Despite the hurdles caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Canada Express Entry issued the second-most number of Invitations to Apply(ITAs) in the first half of 2020. 49900 was the total number of Express Entry invitations issued during the period, second only to the number of ITAs issued during the same time period in 2017, when 54,507 invitations were issued. The second quarter of 2020 was also the second-most prolific quarter, after the same quarter of 2017. It indicates that despite the travel restrictions and border closure introduced in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, Canada issued ITAs in huge numbers during this period.
Canada Express Entry
Canada introduced the Express Entry system in 2015 with an aim to streamline applications for immigration under the three major federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canada Experience Class. The Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada also have immigration streams/categories aligned to the federal Express Entry.
The Express Entry system assesses and ranks immigration candidates on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Under the CRS, each Express Entry candidate is assessed on the basis of various human capital factors that decide their capability to economically establish themselves in Canada. Based on this assessment, each candidate is awarded a score out of 1200. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the federal Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly. The candidates who have received nominations for permanent residence under the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have 600 additional points added to their total CRS score. It increases their chances of obtaining an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada, in the federal Express Entry draws.
Express Entry opens up vast opportunities for foreign skilled workers to move permanently to Canada. Contact CanApprove to explore your options to migrate to Canada through Express Entry.