Latest Canada Express Entry invites 3,782 candidates for PR

Canada Express Entry Latest Draw

Another Express Entry draw has been conducted in Canada on April 16, 2020. It invited 3,782 candidates. The draw was meant for candidates who wanted to bring along their families to settle in Canada with permanent residence. This draw had an interesting fact to it too!

The Canada Express Entry draw #144 had the lowest Canada Express Entry points (CRS score). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a criterion employed in the Express Entry system. The federal government’s skilled worker programs use it to score candidates. The CRS score for the latest Canada PR Express Entry was 455.

Express Entry Draw

Just a day before this draw, another was conducted that sent our 118 Invitations to Apply (ITA). That one included Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. In the April 16 draw, ITAs for Canadian PR were issued to CEC (Canadian Experience Class) program candidates.

The total ITAs sent by Canada in the last 2 days has come up to 3,900. This is the fourth draw in the history of Express Entry that targeted CEC candidates exclusively. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) must have done so because CEC candidates are most likely to be already in Canada. The reason? All the restrictions currently imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Express Entry Graph

The big news is that Canada has issued 30,400 ITAs so far in 2020. It’s a handsome number considering the total number of ITAs issued in 2019 to be 85,300.

It has already been revealed that Canada is aiming at quite high numbers in its Immigration Level plans for 2020-2022. The Government of Canada is targeting at bringing in 341,000 immigrants in 2020. This number will increase to 351,000 in 2021, and 361,000 in 2022. Ambitious PNP admissions are aimed to increase by 20% by 2022.

The tie-breaking rule used on January 20, 2020, at 15:20:02 UTC was implemented in this draw too. This means that all candidates

  • with a CRS score of 455 and above, and
  • who submitted their profiles before January 20, 2020, at 15:20:02 UTC

received an ITA in this invitation round.

Total 11 draws held in 2020 so far.

Sl. No. Draw No. Date of Draw Minimum CRS Invitations sent 
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

Canada has ambitious admission targets for its 3 Federal Skilled immigration programs in 2020 and 2021. Considering this, it’s expected that IRCC will conduct larger and more frequent draws in the near future.

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