The Latest and Largest Express Entry draw issued 3,900 Invitations for Canada PR
On October 2, 2019, the Federal government of Canada issued 3,900 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. After the draw, the total number of ITAs issued so far this year has reached 67,300. Since January 23, 2019, this has been the largest Express entry draw with 3,900 invitations and it marked an increase of 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) over previous express entry draws.
Federal express entry program is one of the most popular immigration programs to manage the applications of skilled workers of different nationalities. It has three sub-categories which include Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. It is a point-based immigration system which evaluates profiles on credentials like age, education, work experience and language proficiency. Moreover, the job offer is not mandatory for an applicant to become eligible for the Express entry system.
Generally, draws occur every two weeks and this draw was not an exception. The increase or decrease of a minimum cut-off depends on the time gap between two consecutive draws. On increasing the time-gap between the draws, the Express Entry pool receives more number of applications from higher-scoring candidates which ultimately leads to the higher cut-off score in the coming draws. In past, scores have gone up due to long time gap between gaps; however, on-time draws leads to decrease in cut-off.
In the last draw held on September 18, 2019, the minimum cut-off was 462; however, in this draw, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for selection in today’s draw was 464.
The tie-break used in today’s draw by IRCC was September 20, 2019, at 15:05:04 UTC. It means that all those candidates who received at least CRS score of 464 and entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the tie-break date and time are eligible to receive an ITA through the draw.
This larger draw size reflects the higher admissions targets for both 2019 and 2020. So this is the right time to apply for PR through the Express entry system. If you want to consider your profile for Express Entry pool, you need to first check your eligibility. On being eligible, create your profile for Express Entry pool.
Based on factors like age, work experience, education, proficiency in English or French, connections in Canada and more, your profile gets CRS score. In case you don’t get sufficient score for EE draw, then you can apply to express entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Nominated candidates are awarded with an additional 600 points in their EE score and move them to the front of the line for an ITA.
In the recent weeks, Express Entry-linked PNPs of British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island have invited Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
On September 25, 2019, Saskatchewan invited 769 candidates for its 100 in-demand occupations through its International skilled worker class.
The government of the province of Alberta provided detail on its two express entry draws held on September 11 and September 18 with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 302 and 350 respectively.
On September 25, 2019, the government of the Canadian province, Manitoba provided issued 15 invitations to Express Entry candidates for provincial nomination.
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