The candidates who score the highest are invited to apply for permanent residency via draws from the Express Entry pool, which is held every 2 weeks.
For this week, IRCC undertook the process on March 19 at 02:04:06 UTC. All candidates who had a CRS score of over 720 received ITA. According to IRCC, Canada extended 320,000 and 341,000 in 2018 and 2019 respectively. They still believe despite the rising concerns of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic they can still achieve this year’s quota.
Most of the newcomers for this year are set to arrive under economic class. The Express Entry will make 58 percent of the arrivals through Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and Quebec’s Programs.
Probably, you might have expressed your interest to join the group that received an invitation but did not meet the minimum CRS score. To improve on this, you need to improve your language scores and receive a provincial nomination, which is also good.
At the provincial level, the minimum CRS is at 600 for the invitation for Canadian permanent residency. In the last few Express Entry, there have been an influx of provincial nominee programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario and more than 5,000 invitations have been issued under Express Entry.
According to Saskatchewan, this year the province has issued over 1,750 invitations through the Express Entry sub-category while Ontario issued 954 invitations via the same process.
In another encouraging move, Alberta accepted Express Entry candidates with a CRS score of as low as 300 in a selection draw held on February 20, 2020.
Some examples of candidates who received invitations in this week’s draw included a couple—Arun and Lisa both 35 years old and each with a bachelor’s degree and good proficiency in English.
IRCC believes that Express Entry is not about to slow down any time soon.