Canada’s biggest Express Entry draw ever went down on the 18th of November, 2020. Clearly, 2020 was the years of many 1sts for Canada.

The Express Entry draw managed to send a whopping 5,000 invitations. Every immigrant on this list is not one step closer to becoming a permanent Canadian resident.

The Express Entry draw used the Comprehensive Ranking System to determine who qualifies for an invitation. Candidates who had scored 472 CRS points and above were eligible.

Express Entry in Canada

Canada’s Express Entry is a program under the immigration application management system. Under this federal department, there are three main economic-class programs;

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Factors that Determine a Candidate’s CRS Points

All candidates who use the federal economic-class programs and well as the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are rated based on their CRS scores.

The factors that determine an individual’s CRS points are human capital factors like;

  • Work experience
  • Age
  • Language ability in French or English
  • Education

Eligibility for Permanent Residence

If a candidate is found eligible, they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) that’s a direct ticket to permanent residence in Canada. Every Express Entry invitation round is an opportunity for immigrant workers to attain permanent residence.

Sometimes, there is a tie between candidates based on their CRS points. The IRCC has a tie-breaking rule to address such scenarios.

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