Second Express Entry draw in a week invites candidates with scores as low as 288


There have been 700 invitations to apply have been issued by the Government of Canada to the Express Entry candidates through a program specific draw which was held on May 30th.
Around 500 Invitations to Apply have been issued to the Express Entry candidates under the Federal Skilled Trades Class FSTC. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System CRS which was required for the candidates were 288.
It should be noted that in that specific draw candidates who had a score of 288 were only invited to apply.
Through Provincial Nominee Program, another 200 candidates were invited to apply. And they had a minimum CRS score of 902.
Those Express Entry candidates who have a provincial nomination are obliged to receive an additional 600 points in their CRS score which is also explaining the high cut off score. A candidate who is entering the Express Entry pool with a score of 300 and then he gets nominated by a Canadian province, his/her score will increase to 900.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has been applying its tie break method in both the scenarios. For both the FSTC and PNP applicants, the date and the time of the tie break was 30th May. It means that the candidates of FSTC and PNP who have a score of above 288 and 902 respectively and also the ones with the score of 288 and 902 respectively submitted their application before the time and date will get an ITA through the invitation round.
The draw has brought the numbers to be 32,000 ITAs issued in 2018.
The program specific draws are more like an exception to the norm for Express Entry draws and the majority of the candidates includes from all the programs which are being managed under the Express Entry system.
On November 1, 2017 the last program specific draw was held. The draw was focused on PNP and the FSTC candidates who have a minimum score drop to 241.
Also a program specific draw was held on May 26th, 2017 which was followed five days later by the draw on May 31st which had the lowest minimum CRS score ever recorded for all program draw – 413.
The officials have said to be finding it very interesting to see that there are more frequent draws which have been bringing the CRS score as low. It shows that dynamic qualities of the Express Entry and also it mentions the value of a provincial nomination for the Express Entry candidates.
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