On 18h March 2020, Canada held Express Entry invitations draw and issued 668 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency under the Express Entry Program.
Statistics are mentioned below:
Number of invitations issued: 668
Rank required to be invited to apply: 668th or above
Date and time of round: March 19, 2020 at 02:04:06 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 720
Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2020 at 02:04:06 UTC
If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
Candidates 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 Invitations draw.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of March 13, 2020
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The Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labour 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.
In the last express entry invitations draw, Government of Canada issued 3,900 Express Entry invitations held in starting of March.
A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 CRS points and effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Source: Express Entry Rounds of Invitations