Second Express Entry draw in eight days sees 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Minimum CRS score drops to 457— lowest since May 1
An Express Entry draw took place on Tuesday, August 20, where a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with ranking scores of 457 and above.
In addition to the two federal Express Entry draws held over the past eight days, there have been quite a few provincial draws, which have included Express Entry candidates.
British Columbia’s latest Tech Pilot draw invited 73 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination, on August 13. Candidates needed to have job offers in one of 29 eligible occupations in B.C.’s technology sector.
Prince Edward Island also held a draw this week, issuing 143 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination, on August 15. Not all of these invites were linked to the Express Entry system.
That same day, August 15, Saskatchewan held a draw issuing a total of 150 invitations— 45 of those were Express Entry linked.
Ontario held a draw yesterday, August 19, inviting 997 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination through its Human Capital Priorities Stream. These candidates had to have work experience in one of ten specific occupations in order to be selected.