Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the details of the latest express entry draw inviting a total of 3,232 candidates to apply for Canada PR Visa.
Invitations were issued to the express entry candidates who have applied for Canada PR Visa through Canadian Experience Class (CEC) with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 467 points in the latest express entry draw held on March 23, 2020.
Program-specific express entry draw is the second of its type since express entry introduction in 2015 that targeted candidates in the Canadian Experience Class, which is for the foreign immigrants with the minimum of one year of Canadian work experience, and other major criteria.
Express entry program manages the profiles of the immigrants who have applied for Canada PR visas through Canada’s three major skilled economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
All the profiles are submitted together into the express entry pool, where they are ranked according to their CRS score that is awarded based on the candidate’s credentials like age, language proficiency, work experience, etc.
The highest-ranked profiles are then issued Invitation to Apply (ITAs) through frequently held express draws to submit their application for Canada PR Visa to the IRCC.
The vast majority of Express entry draws involve candidates from all three classes and today’s draw was one of the rare exceptions to this rule.
The previous express draw held on March 18, invited a total of 668 express entry candidates with a provincial nomination. This is in line with the Canada’s higher admission targets for its three federal skilled immigration programs in 2020 and 2021.
In contrast with the all-program express entry draw that draws from the entire express entry pool which tends to result in higher CRS score cut-off, program-specific express entry draw can produce lower CRS score cut-off mainly because of they target a smaller number of express entry candidates.
IRCC used their tie-break rule with the time stamp used set on November 25, 2019, at 14:00:35 UTC. This means the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidate who has entered the express pool before the used time stamp and have the minimum CRS score of 467 points were issued the ITA in the latest round of invitation.
With the latest express entry draw, the total number of Invitations issued so far this year has come to a total of 22,600 invitations.
For those express entry candidates who were not able to meet the minimum CRS score requirement, they can improve their chances for Canada PR visas by increasing their CRS score.
For an express entry candidate to get a provincial nomination certificate, they are awarded major 600 CRS points, effectively guaranteeing an ITA to apply for PR Visa.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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