The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates are ranked in the Express Entry pool based on a score awarded under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which provides points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for an Express Entry ITA, though additional points are awarded if a candidate has a job offer.
A set number of the highest-ranked candidates are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool, which typically take place every two weeks.
The Government of Canada invited 3,600 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the Express Entry draw #130 On November 13, 2019, Canada conducted a new invitation round in the Express Entry selection system. In round #130, IRCC issued only 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA), 300 less than in rounds 127 and 129. Nevertheless, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was three points lower than in the previous round and was 472. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 8, 2019, at 10:46:01 UTC. As of November 8, 2019, the Express Entry pool consists of 132,521 profiles, 1,122 more than in the previous round. Canada has already invited 75,300 candidates in 23 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.