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Canada Invites 668 Express Entry Candidates To Apply For PR With CRS Of 720


Invited candidates had provincial nominations granting them an additional 600 CRS points.
Invitations were received on March 18, however official details of the draw were released today, March 20. This draw brings the total number of invitations to apply issued so far this year through Canada’s Express Entry system to 19,368.

The minimum CRS score requirement was 720. The score requirement may seem high compared to the last Express Entry draw that required a score of 471, however, this draw only included candidates that had provincial nominations aligned with Express Entry.

Despite COVID-19 measures slowing down Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC services, Canada is still striving to meet its immigration targets set for 2020. Many of those are allotted to obtain permanent residence through Canada’s Express Entry system.

Eligible candidates are ranked in the Express Entry pool based on a score awarded under the CRS, which provides points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

A set number of the highest-ranked candidates are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool, which typically take place every two weeks.
The vast majority of Canada’s newcomers are set to arrive under the economic class, with 58 per cent set to arrive through Express Entry programs, the Provincial Nominee Program PNP, Quebec’s programs, and other federal streams such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot AIP.

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