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Express Entry draw invites 3,294 in Canadian Experience Class

3,294 invited in Express Entry draw – Canadian Experience Class

In the latest Express Entry draw held April 09 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 3,294 Canadian Experience Class candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The draw saw the lowest minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) requirement since October 2019 – at 464 points. Earlier the same day, IRCC also invited 606 Express Entry Provincial nominee program candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

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IRCC is continuing to hold regularly scheduled Express Entry rounds of invitations after putting special measures in place to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Canadian Experience Class is open to foreign nationals with at least one year of work experience in Canada, among other criteria. The Canadian Experience Class is one of three Federal High Skilled immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system. The other two are the Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Federal Skilled Trades Class. 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.

IRCC has now issued a total of 26,500 invitations in 2020 through the federal Express Entry system. 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.

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Canadian Experience Class
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IRCC admitted a total of 341,000 newcomers in 2019.  It is targeting the admissions of 341,000 immigrants in 2020, an additional 351,000 in 2021, and another 361,000 in 2022.

IRCC 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan

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The Express Entry immigration selection system

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.

Canadian Experience Class

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.

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Canadian Experience Class

Candidates with scores below the latest 464 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 provincial 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.

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April 9, 2020 Express Entry Rounds of invitations results

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 9, 2020

Provincial nominee Program

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Number of invitations issued: 606

Rank required to be invited to apply: 606th or above

Date and time of round: April 9, 2020 at 14:14:53 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 698

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Tie-breaking rule: December 18, 2019 at 11:29:51 UTC

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  • 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 from the Provincial nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – April 9, 2020

Canadian Experience Class

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,294

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,294th or above

Date and time of round: April 9, 2020 at 17:36:14 UTC

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CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 464

Tie-breaking rule: January 4, 2020 at 12:16:45 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 from the Canadian Experience Class were eligible for this round of invitations.

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CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of April 05, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 479
501-600 390
451-500 23,626
491-500 317
481-490 910
471-480 2,423
461-470 9,265
451-460 10,711
401-450 42,416
441-450 9,767
431-440 9,720
421-430 6,751
411-420 7,511
401-410 8,667
351-400 51,160
301-350 28,121
0-300 3,539
Total 149,731

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.

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

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