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Canada S Latest Express Entry Draw Has Lowest CRS 455 Of 2020


Two days, two Express Entry draws. Today’s draw rendered invitations for 3,782 immigration candidates and their families to apply for Canadian permanent residence. A total of 30,400 ITAs have been issued to Express Entry candidates in 2020.  Invitations to Apply ITAs for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class CEC program candidates with CRS scores as low as 455 on April 16, 2020.This draw follows the 118 ITAs already issued yesterday to PNP candidates, bringing the total of ITAs issued over the past two days to 3,900.

Canada has now issued 30,400 ITAs so far in 2020. A total of 85,300 were issued through Express Entry in 2019. This was the eleventh round of invitations under Express Entry in 2020 and the 144th overall. This draw cut-off score of 455 was 12 points lower than the cut-off score in the last CEC Express Entry draw, which was 467.

All eligible Express Entry candidates are given a score under the CRS that is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. They are then entered into the Express Entry pool.

Unlike all-program invitation rounds, which draw from the entire Express Entry pool and tend to result in higher cut-off scores, niche draws for a specific cohort like Canadian Experience Class candidates can produce lower cut-off scores given they target a smaller pool of candidates.

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