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Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

October 8, 2019 no comment kartik

Canada held an Express Entry draw on October 2, issuing a total of 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 464 and above to be selected in this round.

The latest draw was an increase of 300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) over the previous draw on September 18. The last time Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence was on January 23, 2019.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers. Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool and are issued a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool.

The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence during regular draws from the pool.

In order to enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration categories —the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

Since the last Express Entry draw on September 18, there have been a number of provincial selection rounds that targeted Express Entry candidates.

British Columbia’s latest draw invited 402 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on October 1; 109 invitations of those were sent to people with Express Entry profiles.

Saskatchewan invited 404 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on September 26.

Manitoba also held a draw inviting 15 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on September 25.

Alberta held a draw aligned with Express Entry on September 18, inviting candidates with CRS scores of 350 and up. Earlier this month, on September 11, Alberta issued invitations to candidates with scores as low as 302.

Nova Scotia selected 22 carpenters out of the Express Entry pool through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream.

Prince Edward Island issued 122 invitations through its Express Entry aligned program, as well as its Labour Impact and Business Work Permit streams. The province did not provide a breakdown of how many were Express Entry, nor what the score requirement was.

The first step towards pursuing many of Canada’s Express Entry aligned provincial nomination streams is to submit an Express Entry profile.

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