In a new Express Entry draw held on October 16, the Government of Canada has invited 500 Federal Skilled Trade Class candidates with a comprehensive ranking score as low as 357 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The draw was the second in the year 2019 for the Federal Skilled Trade Class candidates. The draw is also applicable for the candidates who are foreign nationals holding a certification of qualification proving they are eligible to work in skilled trade class or have an eligible offer of employment in Canada.
The Federal Skilled Trades class is one of three Federal High Skilled immigration programs managed by the Express Entry System including Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class. The eligible express entry candidates are allotted a score under the comprehensive ranking system which is based on factors such as age, education; work experience and proficiency in English or French language and are entered into the express entry pool.
The tie-break used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the October 16 draw was March 4, 2019, at 20:36:42 UTC. This means that all Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with a CRS score above 357, as well as those with scores of 357 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS points and effectively assured an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.