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Canada’s First All Program Express Entry Draw Invites FSWP Candidates

Express EntryCanada’s First All Program Express Entry draws are now issued invitations to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Candidates.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) immigration candidates are eligible to receive invitations to apply for Canada permanent residence in the first all-program draw since 4th March.

Canada’s first all-program Express Entry draw since March 4 has issued overall 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canada permanent residence.

The immigration Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 478 to be invited in the latest invitation round which held on 8th July 2020.

Due to COVID 19 and Pandemic, now Canada has introduced travel restrictions to prevent its spread of the Virus. The Express Entry draws have been limited to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigration candidates which left FSWP and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSTP) candidates in postponing.

Most of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates are already in Canada and therefore are not affected by Canada’s current travel restrictions.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates are continued to be invited as well to allow provinces to meet their labor market needs.

It is important to note however that even when Canada was excluding Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates and some of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates being invited in previous draws were also outside of Canada.

This latest draw was the same size as the previous all-program invitation round which was held on March 4, which issued a total of 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA).

It is the 22nd draw of 2020 and brings the total number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) issued this year to 53,800, a new record for this date.

In this latest draw, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 478 which was 7 points higher than the previous all-program invitation round on March 4 were had a cut-off score of 471.

The higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off is a function of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates once again securing Invitation to Apply (ITA).

The given length of time since the last draw featuring the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates, today’s draw featured to Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with higher Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores who would have otherwise been invited in earlier months had the coronavirus pandemic not affected the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry policies.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break rule in today’s draw. The timestamp used was February, 11, at 13:08:31 UTC which means that all the immigration candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score above 478, as well as those candidates with scores of 478 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected date and time, received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this invitation round.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers which was introduced in the year 2015 to manage the pool of candidates. Canada’s Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates for 3 of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs i.e.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class
  3. Canadian Experience Class 

The Eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which awards points for the human original factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and language proficiency in English or French.

The job offer is not required in order to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which award the additional points to the immigration candidates who have one.

A set number of the highest-scoring candidates are issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through it Subsequent draws from the pool, which usually takes place every 2 weeks.

The Government of Canada has a processing standard of 6 months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.

 

 

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