Many of these streams have a low of no CRS score requirement. Participating territories and provinces are allowed to select Express Entry candidates and issue them with provincial nomination for permanent residence. Candidates who receive provincial nomination are guaranteed of an ITA since they receive 600 additional points in their CRS score.
The draw held on January 8 was significantly large compared to the one held on December 19, where 3,200 ITAs were issued. The minimum CRS cut-off score for the previous draw was 469. The reason for the high minimum CRS score in the latest draw is due to the fact that the invitation rounds were only 20 days apart. There is a high likelihood for the minimum score to rise when draws are held after two weeks. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) selected 3:35:09 UTC on December 27, 2019, to be the tie-break time and date of the latest draw.
Who was invited?
Below are examples of candidates who would have received permanent residency status in the latest draw:
Ahmed, an IT analyst, aged 30 and has three years of experience. He wrote his IELTS and scored an 8 in each category. Though he has never studied or worked in Canada, at a CRS score of 473, he stood a high chance to receive an ITA in the January 8 Express Entry draw.
Joe and Christelle, aged 35 and 29-years-old respectively, are a couple. Each holds a bachelor’s degree, are French speakers and have four years of experience in accounting. None of them has ever worked in Canada. Christelle’s sister is a permanent resident of Canada and lives in Ontario. Christell was listed as the principal applicant in the couple’s application for permanent residency. With their CRS score being 473, the couple’s application would have sailed through in the latest Express Entry draw.