The tie-break provision is utilized in ranking candidates with similar CRS scores. An applicant’s CRS score is the most significant factor when choosing contenders to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.

Elements affecting the CRS score are the draw size (larger pools can culminate in the least minimal CRS score) and duration between draws (shorter time difference between rounds can reduce the CRS score.)

Qualified contenders for every program are awarded scores under the CRS of Express Entry. It issues points for aspects such as education, professional work experience, age, and French/English proficiency.


Although a job offer is not necessary to be approved by the Express Entry unit, CRS grants extra points for applicants with one.

The Canadian government takes six months to process permanent residence requests filed via the Express Entry unit.

For better comprehension of the Express Entry process, here’s an example of a candidate who would have received an ITA in the 2nd September draw.

Mahmud is 30 years old, owns a Master’s degree, and proficient in English. She also has four years of experience as an accountant. Although Mahmud has never studied or worked in Canada, she would have garnered a 476 CRS score. This score is adequate to acquire an ITA in the recent Express Entry round.

Although Canada is still awarding invitations of Express Entry amid the pandemic, since March a significant number of Express Entry rounds were limited to CEC candidates.

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