Canada Express Entry

One of the Lowest Scores for PNP Programs in the Draw in May, 2018

In a one of its kind situation, Canada government has conducted a draw on May 30th, 2018 separately for the Federal Skilled Trade candidates. This draw selected these candidates and you will be surprised to know that at the CRS at which these candidates were invited, was 288. This is the lowest CRS so far however no Federal Skilled Worker and Canada Experience Class candidates were a part of this draw.

The score of PNP candidates in the draw on May 30, 2018

Apart from the Federal Skilled Trade candidates, PNP candidates were also taken in this draw. The score at which the PNP candidates were shortlisted was 302. After these PNP candidates got their provincial nomination, their score had risen to 902. So 302 is a very low score for the PNP program candidates also.

The candidates for both these programs were at an advantage because an exclusive draw was done only for them. In fact, the government used a system for the breaking the tie also. The candidates who had filed the Express Entry application before May 30th of 2018 at the time of 14:52 am, were selected. This is how candidates with similar CRS scores were targeted by IRCC.

This is the least score in the CRS after the score of 413 on May 31, 2017.

This draw in 2018 was a rarity of a kind because it was just restricted to a single program. All the prior draws which have happened so far shortlisted the candidates for all the three programs of Express Entry.

A score of Federal Skilled Trades candidates in the draw on May 26, 2017

There was, however, one draw which happened on May 26 in 2017 which was also done for the specific program of Federal Skilled Trades. Astonishingly, in this draw also, the score for this Express Entry stream was 199. This draw also included PNP candidates and they were singled out at the score of 175.

So, Federal Skilled Trades is a great way for the immigration interested candidates to go abroad. In this kind of a similar draw which was done on November 1st last year, the score was 241. So, the government was especially lenient towards those who apply through the Federal Skilled Trade program. This, draw also, shortlisted candidates for the Provincial Nominee Programs at a score of 673. In this draw, 290 candidates were chosen for the PNP programs and 505 for Federal Skilled Trades programs.

The PNP programs allow a candidate to file his application for the specific provincial nominee programs without any obstacles. They can choose any province depending on what the criterion set for nomination by that province are. Some provinces like Manitoba values a candidate based on whether he has been in the province for some duration, either studying or working.

There are some provinces like British Columbia which require the candidate to have already got lucrative employment in this province so that he has funds to support himself upon reaching here. Besides this requirement, it’s also mandatory for the candidate to have 24 months of work experience to prove his worth for the job.

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