3,900 Express Entry Candidates Invited to Apply
The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held October 3. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 445.
Today’s invitation round was the third draw from the Express Entry pool in three weeks and marks a return to 3,900 Invitations to Apply, or ITAs, for all-program invitation rounds — the largest number drawn in 2018.
The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates are ranked according to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which awards points based on factors including work experience, education, age and proficiency in English or French, Canada’s two official languages.
The following are hypothetical examples of candidates who would have obtained an ITA in today’s draw:
Mohammed is 36 years old, holds Master degree and has been working as a financial analyst for five years. He has an advanced English language proficiency. While Mohammed has never worked or studied in Canada, his CRS score of 447 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA for permanent residence in the October 3 Express Entry draw.
Sunita is 28 years old, holds a Bachelor’s degree and has been working as a business consultant for three years. She wrote the IELTS and scored an 7 in each category. While Sunita has never worked or studied in Canada, she has a sister who is a Canadian permanent resident residing in Toronto. Sunita’s CRS of 448 would have been sufficient to obtain an ITA in today’s draw.
Carlo is 33 years old, has a Master’s degree and has been working as a professor for five years. Tor wrote the IELTS and obtained an 8 in each category. While Tor has never worked or studied in Canada, his CRS of 445 would have been sufficient to obtain an ITA in the latest draw.
Nisha is 30 years old, holds a Master’s degree and has been working as a university admissions officer outside of Canada for 4 years. She took the TEF and obtained a score equivalent to CLB nine (9) in each category. Nisha also wrote the IELTS, and obtained a score equivalent to CLB six (6) in all categories. Her CRS of 458 would have been sufficient to obtain an ITA in today’s draw.