Canada invited 557 Express Entry applicants to apply for permanent residence on July 22, 2020. Canada has now invited 54,357 immigrant applicants so far this year.
All of these candidates had previously received provincial nominations and received 600 additional points for their overall score. This means that applicants who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this round would have required a CRS score of at least 87 for their human capital without the provincial nomination.
This is the 9th PNP-specific draw since Canada closed its borders in March in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, the invitation rounds organized through the Express Entry system have followed a pattern where the draws will alternate between targeted applicants with provincial nominations and those in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The first draw for all programs since the start of the pandemic took place earlier this month.
Express Entry draws targeting CEC applicants generally have a much lower CRS threshold. In fact, CEC pulls CRS thresholds have been steadily declining since March, with the latest CEC draw posting the lowest CRS threshold of the year to date.
The most recent Express Entry pool draws have allowed Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to use the tie-breaker procedure that is used to rank applicants who have the same SCR score.
A tie-break rule was applied to this draw and the date and time used were November 11, 2019, at 8:51:21 UTC. This means that all applicants with a CRS score above 687 as well as applicants with scores of 687 who submitted their profile before that date and time received an ITA in this invitation round.
Despite the fact that IRCC has moved away from its usual draw schedule for all programs, which takes place every two weeks on Wednesdays, Canada remains on track to meet its Express Entry goal of 85,800 ITA in 2020, with 54,357 ITAs issued so far this year, compared to 45,400 at this time in 2019.
Canadian immigration is managed by the federal government. Express Entry is the government’s immigration application management system for three economy class programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Individuals who are 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 language skills in English or French.
The highest-ranked applicants are then invited to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.
Express Entry candidates with scores below CRS cutoffs have a variety of potential options to improve their score, the most valuable of which is a provincial nomination.
Most Canadian provinces and two territories have “enhanced” PNP streams that are linked to the Express Entry system.
As noted above, provincial nominations result in substantial points increases and effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Since the start of the year, several provincial application streams aligned with Express Entry to Canada have launched invitations, notably in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick. -Scotland and British Columbia.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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