Federal Skilled Trades applicants targeted in latest Express Entry draw
For the first time in 2020, Federal Skilled Trades applicants targeted in latest Express Entry draw. The draw selected 250 applicants with a minimum CRS score of 415.
In 159th Express Entry (EE) draw on Aug 06, 2020, Canada selected 250 applicants from its Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) stream. This is the first time that such a selection has happened in 2020. Also, to qualify the applicants needed a minimum CRS score of 415. The tie-breaker rule applied to this draw was June 2, 2020, at 09:35:31 UTC. This means that applicants with a CRS score of 415 and applicants with CRS score of more than 415, who applied before this time and date received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Canada PR.
Federal Skilled Trades applicants targeted in latest Express Entry draw are now eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
If you too received an ITA on Aug 06, 2020, FSTP Express Entry draw then it means you:
- Have an active EE profile.
- Have applied under the FSTP stream.
- Meet the Human Capital Factors such as:
- Language Skills
- Education Level
- Work Experience
- Finally have a CRS score of 417 or more.
If an applicant receives nomination against its EE profile, then they get an extra 600 CRS score. This increases their chances of receiving an ITA to apply for a Canadian permanent residence.
The current draw is one of its kind this year. Because the last draw on Oct 16, 2019, selected 500 applicants with a CRS score of 357 or more. In comparison, the current draw selected a less number of people and the CRS score increased by 60 points. But this is a one-off case. Looking at past EE draws, whether last Aug 05, 2020, all program EE draw or last Jul 23, 2020, CEC targeted EE draw, the overall immigration trends seem positive.