In a new draw that was held on the 27th of November, the Government of Canada issued 3,600 invitations to the Express Entry candidates to apply for the Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score necessary for this draw was 471. This score is one point less than the cut-off score of 472 that was required in the Express Entry draw that was conducted on November 13.
The main source of getting skilled foreign labor for Canada is the Express Entry system. The system handles the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Canadian Experience Class, which are considered to be the three important Economic Class immigration programs of Canada.
In the Express Entry System, the eligible candidates are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that is based on various factors like education, age, proficiency in French and English, and skilled work experience.
To be eligible for an Express Entry invitation, the candidates do not require having a job offer. But in case the candidates have one, it can fetch them additional points.
Regular draws are conducted by the Government of Canada for a set number of Express Entry candidates with the highest scores. The minimum score of CRS is determined to depend upon the draw size.
All the candidates having a score of 471 and having submitted their profiles before 6:29:10 UTC on the11th of November 2019 received an invitation to apply.
The significant factors that can have a potential impact on the CRS cut-off score are the draw size and the time between the draws. Larger draws may result in a lower minimum CRS score. On the other hand, shorter periods between the draws help in lowering the CRS score.
Today’s draw makes the number of Express Entry candidates who have received an invitation to apply this year to 78,900. With only one month remaining in 2019 to end, this is nearly 11,000 less of invitation to apply than the last year’s record that was 89,800 invitations.
Irrespective of the fact that whether the record will fall or stand, the admission target of the new year will rise to 85,800 for the three important Express Entry immigration programs that are 81,400 this year.
The target for admissions in Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) will also increase in the year 2020 from 61,000 to 67,800, a portion of which is handled by the Express Entry System.
Two territories and nine provinces of Canada have enhanced provincial nominee streams, which are associated with the Express Entry System. The enhanced streams enable the provinces as well as the territories to offer an invitation to the Express Entry candidates to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The candidates of Express Entry who receive a provincial nomination will receive an additional point of 600 towards their Comprehensive Ranking System score and are guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.
Many of the enhanced nomination streams have low or at times, no requirement of CRS score.
In the recent weeks, enhanced nomination streams in Manitoba, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia issued invitations to the Express Entry candidates.
According to David Cohen, the senior partner with Campbell, Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal, there are still chances that IRCC can beat the invitation record of 2018 in the coming weeks if the size of the draws increases or more draws is conducted in quick intervals.
In any of the cases, 2020 is going to be a more significant year for the PNP and Express Entry.
Who is invited?
Below are the hypothetical examples of candidates who have received an invitation to apply in the draw of today.
Mickael, who is 29 years old, possesses a bachelor’s degree and has a work experience of three years as a graphic designer. He has a proficiency in advanced French language. Mickael, who has never studied or worked in Canada, has a brother who is a permanent resident of Canada living in Toronto.
The CRS score of 471 of Mickael would be high enough to receive an invitation to apply in the Express Entry draw of November 27.
Fatima and Mohamed, who are 30 and 35 years respectively, are married. Fatima holds a work experience of five years as an accountant, and Mohamed holds the same years of experience as an auditor. In the IELTS, Fatima scored 8, while Mohamed scored 7 in each category. Fatima has a master’s degree, while Mohamed has a bachelor’s degree. Both of them have never studied or worked in Canada but entered the Express Entry pool in which Fatima was the principal applicant.
The CRS score of 471 of Fatima would be high enough to receive an invitation to apply in the Express Entry draw of November 27.