The express entry draw that was held on 29 may 2019 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum score was 470.
Today’s draw was the first all-programs Express Entry invitation round since May 1 and marked a return to a larger number of invitations.
Three economics class of immigration categories managed by express entry was Federal skilled trade class, Canadian experience, and Federal skilled class.
The draw that was held on before this was limited to federal skilled trade class and only saw around 500 invitations only.
The resulting gap of nearly a month between all-programs draws explains the high cut-off score in today’s draw.
All-programs draws are the norm under the Express Entry system and are typically held every two weeks.
When the period between these draws is extended, the Express Entry pool has more time to replenish with higher-scoring candidates and this can have the effect of raising the cut-off score.
Express Entry candidates can improve their CRS score in a number of ways, with a nomination through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program being the most valuable in terms of points.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination for permanent residence receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.