The latest Express Entry draw held on July 10, invites 3,600 new Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada to applicants with a minimum CRS score of 460. The draw held on July 10 witnessed a two point drop, in the CRS cut-off score, than the previous draw held on June 26.
The latest Express Entry draw reaches a new milestone as it sets a new record by issuing the most number of Invitations to Apply in a single draw since January 23. The large draw size of 3,600 invitations reflects the plan of “targeting higher admissions” in the near future, by the Canadian government.
There are currently 3 major streams that are offered by the Canadian government in the Express Entry stream.
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The 3 pathways mentioned above works on point based system. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a ranking system which goes through each entry express profile and ranks them within the express pool based on the points the applicants have been awarded. The points are based on factors such as age, work experience, adaptability, language proficiency, educational qualifications, etc.
The IRCC till now has issued a total of 45,400 ITAs this year and aims to surpass the Express Entry record of 89,800 ITAs that were issued in the year 2018.