Express Entry Draw: March 23, 2020

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In the last Express Entry draw that took place on March 23, 2020 3,232 candidates were invited to submit their applications for permanent residence in Canada.

Breaking the regular pattern, this draw took place exactly 2.5 weeks after the previous one on March 4, 2020. The number of invited candidates fell to 3,232 from 3,900 on the previous draw.

This time, candidates with a CRS score of at least 467 were invited to apply. That’s a 4-point decrease from the previous draw on March 23, 2020, when CRS cut-off score reached 471 points.

This is the sixth Express Entry draw this year, raking in a total of 21,932 candidates so far. The Express Entry target for 2020 is 85,800 invitations to apply. This figure covers FSWP, FSTP and CEC.

The score has been rather high most of the previous year, and the expectations for this year are the same. This frustrates many people who fail to score enough points to pass. Do not forget that there are ways to ramp up your score.

Work on your language tests, educational credential assessments, experience and job offers to up your score. Don’t forget to do the same for spouse, as it will ramp up your numbers too. Look into Provincial Nominee Programs to receive additional 600 points towards your score.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is an incredibly fast and efficient system of managing applications for Canadian permanent residence put in place by the Canadian Government in 2015. It is used to manage three programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class, as well as some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

Under the terms of Express Entry, applicants provide information about their skills, education, language ability, work experience and some details online through a very user-friendly interface.

Once you complete your Express Entry profile, the system automatically assesses your rank in the Express Entry pool, using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System, and tells you how many points you have.

The points are awarded for skills, education, language ability, work experience and other factors. Additional points can be awarded for Canadian degrees, diplomas and certificates, a valid job offer and a nomination from a province or a territory. You immediately see how many points you have.

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Canadian Immigration Experts

You can naturally try to complete your Express Entry profile on your own if you can do everything properly. We, at Jane Katkova and Associates, offer our clients an Express Entry Assist program. We will help you with your Express Entry profile and will tell you all you need to know about Express Entry draws in 2018. We know which points to highlight to maximize your score. We know how to present your experience effectively. We know how to comply with specific requirements to streamline your application and improve your chances of an Invitation to Apply letter.

And, when you receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence, we can help you prepare an error-free, IRCC-ready application, which will run smoothly and quickly through IRCC system. There can be a good deal of paperwork, and we know how to handle that properly.

Jane Katkova & Associates are Canadian immigration experts. Call us at +1 (416) 661-4487, or email us at to learn how we can help in your specific case!

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