IRCC is witnessing a big start this year. With only two Express Entry Draws conducted, one on the 10th of January and the other on the 23rd of January, IRCC has already issued a massive 7800 Invitations to Apply. The 109th Express Entry Draw held yesterday issued 3900 Invitations to Apply, making it a never seen record for all these years.
The Canadian Express Entry System was introduced during the year 2015 and is responsible for taking immigrants and meeting the country’s immigration goals under the three most economic immigration programs which are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class respectively.
Candidates who create a profile to immigrate under the Express Entry Category will be assessed and given points based on factors like Educational Qualification, Work Experience, Language Proficiency & more and candidates with the highest scores will be issued an Invitation to Apply during the Express Entry Draws.
A Drop in the CRS Scores this Draw:
The second Express Entry Draw of the year 2019 witnessed a drop in the CRS scores when compared to its previous draw. The CRS Score of the 109th Express Entry Draw was 443 which by far is the lowest score of the year. The tie-break rule applied for this particular draw was January 2, 2019, at 03:55:26 UTC which means that candidates who have a CRS score of above 443, and candidates who created an Express Entry Profile before the mentioned date & time will have received an Invitation to Apply in this draw.
Individuals who seem to have low CRS Scores can improve by seeking a for provincial nomination from one of the Canadian provinces. Obtaining a provincial nomination is considered as one of the best ways to receive an ITA as this could give the individual additional 600 CRS points which effectively guarantees their chances of getting a Canadian PR.
It seems that the Canadian Government is not going to slow down this year. With huge immigration goals to be met, it would not be surprising if the IRCC starts to issue more number of Invitations during the upcoming Express Entry Draws.
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