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Express Entry Invites 4,200 Immigration Candidates

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Express Entry Invites 4,200 Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates in the latest draw which held on 2nd Sep 2020.

Canada has now issued overall 69,950 invitations to apply for a permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in this year 2020.

Canada Invites 4,200 invitations to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in the latest draw which held on 2nd Sep 2020.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates were among today’s successful candidates. In the Express Entry draw was the 3rd all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round which held on 2nd Sep was 475 which is a decrease of 1 point over the previous all-program draw which had held 5th Aug 2020.

In this latest draw of 4,200 invitations to apply for a Canada permanent residence is the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued prior to the COVID-19 pandemic during the February 19, 2020 invitation round.  

The large number of 4,200 invitations issued today is a strong indication that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration in 2021.

The Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for a Canada permanent residence (ITAs) through Express Entry every 2 weeks for most of 2020.

In this latest draw, there were 300 more invitations were issued to the immigration candidates.

The Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s 3 main economic immigration classes i.e.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP),
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

The set numbers of the highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through its regular draws from the pool and these invitation rounds typically take place every 2 weeks and the vast majority involves candidates from all three Express Entry-managed categories.

It was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings the total number of Invitation to Apply (ITA) issued this year to 69,950 a new record for this date in Canada.

The Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break rule in today’s draw.

The timestamp used was September 2, 2020, at 14:17:32  UTC which means that all candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score above 475, as well as those candidates with scores of 475 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 tie-break rule is used to rank the immigration candidates who have the same Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score remains the primary factor in selecting candidates to be invited to apply for Canada permanent residence.

The Factors that can affect the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score include the size of the draw which means the larger draws can produce a lower minimum CRS score and the time between draws which is shorter periods between draws can help to lower the CRS score.

The eligible candidates for each program are issued a CRS score under Express Entry’s CRS. This CRS score awards points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and language proficiency in English or French.

To be eligible for this program under the Express Entry System a job offer is not required where the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) does award additional points to candidates who have one.

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

 

 

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