Express Entry: Canada issues invitations to 3,343 CEC candidates
Canada has been organizing draws for immigrants on a daily basis. The country held an Express Entry draw on July 23, which was the second invitation round to be organized in two days. The July 23 draw recorded the lowest CRS requirement in the entire month.
Details of the draw:
The invitations were distributed among candidates belonging to the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). A total of 3,343 candidates received invitations through this draw. They were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 445 in order to qualify for an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Candidates are assigned ranks on the basis of human capital factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, and education. The draw utilized the tie-break rule. Candidates with a CRS score of 445 were given invitation only if they submitted their application before 15:16:55 UTC on July 12, 2020.
The previous CEC-specific draw took place on June 25, and its CRS cut-off score was 14 points lower than this draw at 431. The increased requirement can be attributed to the entry of more candidates into the pool after Canada organized an all-program draw on July 8.
IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has organized quite a few program-specific draws ever since the coronavirus pandemic took over the world. Canada had to shut down its border in March in order to contain the spread of the virus. IRCC restored program-specific draws and furnished 557 PNP candidates with ITAs.
What is Express Entry?
The Express Entry system is a crucial component of the Canadian immigration system. It is responsible for managing important economic-class programs such as the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).