The Government of Canada issued 3,400 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held January 22.
The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw was 471, a reduction of 2 points over the minimum score in the previous Express Entry draw held January 8.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 6,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in 2020 through the Express Entry system.
Canada has higher admissions targets for 2020 and 2021 for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system.
The target for new permanent resident admissions through the three federal high-skilled programs is slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.
With this, IRCC has now issued 6,800 Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the year 2020 through the Express Entry program.
According to Canada’s three-year immigration plan, the admission rate for skilled immigrants is slated to increase from 85,800 for the year 2020 to 88,800 for 2021.
As mentioned before express entry manages the profiles of the three skilled immigration programs. All the registered profiles are submitted together in the express pool. With the help of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, these profiles are ranked in the express pool. Higher ranked profiles are then issued an ITA to apply for Canada PR Visa to IRCC.
Having a job offer is not mandatory to be eligible under the Express Entry program but it can help in getting more CRS scores.
Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination earn 600 more points on their CRS score. Hence, those who are not scoring high on their CRS should definitely consider applying for a provincial nomination.