The Express Entry system is pretty much the backbone of Canadian immigration. It has been going strong even amidst the pandemic and inviting eligible candidates to become a part of the Canadian economy.
On November 18, the country surpassed itself and hosted the largest Express Entry draw in the history of the program by issuing 5000 invitations.
How does Express Entry work?
Usually, Express Entry deals with the following economic-class programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class. The candidates who become a part of the Express Entry pool are assessed based on certain factors such as educational qualifications, age, work experience and language abilities. Accordingly, they are given a CRS score and ranked in comparison to other candidates. It follows that the people who manage to secure the highest scores get an ITA for permanent residence during the next invitation round.
Details of the draw
The November 18 draw invited 5000 eligible candidates to continue their journey towards becoming permanent residents. The minimum CRS score required for candidates to receive an invitation was 472. This does not come as a surprise considering that the CRS requirement has stayed around 470 for most of the all-program draws hosted this year.
Whenever there is a tie between any two candidates in terms of scores, IRCC opts for the tie-breaking rule. Candidates must have submitted their profile in the Express Entry pool prior to 06:18:11 UTC, October 27 along with having 472 CRS points at the very least in order to qualify during this draw and get an invitation.
Canada has now issued 92,350 ITAs this year.