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Canada invites 4,500 express entry applicants to apply for permanent residence

Canada’s holds a new Express Entry draw on 14th Oct in which a total of 4,500 invitations went to Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 471.The CRS requirement was the same as the previous Express Entry draw held on September 30.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding draws of 4,200 every fortnight since September 2. The immigration department has not had a draw of this size since February.For this draw, candidates who had a CRS score of 471 or more, needed to possess submitted their Express Entry profile before September 1, 2020, at 12:11:23 UTC so as to receive an invitation.

This year, the CRS requirement has typically hovered above 470 for all program draws. The Federal Skilled Trades Program-only draw on Transfiguration invited trades workers with a CRS of 415, and former Canadian Experience Class-only draws dipped into the 440s. PNP-only draws have higher requirements because Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are automatically awarded an additional 600 CRS points. PNPs offer alternative pathways to permanent residence for Express Entry candidates who have a lower CRS score.

The new draw brings the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 to 82,850. The number of ITAs issued this year is fast-approaching the target IRCC set in March for Federal High Skilled immigration.This year is shaping up to be a replacement record-breaking year for Express Entry, because the number of ITAs issued so far is that the highest it’s ever been.

The new immigration levels are going to be announced by the end of the month. Canada will set admission targets for immigrants in all classes between 2021 and 2023. These levels will give us a glimpse into how many immigrants Canada plans to admit through Express Entry next year.