The Canadian Government has released all the information related to the Express Entry draw that was held on 18th March. The draw saw the distribution of invitations among 668 candidates who will now be able to submit their applications for permanent residence in the country.
While the invitations were received by the candidates on 18th March, the official details about the draw were released on 20th March. So far, the Canadian Express Entry system has led to the issuance of a total number of 19,368 invitations to apply (ITAs) in this year. It is expected that the ongoing pandemic will likely pose significant problems in the near future when it comes to immigration, but the country is actively taking steps to control the situation.
A candidate needed to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 720 in order to qualify for an invitation during the draw. This score requirement is a little high as compared to the last Express Entry draw that had set the minimum CRS score to be 471. However, it is important to note that this draw only took into consideration candidates with provincial nominations along with their Express Entry profiles.
COVID-19 measures have resulted in the slowing down of services offered by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), but the country is still trying to meet the immigration targets they have set for 2020. Canada’s Express Entry system will be responsible for a large number of candidates getting permanent residence.
It will include the pool of candidates who belong to one of Canada’s economic Federal High Skilled immigration programs. Eligible candidates are assigned CRS scores based on certain human capital factors such as age, educational qualifications, and language proficiency.