Canada conducted its 132nd Express Entry draw on 11th December. 3,200 candidates were invited to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada. The minimum CRS score in the 11th December draw was 472.
Canada’s Express Entry Program handles applications for all three economic migration programs:
To apply under the Express Entry Program, candidates have to first create an online Expression of Interest. Candidates are scores on various factors like education, work experience, language skills etc. Highest-ranked candidates are invited in regular draws conducted by the IRCC.
You do not need a job offer from Canada to apply under the Express Entry Program.
The minimum required CRS scores depends on two main factors:
Larger draws mean that more candidates get invited, which results in a drop in the minimum required score. The 11th December draw invited 3,200 candidates which is less than the number of invitations issued in the previous draws. Hence, the minimum required score is slightly elevated.
The date and time used for the tie-break rule were 6th December at 3:03:49 UTC. Hence, all candidates scoring 472 or above who had submitted an EOI on or before the above date and time received an invitation.
The IRCC has issued 82,800 invitations so far in 2019. In comparison, there were a record 89,800 invitations issued last year.
Canada has increased its immigration intake targets under the multi-year immigration level plans. The target for 2020 has been increased from 81,400 in 2019 to 85,800.
The admission target for Provincial Nominee Programs has also been increased from 61,000 to 67,800 in 2020.
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