ON 11 December, 2019, 3,200 candidates were invited for Canadian Permanent Residency from
the Express Entry pool draw. The Comprehensive Rank System (CRS) score as per this draw
went up to 472. The previous draw out on 27 November, 2019, had the cut off score 471.
However, those who submitted their Express Entry profile to the pool before
December 6, 2019 at 03:03:49 UTC will be prioritised for the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
This leads to the news that not all who scored 472 will be invited.
Express Entry (EE) is an online application system that involves Federal Skilled Working Class,
Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. Candidates have to meet 67 points
out of the 100 point grid to be a part of the EE Pool. Further, they are ranked on the basis of
CRS score that grades for age, education, skilled work experience, proficiency in English and/or
French, including adaptability.
Although, there is no must-rule for a job offer when seeking eligibility for an Express Entry
Invitation to Apply (ITA), if one has it, additional CRS points are granted. Canada invites a
definite number of applicants for Permanent Residency in each draw, being declared twice a
month, a good deal of which fall under all three Express Entry categories.
While larger draws usually result in a lower CRS score, the December 11th draw was a smaller
one and produced a score value greater than usual. Even though, this draw was relatively small,
it allows a lot of candidates to pave new paths this New Year! Also, as the New Year
approaches, one may hope for larger draws and greater opportunities down the road, or do we
say, over the seas.