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The latest Express Entry draw on May 28 was the second in just 24 hours, issuing 3,515 invitations to apply for permanent residence.

These candidates had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of just 440 or higher. 

The program-specific draw saw invitations issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.

The CRS cutoff requirement has dropped in the last six CEC-only Express Entry draws. This may be explained by how often draws have occurred over the last two months. The frequency of draws may have an effect on the CRS scores, as fewer candidates have time to submit an Express Entry profile.

Today’s Express Entry draw is the second in just 24 hours. Yesterday’s draw invited 385 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for permanent residence. Those candidates had a CRS score of at least 757.

Invited candidates had previously received provincial nominations, granting them an extra 600 points. This explains why the CRS score for yesterday’s draw was so high.

Without the added 600 points, candidates would have had a human capital score of just 157.

Since the start of the travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has been issuing invitations to candidates already in the country. Draws have alternated between inviting Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates, and inviting Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.

As of May 28, there have been a total of 42,100 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Even with coronavirus-related travel restrictions, this number exceeds the number of invitations issued at this time last year.

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