Latest Express Entry draw of 2020
Express Entry draw of 2020

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020 has issued 3,400 invitations to apply for permanent residence

Minimum CRS score in the latest draw rises to 473

Canada’s Latest Express Entry draw of 2020 has issued around 3,400 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The fact that the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an invitation in the January 8 draw was 473 could be due to the total of 20 days elapsed between these successive invitation rounds.

We are aware that the Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers, The other one comprises of the PNP’s (Provincial Nominee Program).
It was first introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s three federal high-skilled immigration programs


  1. The Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class, and
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates who apply for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which awards points for factors such as


  • age,
  • education,
  •  skilled work experience and
  • proficiency in English or French.

As we are aware that a job offer is not required to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the CRS does award additional points to candidates who have one.

An already determined number of the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITA) through regular draws from the pool, which typically take place every two weeks.

The Government of Canada has a defined processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.

As it was announced at the end of the year 2019 Canada has higher admissions targets for 2020 and 2021 for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system. You can check our last blog for more information.

The target for new Canada permanent resident (PR) admissions through the three federal high-skilled programs is slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.

The Other major Source of Canada skilled foreign workers which are PNP’s, It is told that the target for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a portion of which is also managed by the Express Entry system, is set to rise to 67,800 in 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.

Nine Canadian provinces and two territories have what is known as “enhanced” PNP streams that are linked to the Express Entry system.

These streams — many of which have lower or even no CRS score requirement — allow participating provinces and territories to select Express Entry candidates and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

We are Aware that Express Entry candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an ITA.

Today’s draw was slightly larger than the previous invitation round held on December 19, which issued 3,200 ITAs. The minimum CRS score was also up compared to the December 19 draw, which had a cut-off score of 469.

The higher minimum score in today’s draw could be explained by the fact a total of 20 days elapsed between these invitation rounds. When more than two weeks pass between draws, the minimum score tends to rise.

The Government Council of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie-break time and date of December 27, 2019, in this draw. This Applies that all candidates with a score of 473 who submitted their profile before this date and time will receive an ITA on 8th Jan 2019.

How to get an Invitation?

The following are some examples scenarios of candidates who would have obtained an ITA in today’s draw: By Analysing it we can determine what Canada Express Entry 2020 Can Promise in the future.

Suppose you are a 30-years-old, you hold a master’s degree, and have been working in one of the fields which are listed in Canada NOC list for three years. You wrote your IELTS and scored an 8 in each category. While you have never worked or studied in Canada, Your CRS Score of 473 would have been high enough for you to obtain an ITA in the January 8 Express Entry draw.

Another Scenario Could be,

You and Your Partner are married and are 34 and 29-years-old respectively. You Both hold a bachelor’s degree, speak French at an advanced level, and have been working as accountants for four years. While neither has ever worked or studied in Canada, Your Wife has a sister who is a Canadian permanent resident residing in Ontario. You have entered the pool with Your wife as the principal applicant and your CRS score of 473 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA during the January 8 Express Entry draw.

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