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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an express draw on June 12th. A total of 3,350 applicants who applied for permanent resident status in Canada through the federal government’s Express Enrollment Program were invited.


The Express Entry Program manages the profile of applicants who have registered in Canada’s three major economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience (CEC). Each profile of the candidates is given a score corresponding to the score of the Comprehensive ranking system (CRS), according to which the rank of the express profiles is determined in the express pool.


The highest ranked profile in express pool is invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency via regular express draws. ITA allows the applicant to submit an application for a Canadian PR visa to IRCC. The goal of the Government of Canada is to process Canadian entry visa applications for Express Entry applicants within six months or less.


In the last draw, the minimum score required by the CRS was set at 465 points, which corresponds to a decrease of 5 points from the previous limit of the CRS score. The time interval between the two consecutive draws plays an important role in determining the CRS result threshold. The former 470 point threshold previously set by the CRS was higher due to the four-week gap between the two express draws for all programs. But only two weeks passed between the previous draw of May 29 and the last draw of June 12. This shorter period gives less time to replenish the express pool with skilled immigrants, reducing the CRS score cut-off.


With this latest draw, IRCC issued a total of 38,450 ITAs this year to the express entry candidates. This number of ITAs is 6,250 more than the number issued at the same time in 2018. This increase is consistent with Canada’s higher admission target for 2019 and 2020 for the three programs managed by the express entry program.


IRCC used its tie-break rule with timestamp – June 6, 2019, at 13:51:59 UTC. This means that candidates who entered the express pool before the hour and time used as a timestamp and who obtained a minimum of 465 points and over received an ITA.


In order to increase the CRS score, obtaining a provincial application can greatly improve the candidate’s CRS score. An express entry candidate who is able to obtain a provincial nomination certificate is awarded 600 CRS points, thus guaranteeing that an ITA will be issued to the candidate to allow him to apply for a Canada PR visa to IRCC.


Reference is taken from CIC news