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3,350 Express Entry Candidates invited with the drop in CRS score in the Latest Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Latest Draw 1st May 19

Latest express entry draw held on May 1, sees the invitations issued to the candidate who has registered under express entry program to get their hands on Canada PR visa.

A total 3,350 invitations were issued to the candidates looking for Canada PR visa under express entry managed Canada’s three skilled immigration programs – Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Eligible candidates’ profiles are submitted into the express pool with the profiles of the other registered candidates and are assigned a score based on the factors like age, educational qualification, and skilled work experience and language proficiency in either English or French.  Highest ranked profiles of the candidates have then issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA) via the regularly held express draws.

The latest express draw sees the CRS score dropped with 1 point which brings the CRS score cut-off at 450 points. This drop marks the fourth consecutive drop in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score since February 20.

With the latest number of invitations issued, it brings the total for the year 2019 to 31,250 invitations. This puts the invitations issued this year, 6,750 ITAs ahead of the record-breaking year of 2018 which sees the most number of invitations issued in a single year – 89,800 invitations.

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used their tie-break rule with time stamp used: November 5, 2018, at 12:27:07 UTC. This means the candidates who have entered the express pool before the used time stamp and are able to score the minimum 450 points, are issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA) via which the candidates are able to apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC.

With the target in sight for Canada’s three-year immigration plan for higher admission rate for skilled and capable immigrants, it is possible that minimum CRS score required can also be reduced further in case the IRCC holds larger or more frequent express draws.

Reference is taken from CIC news

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