The federal government held another Express Entry draw on June 12, inviting 3,350 new candidates to apply for citizenship under the Express Entry program.
The minimum CRS score was 465, down five points from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470; however, only candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades program were eligible this round. The tie-breaking rule invited only those candidates who submitted profiles before June 6, 2019.
This new round of invitations brings the total number of invitations issued to 38,450 this year.
Canada’s Express Entry program is a way for skilled immigrants to fast-track their pathway to citizenship. When candidates submit a profile to the Express Entry system, their profile is ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that grants points based on how well they might succeed in Canada; points are awarded for language skills and education, for example, and for existing family in Canada.
Applicants who have been awarded invitations in provincial draws are usually awarded enough points to make them automatically eligible for an Express Entry invitation. As of June 7, there were 109,928 candidates in the Express Entry pool.