On August 6, 2020, Canada held its first skilled trades draw since October 16, 2019, inviting 250 candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades Program to apply for permanent residence. This time the draw demanded that candidates applying should have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 415. A day before, August 5, 2020, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an all draw program. 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were given out for permanent residence and applicants were expected to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 476 to receive Invitation to Apply (ITA)

The most recent draw incorporates a tie-breaking rule, which was enforced on June 2, 2020, at 5:25 am EST. It stated that in an occurrence where more than one candidate attained the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, invitations would be given to candidates whose Express Entry Profiles were submitted before the date and time of the tie-breaking rule implementation.

What is the Express Entry Program?

Express Entry is an application management system created to handle applications for permanent residence in Canada from skilled workers under federal economic programs. It was implemented on January 1, 2015, by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to not only welcome newcomers mostly refugees to Canada but to also have sufficient skilled labour to help grow the Canadian economy

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