Canada Invites 3,350 Candidates in Latest Express Entry Draw

Canada Invites 3,350 Candidates in Latest Express Entry DrawIn a new draw Express Entry draw held on Wednesday, 17 April, 3,350 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence by Canada, bringing the total number of invitations to apply (ITA) given to Express Entry candidates to 27,900 in 2019.

451 was the cut-off score for the latest draw, and tie-break rule was used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All candidates who scored 451 and above and had entered their profile in the Express Entry Pool before 15:01:49 UTC on April 2, 2019, were issued ITAs.

Express Entry System

Canadian express entry system is in charge of candidates’ pool for Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class - three of the main economic immigration programs of the government of Canada.

Candidates who are eligible for this pool are ranked based on age, work experience, education and language proficiency (English or French). Candidates that rank highest are thereafter invited for permanent residence in Canada.

The provincial nomination appears to be the most valuable of the several ways by which candidates can boost their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Any candidate who gets a provincial nomination automatically gets 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points hence the assurance of getting Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry Draw.

It is expected that the total number of ITA issued in 2019 will surpass what was issued in 2018 because of higher targets set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

David Cohen, a senior partner with a Canadian immigration law firm, said the higher targets could see IRCC hold more frequent or more significant draws which would also result in lower Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

To get your possible Immigration options, approach Immigration News now, and we will also evaluate your profile with our Immigration experts and advise you whether you are qualified to apply or not.

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