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Canada opened 2 Express Entry Draws on 9th April 2020 - PNP & CEC Candidates received Invitations

Posted - 10, Apr 2020

Despite the disruption occurred due to Covid-19, Canadian government or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) continues to hold draws and invite the candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

This time around, IRCC has opened two Express Entry draws on April 9, 2020 for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and CEC (Canadian Experience Class) candidates. Find below the details of both category draws.

EE draw #141 on 9th April for PNP Candidates

Find below the results of the latest draw of Federal EE system, opened for candidates with provincial nomination:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from April 9, 2020 to April 10, 2020.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 698 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 606 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 18, 2019 at 11:29:51 UTC
The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) also opened a draw for the CEC category candidates on 9th April. Find below the details of the same.

EE draw #142 on 9th April for CEC Candidates

Find below the results of the latest draw of Federal EE system, opened for the candidates registered under Canadian Experience Class (CEC) category:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from April 9, 2020 to April 10, 2020.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 464 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,294 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:January 4, 2020 at 12:16:45 UTC
The Canadian Experience Class or CEC is one of the three main categories of Express Entry System along with FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) and FST (Federal Skilled Trades). Moreover, the PNP candidates are those candidates of Express Entry pool, which also have got the nomination from any Canadian province, and hence, received 600 additional CRS points based on the provincial nomination. Now, Canada has invited total 26,500 candidates in 8 Express Entry draws (counting both draws on 9th April as one) occurred this year. Canada has immigration target of inviting total 341,000 new immigrants in 2020.

CRS Score Requirement Trend in 2020
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The two draws in the above graph showing high CRS score requirement, i.e. on 18th March and 9th April, are the draws for the candidates with provincial nomination and additional CRS points.

Analysis of 9th April Express Entry draws for PNP and CEC Candidates

In the draw opened for provincial nomination candidates, the CRS Score requirement is understandably high (i.e. 698 points), while it has dropped to 464 points for the CEC category draw. The CEC candidates are those express entry candidates, who are already in Canada and have got Canadian work experience as well.

Date Category No. of ITAs Minimum Score Requirement Tie-Breaker Rule Date and Time
09-April-2020 Express Entry Provincial Nominee Candidates 606 698 December 18, 2020 at 11:29:51 UTC
09-April-2020 Canadian Experience Class Candidates 3,294 464 Before January 4, 2020, at 12:16:45 UTC

In case, you have not received the Canadian PR invitation since long, you may improve your CRS score and get the Canada PR invitation, by obtaining the provincial nomination.

Improve your CRS score to get Canada PR in 2020

As already discussed, Canadian government continues to accept application and invite candidates to apply Canada PR despite the Covid-19 disruption. However, if you are not getting invite due to low CRS score, the nomination obtained by applying in a PNP can really help you improve your CRS score in express entry system.

The provincial nomination makes you eligible to get 600 additional CRS points, in your express entry account and subsequently, get the Invitation to apply for Canada PR, in the next EE draw.

To apply in the relevant PNP program this year, you may contact Visas Avenue- a leading and registered Visa Consultancy Company in India with great success rate in terms of getting 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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