Canada held its 163rd Express Entry draw, inviting would-be immigrants to apply for permanent residence on September 16.
The new Express Entry round issued invitations to applicants whose CRS scores were 472. That’s three points lower than the previous all-program draw, the biggest drop since the resumption of draws for all programs in July.
A total of 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada were issued in this draw, which is the second draw for all programs that Canada has hosted in two weeks. This model is more in line with the pre-coronavirus invitation rounds where draws for all programs were held every two weeks.
This draw matches the 4,200 ITAs issued in an Express Entry round on September 2, which ties it for the second-largest draw ever. The biggest draw resulted in 4,500 ITAs being issued on February 19. The large number of invitations issued by Canada makes it clear that it remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigrants in 2021 and beyond.
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, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Higher ranked profiles in the Express Entry pool receive ITAs in regular invitation rounds.
Many top-ranked applicants are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada 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 brings the total number of ITCs issued this year to 74,150, a new record for that date.
IRCC used its tie-break rule in today’s draw. The timestamp used was set on March 9, 2020, at 13:03:40 UTC. This means that all applicants with a CRS score above 472, as well as applicants with scores of 472 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the time-stamp used, received an ITA.
Factors that can affect the minimum CRS score required for Canada PR Visa includes 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 receive a score under the Express Entry CRS, which awards points for factors such as age, education, qualified work experience, and English proficiency or French.
Although 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 six-month processing standard for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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