The third Express Entry draw of May 2019 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This the first all-programs draw since the beginning of the month. Due to the longer time between draws, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was much higher than usual.
Do you want to immigrate to Canada quickly? Then the Federal Express Entry system is for you. Find out more about the latest draw below so that you can secure your own Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian PR (permanent residence) in the next draw. The system is only allowing for the issue of 81, 400 ITAs this year and with close to half of them being issued already, you need to move fast.
Latest Express Entry Draw
The latest Express Entry draw was held on 29 May 2019. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (RCIC) issued 3, 350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates who met the minimum cut-off requirements. This draw has brought the total number of invitations issued in 2019 to 35, 100 putting 2019 way ahead of 2018.
The significant aspects of this draw are that this was the first all-program draw since 1 May 2019 and the fact that the minimum CRS cut off score was set at a high of 470. The previous draw only issued 500 invitations to apply because it only targeted candidates who were in the Federal Skilled Trades Class.
The reason for the great jump in minimum CRS cut-off scores between 1 May and 29 May draw is time. With 28 days elapsing between the draws, the Express Entry pool was given a lot of time to replenish with high scoring candidates. When there is more competition between candidates, the CRS requirement rises as there is only a set number of invitations issued per draw.
Who Got Issued Invitations to Apply?
All candidates that had CRS scores of more than 470 and those with CRS scores of 470 that entered their profile into the pool of candidates before 23 May 2019 at 10:15:56 UTCS were issued with ITAs.
To illustrate the kind of profiles that were issued ITAs, we have created some hypothetical examples below:
Sarah is 31-years-old and holds a master’s degree in computer science. She has never been to Canada before and has worked in her profession for 5 years. Her English is at an advanced level and this is proven by her strong IELTS score. All of these factors together bring her CRS score to 470, enough to earn an ITA in the latest draw.
Peter is 29-years-old and has a bachelor’s degree in health sciences. Since graduating he has worked at a local laboratory for three years. He scored really high on his IELTS test. Peter also has a brother living in Canada. Together these factors make up a CRS score of 471, which would have been enough to earn an ITA during the latest draw.
How Does Express Entry Work?
Canada is in great of skilled workers and they need them quickly. The country is experiencing a massive shortage of labour due to declining population growth. The answer to their problems lies in immigration but the problem was that the process of getting skilled labour into the country took too long. For this reason, the Express Entry system was created. Thanks to this fast processing system, candidates who qualify for one of the Federal Economic Immigration Programs, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class, can get to Canada in as little as six months!
To have your Canadian immigration application processed in six months or less, you will have to create an Express Entry profile and meet the requirements of one of the aforementioned immigration programs. You will have to answer a series of questions about your life. The answers to these questions will assign you a CRS score based on your age, work experience, language ability.
Once you have been given a score, your profile will be entered into a pool of candidates where it will be ranked according to its score. The IRCC then holds regular draws (typically every two weeks) to select the highest scoring candidates for permanent residence.
If you receive an ITA, you will have 60 days to complete the application for Canadian PR. If you did not get an ITA, your profile will be entered back into the pool of candidates to be considered for the next round of invitations. Your profile will remain valid in the pool for 12 months, thereafter it will expire and it will be your duty to create a new one. For this reason, it is really important to score the highest possible points.
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