February 7, 2020 By Michael Albert

Express entry draw 5 feb

A total of 3,500 invitations were issued on this 135th Express Entry draw that took place on 5 February 2020. The CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 472. 

Though the number of applicants in the Express Entry pool keep rising, the cut-off CRS is expected to soon follow a downward trend, as per the opinion of seasoned immigration lawyers as well as regulated consultants. This is because, the Government of Canada target is to finish inviting over 350,000 by the end of 2020. The implications of the multi-year immigration policy that came into effect early in 2018, as well as the statistics surrounding intake volume pertaining to the Federal Skilled Worker Class alone, reasonably predicts that the the cut-off CRS score in the upcoming Express Entry draws specific to Federal Skilled Workers Class (FSWC) should reduce drastically.

This means that if you are a skilled professional planning to migrate to Canada, this is the right time for you. A minimum pass score of 67 out of 100 is required at the Federal 6 Selection Factors to qualify for Express Entry aligned programs.  These include the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).


Below are the draw statistics of the 135th Express Entry draw:

Number of Invitations issued: 3,900

Date and time of the draw: February 5, 2020 at 13:11:46 UTC

CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 472

Tie-break rule used in this draw: January 30, 2020 at 07:36:26 UTC

 This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 472, and which entered the pool at (or before) the lock-score (tie-break) timestamp were considered while the Federal Government of Canada issued Invitation to Apply (ITAs) this time.

Express Entry is an online selection system, through which the Federal government of Canada (IRCC) selects candidates for economic immigration to Canada through three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) – as well as a portion of Provincial Nominations (enhanced nominations).

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