Express Entry Update
by Melissa M. Babel
The Express Entry system continues to draw relatively small numbers of qualified applicants from the pool, which means that the Comprehensive Ranking System ("CRS") points needed to be invited is very high. So far, there has been one draw in February with 3500 invitations issued and a minimum CRS score of 472.
On February 13, 2020, the The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ("OINP") issued 486 targeted Notifications of Interest ("NOI") under its Human Capital Priorities Stream to candidates in the Express Entry pool with CRS Points of between 467 and 471, with experience in 10 occupations, including senior managers and executives in business, advertising, and corporate sales as well as professionals in the financial sectors and registered nurses.
Of note is the fact that successful OINP candidates would also have CRS Points that would result in an invitation without a Provincial Nomination and the associated 600 CRS Points.