In the December 11 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 3,200 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold was 472 points. This is an all-program draw, so candidates in any Express Entry-aligned program are eligible.
Express Entry Program, Canada’s main source of skilled immigrants, is a point-based system. Introduced in 2015, it manages the profiles of the candidates registered under three main skilled immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trade Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). All the profiles are submitted together in the express pool.
The IRCC has issued 82,800 invitations so far in 2019. In comparison, there were a record 89,800 invitations issued last year.
Canada has increased its immigration intake targets under the multi-year immigration level plans. The target for 2020 has been increased from 81,400 in 2019 to 85,800.
The admission target for Provincial Nominee Programs has also been increased from 61,000 to 67,800 in 2020.