Posted on February 26, 2020
The Canadian immigration department, i.e. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its biggest ever express entry draw on February 19, 2020, and invited staggering 4,500 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR) visa.
The highest number of invitations issued in a single draw took even the experts and applicants by surprise and now the expectations from the upcoming draws are even higher.
Let’s find out the assessment and expectations from the upcoming draws of the federal express entry system.
The number of invitations got drastically increased from 3,500 invites in 5th February draw to 4,500 invites in the 19th February draw. This occurred largely due to the marginal drop of just two points, in the CRS Score requirement from IRCC.
Last time, the Cut off went to this low in December invitation round of EE draw. Likewise, if the CRS drops below 470 marks in the forthcoming draws, we may see such huge draws again from the IRCC.
The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score requirement or qualifying marks has been around 470 marks for a long time now. Hence, the applicants with relatively low point scores are waiting for the long awaiting considerable reduction in the same.
However, reduction in the cut off depends on various factors, i.e. the number of PNP invitations rounds taking place, new candidates entering the express entry system, the average CRS score in the express entry pool, etc.
Considering all mentioned factors, we may expect some drop in the qualifying marks in the forthcoming draws, although, this fall unlikely to be a huge one.
Also read- Canada PNP process and requirements 2020
The express entry candidates, who are not getting the invitation to apply for Canadian PR Visa due to relatively low point score still has an alternate pathway in the form of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Almost every Canadian province has a PNP through which it invites, selects and nominates the skilled and talented foreign skilled workers, despite their relatively low point score.
The nomination received from a Canadian province helps an applicant get the Canada PR invitation.
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