In a fresh round of invitations, on May 13, 2020, Canada sent 529 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence.
The candidates invited were those having a nomination from a PNP (Provincial Nominee Program).
The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) cut-off score was 718.
Canada has as yet invited 34,829 immigration candidates this year.
The high CRS score is because of the extra 600 points they got before this draw. A candidate with a CRS score of 718 originally had only 118 points before getting the nomination. These points have been added with the 600 points gained.
The way draws are conducted under Canada immigration is showing a pattern that’s been set by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In this pattern, the draws alternately aim at candidates with a provincial nomination and those from Canadian Experience Class (CEC) streams.
The previous Express Entry draw had selected only CEC candidates. It featured the lowest cutoff score of 2020 yet: 452.
March 19, 2020, at 12:53:21 UTC, was the date and time chosen to apply the tie-break rule. Candidates with a CRS score above 718 got ITA in this round of invitation. The same happens to those candidates with 718 as the CRS score and have submitted their profile before the above date and time.
Interestingly, despite travel restrictions, Canada has continued immigration draws. Also, more ITAs were issued in this crisis period of 2020, than was in the same period in 2018 and 2019.
The frequency of immigration draws has grown unpredictable ever since the outbreak of COVID-19. But Canada is putting in its efforts to achieve its target of 85,000 ITAs in 2020.
So far this year, 34,829 ITAs have been issued. This is higher than the 31,250 ITAs issued in 2019 during the same period of the year.
Canada immigration functions under the federal government. The Express Entry is a government system intended to manage applications for immigration.
The applications for immigration are received for 3 economic-class programs, which are:
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker
- Federal Skilled Trades
Candidates who are eligible submit their profiles into an Express Entry pool. Each of them gets a CRS score based on human capital factors. These include:
- Language skills in English or French
- Work experience
The candidates who get the highest rank are then invited to apply for permanent residence through Canada Express Entry draws.
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