130th Express Entry Draw Invites 3,600 Candidates to Seek Canadian PR

November 14, 2019
On November 13th The Canadian Government held a new draw and issued invitations to 3,600 candidates in Express Entry to apply and seek permanent residence. After this draw the total invitations issued so far during the present year in the Express Entry system have touched 75,300. The minimum score required in the Comprehensive Ranking System today was 472. It shows decrease of three-point compared to the previous draw of 129th Express Entry Draw, held on October 30 where the cut-off score stood at 475.

130th Express Entry Draw Invites 3,600 Candidates to Seek Canadian PR

The System is Progressing Rapidly

The system Express Entry manages the candidates’ pool for three Federal immigration categories to attract top skilled persons in Canada that are:

• Canadian Experience Class

• Federal Skilled Trades Class

• Federal Skilled Worker Class 

All the Eligible candidates get a ranking in the pool based on their CRS score after points for age, work experience, education, proficiency in English/French factors. There is no compulsion to have a job offer for being eligible to get the Express Entry ITA.

A specific number of top ranked candidates get the invitation to apply seeking permanent residence in regular pool draws of Express Entry, taking place every fortnight. There were 3,600 ITAs in this draw and now IRCC is short of 14,500 ITAs to reach the invitation record of 2018 at 89,800. 

Great Hopes from IRCC

Also there was an expectation that IRCC will exceed the record set in 2018 ITA owing to the admissions target for categories of Express Entry in economic immigration and also in the Provincial Nominee Programs for 2019/2020.

Also there was the use of tie-break in the draw set at October 8, 2019, at 10:46:01 UTC. As a result all candidates who had CRS score of 472 and more than it received ITA, when there was a profile in Express Entry by them, before the specific date and time.

Provincial Nominee Streams Linked to Express Entry

For the Candidates with the lower scores than the cut-off threshold, there are options, for improving their status, and getting a provincial nomination in the enhanced nomination stream.

The Candidates in Express Entry with provincial nominations get 600 extra CRS points and are also assured of the invitation seeking the Canadian permanent residence.

In The recent past there was a major issuing of invitations by Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Manitoba through the provincial nominee programs aligned with the Express Entry.

Saskatchewan held a draw in Immigrant Nominee Program on November 12 for the Express Entry Sub-Category in International Skilled Workers invited 303 candidates for applying to get the provincial nomination as a step to permanent residence. 

Additionally after This draw 627 invitations were issued by SINP to candidates in Express Entry on October 31.

Provinces are Performing Well

Alberta chose 401 Express Entry candidates in two rounds in its Express Entry Stream. Firstly on October 24 it invited 372 candidates having the CRS score of 300 and on October 30 it invited 39 candidates having the CRS score of 350.

British Columbia provincial nomination sent out invitations seeking permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in its weekly draws.

Nova Scotia On October 28th has issued 430 invitations to candidates Express Entry who had the work experience of registered nurses or psychiatric nurses in the Labor Market Priorities Stream. 

Candidates obtaining the ITA today mostly had a bachelor’s or master’s degree and wrote IELTS getting a score of 8 in listening/speaking, and 7 in reading/writing. IRCC presently issued a good number of invitations creating a new beginning for many candidates and their families. 

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