Draw held on November 28, has now crossed the number of invitations sent at the same time last year November 2017. Previous record set for express entry an invitation that was sent last year was at – 86,023 invitations.
28 November’s draws issued 3,900 invitations bringing the total of express entry invitation of the year at 82,000. Minimum CRS score was at 445 decreasing by four points over the previous draw Express Entry draw on November 15, which had the CRS score a minimum of 449. Canadian immigration service is only 4,024 Invitation to Apply (ITA) away from breaking the last year record with another month to go in 2018.
Seeing the trend how the express entry draws are held on an average twice a month, and how IRCC has issued 3,900 invitations in six of the last seven all-programs draws held since September 5, they can easily surpass ITA 86,023 in the month of December as the draws continue for the remainder of the year.
Candidates who have applied under subcategories of express entry systems: – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class are managed under high skilled economic immigration programs. Points are awarded to the eligible candidates and then there express profile is ranked in comprehensive ranking system (CRS). Profiles that are higher-ranked in CRS are then given ITA’s to apply for a permanent residence visa.
For inviting the candidates, IRCC used tie-break rule in the latest invitation round. The date and time used were October 22, 2018, at 14:40:13 UTC. Candidates who were having CRS score above than or equal to 445 and submitted their profile before October 22, 2018, at 14:40:13 UTC, received an ITA in this invitation round.
Latest draw was held in less than two weeks from the previous draws, which led to dropped points in the minimum CRS score requirement. When there is small interval of time between two consecutive express draws, fewer candidates have a better chance to enter the express entry pool and which in turn decreases the required CRS score. The reverse of the case is also possible, as was seen on the draw that was held on November 15; time interval between two draws was more than two weeks, allowing more candidates to enter the pool and the CRS minimum rose to 449.
Candidates who are looking for improving their CRS score can do so in a number of ways, including a nomination through an express entry-linked Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). If the profile is nominated for the provincial nomination, they are awarded 600 CRS points, which is a sure, shot for having an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. Five PNP’s have issued invitations to express entry candidates, which includes all three subcategories of Ontario’s provincial nomination program and sub-categories of Saskatchewan’s provincial nomination program.
Canada has set up a target for inviting the skilled immigrants under its updated immigration policies which was set-up at 74,900 new permanent residents. Targets set are to increase with each year between 2019 and 2021 with the total increase of 18.6 per cent in comparison to 2018 target.
Reference taken from CIC News.