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Latest express draw invited 3,350 candidates for Canada PR Visa with a drop in CRS score cut-off

Latest Express Entry Draw - 26th June 2019

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship (IRCC) held the latest draw on June 26 to issue an invitation to candidates who have applied for Canada Permanent Resident Visa through Express Entry Program. CRS cut-off score for the latest express draw was set at 462 points. This is a decrement of three points from the previous all program express draw CRS cut off which was at 465 points.

Counting this one, it was the second consecutive draw that sees the cut-off score decrease since May 29 where CRS score cut-off was set at 470 points.

Express entry program is a point-based program that manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied under Canada’s three skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  Eligible candidates are required to create an express profile then their profile is submitted into the express pool with the profiles of the other candidates.

With the help of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), profiles of the candidates are ranked in the express pool. Points are awarded to the express profiles based on the factors like age, language proficiency, education, etc. Express profiles with the highest score have issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA) via frequently held express draws.  IN order to be accepted into the express pool, having a job offer is not mandatory.

One of the reasons that lead to the decrement in CRS score cut-off is because IRCC held the two consecutive express draw within a time interval of two weeks. This less time interval gives less time to replenish the express pool with the higher scoring candidate’s profiles.

IRCC used their tie-break rule in the latest express draw with time stamp used was May 11, 2019, at 17:40:54 UTC.  This means the candidates who are able to score a minimum of 462 points and have entered the express pool before the time stamp used; they have issued the ITAs in the latest round of the express draw.

With this latest round of express draws, a total number of invitations issued in 2019 up to these points come to 41,800 ITAs. When compared with the number of ITAs issued at the same time in the year 2018, it puts 2019 ahead with 2,100 ITAs. This increment is in-line with the government of Canada target of higher admission of skilled immigrants for both year 2019 and 2020.

Reference is taken from CIC news

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