On Monday, August 12, 2019, Canada held a new express entry draw. Over 3,600 individuals who had met the pre-set score of 446 and above, were invited to apply for permanent residency in the country.

As compared to the July 24th draw, the minimum score rose by 7 points from the latter, which was at 459. For years, the Express Entry System has served as the primary source of skilled foreign workers. This system integrates an advanced protocol known as Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that groups the applicant based on their education, age, proficiency in English and French, and their work experience. The highest-ranked individuals who are drawn from regular pools are issued with invitations to apply for the country’s permanent residency (ITAs).

To be eligible for this process, the candidates must be eligible, which means they must fulfill all the requirements of the Canadian Three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration groups. These categories include:

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

According to the Canadian Government, IRCC conducted a tie break for the August 6, 2019, draw on August 12, 2019, at 12:14:53 UTC. They also stated that all the individuals who surpassed the pre-set target score of 446, which was 3,600 would be receiving an ITA.

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