The minimum CRS required drops to 457, which is incidentally the lowest since May 1 this year.
Held on a Tuesday, the latest draw has been regarded to be rare. The last Tuesday draw had been on September 8, 2015.
The reason for this drop can be attributed to the August 20 draw being held within eight days from the previous draw. With a shorter window of time for the Express Entry (EE) pool to be replenished with candidates with a higher CRS, the CRS was lower this time around.
The target of 89,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in a year was set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) last year. With 3,600 ITAs issued in the current August 20 draw, 56,200 ITAs have been issued in 2019 so far.
The draws are held from the EE pool.
To be in the EE pool, you must be eligible under either of the three categories –
Additionally, the different provinces also hold their draws from the EE pool itself. The provincial draws are held under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
In agreement with the Canadian Government, Quebec has its own rules for PNP which involves a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ).
Recent draws by Canadian provinces –
|Province||Latest Draw||ITAs issued|
|Prince Edward Island||August 15||143
[133 – EE & Labor Impact;
10 Business Impact]
105 – Occupations in-Demand]
|British Columbia||August 13||73|
With a provincial nomination, an additional 600 points are added to the CSR score of a candidate. This ensures that the candidate with a provincial nomination gets selected in the next draw from the EE pool.
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