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Express Entry Next Draw Prediction 2020

The result of Express Entry Draw always remains a reason for huge curiosity and excitement among the applicants. Every year tens of thousands of skilled professionals from all over the world register on Canada Express entry immigration system to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Canadian Permanent Residency.

Likely Trend of CRS Score Requirement 2020

Making predictions for express entry draws in 2020 is not easy by any means. If you look at the express entry draws this year so far, you will find that the CRS score requirement or cut off the trend by IRCC has remained a bit high then what it was earlier. 

However, considering the high annual immigration target of Express Entry for the year 2020 and the significant number of candidates in EE pool, with relatively high CRS score, we may expect some reduction in the CRS score requirement from IRCC in the forthcoming EE draws. This year, IRCC will invite as many as 81,800 candidates through an express entry system.

CRS Cut-off of Last 7 Express Entry Draws

As per the EE pool current status, nearly 20,000 candidates has CRS score 451 or above. Hence, the CRS score is likely to remain higher than 450 points at least by 2020 mid-year. Later in the year, we may expect some fall in the cut off, however, expecting a drastic change will be exaggeration at this point.

Nevertheless, even if your CRS score is low, you don’t need to be disappointed as you can still obtain Canada PR visa invitation by applying in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and acquiring provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency. 


Express Entry Draw Trend in 2019

In 2019, the cut-off CRS score ranged from a low of 438 on January 30 to a high of 475 on October 30. It remained around this mark most of the time in the year. It’s only in the last draw of the year, i.e. December 19, 2019 draw, qualifying marks dropped 3 points and announced as 469 CRS points.

How to Get an Invitation to Apply with Low CRS score?

With a low CRS score of below 400, it becomes a bit difficult to get ITA for PR visa. But, there are two ways via which you can still obtain some additional points and get your hands on the much-awaited Canada PR visa. Below are the two factors mentioned for your reference:

Provincial Nomination

Well, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are the best pathway to obtain Canada PR when your CRS score or point score is low. If a candidate gets a nomination from any province of Canada, then he/she will get an additional 600 points. 

You can read more about how you can Apply for Canada PR Visa When CRS Score is Below 400 Points.

A Valid Canadian Job Offer

Since 2016, a Canadian job offer has been awarded an additional 200 points, only if it is falling under National Occupation Category or NOC, which includes:

    • 0011 Legislators
    • 0012 Senior government managers and officials
    • 0013 Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services
    • 0014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
    • 0015 Senior managers - trade, broadcasting, and other services note elsewhere classified
    • 0016 Senior managers - construction, transportation, production, and utilities

Express Entry Draw Trend in 2019

In 2019, the cut-off CRS score ranged from a low of 438 on January 30 to a high of 475 on October 30. It remained around this mark most of the time in the year. It’s only in the last draw of the year, i.e. December 19, 2019 draw, qualifying marks dropped 3 points and announced as 469 CRS points.

What will be the Cut-off Marks in the next Express Entry Draw?

If IRCC decides to maintain this in the forthcoming draws of 2020, the qualifying marks are likely to remain around 450-470 mark.

However, if you are an applicant of the Canadian PR via express Entry, it would be wise if you don’t just depend on the draw results and find out the alternate ways to obtain permanent residency in Canada, i.e. by increasing your CRS score or by applying in the provincial nominee programs, etc. Provincial Nominee Programs accept and nominate the applicants even with the low point score.


Express Entry Draw Sizes in 2020

In 2019, there was defining development in the pattern of Express Entry draws. Last year there were mostly large sized draws every two to three months. In fact, there was no predictability factor left for the observers regarding the draw size, whether there would be an increase or a decrease in upcoming invitation round or not.

The last quarter of 2019 saw draw sizes as huge as 3,900 ITAs in October, which then dropped to dropped to 3,600 ITAs in November and finished with a 3,200 ITAs each in last two draw in December.

So, now the question that arises here is whether the IRCC will continue this pattern or will stick to its larger or frequent draws pattern to meet the admissions targets of 2020, i.e. to issue up to 85,800 ITAs by the end of 2020.

How the Express Entry System Works?

Express Entry manages skilled workers visa applications for PR to Canada under federal provincial economic programs and others.

This online immigration system is an immigration program, but a system designed to select the best candidates for Canada’s skilled worker immigration programs.

Candidates submit their self-assessed profile to the Express Entry Pool and the profile gets CRS score (Comprehensive Ranking System), where the points are scored on the basis of key factors like age, work experience, education, and language proficiency. Candidates with highest scores will get Invitations to Apply for Canada PR via periodic draws, which generally happens in every two weeks.

Upon issuance of an ITA, the candidate is supposed to submit completed application for PR under any of the programs within 60 days time. If they fail to do so, then their ITAs will become invalid.

Express Entry Requirements 2020

To be eligible to apply under Express Entry program of Canada in 2020, the candidate is required to comply with the eligibility criteria of any of the following streams under the EE system:

  1. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Though each of the above-stated programs has a different set of requirements, let s discuss a few general eligibility requirements set by Express Entry as a whole.

A skilled worker can apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa in 2020 if he/she meets the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must age 47 years or less
  • Must have at least 3 years degree from a recognized institution or university
  • Must have a minimum 1-year experience in any skilled occupation listed under Canadian occupation list and also have a full-time, paid job experience
  • Must have minimum bands in each IELTS general training module

On the eligibility standard, the above-mentioned credentials are a must and you have to score a minimum of 67 points out of total 100 points.


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