A new express entry draw was conducted on 28th November inviting 3900 candidates set to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from the Canadian Government. The applicants with CRS 445 were given invitations.
This year invitation rounds bring the total of 82,000 invitations. The minimum CRS was 445 a decrease of four points over the previous Express Entry draw held on November 15 had a minimum CRS 449.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is only 4,024 ITAs away from breaking the previous year immigration record and there is still a month to go in 2018.
Due to high number of visa applications with CRS 445 were in the pool, a tie-break rule was applied in this latest invitation round where the tie-break date was October 22, 2018 and tie- break time was 14:40:13 UTC. This means that applicants who have submitted their profile before October 22, 2018 at 14:40:13 UTC having CRS 445 received an ITA in this round.
The draw occurred less than two weeks that is likely to contribute towards minimum CRS fall of four points. If this trend continues, there are good chances of CRS falling further leading to more ITAs.
Under Canada’s updated multi-level immigration level plans, IRCC has 2018 admissions target for its Federal High Skilled Immigration Category set at 74,700 new permanent residents. The majority of the applicants applying for permanent resident status process their application through the Express Entry System.
The immigration levels plan for 2019-21 has outlined Canada’s commitment to increase the numbers accepted through the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trade Class to around 256,000 over the next three years.
Express Entry applicants who are trying to improve CRS score can apply through provincial nomination through an Express Entry linked Provincial Nominee Program stream.
A provincial nomination enables the applicants to receive 600 CRS additional score that increased the invitation chances to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
If you are planning to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through Express Entry, fill the free assessment form to know your Canada PR chances.