The Express Entry draw on 24 July 2019 issued invitations to apply for permanent Canadian residence to 3,600 immigrants. This means the applicants will have 60 days to apply for permanent residence status in Canada. In order to be invited to apply, prospective immigrants would have to go through the Express Entry System and obtain a score high enough to be entered into a draw that typically takes place bimonthly. In this pool of candidates, the lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score was 459. To find out what all of this means and how we can help you with obtaining permanent residency in Canada, keep reading.
What Is Express Entry?
Express Entry is what Canada has created to obtain permanent residence for immigrants through steamrolling the process as their needs arise for more skilled, educated or experienced workers. It encompasses the federal immigration programs of Canada, namely the Federal Skilled Worker program, Federal Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class. The speed at which applications are processed makes it a popular choice for prospective applicants. There are over 70 categories to choose from when applying for a visa in Canada and Express Entry can grant you permanent residence in as little as 6 months.
The actual process of Express Entry starts with creating an Express Entry profile and scores you through what is referred to as a Comprehensive Ranking System. This profile will assess your eligibility via a questionnaire that takes into consideration how educated you are, your years and level of experience within your designated profession and whether there exists a need for someone with your capabilities in the Canadian Labour Market. Other factors assessed by the Express Entry questions include how proficient you are in English and French (the two official languages of Canada), your age, any family ties you have to the country and what your chances of assimilating to the region would be. When you apply through Express Entry, your score puts you in what is referred to as a “pool of candidates”. Out of this pool, a certain number of applicants with the highest CRS scores are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. There are ways to improve your CRS score if you want to increase your chances of being one of the lucky candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). For example, if you don’t score high enough in the category of education you could study additional courses or better yet, apply to further your studies in Canada.
Latest Stats on the Express Entry Draw of 24 July 2019
In the Express Entry draw of 24 July 2019, 3600 immigrants were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Of those immigrants who received invitations to apply, the lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score was 459. What this means is that you would need to have scored at least 459 points or higher to have had a chance to be invited to apply for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw. The number of invitations to apply are exactly the same as the last draw which took place on July 10th and averages in the middle of the number of IT’s for Express Entry draws in 2019, which ranges between 3300 and 3900 invitations.
The Comprehensive Ranking Score of the pool of candidates has slightly decreased, which can be attributed to the short time between the bi-monthly draws. The Express Entry draws in 2019 have typically taken place on a two-week basis, which means that there is not sufficient time for new applicants with higher CRS scores to enter the pool between the last and the new draws. This is most likely the reason that a slight drop can be seen between the CRS score of 460 that took place in the first draw this month versus the 459 score of the Express Entry draw on July 24th. Overall, the lowest CRS score has remained relatively steady in 2019, ranging between a score of 450 and 470.
If you want to determine whether the Express Entry System is the most suitable channel to obtain your permanent resident visa to Canada and want to ensure that you have the best chance of being part of the immigrants who receive an invitation to apply in a future draw, Sign up so we can help you do just that.