The latest invitation round of the Express Entry pool saw 3,900 new candidates issued invitations to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
The candidates for this round of the draw needed to score 471 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for an invitation to apply.
The cut-off score of 471 for this round increased by 1 point from the previous round, where the cut-off score was 470 points.
The latest round was the fifth of 2020, with 18,700 invitations already issued to candidates this year.
Candidates are awarded points on the CRS based on a number of factors, such as age, education, skilled work experience, relatives residing in Canada and proficiency in English or French.
The Express Entry system accommodates three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Candidates with the highest score on the CRS receive invitations to apply for permanent residency in the country. Invitations are issued at regular draws from the Express Entry pool.
A great way of earning an invitation to apply for permanent residency is by applying under one of Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs).
Provinces including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan have provincial nominee programs for candidates to apply under.
Receiving a provincial nomination from any one of these regions results in 600 points being awarded to the candidate, which effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
You can find out more on the different provincial nomination programs and the Express Entry pool at eduaid! Give our RCIC registered immigration consultants a call, or visit our offices for any queries!