In the latest round of Express Entry Draw held on September 4, 2019, Canada issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residence to candidates currently in the Express Entry pool with CRS score of 463 or above.
Compared to the previous draw, the CRS score has increased by six points with no change in the number of Invitation to Apply. The CRS score cut-off for the previous draw held on August 20, 2019, was 457.
The Express Entry stream is an immigration option that selects skilled workers for immigration to Canada. The immigration categories managed by Express Entry system includes the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
In order to qualify to enter the Express Entry pool, the candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria for these categories. The candidates have issued a ranking score determined on factors like their age, work experience, and proficiency in English or French.
The highest-scoring candidates are then invited by IRCC to apply for Canadian permanent residence via Express Entry draws. Meanwhile, the candidates with low CRS score who have not received the ITAs remain in the selection pool for 12 months.
They can further continue to improve their score by gaining relevant work experience, improving education level, language score, or getting a job offer in Canada.