On May 28, 2020, immigration Canada witnessed another Canada Express Entry draw that issued 3,515 invitations to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 440.
This round of invitations saw the continuing trend of decreasing CRS cut-off scores. At the same time, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are inviting a larger number of CEC-specific candidates.
In fact, the decreasing trend has been consistently seen in the past 6 CEC draws conducted in Canada since the last all-program draw on March 4, 2020. The regularity between draws in terms of interval and frequency in the last 2 months is said to be one of the major reasons for this trend.
The latest cut-off CRS score of 440 is 7 points lesser than the one of the May 15 draw. It has thus also become the lowest for the program since January 2019.
The last Express Entry draw was also the second in a row in 24 hours since the May 27 draw inviting 385 Express Entry candidates. They were nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
PNP candidates from the Express Entry pool are granted 600 additional points on their original CRS score. This explains why the May 27 draw had a CRS cutoff score of 757. Without the added points, the score was only 157.
The profiles of candidates with Canada immigration eligibility are kept in the Express Entry pool, managed by Canada’s Express Entry system. These candidate profiles belong to 3 of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs namely:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
The CRS score is a ranking given to candidate profiles considering factors such as the candidate’s age, education, work experience, and language skills in English or French.
The high rankers will get an ITA via regular draws and IRCC shall process these applications for permanent residence within 6 months.
March 7, 2020, at 10:36: 59 UTC was the date and time used to apply the tie-break rule in this draw. So, a candidate who scored at least 440 points having their profile submitted before that date and time received an ITA in this round of invitation.
The May 28 draw brings the total number of ITAs sent this year to 42,100.
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