Yesterday, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a brand new type Express Entry draw. It contains two separate Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off thresholds for Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) applicants and also provincial nominees.
The CRS cut-off threshold of 199 for FSTC candidates is until now the lowest ever by some margin. The threshold of 775 for provincial nominees programs means that every candidate that has a CRS score as low as 175, has yesterday received an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Eventually, the core CRS score indicates an applicant’s score without the additional points he/she has received from a provincial nomination program, a post-secondary education in Canada or even a qualifying job offer.
Additional CRS points
In every case, when a candidate who already obtains an enhanced provincial nomination is automatically awarded 600 additional CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points. Now, every provincial nomination is the single most valuable factor within the CRS system.
In the yesterday’s draw, there were a total of 400 FTSC candidates which received an Invitation To Apply. Also, another 143 candidates who had previously received a nomination through an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream received an ITA as well.
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