Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an express draw to issue invitations to the express entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence visa. A total of 3,600 candidates were invited in the latest round of invitations with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off set at 459 points.
This draw sees the CRS score cut-off decrease by one point from the previous express draw held on July 10, which had the CRS score cut-off set at 460 points.
Express draw held on July 24 was the second consecutive draw that issues a total of 3,600 Invitation to Apply (ITA). Between the express draws that were held between January 30th and June 26th, express draw issued only 3,350 ITAs each. Two express draws – July 10th and July 24th sees an increase of extra 250 ITAs from the previous draws.
Express draws is a medium to invite the express entry registered candidates who are able to clear the minimum required CRS score cut-off. Express entry is a point-based program that manages the profile of the candidates who have registered under Canada’s three economic-based immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Express entry program uses a ranking system – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that ranks the candidate’s profiles in the express pool based on the CRS points. These points are awarded based on factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, etc.
With the latest round of invitations, there is a trend that can be seen from the previous three all program express draw. The trend is of decrement in the CRS score cut-off. This is mainly because of the regularity in the time interval of two weeks between these express draws. Time elapsed between two draws and the draw size are two major factors that affect the CRS score cut-offs.
Keeping in line with Canada’s three years expanded admission targets for skilled immigrants, till this point in this year a total 49,000 ITAs has been issued. This higher admission rate is being done through Express entry ‘s three skilled immigration programs and Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs), that is also having a stream that is linked with the express entry program.
Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) have also been very active this year. Every PNP has a stream that is in-line with the express entry program, that allows the express entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination.
For an express entry candidate to land the provincial nomination certificate, it awards them with 600 CRS points. These many points make sure that the candidate is able to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC.
Some of the provinces that are active for the previous two weeks are Ontario, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia. These provinces through their respective PNPs have invited express entry candidates for provincial nomination.
This year, Ontario has launched its tech-draws that are mainly focused on immigrants with work experience in the IT sector. OINP issued 1,623 invitations to the express entry candidates through its Human Capital Priorities Stream with CRS score in the range between 439 to 459 points and work experience in six tech-related occupations, among other requirements.
Reference is taken from CIC news.
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