Japa: Canada Lowers Requirements For Skilled Workers

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Canada’s Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a new update for skilled workers intending to work in the country.

This is as it issued 920 invitations to candidates seeking permanent residency through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via the Express Entry system.

This latest draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 739, reflecting Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled workers worldwide to support its diverse and vibrant economy.

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This draw follows another on June 19, 2024, where 1,499 invitations were issued under the PNP, with a lower minimum CRS score of 663.

The variation in score requirements highlights the dynamic nature of the Express Entry system, which balances opportunities for candidates across different CRS score ranges.

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The tie-breaking rule in the latest draw ensures fairness by prioritizing earlier-submitted profiles when multiple candidates have the same lowest CRS score.

As of July 2, 2024, the CRS score distribution in the Express Entry pool reveals a competitive environment. The highest concentration of candidates falls within the 451-500 range. Specifically, the distribution includes 940 candidates with scores between 601-1200, 16,521 candidates between 501-600, and 64,761 candidates between 451-500, with decreasing numbers in lower score ranges.

The Provincial Nominee Program remains a crucial pathway for skilled workers aiming for permanent residency in Canada. It allows provinces and territories to nominate candidates based on their skills, education, and work experience, ensuring they meet the economic needs of the specific province or territory.

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