The June 25 Express Entry draw that exclusively targeted Canadian Experience Class(CEC) candidates, issued a total of 3508 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for candidates to receive an ITA in the draw was 431. The CRS cut-off score of the latest Express Entry draw is the lowest CRS requirement in any draw held for CEC candidates since 2017. Compared to the previous CEC-specific Express Entry draw held on June 11, the score is six points lower. There has been a significant drop in the CRS requirement in CEC-specific draws ever since Canada imposed travel restrictions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Immigration experts expect the CRS requirement to come down further in the days to come.
On the previous day, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) had held another Express Entry draw for provincial nominees, in which 392 ITAs were issued. In short, IRCC invited a total of 3900 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada over the past two days. Canada has issued a total of 49900 ITAs so far this year.
A tie-breaking rule was applied in the June 25 draw too, as in the previous draws. The time stamp given was April 3, 2020 at 12:56:32 UTC. It means not all candidates with a minimum CRS score of 431 received invitations in the draw, but only those who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time.
As Canada has set a higher immigration target for the year 2020, it is expected that the Express Entry draws would become larger and more frequent in the coming days.
Express Entry draws held so far in 2020
|Draw Number||Date||Number of ITAs issued||Minimum CRS score|
|154||June 25||3508||431(CEC-specific draw)|
|153||June 24||392||696(PNP-specific draw)|
|152||June 11||3551||437(CEC-specific draw)|
|151||June 10||341||743(PNP-specific draw)|
|150||May 28||3515||440(CEC-specific draw)|
|149||May 27||385||757(PNP-specific draw)|
|148||May 15||3371||447(CEC-specific draw)|
|147||May 13||529||718(PNP-specific draw)|
|146||May 1||3311||452(CEC-specific draw)|
|145||April 29||589||692(PNP-specific draw)|
|144||April 16||3782||455 (CEC-specific draw)|
|143||April 15||118||808(PNP-specific draw)|
|142||April 9||3,294||464(CEC-specific draw)|
|141||April 9||606||698(PNP-specific draw)|
|140||March 23||3232||467 (CEC-specific draw)|
|139||March 18||668||720(PNP-specific draw)|
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