THE EXPRESS ENTRY – CRS DROPS TO 469
100,000 ITAs issued this year, 2020
For the first time this year, Express Entry`s cutoff score dipped below 470.
Candidates need CRS- Comprehensive Ranking System score to be eligible for Express Entry. A score of at least 469 was set up for the November 25 invitation round. Around 5,000 invitations were sent to Express Entry candidates, the highest ITAs in a single draw.
Express Entry Program has three main Federal economic immigrant programs- Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates in Express Entry Programs and Provincial Nominee Programs are ranked based on CRS score. Which are human capital factors such as age, work experience, education qualification, language ability, or arranged employment?
The one scoring the highest receives the Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residents in the round of Express Entry.
This year is breaking records of the highest ITAs issued in the Express Entry draw. With the new draw, it sums up to a total of 97, 350 it is the highest it has ever has been. The previous Express Entry draw saw 5000 ITAs issued the highest number of invitations in one single draw.
In 2021, Canada is planning to welcome 400,000 new immigrant candidates through the Express Entry system; this is in line with the plan.
In any case, there is a tie between candidates; the IRCC applies the tie-breaking rule. If the candidate has a score of 469 or more, they need to submit the Express Entry profile before October 15, 2020.
The CRS score for all program draws has been up to 470. The Skilled Trades Program on August 6 invited trades workers with a score of 415 and the previous Canadian Experience class CRS score dipped into the 440s. The Provincial Nominee Program draw has a higher CRS score because candidates who receive the provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS score. PNP offers alternative pathways for Express Entry candidates for low CRS scores.
Source: CIC NEWS