Good news for all dreaming applicants. The second cut off released by Canada drops by two points raising the hopes for future applicants. Express Entry invitation rounds are usually released twice a month within a gap of 15 days. The 22nd January 2020 invitation round gave away 3,400 invitations to candidates with a minimum score of 471 or more. Till date 6,800 invitations have been issued this year through the Express Entry System.
The raised targets for the year 2020-2021 set by the Canadian government for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system is a brightest ray of hope for all candidates applying in this year.
Express Entry Immigration Selection System
Express Entry is the major basis of experienced and skilled foreign workers. It started in the year 2015 wherein pool of candidates from three federal skilled immigration programs is taken care of — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. All the suitable candidates are awarded scores on the basis of age, work experience, Educational Qualification and language proficiency under the Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The best thing about this program is that job offer or arranged employment is nowhere a mandatory requirement to be eligible under this program, however if somebody has one, that can give him some extra points.
IRCC applied a tie-break time and date of May 9, 2019 at 01:16:02 UTC in this draw which means that all candidates with minimum score of 471 who submitted their profile before this date and time received an ITA. The Government of Canada has a standard processing time of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.