CRS Score Again Drops 2 Points in the Express Entry Draw

CRS Score Again Drops 2 Points in the Express Entry Draw

Canada has done another draw inclusive of all immigration programs for the purpose of inviting applicants to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada.

Canada Immigration Authority has sent almost 3900 ITA’s for permanent residency until now. The last Express Entry Draw was held on 5th August 2020. The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) needed for the applicant to get an invitation was 476.

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has issued 3900 ITAs in the Express Entry Draw. This draw has been held every two weeks in the year 2020. IRCC was targeting applicants in two specific programs only from the month of March till July. This trend was changed to all programs draw from the last month. From 8th July 2020, the Immigration Authority of Canada rebounded to its all program draw. While this trend was continued until July 22 and July 23  to the specific program trend. The Canadian government will be starting soon the trend of the alternate draws between the two draws as the things slowly start to go back to normal.

Even though the policies were changed, the total number of ITAs issued was not changed and was constant throughout the year. Since January, IRCC has issued 3500 ITAs and a recording shattering 4500 ITAs in February. The total number of draws held was 21 since March bringing the total number of ITAs issued to approximately 40000.  

Express Entry Program is an online application platform that caters and manages the permanent residency for the three major immigration classes. These classes are given below:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The draw held on 5th August  2020 was the 25th Express Entry Draw. The total ITAs till now reach about 61600 which itself is a new record.

In this draw, the tiebreaker rule was used for the candidates with the CRS score 476 or above and those who have entered the pool before 27 July at 01:02:47 UTC will receive an invitation.

The tiebreaker rule was used to select candidates with the same CRS score of 476. Even though this tiebreaker was but CRS still remains the main selection criteria in getting the Canadian PR.

Eligible applicants are awarded the CRS score also known as the Express Entry Points are based on certain factors to be eligible for ITA in the Express Entry Program. 

A job offer is not required to be eligible for a PR visa but still it gives an added benefit and edge for the candidate.

The highest scoring applicants are issued the Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residency in Canada with these draws. The frequency for these draws is roughly every two weeks. 

The average time for Permanent Residency in Canada is around six months if filed through the Express Entry Program. 

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