Yesterday, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced an Express Entry draw (159th) for candidates involved in the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
250 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 415 received an invitation to apply (ITA). Yesterday's draw was the first FSTP-specific draw of 2020 and the first one since October 16, 2019.
The draw brings the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 to 61,850. This signifies that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is committed to reaching its immigration targets for 2020.
IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of June 2, 2020, at 09:35:31 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score of 415 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 415 or above who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected tie-breaking date and time will receive an invitation in this round.
If you have any questions about express entry, permanent residence, provincial nominations or COVID-19 related immigration matters please contact us directly.
* Candidates must be involved in the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
** Candidates must have a provincial nominee