4,750 candidates were invited in the latest all-program Express Entry draw on November 9

This is the tenth all-program Express Entry draw this year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 4,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 494. The candidates invited were from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

The CRS score has decreased only two points this time, down from 496 from the last draw held in October, the smallest drop so far this year.

Express Entry Explained!

Express Entry is the application management system that uses a points-based system, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to rank candidates’ profiles. There are multiple factors considered when calculating the CRS score but the major ones are; Age, Education (within & outside Canada), Work Ex (within & outside Canada), English/French proficiency, blood ties in Canada, and if married, Spouse details. The top-scoring candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and can then apply for permanent residency.

Express Entry includes the three Canadian immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the Express Entry pool are already eligible for at least one of these programs.

After the candidate applies, an IRCC officer reviews the application and makes a decision. The officer will ask for biometrics and may set up an interview or request more documents. Once this is complete, if approved, the candidate is now a permanent resident of Canada and one step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen.

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