Canada conducted its latest Express Entry draw on November 5.
Total 4,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency were issued to immigration candidates in this draw.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 478 points
French-speaking candidates were eligible for 25 additional points for their language skills in this draw.
This is the third Express Entry draw where Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,500 invitations at a time, the largest number of invitations issued in one draw.
IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC. This means the candidates who had a CRS score of 478 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.
Canada’s Immigration Minister announced the multi-year immigration levels plan at the end of October, which highlighted that country will welcome over 400,000 new immigrants every year until 2023.
Over 100,000 of these new permanent residents will be admitted through Express Entry-managed programs in the Federal High Skilled category.
The draw brings the total number of Express Entry invitations issued by IRCC so far this year to 87,350.
The year 2020 is turning up to be a new record-breaking year for Express Entry, as the number of ITAs issued to immigration candidates so far is the highest it has ever been.
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