Express Entry Results May 30th, 2018
The government of Canada drew for the third round of Express Entry invitations in the month of May. This draw differs dramatically from the draws conducted in 2018 thus far. Typically, the government of Canada releases results for all three streams of the Express Entry program in aggregate. This draw, however, was program specific. This is the first time a program-specific draw has been conducted since November 2017. Applicants in this round were selected from the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
Under the FSTC, 500 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to candidates. The cut-off score for this stream of applicants was 288 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Under the PNP, 200 Invitations to Apply were extended to applicants. The cut-off score for this stream was 902 CRS points.
Express Entry Program
Immigration Canada uses a federal system, referred to as Express Entry, to manage applications for permanent residency from individuals in these programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry Profile
Candidates must create an Express Entry profile online where they enter information about their skills, education, language ability, work experience, and more. Candidates are then assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. Every two to three weeks, the Canadian government will conduct an Express Entry draw where applicants with the highest CRS score receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. Those who are extended an ITA have 90 days to complete an application.
The Comprehensive Ranking System
Prospective immigrants are then ranked in a point system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are given for each piece of information in your Express Entry profile. Some different factors that play into your CRS score include your age, level of education, English and French language proficiency, work experience, and connections to Canada (e.g. education, work experience, siblings, etc.). The number of points allotted for each factor differs if you have a spouse or common-law partner or not.
Are you interested in learning more about Express Entry? Read some of our blog posts on the topic to gain more information.
- Increase Your CRS Score Through Language Proficiency Tests
- Express Entry Requirements
- How to Increase Your CRS Score
Read about the Express Entry results for the previous draw on April 25th, 2018 here.