Free Assesment Form

Immigration News

Express Entry invited more candidates in 2nd Quarter compare to 1st Quarter, despite Covid-19

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 12, Aug 2020

Express Entry invited more candidates in 2nd Quarter compare to 1st Quarter, despite Covid-19 Canada's Federal Express entry system is one of the most popular point based immigration systems in the world. Hence, its every data, update, statics or rule change, becomes the talk of the town in no time.

The EE system is half way through the 3rd quarter this year and hence, the available data and statistics are surely creating some buzz among the applicants as well as the experts, considering the recent Covid-19 situation.

Second Quarter Express Entry invitations beat the first quarter results

The experts were expecting some changes in data statistics i.e. the drop in numbers, in the first quarter Express Entry draws, particularly after the Covid-19 pandemic. However, to the utter surprise of everyone, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in fact, invited more number of invites in the second quarter compared to the first one.

Express Entry Invitation 2020

The IRCC issued 22,600 Invitations in the first quarter. It is to be noted that from 22nd March onwards, Canadian government imposed some temporary travel restrictions, along with other containment measures at that moment.

However, in the very next quarter, i.e. 2nd quarter of the year (Apr- June 20), the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued whopping 27,300 invitations to apply for Canada PR, i.e. 27,300 invites. This is 4,700 invitations more compared to the first quarter. It clearly indicates, while most countries are still figuring out their immigration policy, Canada continues to invite the new immigration application and issue the invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency visa.

Overall, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 43,150 express entry invitations this year until 6th August 2020 draw. This is good sign that Canadian government is not looking to compromise with its annual target rather it is inviting the candidates for Canada permanent residency without any restriction or hitch. In the 3rd quarter, the EE has issued 11,900 invitations until 6th August 2020 and it is going to be significant number at the end of the third quarter as well.

Hence, if you are considering applying for Canadian PR this year, it is the perfect time to go for the same, with less competition and increased chances of getting the invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

You may call Canada immigration expert for complete assistance. You may call on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or drop us an email at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


Free Assessment Visa Assessment Form

    Please fill in the fields below .

  • SEND