Canada held a new Express Entry round for CEC candidates
On March 23, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an unexpected Express Entry invitation round.
In round #140, Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to 3,232 candidates. All invited candidates were eligible for the Canadian Experience Class program, and no Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades candidates have been invited.
The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 467 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was November 25, 2019 at 14:00:35 UTC.
IRCC has also updated the breakdown table of the CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool. The department has added subranges 451-460, 461-470, 471-480, 481-490, and 491-500.
These subranges allow better understanding and forecasting of the Express Entry trends. Currently, there are 21,604 candidates whose CRS score is in the range 451-500. In total, Canada invited 22,600 candidates through the Express Entry in 2020.