Canada extends invitations to another 7,000 individuals as the CRS score has dropped to 481
“Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has sent around 7,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence (IRCC). The cut-off score for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was 481. All candidates were taken into account by IRCC.”
From the December 23, 2020 Express Entry draw, the CRS score needed for an all-program draw was the lowest in this draw (back then, the score was 468).
The IRCC has invited a total of 21,000 candidates over the last two weeks, causing the CRS to drop to 481 today.
The Canadian government primarily uses Express Entry to manage applicants for immigration under the economic category.
You can post your profile to the IRCC website if you are qualified for at least one of the three Express Entry programmes:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC),
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
How CRS score is calculated?
The CRS score is determined by a number of human capital factors, including their age, education, language proficiency, and work experience.
How often the draw is conducted?
Every two weeks, the IRCC conducts Express Entry drawings and sends ITAs to the top-scoring applicants.
However, IRCC has not maintained a consistent draw schedule in recent months.
As an illustration, it held two draws in quick succession on March 15 and 23, which tied for the biggest all-program draws ever.
Under each of these drawings, 7,000 Express Entry applicants altogether were invited (14,000 candidates in total).
When IRCC decides to issue ITAs to applicants from all three Express Entry programmes, this is known as an “all-program draw.”
These differ from program-specific lotteries, where the IRCC will only take into account candidates from that programme.
Process of application acceptance:
A candidate has up to 60 days after receiving an ITA to submit a finished application for permanent residence to IRCC.
These applications will be processed by IRCC within six months. Candidates may enter Canada as permanent residents if their applications are accepted.
Immigration levels plan of 2023-2025:
According to the Immigration Levels Plan 2023–2025, which directs how Canada’s immigration system is run, IRCC plans to accept almost 83,000 immigrants this year through Express Entry.
By 2024 and 2025, the goal will be 109,000 and 114,000, respectively.
Canada has elevated the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to the position of top economic class immigration route since last year.
The majority of the provinces and territories in Canada run their own PNP, which gives them the ability to find (or “nominate”) candidates who are suitable for their economy.
Almost 106,000 immigrants are expected to enter Canada under the PNP in 2023, 110,000 in 2024, and approximately 118,000 in 2025.
Some provinces have now revealed what their new PNP allotments would be.
For instance, Ontario, the biggest province in Canada, would now be permitted to propose up to 18,000 immigrants by 2025.
Express Entry is used for part of the PNP.
This implies that if a candidate meets the requirements for one of the three Express Entry programmes (the FSWP, CEC, or FSTP), they can join the Express Entry pool and later gets a call from a province or territory inviting them to submit an application for that programme.
This strategy, referred to as enhanced provincial nominations, has the advantage that individuals who are authorised under a PNP stream will then receive an additional 600 CRS points.
These additional points practically assure the applicant of receiving an ITA for permanent residency.
Recent years have seen a surge in new immigrant arrivals to Canada as the nation seeks to accept more long-term and short-term residents to boost its economy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
“For the first time in its history, Canada’s population increased by more than one million last year. Almost 95% of this expansion was due to both temporary and permanent inhabitants.”