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Posted on May 28 2020

Another targeted Express Entry draw by Canada invites 385

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By  Editor
Updated January 11 2024

In Express Entry Draw #149 held on May 27, Canada has invited 385 PNP candidates to submit their applications for permanent residence. By PNP is implied Provincial Nominee Program. The term “PNP candidates” is used here to refer to those immigration candidates that had their profiles in the federal Express Entry pool and had already received a provincial nomination.

As this was a PNP-specific draw, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] cut-off was 757. A provincial nomination accounts for another 600 points to be added to the overall CRS score of the immigration candidate nominated by a province or territory under the PNP.

If the 600 added through a provincial nomination is deducted, that would leave a basic human capital score of only 157. Human capital score is the term used to refer to the score allotted based on the factors assessed at the time of CRS calculation.

A tie-break rule was applied in the latest draw on May 27. All candidates with their profiles in the Express Entry pool – submitted before April 27, 2020 at 10:19:01 UTC and with a CRS of 757 and above – received an Invitation to Apply [ITA] in this round.

Despite COVID-19 special measures in Canada, federal as well as provincial draws continue to be held. However, since the coronavirus special measures in Canada from March 18, the focus has been on immigration candidates that were more likely to already be in Canada.

Hence, the federal Express Entry draws held since March 18 have alternated between inviting candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] and the Canadian Experience Class [CEC].

With the latest draw, Canada has invited a total of 38,585 Express Entry candidates in 2020 so far.

Total 16 Express Entry draws have been held in 2020 so far.

Sl. No. Draw No. Date of Draw Minimum CRS ITAs issued
1 #134 January 8, 2020 473 3,400
2 #135 January 22, 2020 471 3,400
3 #136 February 5, 2020 472 3,500
4 #137 February 19, 2020 470 4,500
5 #138 March 4, 2020 471 3,900
6 #139 [PNP] March 18, 2020 720    668
7 #140 [CEC] March 23, 2020 467 3,232
8 #141 [PNP] April 9, 2020 698    606
9 #142 [CEC] April 9, 2020 464 3,294
10 #143 [PNP] April 15, 2020 808     118
11 #144 [CEC] April 16, 2020 455 3,782
12 #145 [PNP] April 29, 2020 692    589
13 #146 [CEC] May 1, 2020 452 3,311
14 #147 [PNP] May 13, 2020 718    529
15 #148 [CEC] May 15, 2020 447 3,371
16 #149 [PNP] May 27, 2020 757    385
Total ITAs issued in 2020 so far – 38,585

Even with the COVID-19 special measures, now is the best time to apply for Canadian PR.

If you are looking to Work, Study, Invest, Visit, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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