Canada resumes bi-weekly draws, invites 6,700 PR candidates in one month

The Canadian Government has resumed the bi-weekly Canadian Permanent Residency draw, as it invited 6,700 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency in just one month.

For Wednesday’s draw, Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply (ITAs), which is the exact number of invitations to apply that was issued two weeks earlier (on May 29).

Essentially, all candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System score above 465, as well as those with scores of 465 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time were invited.

According to the Canadian Immigration Newsletter, with both draws held on May 29 and June 13, it took the total Invitation to apply (ITAs) issued in 2019 to 38,450.

The cut-off score drops by 5 points: In the latest draw, the Canadian Government reduced the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score by five points to 465, compared to the previous draw’s minimum score of 470.

The cut-off of the Comprehensive Ranking System score is largely influenced by the time between draws. Basically, the cut-off score in the May 29 draw was 470 after a period of four weeks elapsed between all-programme draws, which allowed a greater number of candidates with higher scores to enter the pool.

Minimum CRS score between all draws so far in 2019

Meanwhile, the fact that the latest draw held only two weeks after the previous invitation round on May 29, means fewer candidates were able to enter the pool between draws. This led to a five-point reduction in the cut-off score.

Eligibility for Express Entry System: The Canadian Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class, which are three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programmes.

Eligible candidates for each programme are issued scores under what is known as the Comprehensive Ranking System which determines their rank in the pool. Basically, the scores are based on factors including age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Hence, the highest-ranked candidates are awarded an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent Residency (ITAs) through regular draws from the pool, which usually take place every two weeks, and the Government of Canada aims to process applications for Canadian permanent residence from Express Entry candidates in six months or less.

Opportunities in Manitoba: Canada’s province, Manitoba, issued 209 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence to immigration candidates in a draw held on June 7th

Invitations issued for the June 7 draw broke down as follows:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: 121 LAAs | Minimum score: 542
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: 60 LAAs | Minimum score: 701
  • International Education Stream: 28 LAAs issued.

Source: Nairametrics

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