The draw that was organized on 19th December saw the Government of Canada issuing 3,200 invitations to candidates interested in applying for Canadian permanent residence. The invitations were distributed among Express Entry candidates who are planning to live in the country on a permanent basis. Since the Express Entry system is heavily dependent on the CRS system, the points of the candidates are always recorded.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score assigned to candidates who were given the invitation during this round was just 469. This marked a decrease of three points from the previous draw that was held on 11th December. The Express Entry system controls the entire pool of candidates who are classified under three of Canada’s significant skilled labor immigration categories. Candidates associated with the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Class fall under the jurisdiction of the Express Entry system.
The candidates are given ranks in the pool on the basis of the score that is awarded to them under the CRS. Certain factors like age, skilled work experience, education, and language proficiency are taken into consideration when determining the points given to a specific candidate. There is no rule that candidates must have a job offer if they want to receive an Express Entry invitation to apply (ITA). However, it must be kept in mind that candidates get extra additional CRS points if they can show a job offer.
A fixed number of candidates holding the highest ranks are given the invitations enabling them to apply for Canadian permanent residence. They can participate in the regular draws from the pool. Usually, the invitation rounds are organized every two weeks. The minimum CRS score does not stay constant and varies from draw to draw.