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Minimum CRS Score Rises To 473 For Canada Express Entry


The minimum CRS score required to receive an invitation in the January 8 draw was 473.
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 Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It was introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s three federal high-skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
The Government of Canada has a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system. Canada has higher admissions targets for 2020 and 2021 for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system. 
The target for Canada’s PNP, a portion of which is also managed by the Express Entry system, is set to rise to 67,800 in 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.
Express Entry candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an ITA.

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