New Express Entry Round Issued 3371 Invitations To CEC Candidates With CRS Of 447 Or Higher
The May 15 Express Entry draw has the lowest CRS requirement for Canadian Experience Class CE candidates since January 2019. CRS drops again in 2nd draw in 24 hours. The new Express Entry round issued 3,371 invitations to CEC candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System CRS scores of 447 or higher. The cut-off score of 447 is a decrease of five points from the previous CEC draw on May 1, which had a minimum score of 452 and was previously the lowest CRS requirement of 2020.
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.
Another 529 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program PNP yesterday, May 14. The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 718. The time between draws is an important factor that can have an effect on the CRS cut-off score. Shorter intervals between draws mean fewer candidates have time to enter a profile in the Express Entry pool.
Despite the fact that Canada’s immigration policies and procedures have undergone major changes since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Express Entry system has remained operational and candidates can still submit a profile.
IRCC has held ten Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee draws over the past 9 weeks, inviting nearly 19,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.
Both categories of applicants are more likely to already be in Canada than those arriving through other Express entry-linked programs, which means they will not be impacted by the current travel restrictions.
In addition to this, provinces continue to hold draws as well through the PNP.
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