Express Entry Draw Held: Welcomes candidates for PR

In the latest round of Express Entry Draw held on October 30, 2019, Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residence to candidates currently in the Express Entry pool.

In comparison to the previous draw held on October 2, 2019, the latest draw recorded an increase in CRS score by 11 points. The CRS score cut-off for the latest draw was 475; while the minimum score for the draw held on October 2, 2019, were 464.

Akin to the previous draws, the tie-break rule was applied for the Express Entry draw held. The tie-break was set for Express Entry profile submitted on or before August 29, 2019, at 0.:50:24 UTC, which means that candidates with a CRS score above 475, who had entered the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an ITA in this Express Entry Draw.

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.

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