Minimum Score Drops In Latest Canada’s Express Entry Pool Draw On May 1.
As per draw held on May 1, the government of Canada had invited 3,350 eligible Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency.
Although, the cut-off score for the draw was 450, 1 point lower than the minimum cut-off for the previous draw held on April 17, which was 451. This is for the fourth time in a row that the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) has decreased since February 20.
For your comprehensive knowledge, the Express Entry System administers the pool of qualifying candidates for Canada’s Skilled Workers Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class, being three foremost Canada’s Primary Economic Immigration categories. When they all clutch together holds the behemoth share of economic class immigrants every year.
The valid candidates for these categories are invited to apply for the Express Entry pool and are assigned a ranking score based on aspects like Education, skilled work experience, proficiency in Languages like English or French.
The candidates with highest ranks are further invited to apply for Canada’s permanent Residency through regular draws from the pool of myriad candidates.
However, the draw held on May 1 brings the number of invitations to apply in 2019 to 31, 250. This drifts 2019, 6,750 ITA ahead of the number issued at this point of time in comparison to 2018. 2018 was a year to witness immigration, refugees, and citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) with a new Express Entry record ITA of 89,000 invitations issued in just one year.
The mounting number of invitations reflect the increasing admission targets for three Express Entry Managed Program, which are yet to have a gigantic dip in the years 2019 - 2021.
There was a tie-break used by IRCC in the draw held on May 1 as same as November 5, 2018. This implies that all candidates with a CRS score above 450, along with candidates who score 450 and have submitted their profile in the express Entry Pool before the date and time, received in an ITA.
Putting The Lid On: It is apparently possible that the minimum score could be further minimized if IRCC holds larger or more frequent draws in the coming time.