Latest Express Entry Draw Drops CRS By 2 Points Invited 3900 Candidates With CRS 476
Canada has held another all-program draw, inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence that issued 3900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 476 to be invited in this invitation round.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been issuing 3,900 ITAs through Express Entry every two weeks for most of 2020. The number of ITAs issued in 2020 was not affected by the temporary policy changes and remained constant throughout the year. The year began with two draws of 3,400 ITAs each in January, followed by one draw of 3,500 ITAs and a record-breaking 4, 500 in February. Since March, IRCC held 21 draws and issued close to 40,000 ITAs.
Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The highest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool are issued ITAs in regular invitation rounds.
Today’s draw was the 25th draw of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 61,600, a new record for this date. Today’s minimum score of 476 was two points lower than the previous all-program invitation round on July 8, which had a cut-off score of 478. Eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s CRS, which awards points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
The Government of Canada has a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.
Know more details about this latest expres entry draw.