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Canada’s Express Entry invites with the lowest CRS in 2020 so far

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Another Canadian Experience Class [CEC]-specific draw held by Canada on June 25, 2020. In Express Entry Draw #154, Canada has invited 3,508 immigration candidates to apply for Canada permanent residence.

The previous draw was held on June 24, 2020.

In the latest draw, Invitations to Apply [ITAs] were issued to those Express Entry candidates that were eligible for the CEC and had a Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score as low as 431.

The profiles of candidates applying for Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP], the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP], and the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] – are managed through the Express Entry system.

The Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS], on the other hand, is used for the purposes of ranking profiles when they are in the Express Entry pool. The highest-ranked profiles receive invitations in subsequent draws.

Recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] have been focussing more on immigration candidates that were more likely to already be in Canada as compared to those that would have to come from abroad. Since March 18 when travel restrictions as part of the COVID-19 special measures were imposed in Canada, IRCC has been alternating between holding CEC and PNP specific draws.

The last all-program – FSWP, FSTP, and CEC – the draw was held on March 4, 2020.

A tie-break rule of April 3, 2020 at 12:56:32 UTC was applied. All CEC candidates that had submitted their profiles before the date and time in the tie-break received an ITA in the June 25 draw, provided they had a CRS score of 431 and above.

While there is no information from IRCC as to the next FSWP draw, candidates intending to immigrate to Canada in 2020 are encouraged to continue with the submission of their Express Entry profiles. In addition to already being in the pool when the next FSWP draw is held, such candidates will also be visible to the provinces and territories of Canada at the time of Express Entry-linked PNP draws.

With the latest draw, total of 49,900 Express Entry candidates invited by Canada in 2020 until now.

Total 21 Express Entry draws 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
17 #150 [CEC] May 28, 2020 440 3,515
18 #151 [PNP] June 10, 2020 743    341
19 #152 [CEC] June 11, 2020 437 3,559
20 #153 [PNP] June 24, 2020 696    392
21 #154 [CEC] June 25, 2020 431 3,508
Total ITAs issued in 2020 so far – 49,900

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

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