Express Entry gives 3,900 ITAs amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs) in two Express Entry draws in the past two days. The first draw saw 118 candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence, while the second draw distributed 3,782 invitations. 

In spite of the issues currently surrounding the global Covid 19 pandemic, Canada is continuing to issue permanent residence certificates. It is worth noting that economic immigrants currently residing in the country are the most likely to receive ITAs at this time. This has demonstrated that the Canadian government is still looking out for its foreign workers who want to become permanent residents. It is especially supportive of those who are essential workers and are continuing to aid the public at this time. 

Two Express Entry Draws in Two Days

In the first of the two latest Express Entry draws, 118 invitations were sent on April 15 . The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this draw was. The candidates selected for this draw were all participants of the Provincial Nominee Program. This means that they have all received provincial nominations. That provincial nomination awards them an additional 600 points to their current CRS scores. 

The Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is active in most provinces and territories throughout Canada. It aids many immigrants in obtaining their permanent residence. For more information on the PNP contact our immigration consultants at CEC by emailing or calling +91-9953552224.

The second Express Entry draw was held on April 16, and it saw 3,782 ITAs sent to immigration candidates. The minimum CRS was 455, which is the lowest score that has been seen yet this year. This draw invited exclusively Canadian Experience Class candidates, and is the fourth ever Express Entry draw to do so. Most Canadian Experience Class immigrants are already living in Canada at the time of Express Entry draws. This makes them more ideal candidates for selection at this time due to Covid 19 measures. 

Generally, Express Entry draws from the profiles of economic immigrants from three skilled worker categories. The three categories are the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Class, and the Canadian Experience Class. The profiles of candidates from these categories are ranked based on their CRS scores attached to their profiles. Points on a CRS score are determined based on various factors, including language skills in French or English, work history, education, and other factors.

As of these last two draws, Canada has sent 30,400 ITAs this year, inching closer to this year’s goal of 341,000.

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