3,350 candidates who participated in Canada immigration’s Express Entry draw have been invited to apply for permanent residence.
The 3,350 candidates were issued with Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency with a Comprehensive Ranking Systems (CRS) score of 470.
Such draws are typically held every two weeks, and a minimum score needed to qualify is set for each draw. The score is based on such factors as the candidates age, education level, occupation, fluency in English or French, and family ties in Canada.
So far in 2019, a total of 35,100 ITAs have been issued. The government of Canada has set a target of 81,400 permanent residents for fiscal year 2019.
Candidates who are issued ITAs are given 60 days to submit a complete application permanent residency as the first step towards moving to or remaining in Canada as a permanent resident.
Candidates who apply for Express Entry remain the the selection pool for 12 months if they are not immediately invited to apply. The government says while in the selection pool, the candidate can continue to improve his or her score by among other things gaining more relevant work experience, improving education level, improving language score, or getting a job offer in Canada.
You can check if you meet the minimum score and also apply for Express Entry here.