Canada hosted its biggest Express Entry draw on November 18, 2020.
A total of 5,000 invitations were sent out in this draw, which brought potential immigrants closer to permanent Canadian residency.
Applicants needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 472 to receive an invitation to this round.
Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system for three federal economy class programs: the Skilled Worker Program (Federal), the Skilled Trades Program (Federal), and the Canadian Experience Class.
Applicants to these programs, as well as some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), receive a score based on the CRS. CRS points are awarded based on the candidate’s human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and English or French language skills.
Top-ranked profiles in the express entry pool receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence as part of an Express Entry invitation round.
In the event of a tie between the candidates, IRCC applies the tie-breaker rule. Thus, for this draw, applicants who had a CRS score of 472 or higher, had to have submitted their Express Entry profile before October 27 at 06:18:11 UTC to receive an invitation.
This year, the CRS requirement has typically risen above 470 for all draws in the program. IRCC held an FSTP program specific-draw on August 6 invited tradespeople with a NOC Code 415, and previous draws in the Canadian Experience Only category have fallen into the 440s. PNP specific draws have higher requirements since Express Entry applicants who get a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points. Canada’s PNP is a better immigration pathway for immigrants to apply for Canada PR Visa who has a lower CRS score.
The new circulation brings the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 to 92,350. 2020 promises to be another record-breaking year for Express Entry, as the number of ITAs issued to date is the highest ever.
A large number of ITAs issued is in line with Canada’s commitment to welcome more than 400,000 new immigrants in 2021, most of them going through the Express Entry system.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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