Latest 2020 Express Entry Draw Invites Thousands to Canada

In the latest Express Entry draw, held on January 22, 2020, 3,400 newcomers were invited to become a part of the Canadian community.

With a target of 340,000 newcomers set to receive permanent residence in 2020 and 1 million by 2021, the Express Entry system is off to a good start, with just 6,800 skilled workers already having received their ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for permanent residence in January so far.

The Express Entry 2020 system, which manages 3 federal economic immigration programs, was implemented by the Canadian government to help bridge the gap in the labour market and speed up the application process for skilled and semi-skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada.

The Express Entry system is points-based, meaning that depending on factors such as your age, language proficiency, adaptability, work experience and qualifications, your profile will be scored against other hopeful applicants based on the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).

This draw saw applicants with CRS scores of 471 receive ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for permanent residence, which is 2 points lower than the previous draw held this month.

There are 6 programs in total that fall under the economic immigration category however the 3 programs that fall under Express Entry are as follows:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program; and
  • Canada Experience Class.

The target for these 3 Federal Economic Immigration programs has increased substantially since last year, from 81,400 in 2019 to 85,800 in 2020, giving more applicants a chance at a new future in Canada.

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The Express Entry 2020 System

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The Express Entry 2020 system, originally implemented in 2015, to help make the immigration process more streamlined and accessible, has successfully reduced visa application processing times to approximately 6 months or less.

When applying through the Express Entry 2020 system, you will have to meet certain basic requirements based on the following factors, to be considered eligible:

  • Nationality;
  • Age;
  • Language ability;
  • Family members;
  • Education;
  • Work experience; and
  • Details of job offer (if applicable)

These details are used to create an online profile which is valid for 1 year. Express Entry draws take place every 2 weeks where your profile will be ranked according to your CRS score. If your profile is among those with the highest CRS scores, you will receive an ITA to apply for permanent residence. If you are not successful, your profile will remain in the draw pool. This means that you won’t have to reapply for every draw. You can, however, continue to improve your CRS score after you have completed your profile and in this way increase your chances of getting permanent residence in Canada.

Various immigration programs have been created to help tackle the current labour gap, but none have been as successful as the Express Entry system.

Applying through the Express Entry system also means that your profile could be selected by certain provinces or territories who are looking for your specific skillset and experience. 9 out of the 11 provinces and territories with PNP’s (Provincial Nominee Programs) have “enhanced streams” linked to the Express Entry system, allowing skilled applicants to be selected from the draw pools to receive PNs (Provincial Nominations) to apply for permanent residence.

PN’s are worth 600 extra points, which means that just being nominated may boost your score well above other applicants and give you a better chance of success in the application process.

Provinces and territories looking for foreign employees through Express Entry-linked PNPs are, however, more likely to choose profiles of applicants who use a paid Canadian immigration service rather than that of a candidate who has applied on their own, as this guarantees that the documents submitted have been verified.

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As an official immigration service, we offer guidance and assistance through the entire Canadian immigration process. Our certified RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are extremely knowledgeable in all Canadian immigration policies and are permitted by the Canadian government to liaise with them on the applicant's behalf. All candidates will first be evaluated to see whether or not they can apply for one of 70 immigration programs, visas and streams. Once we know which options you can apply for, you can then confidently select your preferred immigration program and your designated consultant will ensure that all your documents are completed accurately and submitted on time.

When you apply for Canadian permanent residence with our services you essentially remove all the stress and complications from the immigration process, and with our high success rate you can rest assured that your application is in good hands as you gain express entry into Canada.