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128th Express Entry Draw

On October 16th, the Canadian Government held an Express Entry draw, and invited 500 candidates belonging to Federal Skilled Trades having a Comprehensive Rank Scores of 357 to seek permanent residence in Canada.

Canada immigration gets a boost

The draw, specific to a program, was only the second, to be held in 2019, for targeting these candidates. It is open to overseas nationals, who have the certificate of qualification, proving their qualification, for working in eligible trade in Canada, or for those, who possess the eligible employment offer, in Canada.

The Express Entry system manages apart from the FSTC the Canadian Experience Class as also Federal Skilled Worker Class. A majority of draws in Express Entry involve such candidates who belong to three classes but the draw held today was an exception to the rule. In the previous draw for Express Entry, held on October 2nd, candidates belonged to all programs and received 3,900 invitations. Canada presently has a high admission target in skilled immigration programs for the present year and also for 2020, ensuring that IRCC has to resume large draws in the future.

Canada immigration is in need of large draws

The eligible candidates in Express Entry get a score in the CRS System based on factors like education, age, work experience and English or French proficiency and enter the Express Entry pool. The niche draws cater to a specific Class like the Federal Skilled Trades candidates produce a low cut-off threshold because they target a small pool of candidates. Today the cut-off score was 357 and 81 points below the lowest cut-off score in 2019 for the all-program draw, at 438.

Also the IRCC also made use of the tie-break in this draw and the date and time were March 4, 2019, 20:36:42 UTC. All FSTC candidates that had the CRS score at 357 and above it, after entering the Express Entry profile,  prior to the specified date and time, got the ITA for permanent residence in Canada.

Associated developments

The draw also reminded the Express Entry candidates that a low CRS score can also help to receive the ITA. Numerous provincial nomination streams aligned to Express Entry have a low CRS requirement in comparison to all-program draws.

The candidates belonging to Express Entry and having the provincial nomination have the benefit of 600 additional CRS points and secure a guarantee for the ITA towards permanent residence. Alberta made a selection of candidates in the Express Entry, with a score of 400, in a recent draw. Previously Express Entry Stream in Alberta selected candidates with a CRS score of 300.

Other provincial nomination streams like Manitoba and British Columbia, aligned to Express Entry, do not consider CRS score, of a candidate, and have a unique points system. There were draws here in the last week.

Conclusion

To get a consideration for nomination in the provincial streams, the initial step is submission of the Express Entry profile. The draw has definitely brought good news for selected candidates. Finally the high targets for the year will help the authorities to hold large draws in the final quarter.

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