IRCC, Canada held its latest express entry draw issuing 3,900 Invitations to candidates with a minimum score of 471 or more. The cut off released in the latest draw is one point higher than the previous draw released as on 19th February 2020. All the candidates with the highest scores were awarded with an ITA for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws gradually moving forward towards the completion of this year’s target of 85,800. Till date a total of 18,700 ITA’s has been issued this year, therefore Canada needs to release frequent draws calling more number of candidates in upcoming draws.
The tie break applied in the March 4 draw was February 24, 2020 at 06:02:57 UTC clearly pointing towards the fact that all candidates with CRS scores of 471 or more who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time received an ITA in this draw.
Express Entry is the easiest and the quickest way possible to apply and acquire Canadian Permanent Residency status. Six months is the application processing time for the Express Entry System wherein a pool of candidates from three economic immigration programs namely Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. All aspiring applicants are leveled under this program on the basis of the scores acquired under the Comprehensive Ranking Scoring System based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, language proficiency etc.
Candidates with low CRS scores or Low IELTS scores should not feel disheartened as the Provincial Nominee Programs have been very active this year. Each candidate who receive an invitation from any of the provinces is awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score which indeed pushes them forward in the Express Entry invitation queue giving them top-notch priority amongst all others.
Over the past two weeks, Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams in Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia have invited Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.