- October 18, 2019
- Posted by: Ali Raza
- Category: Canada News, News
Federal Skilled Trades-specific Express Entry draw is the second of 2019
Federal skilled trades
See full text of Ministerial Instruction
Number of invitations issued: 500
Rank required to be invited to apply: 500th or above
Date and time of round: October 16, 2019 at 12:56:58 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 357
Tie-breaking rule: March 4, 2019 at 20:36:42 UTC
- If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
The Government of Canada invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores as low as 357 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held October 16.
The program-specific draw was the second of 2019 to target candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is open to foreign nationals with a certificate of qualification that proves they are qualified to work in an eligible skilled trade in Canada OR have an eligible offer of employment in Canada, among other criteria.
The Federal Skilled Trades Class is one of three Federal High Skilled immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system. The other two are the Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
The vast majority of Express Entry draws involve candidates from all three classes and today’s draw was one of the rare exceptions to this rule.
The previous Express Entry draw held October 2 was an all-program draw that issued 3,900 invitations to apply (ITAs). Given Canada’s higher admission targets for its three Federal High Skilled immigration programs in 2019 and 2020, it is expected that IRCC will resume larger draws in the weeks to come.