IRCC – Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada held their latest express entry draw on June 10, issuing ITAs to 341 express entry candidates who had provincial nominations and can now apply for Canada PR Visa.
Since the coronavirus travel restrictions were implemented from March 18, it is the seventh express entry draw that has targeted PNP – Provincial Nominee Program’s recipients from the federal government’s Express entry program. Canada has been alternating between the two program-specific express entry draws, one targets PNP candidates from the express entry pool, and the other invites Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination certificate, it gives a major boost to their CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System score of 600 points. That’s why the minimum CRS score required to get an ITA in this draw was set at 743 points. Without the additional points from the provincial nomination, invited candidates would have had a human capital score of 143.
Canada PNP has been active in recent weeks, inviting a total of 2,000 immigration candidates who have applied for a provincial nomination in the month of May only. June can be a busy month for the PNPs, with some notable development expected from various provinces. OINP, MPNP, and BC PNP are some of the PNPs that have helped provincial draws in recent days.
Differing from PNP specific express entry draw, Express entry draw that targets CEC candidates have relatively low CRS score requirement. The last CEC-draw invited candidates with the CRS score cut-off set at 440 points, which was the lowest CRS score cut-off for these candidates since January 2019.
IRCC used their tie-break rule, with ITAs issued to only those candidates who have entered the express entry pool before April 14, 2020, at 13:25:51 UTC with the minimum CRS score of 743 points.
So far, immigration targets are expected to exceed last year’s levels. Even with travel restrictions in place, there have always been more ITAs issued this year than at the same time in 2019. To date, on June 10, a total of 42,441 principal applicants have been invited to apply for the permanent residence in 2020.
Canadian immigration is managed by the federal government. Express Entry is the government’s immigration application management system for three economy class immigration programs: Federal skilled worker (FSW), Federal skilled trades (FST), and Canadian experience category (CEC).
Those eligible for one of these programs submit their profile to the Express Entry pool, where they receive a CRS score based on their human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and skills. linguistic in English or French.
The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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