The latest program-specific express entry draw that issued invitations to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, had the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off since January 2019. With a total of 3,371 invitations issued with a minimum CRS score requirement set at 447 points.
The May 15 draw was the second round of invitations in 24 hours to issue invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
Yesterday, May 14, 529 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 718 points.
Today’s draw continued a trend that saw the CRS cutoff score decrease in each of the last four CEC draws. This trend can be explained in part by the relatively regular interval and frequency between draws that IRCC has maintained in the past two months.
The time between draws is an important factor that can have an effect on the CRS cut score. Shorter intervals between draws mean that fewer candidates have time to enter a profile in the Express Entry group.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tiebreaker in this draw and the date and time used were December 23, 2019, at 10:01:01 a.m. UTC. This means that all CEC candidates with a CRS score above 447 as well as candidates with scores of 447 who submitted their profile before this date and time, received an ITAs during this latest round of invitation.
Today’s draw brings the total number of ATIs issued in 2020 to 38,200 ITAs.
Despite the fact that Canada’s immigration policies and procedures have undergone major changes since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Express Entry system has remained operational and applicants can still submit a profile.
IRCC has organized ten draws for the Canadian Experience and Provincial Nominees category in the past 9 weeks, inviting close to 19,500 Express Entry applicants to apply for Canada PR Visa.
Both categories of applicants are more likely to be already in Canada than those arriving through other express entry programs, which means that they will not be affected by the current travel restrictions.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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