The Canada CRS score decreased by 3 points to reach 462 in the latest Express Entry draw held on 26th June. The Government of Canada offered 3, 350 Canada PR Visa invitations to eligible candidates. This was also the second successive draw to witness a decrease in cut-off points after 29th May when it reached 470.
The Canada CRS score of a candidate is based on diverse factors. This includes among other language proficiency in French or English, Education, Age, and Skilled work experience.
In order to qualify for the Express Entry pool, candidates do not need a Canada Job offer.
The highest ranked candidates are offered ITAs- Invitations to Apply for Canada PR Visa. This is through frequent draws in the pool that are normally held once in a fortnight, as quoted by the CIC News.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada resumed the 2-week gap between the successive draws. This can be responsible for the decrease in the Canada CRS score cut-off.
The May 29th draw had higher than the normal cut-off score as almost 1 month elapsed between 2 all program draws. These involve all the 3 economic immigration programs managed by Express Entry.
The Express Entry pool gets extra time to refill with high-scoring candidates when more time elapses between draws. This can have an impact on increasing the CRS minimum score.
17:40:54 UTC on 11th May 2019 was the tie break used by IRCC in the latest draw.
What it implies is that all applicants with CRS score higher than 462 received the PR Visa invites. Also, those who scored 462 and furnished their profiles in the pool prior to the specified tie-breaker obtained the ITAs.
The June 26th draw adds up the total ITAs offered so far in 2019 to 41,800. This is an addition of 2,100 ITAs offered by IRCC by this time in 2018.
IRCC offered 89,800 invites for PR Visa in 2018 and this record can be broken in 2019. This is given the higher target of intake of immigrants for 2019 as well as 2020. It is through the 3 major economic immigration programs.
Y-Axis Immigration Expert Usha Rajesh said that this is the second successive draw witnessing drop in CRS minimum. This is due to the return to the 2-week gap between draws by IRSS, added the Immigration Expert.
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