Express Entry rounds of invitations

Rounds of invitations

We’ve updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. To stay eligible, you may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile. The update must be done no later than February 25, 2020.

Updating 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 – March 23, 2020

Canadian Experience Class

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,232Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,232st or above

Date and time of round: March 23, 2020 at 16:12:27 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 467

Tie-breaking rule: November 25, 2019 at 14:00:35 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 March 13, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 448
501-600 254
451-500 21,604
491-500 197
481-490 421
471-480 1,047
461-470 9,437
451-460 10,502
401-450 41,975
441-450 9,696
431-440 9,673
421-430 6,692
411-420 7,375
401-410 8,539
351-400 50,889
301-350 28,106
0-300 3,605
Total 146,881

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.

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