On April 15, Canada once more held their round of Express Entry invitations, where the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 118 invitations to candidates.

This number saw the number of invitations issued this year go up to 26,618 so far, which is more than there were on the same date last year and the year before.

Each of this year’s Express Entry candidates required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CSR) score of 808.

However, all of these candidates had previously received provincial nominations worth 600 points added to their average score.

What Does This Mean?

If you do the math, the candidate minus the provincial nominations would have had a CRS of 208 points.

To be clear, an Express Entry Candidate who obtained a 208 score based on their human capital characteristics received an invitation to apply thanks to the provincial nomination.

Candidates received an invitation to apply from the IRCC through the Express Entry immigration selection system.

What is CRS?
The CRS is a rating system that ranks a candidate’s human capital based on factors such as:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • And official language proficiency

This system helps to determine which candidates have a high chance of succeeding in the Canadian Labor Market.

Candidates who score well receive invites through regular Express Entry draws.

However, the government recently announced special travel measures because of coronavirus.

These measures have led to Canada holding Express Entry draws focusing on provincial applicants and Canadian Experience Class candidates. Both Express Entry draws happened on April 9, just some days ago.

One draw was a provincial nominee program-specific draw.

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