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129th Express Entry Draw Held In Canada And ITAs Surpass 71,000

129th Express Entry Draw
Canada held a new draw immigration draw on October 30, and issued 3,900 ITAs. With this, the authorities passed the mark of issuing 71,000 Invitations to Apply in Express Entry for the present year to the aspiring candidates.

Canada Immigration Making A Fine Progress

The Comprehensive Ranking System score here was 475, and it is 11 points more than in the previous draw for all programs. The reason for the increase in CRS score is owing to gap of four weeks between the draws. The earlier draw happened on October 2. The earlier draw on October 16 was program-specific and attracted aspirants in Federal Skilled Trades where low scoring profiles were drawn. As a result there was a built up of High scoring profiles in the four weeks, leading to a high minimum score.

The immigration target for admission of top skilled professionals is 81,400 set by IRCC and in 2019 it has invited 71,700 candidates. IRCC has set a record for issuing 89,800 ITAs annually in the Express Entry in 2018.

There was also a tie-break rule in the draw saw set at August 29, 2019, at 3.50 AM UTC. In case there is more than a candidate with the same minimum CRS score, those who submit the profile in Express Entry prior to the date/time receive the invitations.

This was the 129th Express Entry draw and the 22nd for 2019.

Facts of Express Entry

The immigration system of Express Entry is being implemented by immigration authorities since January 1, 2015, to manage the applications of skilled workers in various Federal programs. These are:

  • Canada Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • And parts of the Provincial Nomination Programs

Experts and Stakeholders hope that IRCC will conduct 30 draws and invite as many as 80,000 candidates in 2019. Many such draws will feature a CRS score that is below 460 so that Canada can meet its targets and achieve the promised annual immigration level for 2019 and beyond.

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