The Canadian government in the latest draw held on September 4, 2019 issued 3,600 new Invitations to Apply for permanent residency, to its Express Entry candidates.
This first draw of the fall recorded a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 463, which is an increase of six points over the previous draw held on August 20. This is the 17th draw in 2019, which brings the total number of ITAs issued to 59,800.
The Express Entry system has become Canada’s main source for foreign skilled workers. Currently, it manages candidate’s profile in three distinct economic class immigration categories – Federal Skilled Trade Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class. Candidates, who qualify through these categories, are placed in the Express Entry pool and are assigned a certain CRS score. The CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience, adaptability, arranged employment etc. Candidates with the highest scores are then issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence by the Canadian government.
In the previous year, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the Express Entry system, set a record of issuing 89,800 ITAs in total. As of September 04, 2019, the number of ITAs issued is 5,100 more than it was at the same point in 2018.
The uneven time gap might be the reason there is fluctuation in between the draws, as showcased by the deviation on a number of occasions from the IRCC’s regular pace of 2 week interval. More time between the draws increases the minimum CRS score whereas, less time between them will help to lower the cut-off score.
The latest draw comes after 15 days and resulted in an increase of 6 points. This means, all candidates who were placed in the Express Entry pool with a minimum CRS score of 463 or above, received an ITA.