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1st Express Entry Draw of 2020 Opened by IRCC to issue 3,400 Invitations to apply Canada PR

Posted - 09, Jan 2020

Canadian government has issued its first Express Entry draw of the year 2020 on January 8 to invite 3,400 candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The current draw has opened after a delay considering the fortnightly schedule of the EE draws, however, the same is understandable, bearing the recent festive season in mind.

Let's find out the details of the latest EE draw.

Express Entry draw on January 8, 2020

Find below the results of the latest draw of Federal EE system:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from January 8, 2020 to January 9, 2020.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 473 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,400 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:December 27, 2019 at 13:35:09 UTC
All the candidates, who received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR visa in the current draw,needs to submit the complete Canada PR application along with the required documents within 60 days of receiving the invite from IRCC.
Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws

Analysis of the 8th January EE Draw

The IRCC has issued 3,400 Invitations to the candidates meeting or exceeding the cut off marks this time around. The CRS score requirement has been increased marginally by 4 points to make it 473 CRS points in the present draw.

Last year, IRCC invited total 85,300 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency through express entry system, which was higher than the planned express entry invitation target for 2019, i.e. 81,400.The start is good this year too, so far with 3,400 invites issued, though, a bit high qualifying marks may bother the candidates with relatively low CRS score.

Cut off in last 6 express entry draws

This is just the first draw of the year, and going forward, IRCC is likely to make some reduction in the qualifying marks for obtaining ITA.

Want to get Canada PR even with low CRS score? Call expert for assistance

If your Express entry point score is low in EE system compared to the ongoing trend of CRS score requirement, you can apply in a Provincial nominee program(PNP) to get provincial nomination for Canadian PR visa.

The provincial nomination received from a Canadian province can add 600 CRS points to your total Express Entry point score and hence, you can receive the ITA from IRCC. To apply in the best Canadian PNP this year, you may get in touch with a trusted and vastly experienced Canadian Visa Advisors and experts at Visas Avenue.

Visas Avenue is a registered Visa Consultancy Company in India with great track record for acquiring Canada PR visa approvals. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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