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385 ITAs issued in exclusive Express Entry draw for provincial nominees

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Canada held yet another exclusive Express Entry draw for candidates with provincial nomination in May 27. The draw issued a total of 385 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in Canada to provincial nominees with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) of 757.
The candidates who have obtained a provincial nomination already have 600 additional CRS points added to their total score. It means, in the latest Express Entry draw, candidates with a minimum basic CRS score of 157 and a provincial nomination have received invitations.
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Tie-break rule was applied in the latest Express Entry draw, the time stamp given being April 27, 2020 at 10:19:01 UTC. It means the draw prioritized candidates with a minimum CRS score of 757 and had submitted their profiles before the said date and time.
The pattern of regular Express Entry draws has changed significantly ever since Canada introduced restrictive measures on March 18, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the draws held since then, Canada has been inviting provincial nominees and Canada Experience Class (CEC) candidates alternately. The CRS score requirement has also come down significantly in the draws held for CEC candidates. The last CEC-specific draw held on May 15, Canada invited candidates with CRS score as low as 447, the lowest requirement so far this year. Instead of a gap of two weeks that used to be there between consecutive Express Entry draws held before the restrictive measures were introduced, some draws are now being held within a gap of just a few hours or a day.


With the latest draw, the total number of ITAs issued in Express Entry draws so far this year has reached 38,585. Despite the travel restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19, the number ITAs issued this year is higher compared to the same time period last year.
Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
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)
138 March 4 3900 471
137 February 19 4500 470
136 February 5 3500 472
135 January 22 3400 471
134 January 8 3400 473

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