The Canadian immigration system is rigorous when it comes to inviting eligible candidates who will be able to help the country’s economy prosper. IRCC organizes Express Entry draws every two weeks to ensure that the applications are attended to as soon as possible.
The last draw had to be canceled because IRCC was still busy updating the scores of candidates after their announcement of awarding more points to French-speaking applicants. However, the draws are back now and the recent one was held on 5th November.
Details of the draw
IRCC distributed 4500 invitations during the draw, which is the highest number of invitations the country has ever issued. The minimum score requirement for candidates to get an invitation was 478. After the update, French-speaking and bilingual candidates will now get more points. While the former will now receive 25 extra points and the latter will get 50 points. IRCC had to apply the tie-breaking rule for this draw. The candidates were required to have a CRS score of 478 and they should have given their Express Entry profile prior to October 26, 22:44:19 UTC.
After Canada’s recent announcement of its massive immigration plan for the 2021-2023 period, it is expected that the country is going to aim for higher targets. Candidates in the Express Entry or PNP pool are evaluated on the basis of certain human capital factors. They are assigned a score based on which they are ranked. The candidates who manage to get the highest scores will get an ITA during the next invitation round.
The CRS score requirement for Express Entry draws has stayed steady around 470 this year.