Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invites a total 3,311 Express entry candidate in the latest program-specific express entry draw held on May 1 targeting Canadian Experience Class candidate to apply for Canada PR Visa.
This program-specific draw is the eighth since the start of COVID-19 pandemic/coronavirus. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was set at 452 points, which is the lowest CRS score in 2020 so far.
Another Express entry draw held this week issued 589 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) to express entry candidates with provincial nominations. The minimum CRS score was set at 692 points.
For an express entry candidate to land a provincial nomination, they are given the major boost of 600 CRS points, effectively guaranteeing them an ITA to apply for Canada PR Visa.
IRCC used their tie-break rule with the date and the time used was October 10, 2019, at 19:15:28 UTC. This means the CEC candidates who have entered the express entry pool before the used time-stamp and has the minimum CRS score of 452 points were invited in the latest round of invitations.
Since the implementation of travel restrictions on March 18, IRCC has held eight program-specific draws focusing specifically on PNP and Canadian Experience Class applicants. Both categories of applicants are most likely to be already in Canada than those coming through other Express entry programs, which means they will not be impacted by the current travel restrictions.
The last all-program express entry draw was held on March 4, 2020, inviting a total of 3,900 express entry candidates to apply for Canada PR Visa with a minimum CRS score of 471 points.
With the latest express entry draw, the total number of invitations issued so far this year has come to 34,300 ITAs.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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