The number of invitations issued this year, as indicated by the Express Entry draw conducted on the 30th of January, has risen up to 11,150. It has, therefore, become the record high in a year since the beginning of the Express Entry System.
This draw recorded a least Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 438 which is less than the last draw of January 23 by 5 points. It is also the smallest minimum score for an all program pool since 4th October 2017 in Canada’s Express Entry system.
The Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades class are the three Federal High Skilled Economic Immigration groups whose pool of candidates is managed by the Express Entry System.
Aspirants that qualify for these groups are registered into the Express Entry Pool. They are then given ranking scores dependent on factors like their education, age, language proficiency (English or French), and work experience.
Candidates who score very high are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent Residence through invitation rounds usually held every two weeks.
The current low score is due to the one-week interval only between last week and this week’s draw as there is a shorter time to replace with candidates that score high.
Tie Break Rule
In the 30th January draw, IRCC used its tie break rule.
The time stamp applied was 26 April 2018 at 05:00:46 UTC therefore only those candidates that had CRS scores at or above 438 and had registered their profile into the Express Entry pool before that date and time received an Invitation to Apply ( ITA).
A total of 3350 ITAs have been issued this draw, making the 11150 invitations the most since the inception of the Express Entry in 2015.
This fast beginning shows Canada’s higher admission target for 2019- 202, for the applicant in Canada’s three Federal High Skilled Immigration groups, the majority having their permanent resident status application being processed from the Express Entry system.
IRCC needs to give out more ITAs throughout this year than it did in 2018(when it set a new record) to reach its admission target for 2019 and 2020.
Underneath are speculative examples of candidates that would have gotten an ITA in the January 30 draw.
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