On June 24, 2020, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has held a new Express Entry Round of Invitation. It has issued 392 invitations under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score required was settled at 696 points.
All these 392 candidates had an additional 600 points in their CRS score due to the provincial nomination that they had secured. So, this means that the actual CRS score needed was only 96.
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As per the tie-break rule, only those candidates were invited who submitted their profile before the tie-break date and time: April 23, 2020, at 10:39:30 UTC. And they had a CRS score of 696 and higher.
When you submit your express entry profile, you are given a Comprehensive Ranking System score, which is eventually the determining factor for securing an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
CRS score is calculated based on the following factors:
Since the implementation of travel restrictions, the Canadian government has been holding express entry draws by inviting Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Class candidates alternately. The IRCC has held 15 draws inviting candidates through these two programs since the government has imposed travel restrictions.
Canada has already issued a total of 46,392 invitations this year through express entry draws.
The Express Entry allows new immigrants to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the following three economy class programs:
Apart from these, the nine provinces and two territories of Canada have at least one express entry aligned stream belonging to their Provincial Nominee Programs through which a candidate can apply for permanent residence in a particular province or territory.
A provincial nomination guarantees an ITA for Canadian Permanent Residence. Therefore, an applicant should not miss an opportunity to secure a nomination.