In its latest Express Entry invitation round held on January 22, The Government of Canada invited 3,400 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold in this draw was 471, a reduction of 2 points over the minimum score in the previous draw, which occurred on January 8 and had a CRS score cut-off threshold of 473 points.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break rule in the January 22 draw and the time stamp used was May 9, 2019, at 01:16:02 UTC. This means that all candidates with CRS scores of 471 and above, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this invitation round.
This is the second Express Entry draw of 2020, which brings the total number of invites issued by IRCC so far this year to 6,800 ITAs.
Canada has higher admissions targets as the country intends to increase immigration levels over the coming years, up to 350,000 by 2021.
The target for new permanent resident admissions through the three high-skilled immigration programs managed under federal Express Entry system is slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.
As of January 20, there were a total of 141,258 candidates in the Express Entry pool. Out of this, a total of 19,458 candidates have a CRS score ranging from 451-600.
The candidates, who received invitations to apply in this draw, now have 60 days to submit their complete application for Canadian permanent residence to IRCC.
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