137th Express Entry Draw: 4,500 Invitations Announced for Canada PR -20th February, 2020

137th Express Entry Draw: 4,500 Invitations Announced for Canada PR
In the 19 February 2020 Federal Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 4,500 immigration candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR. This is the biggest draw in the history of Federal Express Entry. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 470 points. It is an all-program Federal Express Entry draw, so applicants in any Federal Express Entry associated program are eligible for this 137th Express Entry Draw.

In the prior Express Entry draw, which held on 5 February 2020 the CRS score cut-off was 472 points. The rule of tie-breaking was applied for the 19 February 2020 draw, implying that not all applicants with 470 CRS points will receive an Invitation to apply. As many candidates have the same 470 CRS points, those who submitted their profile to the pool of Express Entry before 13 Jan 2020 at 10:52:52 UTC will be given high priority in this 137th Express Entry draw.

The Biggest Draw in the History of Federal Express Entry 

The 19 February 2020 draw is the biggest draw in the history of Federal Express Entry with a sum of 4,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canada PR being issued. In the former draw that held on 5 February 2020 only 3,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canada PR were issued, marking an improvement of 1,000 invitations to apply.

The number of ITAs announced in every draw is a vital factor in the cut-off CRS score, as a greater number of ITAs will enable a high number of candidates to be picked from the pool, often resulting in a lower CRS score. While we can't foretell whether IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will proceed to issue a high number of ITAs or not in the coming draws, the 19 February 2020 invitation round could be the beginning in a series that could lead the cut-off CRS score into the 460s.

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