The government of Canada, on April 17, 2019 issued invitations to 3,350 new Express Entry candidates and gain permanent residency in the country.
The cut-off score stayed the same since in its last draw on April 13, 2019. The cut-off score was recorded as 451 for the consecutive time. All candidates with a CRS score of 451 or above, and have their profiles in the Express Entry pool will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
The Express Entry currently has 3 major immigration categories:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): skilled workers with admissible age, education qualification, language skills, and work experience.
- Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP): semi-skilled or unskilled workers with basic education, language skills, and work experience.
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC): individuals having previous experience in Canada.
The candidates who are eligible for the above categories are entered into the Express Entry pool. Every candidate is assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS score) on factors such as, age, education, proficiency, work experience, etc.
Canada up till now in 2019, has issued a total of 27,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence. The IRCC looks forward to increase its admission rate in the country and the immigrants can expect a rise in the upcoming draws with much bigger size and more ITAs
Canada introduced its Express Entry system in the year 2015, and with its fast processing time and its point system has become one of the most popular immigrating programs.