Canada Issued 3350 Invitation to apply for Permanent Resident Visa.
A new draw held May 29 invited 3,350 candidates under Express Entry to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
470 was the Cut off Score in the last draw.
Today’s draw was the first all-programs Express Entry invitation round since May 1 and indicating large number of invites.
All-programs draws involve candidates from the three economic-class immigration categories managed by the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Last Express Entry draw held May 15 was limited to candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class and only saw 500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).
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.
Today’s draw brings the total number of ITAs issued so far this year to 35,100.
Canada has increased its 2019 admissions target for the three Federal Skilled programs managed by the Express Entry system, and increased them again in 2020 and 2021.
The target for 2019 is 81,400 new permanent residents, which is more then 6,500 admissions over 2018’s target of 74,900.