The legacy of welcoming foreign skilled immigrants to Canada is all set to continue in 2020. The new year will see the target rise to 85,800, up from 81,400 in 2019, for the three federal Express Entry immigration programs – Federal Skilled Workers, Canada Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNP, will also witness a rise in admission target from 61,000 to 67,800 in 2020. In the said scheme, nine Canadian provinces and two territories have immigration streams linked to the Express Entry system. These streams issue provincial nominations to eligible candidates from Express Entry pool.
IRCC issues a document named Invitation to Apply (ITA) to eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool. With an ITA, the eligible candidates may apply for a permanent residence in Canada.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool who receive a provincial nomination are eligible to get an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System score. Effectively, this guarantees an invitation from IRCC to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
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It is also interesting to note that the rising target of Canada immigration via Express Entry and the PNP may have a downward impact on the minimum CRS score, enabling more people to be eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
A CRS score is based on core human capital factors like age, education qualification, work experience, proficiency in English or French. The CRS score under all-program Express Entry draw in 2019 alone touched its peak of 475 in October 30 draw. However, the minimum CRS hovered around 450-460 for the most part of the year. The enhanced provincial nomination streams have low as 300 (Alberta Express Entry stream) or no minimum CRS score requirements.
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