Canada invites 500 candidates with scores as low as 357 in Federal Skilled Trades-specific Express Entry draw held on October 16

Canada conducts its second program-specific Express Entry draw of 2019 on October 16, inviting 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 357 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is one of three Federal High Skilled immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system, allows the candidates with a valid job offer or a certificate of qualification that proves they are qualified to work in an eligible skilled trade in Canada, to obtain permanent residency status of Canada.

The October 16 draw saw a minimum CRS score of 357 that was 81 points lower than the lowest cut-off score this year in an all-program Express Entry draw, which was 438.

A tie break was applied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the October 16 draw and the time stamp used was March 4, 2019, at 20:36:42 UTC, which means that all Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with a CRS score of and above 357, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

The trade candidates, who received invitations in the October 16 draw, need to submit their complete application for Canadian permanent residence within 60 days.

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