Canada continues to invites PNP candidates in the latest Express Entry Draw – Rounds of invitations held on 27th May 2020 for applying the Immigration to Canada.
During the latest PNP-targeted draw, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent 385 invitations to provincial nomination program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) as low as 757.
Including 757 CRS scores, candidates had awarded 600 points of provincial nomination from their provinces and only 157 CRS scores have had before nomination.
A tie-break rule was applied in Canada Express Entry Draw – Rounds of invitations 27th May 2020. All candidates with a CRS score of at least 757 who submitted their profile before April 27, 2020 at 10:19:01 UTC, received an ITA in this round.
It is a high chance that IRCC will held limited Express Entry draws only for PNP and CEC candidates for the time being in response to COVID-19. It is unclear how long these restrictions will remain in place.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of May 25, 2020
Express Entry Candidates follow Canadian Immigration points and are ranked in the pool based on a score awarded under the CRS that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English or French and then picked up in subsequent Canada Express Entry draw – rounds of invitations.
The Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labor immigration categories – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for an Express Entry invitation to apply (ITA), though additional CRS points are awarded if a candidate has one.
Summary of Canada Express Entry CRS Draw Results 2020
|Draw Number||Date of Draw||Number of invitations to apply issued||
Minimum CRS points required
|Draw 149||May 27||385||757 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 148||May 14||3,371||447 (CEC-specific draw)|
|Draw 147||May 13||529||718 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 146||May 1||3311||452 (CEC-specific draw)|
|Draw 145||Apr 29||589||692 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 144||Apr 16||3,782||455 (CEC-specific draw)|
|Draw 143||Apr 15||118||808 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 142||Apr 9||3,294||464 (CEC-specific draw)|
|Draw 141||Apr 9||606||698 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 140||Mar 23||3,232||467 (CEC-specific draw)|
|Draw 139||Mar 19||668||720 (PNP-specific draw)|
|Draw 138||Mar 4||3,900||471|
|Draw 137||Feb 19||4,500||470|
|Draw 136||Feb 5||3,500||472|
|Draw 135||Jan 22||3,400||471|
|Draw 134||Jan 8||3,400||473|
Canada released new Immigration plan for 2020-22 to welcome 341,000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022.
So far immigration targets are on course to exceed last year’s levels. Even with travel restrictions in place, there have still been more ITAs issued this year than at the same time in 2019. As of today, May 27, a total of 38,585 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residence in 2020.