IRCC – Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada held the latest program-specific express entry draw targeting Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates issuing a total of 3,515 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) to apply for Canada PR Visa.
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System score cut-offs continue to plummet as IRCC invites a large number of CEC-specific candidates. Today’s latest round of invitations was the largest CEC-specific Express entry draw since May 1st and the second-largest since the implementation of travel restrictions due to coronavirus.
The latest express entry draw of May 28, continued the trend that has seen them drop in CRS score cut-offs since the last all-program express entry draw held on March 4, 2020. This trend can be explained by the IRCC’s effort to continue issuing regular invitations through regular intervals and frequency between express entry draws.
Time intervals between two consecutive express draw play a major role in setting the CRS score cut-off. Larger time intervals result in low CRS score cut-off and vice versa.
The cut score of 440 points is a decrease of 7 points from the previous CEC draw on May 15, which had a minimum score of 447 and was previously the lowest cut point in the program since January 2019.
Today’s CEC draw was the second round of invitations in 24 hours to issue ITAs for Canada PR Visa.
The May 27 draw sent 385 invitations to Express Entry applicants nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 757 points.
Applicants to the Express Entry Pool Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) receive an additional 600 CRS points in addition to their initial human capital score. This is why the minimum score requirement of CRS is generally much higher for draws like the one that took place yesterday.
Canada’s Express Entry system manages candidate profiles for three of Canada’s three major economy class immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Applicants are ranked based on a score assigned under the Express Entry CRS system that takes into account factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and language proficiency, etc. Highest ranked profiles receive ITAs through regular express entry draws and IRCC generally aims to process applications for PR Visa within six months.
IRCC applied its tiebreaker rule during this draw and the date and time used were March 7, 2020, at 10:36:59 UTC. This means that all CEC candidates with a CRS score of at least 440 who submitted their profile before this date and time, received an ITA during this round of invitation.
Despite the fact that Canada’s immigration policies and procedures have undergone major changes since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Express Entry system has remained operational and applicants can still submit a profile.
IRCC has held a total of twelve draws from the Canadian Experience Category and the Provincial Nominee Program in the past two months.
Both categories of applicants are more likely to be already in Canada than those arriving through other express entry programs, which means that they will not be affected by current travel restrictions.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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