Express Entry is the most popular pathway for economic immigration to Canada. Interested candidates register their profiles under the Express Entry pool in order to be eligible for permanent residence under the three federal programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class including other Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs.
IRCC conducts fortnightly Express Entry draws to invite skilled foreign workers above the threshold score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to apply for permanent residence in Canada. A brief review of the same during the month of November 2019 is presented below:
|November 13, 2019 – Express Entry draw||3600 candidates with minimum CRS 472 & above|
|November 27, 2019 – Express Entry draw||3600 candidates with minimum CRS of 471 & above|
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Draw size reduced to 3600
Express Entry draw sizes in the November month draws decreased, thereby issuing 3600 invitations to eligible candidates present in the federal Express Entry pool.
The decrease in draw sizes came at the time when the Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2019-2021 aims to welcome around 256,000 applicants through the three federal immigration programs. Another 200,000 odd applicants will also be admitted through the Provincial Nominee Programs during the same period. It is not unusual as a minor decrease in draw sizes will help maintain the immigration target.
Read the monthly review on active Canada PNPs in November 2019 here
CRS cut-off score remains high
The minimum CRS score decreased in November draws since it touched a record high of 475 in October 30 draw. Yet the minimum CRS remained significantly high in November month draws. However, the CRS cut-off score is expected to keep decreasing in the near future. As the case may be, IRCC may even invite candidates with CRS scores below 450 as happened in January 2019.
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