invited more candidates than those in the first quarters of the last 2 years.
Consistency in conducting draws has been exemplary in Canada. In the period starting March 18, 2020, the Canadian government has held 7 Express Entry draws. In these draws, candidates of the Canadian Experience Class immigration program and provincial nominees have been invited.
The consistent draws also show a trend of reducing the CRS requirement. It dropped to 455, which is the lowest seen this year.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) already sent 8,389 Invitations to Apply (ITA) so far in April itself. Before April, 8,000 invitations in February has been the highest number of invitations sent in a month.
In this draw, IRCC used its tie-break rule. The time chosen for tie break was of March 11, 2020, at 13:46:21. So, all candidates with a CRS score above 692, and those candidates who scored 629 having submitted their profile before this date and time, got an ITA in this round of invitation.
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