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IRCC Issued 3,400 ITAs to Express Entry Candidates in a Draw held on 22nd January

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC Invited 3400 Candidates in second Express Entry Draw of 2020

The IRCC announced the second Express Entry invitation round of 2020. In this 135th Express Entry draw held on 22nd January 2020, a total of 3,400 ITAs have been issued to high ranking candidates by the IRCC. All the invited candidates are now eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence visa.

In this latest draw, the cut-off CRS score to qualify for an ITA was 471 CRS points. There is a fall of 2 points in the minimum CRS score requirement in comparison to the last Express Entry draw s cut off score of 473 points, which was held on 8th January 2020.

Upon receiving an Invitation to Apply for Canada PR, all the candidates are requested to submit their complete and final PR Visa application along with relevant documents to IRCC within 60 days time.

With this second draw of 2020, which was draw held on 22nd January, the total number of ITAs issued by the Express Entry program has reached up to 6,800 so far in the year 2020.


Tiebreaker Rule in 22nd January 2020 Express Entry Draw

In the latest express entry draw, the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has applied a tie-break rule of May 9, 2019, at 01:16:02 UTC. Thus, all those candidates who have scored 471 points or above and have submitted their Express Entry profile into the pool before the said date and time have received their invitations from the IRCC in this regular Express Entry draw.

Express Entry Draws Details Held in 2020


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Taking Steps Towards Achieving the 2020 and 2021 Admission Targets

Last year, the IRCC has invited total 85,300 Express Entry candidates for Permanent Residency of Canada and is targeting to invite approximately 85,800 more new immigrants for Permanent Residency by the end of 2020 via three of its key economic immigration programs under Express Entry.

In fact, the provincial governments of Canada have also raised their targets and are planning to invite up to 67,800 newcomers by 2020 and 71,300 newcomers by for 2021 for different PNP Express Entry aligned streams.

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