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Latest Express Entry Draw

Record-setting 2019 Continues as Canada’s Express Entry Reach 14,500

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Canada Reaches Another High in Latest Express Entry DrawIn the Express Entry draw held on February 20, 3,350 invitations were issued to candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada by the Canadian government bringing the total invitations so far this year to 14,500.

This is the best start to a year the program has ever had since it began in 2015 according to figures from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In 2018, IRCC achieved a record Express Entry invitations to apply (ITA) of 89,800, but at this time last year, only about 8,500 ITAs have been issued to candidates representing a 70 percent year-on-year increase.

Express Entry system

Canada designed this program to cater to the country’s High Skilled economic immigration programs which include Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Federal Skilled Worker Class. It aids faster immigration process for candidates who got invitations to apply for permanent residence in the country.

Invitations to apply are issued to candidates who rank highest in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. Each candidate has a CRS score that is based on the evaluation of factors including language proficiency, education, age, and skilled work experience. Invitations are usually issued by IRCC every two weeks.

The minimum CRS score in the latest draw was 457 representing an increase of 19 points in comparison to the previous one held on January 30. The rise in CRS score is said to be as a result of a longer period -three weeks – between the draws because it offers candidates more time to replenish.

The lower CRS score seeing on January 30’s draw was due to a shorter time between the draw and the previous one held on January 23 leaving candidates with a lower chance of submitting a profile.

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Canada Issues 3,900 Invitations in The Latest Express Entry Draw

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In a draw held on 29th October, The Canadian government issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada to 3, 900 Express Entry candidates. In this draw, the minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score was 442.

The pool of candidates for the three major economic immigration program – Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class in Canada is managed by The Federal Express Entry System.

In Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a score is given to every eligible candidate. This score determines the position of each candidate in The Express Entry Pool from which a predetermined number of candidates with the highest score/rank are given ITAs via regular draws from the pool.

Since 5th September, this latest draw was the fourth time IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued 3, 900 Express Entry Candidates the Invitation to Apply (ITA). This figure maintains its position as the most significant draw of 2018 so far.

Comparing the Latest Draw with Previous Ones

The latest draw’s CRS score is two points above the cut off (440) used for the immediate previous invitation round held on the 15th of October.

In the latest round of invitation, tie-break rule was used by IRCC with the date and time set for October 16, 2018, and 06:09:04 UTC respectively. It implies that all candidates who score 442 and beyond and submitted their profiles before the set time and date received an invitation.

Cumulatively, the number of ITAs issued so far this year is 74, 200 representing a lag of 778 for IRCC in comparison to its position at the same time last year. IRCC’s admission target for 2018 is 74, 900.

A senior partner at the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal, David Cohen, said the latest draw if maintained or improved by IRCC will represent an Express Entry record for invitations issued in a year beating 2017’s record.

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