Largest Express Entry Draw ever invited 4,500 candidates for Canada PR
On February 19, 2020, the Federal government of Canada issued 4,500 invitations through its Express Entry draw of 2020 for Canadian permanent residence. This draw is the largest draw in the history of Canada Express Entry. After this draw, the total number of invitations through Express entry draws has reached 14,800 in 2020.
Federal express entry program is one of the most popular immigration programs to manage the applications of skilled workers of different nationalities. It has three sub-categories which include Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Express entry is a point-based immigration system which evaluates profiles on credentials like age, education, work experience and language proficiency. Moreover, the job offer is not mandatory for an applicant to become eligible for the Express entry system.
In the last draw held on February 05, 2020, the minimum cut-off was 472 however, in this draw, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for today’s draw dropped to 470.
The tie-break used in today’s draw by IRCC was January 13, 2020, at 10:52:52 UTC. It means that all those candidates who received at least CRS score of 470 and entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the tie-break date and time are eligible to receive an ITA through the draw.
Canada has the higher admissions targets for various immigration programs managed by express entry system in 2020 and 2021. The target for new PRs through three economic categories, FSWC, FSTC and CEC is set to rise to 85,800 in 2020 and 88,800 in 2021. While, the target for new PRs through express entry-linked PNPs set to rise to 67,800 in 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.
So this is the right time to apply for PR through the Express entry system. If you want to consider your profile for Express Entry pool, you need to first check your eligibility. On being eligible, create your profile for Express Entry pool.
Based on factors like age, work experience, education, proficiency in English or French, connections in Canada and more, your profile gets CRS score. In case you don’t get sufficient score for EE draw, then you can apply to express entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Nominated candidates are awarded with an additional 600 points in their EE score and move them to the front of the line for an ITA.
Since the start of the year, several provinces like Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia issued invitations through Express Entry-aligned PNP streams.
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