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Canada Invites PNP Candidates With CRS 692 In Latest Express Entry Draw 145



Express Entry candidates invited in the April 29 draw were required to have a provincial nomination. Canada invited a total of 589 candidates in this Express Entry draw with a minimum CRS score of 692. With an additional 600 points from having a provincial nomination, that means the basic human capital points requirement was only 92. This is the lowest CRS requirement for a provincial nominee program PNP- specific Express Entry draw so far this year. 

Although coronavirus has changed the landscape of immigration in Canada, the year has started off as a great one for Express Entry. Even though the Canadian government has deviated from regularly scheduled all-program draws after implementing special measures to slow the spread of coronavirus Canada, invitations have consistently been issued.

The previous draw, held on April 16, even saw the minimum CRS score drop to 455 — the lowest score requirement of 2020. Eligible candidates are entered into the Express Entry pool and are ranked based on a CRS score that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. 

Today’s draw is the 12th of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 30,989. IRCC used its tie-break rule in this draw and the date and time used was March 11, 2020 at 13:46:21. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 692, as well as those candidates with scores of 629 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

Express Entry candidates with scores below today’s CRS cut-off have a variety of potential options for increasing their points total, the most valuable of which is a provincial nomination. Under its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan, the Government of Canada is targeting the admission of 341,000 immigrants in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and another 361,000 in 2022. PNP admissions are set to increase by 20 per cent by 2022.

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