On 23rd March 2020, Canada held second Express Entry draw in five days and issued 3,232 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency under the Express Entry Program.
Invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) as low as 467.
Statistics are mentioned below:
Number of invitations issued: 3,232
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,232st or above
Date and time of round: March 23, 2020 at 16:12:27 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 467
Tie-breaking rule: November 25, 2019 at 14:00:35 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.
Several Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination streams also have lower CRS requirements compared to all-program federal draws.
A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 CRS points and effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
In order to be considered for a nomination through most Express Entry-aligned provincial streams, the first step is to submit an Express Entry profile.