Canada issued more Express Entry invitations to apply for permanent residence

Canada Express Entry Draw Rounds of invitations 10th June 2020

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

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 448
501-600 254
451-500 21,604
491-500 197
481-490 421
471-480 1,047
461-470 9,437
451-460 10,502
401-450 41,975
441-450 9,696
431-440 9,673
421-430 6,692
411-420 7,375
401-410 8,539
351-400 50,889
301-350 28,106
0-300 3,605
Total 146,881

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.

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


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