The latest round of the Express Entry draw took place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 4,500 invitations to apply for permanent residency were issued today. Setting the record for the largest number of invitations issued in a single draw.

The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round was 470, with the tie-breaking rule cut-off on January 13, 2020, at 10:52:52 UTC. The latest cut-off score is a 2-point drop from the last draw on February 5, 2020.

The total number of invitations issued this year is now 14,800. This is only 17 percent of the 2020 target to bring about 85,800 new immigrants to Canada through the Express Entry stream.

The increase in the number of invitations is exciting news for you if you want to immigrate to Canada. With the immigration targets aligned with the year’s timeline, it is safe to say that we can look forward to a few more large draws like this one.

The Express Entry program is the most popular pathway for skilled and economic-class immigrants to enter Canada and become permanent residents.

A number of candidates are selected from the express entry pool (Currently at 144,042 profiles) every few weeks and invited to apply for permanent residency through one of the three programs: Federal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

This is a great time to apply. To get your application into the pool and stand a chance to be part of the next draw, take our free assessment to find out if you qualify.


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OINP – Notifications Of Interest Issued – January 12, 2022

On Jan. 12, 2022, the government of Ontario issued 502 Notifications of Interest (NOI) through its Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Express Entry candidates with scores between 464 and 467 in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) were eligible for the NOIs. This recent round targeted candidates with experience in the following National Occupations Codes (NOC):

Express Entry – PNP Draw – January 5, 2022

The PNP is only one of the many programs open to foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada. Other than government policy, immigration trends also reflect international developments. According to the Express Entry Year-End Report of 2020, the IRCC started to focus on Canadian Experience Class after the COVID-19 pandemic began. In 2019, about half of all Invitations To Apply (ITA) were issued to candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker category. In 2020, that number dropped to 32 per cent. However, the government of Canada is projected to draw more than 25 per cent of 2022’s immigrants from the Federal High Skilled category. This includes popular immigration streams such as Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class.

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