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Express Entry Invites 3,343 CEC Candidates

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Canada held another Express Entry draw Invites 3,343 CEC Candidates which had the lowest CRS requirement of the month.

The Invitations were issued to a total of 3,343 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates and the  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445 was enough to ensure an Invitation to Apply (ITA). 

In this latest draw the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 14 points higher than the previous CEC-specific draw on June 25, which had a CRS cut-off score of 431.

The increase in points is due to more immigration candidates being entered into the pool over the past month after Canada held an all-program draw on July 8.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have held these program-specific draws since the COVID 19 pandemic caused Canada’s border to close in the month of March 2020. They have all taken place shortly after  Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific draws, and the number of Invitations to Apply (ITA) from the 2 draws combined add up to a round number. 

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) returned to program-specific draws with 557 PNP candidates receiving Invitation to Apply (ITA)

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 

Some provinces of Canada also have provincial programs that are aligned with the Express Entry system. In the Express Entry system, the immigration candidates are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which is based on the human original human factors based on their age, work experience, education, and language ability in French or English. In some cases, the date and time at which the Express Entry profile was created is also one of the ranking factors

In this draw, we saw the tie-break rule implemented which is used to rank the immigration candidates who have the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score (at the cut-off) based on the date and time which the profile was created.

The tie-breaking rule for today’s draw was implemented for July 12, 2020, at 15:16:55 UTC which means that immigration candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445 were only invited if their profile was submitted before this date and time as mentioned.

This draw brings the total number of invitations issued in 2020 to be 57,700. Due to Pandemic the number still exceeds the number of invitations issued at the same time last year and the year before.

The immigration candidates who wish to submit their Express Entry profile may still do so despite any coronavirus-related restrictions in place.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada  (IRCC) continues to accept submissions to the Express Entry system.

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