Canada welcomes 4,200 skilled workers under new FSWP Express Entry Draw
The latest Canada’s Express Entry draw for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) was conducted on September 2, 2020, inviting 4200 candidates to apply for Canada Permanent Residency. This latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A total of 69,950 invitations to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry has been issued in the year 2020 as of now.
The candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 475 were invited to apply in this current round of invitations. There is a decrease of 1 point over the previous all-program draw held August 5, 2020.
IRCC used its tie-break rule in this draw as well. This means that all candidates with a CRS score 475 and above who have entered their profiles in the Express Entry before September 2, 2020, at 14:17:32 UTC received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this current draw.
The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates in an unbiased manner. There are many candidates who might have the same CRS score but when they submit their express entry profile makes a key difference due to time and date rule. A candidate’s CRS score remains the primary factor in selecting a candidate to apply for permanent residency.
Amid coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian government issued a high number of invitations to apply for permanent residence. The largest number of 4,500 invitations were issued on February 09, 2020, before the COVID-19 situation. Here, we can imply that the Canadian government is strongly indicating that the country remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration in 2021 and beyond.
It is interesting to note that IRCC broke its monotony of inviting 3,900 candidates to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry every two weeks for most of 2020 in this draw. There is a clear margin of 300 more candidates invited to apply this time.
Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of applicants for Canada’s three main economic immigration programs namely- the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trade Class (FSTC), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
A fixed number of highest-ranked candidates in the pool are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws. Often these draws typically take place after every two weeks and the vast majority of candidates are invited through these three main categories only.
The eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under the CRS ranking system for the factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency.
You can also check your Canada Express Entry points using CRS points calculator!
Please note that the government of Canada has a processing standard of 6 months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.
Canada Express Entry is thus the most preferred and simplest form of immigration method for settling in the Maple country permanently. Fasten your seat belts and connect today with Oneclick Visas know more about the Canada PR process.