Express Entry rounds of invitations

Rounds of invitations

On January 1, 2020, we updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. You may need to update your settlement funds in your Express Entry profile. Making updates to your profile doesn’t change the date and time that we received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.

We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – January 8, 2020

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,400Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,400th or above

Date and time of round: January 8, 2020 at 13:33:44 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 473

Tie-breaking rule: December 27, 2019 at 13:35:09 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 6, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 567
451-600 18,789
401-450 40,965
441-450 9,483
431-440 9,579
421-430 6,630
411-420 7,108
401-410 8,165
351-400 47,874
391-400 8,252
381-390 10,260
371-380 9,918
361-370 9,938
351-360 9,506
301-350 27,117
0-300 3,643
Total 138,955

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: