Canada has just held another Express Entry draw on June 11, inviting 3,559 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada.
This draw was limited to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants. The threshold of cut-off score for this draw was 437 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This CRS score is the lowest CRS score requirement for CEC candidates since 2017. Cut-off score in the last draw was 440.
This draw follows the trend of IRCC sending invitations to candidates for PNP and CEC. It's been over 3 months since the last all-program draw. Express Entry draws are for the time being limited to PNP and CEC candidates in response to COVID-19.
Another 341 ITAs were issued yesterday i.e. on June 10 to Express Entry candidates nominated via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). For those candidates, the minimum CRS score was 743.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: June 11, 2020.
Program: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Draw Number: 152
The Number of candidates invited in this draw: 3,559
The Number of Candidates invited in two days: 3,900
Minimum CRS score required: 437
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 46,000
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: May 25, 2020, at 00:31:43 UTC. i.e. the candidates with 437 score and have submitted their profile before this date and time have received the ITA.
Despite travel restrictions in the effect, this year more ITAs were still issued than in 2019 at the same time.
Over the past two months, IRCC has held a total of 13 Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nomine Program Draws.
Both groups of applicants are more likely to already be in Canada than those entering via other express entry-linked services, ensuring that the new travel restrictions do not impact them.