CRS Score drops in the latest Express Entry draw

CRS Score drops in the latest Express Entry draw

3,311 Invitations to Apply were issued to Express Entry Candidates by the Government of Canada through a program-specific draw held on May 1.

The Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, were issued under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) for Express Entry candidates. For these candidates the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System – CRS score was 452.This is the lowest CRS requirement so far in 2020, three points below the April 16 CEC draw that had a total CRS cut-off of 455.

Another 589 ITAs were issued earlier this week to candidates nominated for Express Entry via the Provincial Nominee Program(PNP). For all those candidates the minimum CRS score was 692.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination earn a further 600 points towards their final CRS score, which reflects the higher cut-off score. For e.g., a candidate who joins the Express Entry pool with a 300 CRS score and then gets a nomination from a province in Canada will see their CRS score rise to 900.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break law in this draw, and the date and time used was 19:15:28 UTC on October 10, 2019. This means that in this invitation round all CEC candidates with a CRS score above 452, as well as those candidates with scores of 452 who submitted their profile before that date and time, received an ITA.

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Today’s draw brings to 34,300 the total ITAs issued in 2020. The graph below displays a summary of the ITAs issued to date and the annual target admissions since the introduction of the Express Entry system in 2015.

Increased frequency of program-specific invitation rounds

For Express Entry draws, program-specific invitation rounds are no longer an exception to the norm. After travel restrictions were imposed on March 18, eight program-specific draws have been conducted by IRCC that focus exclusively on candidates of PNP and Canadian Experience Class.

These categories of candidates are more likely to be in Canada than those coming through other Express entry programs, meaning that the current travel restrictions do not impact them. Before the pandemic, candidates in all programs managed under the Express Entry system included the vast majority of draws.

The last time an all-program draw took place was on 4 March 2020. In t hat draw, 3,900 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 471 received invitations.

The Express Entry program is the primary source of skilled foreign workers in Canada. It maintains candidate applications for the three Federal High Skilled Economic Level Immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool and are ranked on the basis of a CRS score that takes into account factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and English or French proficiency. A fixed number of the highest-ranking candidates are issued an invitation by frequent draws from the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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