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Canada invites 3400 for PR in first 2020 Express Entry draw

3400 invited for PR in first 2020 Express Entry draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 3,400 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in Canada’s first 2020 Express Entry draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) in the January 8 draw was 473, compared to the December 19 draw, which had a cut-off score of 469.

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The IRCC has set higher Express Entry admissions targets for the years 2020 and 2021, with new permanent resident admissions through the three federal high-skilled programs slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.

Source: cicnews.com

The Express Entry system allows Canada to actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under the three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

2020 express entry draw

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class. The first step is to create an Express Entry profile. A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool.

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2020 express entry draw

A certain number of the highest-ranked candidates who have submitted their profiles into the pool are issued ITAs for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws which typically take place every two weeks. A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.

Candidates with scores below the latest 469 cut-off can improve their CRS scoring in a number of ways, particularly if they enroll in any of the provincial nomination programs that have Express Entry component. Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS points If their nomination is approved, the invited candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receive a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future IRCC) draws.

January 8, 2020 Express Entry Rounds of invitations results

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 8, 2020

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Number of invitations issued: 3,400

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,400th or above

Date and time of round:   January 8, 2020 at 13:33:44 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 473

Tie-breaking rule:  December 27, 2019 at 13:35:09 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.

See previous Express Entry rounds

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CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 6, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 567
451-600 18,789
401-450 40,965
441-450 9,483
431-440 9,579
421-430 6,630
411-420 7,108
401-410 8,165
351-400 47,874
391-400 8,252
381-390 10,260
371-380 9,918
361-370 9,938
351-360 9,506
301-350 27,117
0-300 3,643
Total 138,955

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

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The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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