Canada eyes 85,800 invitations through the Express Entry system alone in 2020. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada ( IRCC) is right on track with the Express Entry draw is making its intention clear to bring more and more skilled and experienced immigrants to the country in the initial few nomination rounds of 2020. 


So far, 14,800 have been issued and there are about 70,000 invitations still to be issued. It also expected that an immense 79% of yet to be issued ITA will be given to candidates who have applied through one of the Provincial Nomination Streams.


Check your eligibility for free & find out more about your chances of Canadian immigration through the PNP or Express Entry programs.


Canada Express Entry System

Unbelievable month for Express Entry as draw size increases dramatically whereas a marginal drop in the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score were witnessed in the two draws held in the month of February 2020. 

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number


ITAs issued

Minimum CRS score

137 February 19 4500 470
136 February 5 3500 472
135 January 22 3400 471
134 January 8 3400 473

While a total of 6,800 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in Canada were issued.only in the month of January 2020, the first draw that took place on the 5th of February saw 3,500 invitations being issued. The second draw that took place on the 20th of February, saw 4,500 invitations being issued!


Overall. the total ITAs in the month of February amounted to 8,000 invitations which are nearly 20% more than January.


The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required for qualification was 472 & 470 points for two fortnightly draws respectively. This is down from January’s minimum CRS of 473 and 471 points. essentially showing the accommodative stance of the Canada immigration system. 


Qualify for Express Entry

You must create an Express Entry profile to be considered for Express Entry immigration programs. After you have uploaded all necessary supporting documents to your profile, your profile is ranked and scored based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A CRS is calculated out of 1,200. 


Your score on a CRS depends on factors such as your age, qualifications, experience and language proficiency in English or French and your spouse’s attributes. Upto 600 points can be scored from this route. 


Canada Provincial Nominee Program

Few Canadian provinces with its Express Entry linked immigration streams were quite active throughout the month of February 2020 including;



Amongst the mentioned immigration streams linked with the federal Express Entry system, some of the important highlights were the low minimum CRS score in two Alberta draws- 350 & 300 points respectively. There was a special nomination draw from Ontario that focussed on 10 occupations including Financial Managers, Business consultants, Registered Nurses, Administrative Managers, etc.   


Get your Provincial Nomination

A Provincial Nomination will significantly increase your chance of obtaining permanent residency in Canada. A provincial nomination is worth a whopping 600 points of the total 1,200 points that you can earn on the CRS of your Express Entry profile. 


There are two ways you can get a provincial nomination:


  • If you have a valid job offer in a province, you could be eligible to receive a provincial nomination from that province; OR
  • You can create an Expression of Interest in a certain province in your Express Entry profile. If your skills match up with the skills in demand by that province, they may issue you a Provincial Nomination. 


How Can We Help?

It is imperative you upload and provide only the necessary and most important information to enhance your CRS and put you at the top of the Express Entry pool. The entire process of applying under the Express Entry system requires patience. A registered ICCRC certified consultant like us can provide you with initial screening & guide you in more than one way to successfully immigrate to Canada. 


Why risk your application when we promise to deliver you the guaranteed results? Contact your Canada Immigration Consultant today!

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