The Government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry in the latest draw held on 26th June. These candidates now have the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This draw displayed a cut-off score of 462, a three point decrease than the previous draw held on June 12.
Since the cut-off score rose to 470 in May 29, it has been the second consecutive draw in which the cut-off score has decreased.
IRCC applies a tie break rule in each draw. In the 26th June draw the tie break used was May 11, 2019, at 17:40:54 UTC. This means that all candidates who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, with a CRS score above or with a score of 462, received an ITA.
After the current draw, the number of invitations issued in 2019 reaches 41,800, which puts the current year 2,100 ITAs ahead of IRCC’s 2018 pace.
Through observing the previous records, the reason of lower cut-off scores in the last two Express Entry draws could be lesser interval between the draws.
Larger intervals between the draws allows Express Entry pool to replenish with higher-scoring candidates, thus driving up the cut-off score, as it happened in the May 29th draw.
The Express Entry system is the main source of Canada which has attracted many skilled foreign workers to the country. The system is linked to Canada’s three main economic-class immigration categories – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates, even without a job offer from Canada, can apply under these categories to enter into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, based on factors that include age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among others.
Candidates ranking higher in the pool are issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence, through regular draws,usually occurring every two weeks.
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