New Express Entry Draw Sees Another 3900 Candidates ITA For Canadian PR
Through the Express Entry system on March 4, Canada held a new invitation round in which a total of 3,900 candidates were issued invitations with a CRS score requirement of 471. Candidates are ranked based on a score awarded under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and language ability in English or French.
The cut-off score of 471 is an increase of one point over the previous draw on February 19, which had a minimum score of 470.
Two weeks ago, 4,500 Express Entry candidates received ITAs in the largest draw ever held by the Government of Canada. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
In order to reach this year’s 85,800 ITA target for new permanent resident admissions, it appears the government started issuing larger numbers of invitations in every draw.
Today’s draw is the 5th of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 18,700. Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and move to the front of the line for an ITA. These 600 points are especially valuable to candidates with lower CRS scores who have yet to make the cut-off in a federal Express Entry draw. Over the past two weeks, Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia have invited Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
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