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Canada has restarted all-program selection of candidates through Express Entry draws and has issued invitations. The Canadian Express Entry draw of 8th July 2020 was an all-program draw,  where the candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) programs were considered for selection.

In the 8th July 2020 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 3,900 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 478 points.

Date and time of round: July 8, 2020 at 13:08:41 UTC. Tie-breaking rule: February 11, 2020 at 03:17:13 UTC.  The cut-off threshold point is based on the date and time the Express Entry profiles were submitted, if more than one candidate has the lowest score. 

POINT TO BE NOTED: IRCC used its tie-break rule in the 8th July 2020. This outcome shows  that all candidates with a CRS score above 478, as well as those candidates with scores of 478 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

Also, Province Nominee Program (PNP) candidates remain to be invited as well to permit provinces to meet their labour market requirements.

The last draw when applicants received invitation through all-selection program through the Expression of Interest (EOI) draw was on 4th March 2020 prior to Covid-19 Pandemic.

The 8th July 2020 was the first all-program draw since 4th March 2020, with travel restrictions due to COVID-19 which has caused Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to provisionally limit draws to candidates who were more likely to be inside Canada.

This 22nd draw takes the total number of ITAs issued this year to 53,800, a new record for this date. The 8th July 2020 selection draw was the same number as the previous all-program invitation round that were issued on 4th March 2020 with 3,900 Invitation To Apply (ITA).

Today’s minimum score of 478 was seven points higher than the previous all-program invitation round on 4th March, which had a cut-off score of 471.

The higher CRS cut-off is a function of FSWP candidates once again securing ITAs. Given the length of time since the last draw featuring FSWP candidates, today’s draw featured ITAs to candidates with higher CRS scores who would have otherwise been invited in earlier months had the coronavirus pandemic not affected IRCC’s Express Entry policies.

As anticipated, the CRS score cut-off was higher than before the limited draws, at 478 points. Though, this is only a few points higher than it was prior to COVID-19, so FSW candidates still in the pool have reasons to be hopeful that the cut-off score may come down over future draws.

It is uncertain if IRCC will return to all-program draws from this point moving forward. It’s possible that some program-specific draws may still happen. 

While the COVID-19 health crisis remains under control in Canada, the global condition remains uneven and reactions may continue to vibrate throughout Canadian immigration.

Canada multi-year immigration plan for 2020, 2021, 2022:  Canada is set to bring in more than 1 million new immigrants over the next three years, with an yearly intake that might reach as high as 390,000 in year 2022.

Bilimoria & Associate is specialised in Immigration visas to Canada with 25 years of experience and will be able to guide applicants on various visa types based on the eligibility.

Using a Member of Law Society of Upper Canada Representative may give an applicant rightful information to lodge a strong and a fully-loaded application which has the option of getting the applicant and his family the need of getting their permanent residence visa approved.

Bilimoria & Associate liaisons with Member of Law Society of Upper Canada and Canadian Bar Association (Immigration section) (CPTLS). We can assist you with preparing a successful visa application to Canada.

Applicants can forward their resume to assess their eligibility under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class or Provincial Nominee Program and be successful in obtaining a family Immigration visa.

You can write to us to assess your eligibility at:  (or) contact us +91 44 2823 9229  / 4350 8191 /  2822 7127 / 2822 7222  between Monday – Saturday - 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (Lunch break: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm) to guide you and assist you in your visa application to Canada.


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