Latest Express Entry draw invites 4,200 immigrants for Canada PR Visa
The Government of Canada issued 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry applicants in a random draw on September 2.
Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program were among today’s successful applicants. The last Express Entry draw was the third draw of all programs since March 18 and the 162nd in total organized by IRCC.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this last round of invitation was 475, a decrease of 1 point from the last all programs draw held on August 5.
The 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence are the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued before the coronavirus pandemic during the invitation round on February 19, 2020. The large number of invitations sent out today is a clear signal that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration into 2021 and beyond.
IRCC issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR Visa through Express Entry every two weeks for most of 2020, but alternated between draws for all programs and specific programs. In today’s draw, another 300 invitations were sent to prospective immigrants.
Express Entry is the application system that manages the applicant pool for the three main categories of economic immigration to Canada – the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Several top-ranked applicants are invited through regular pool draws. These invitation rounds generally take place every two weeks and the vast majority involve applicants from the three categories managed by Express Entry.
Today’s draw was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 69,950, a new record for that date.
IRCC used its tie-break rule in today’s draw. The timestamp used was September 2, 2020, at 14:17:32 UTC. This means that all applicants with a CRS score above 475, as well as applicants with scores of 475 who entered their profile into the Express Entry pool before the selected date and time, received an ITA in this round of invitation.
The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates who have the same CRS score. A candidate’s CRS score remains the primary factor in selecting candidates to be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Factors that can affect the cutoff CRS score include the size of the draw (larger draws may produce a lower minimum CRS score) and the time between draws (shorter periods between draws may help reduce the CRS score).
Eligible applicants for each program are given a score under the Express Entry CRS, which awards points for factors such as age, education, qualified work experience, and proficiency in English or French.
While a job offer is not required to be eligible under the Express Entry system, CRS awards additional points to applicants who have one.
The Government of Canada has a 6 processing standard for PR Visa applications filed through the Express Entry system.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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