On May 28, 3,515 candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence.
Minimum scores in the six Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draws which have taken place since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Canada have now fallen from 467 to 440.
Applicants in both categories are more likely to be in Canada than those coming through the other Express Entry programs, which means that they will not be affected by travel restrictions.
To date, Canada has issued 42,100 ITAs in 2020, with a total of 85,300 issued in 2019. In 2018, IRCC broke the record for the annual ITAs of Express Entry with 89,800.
Canada ‘s target for highly skilled admission to immigration by 2020 is 85,800, up from 81,400 in 2019. However, permanent resident admissions are likely to be affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented at 6.36 a.m. EST on 7 March 2020. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, invitations were received only from those who submitted their Express Entry Profiles before that date and time.
This was the 17th round of Express Entry invitations in 2020, and the 150th overall.