The latest Express Entry draw for 2020 rolled out on November 5th, with a total of 4,500 invitations sent out to candidates. The Express Entry candidates eligible for invitations had to attain a minimum of 478 points as stipulated by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). These score requirements give the relevant authorities an easy time selecting candidates for the draw.
How to Earn Additional CRS Points
A candidate would be eligible for more points if they were French-speakers. This was made official when the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced that French-speaking candidates get 25 additional points, a boost from the initial 15 points. Bilingual candidates, on the other hand, get 50 additional points, a boost from the initial 30 points.
Language skills play an essential role in boosting uptime for workers in Canada. Seamless communication between the employer and the employees also guarantees a smooth working relationship.
Why was the Last Draw Delayed?
Like is the norm, IRCC usually holds the Express Entry draws every two weeks. However, this latest draw was delayed to allow time for necessary updates. Officials responsible for the draw had to first ensure that all affected profiles in the pool were updated before the Express Entry draw began.
The November 5th draw is one of the three instances where the Express Entry Draw issued 4500 invitations at a time. So far, this is the largest number of invitations sent out in one draw.
The Multi-Year Immigration Plan
Canada had initially announced a multi-year immigration level plan in October this year. This plan promises to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants who will have permanent residence up until 2023.
The government estimates that 100,000 of these immigrants will come in through the Express Entry draws. These new immigrants are expected to qualify for the Federal High-Skilled category. There is no doubt that the program can handle these numbers as it has been working efficiently for years now.
The Express Entry program in Canada has three application management systems, namely;
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program
- The Canadian Experience Class
These federal economic class programs ensure that immigrant workers are assigned to sectors for which they have the right skill set.