Express Entry Draw March 19, 2020 #139

Express Entry Draw #139 Results: 668 Invitations Issued on March 19th, 2020

The latest Express Entry Draw took place during the period of March 19th, 2020. During this round, 668 Invitations to Apply have been issued to foreign nationals who had 720 points or more.

6th ITA of 2020:

This is the special draw for Candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program.

139th Express Entry Draw: (Special Draw for PNP Applicants)

Date of Draw: 19 March, 2020

Total ITA Issued: 668 Numbers

Lowest CRS Score Invited: 720

Tie-Breaking Rule:  March 19, 2020

In the March 19 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 668 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This draw was restricted exclusively to candidates with nominations through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Due to the PNP-restriction, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold was much higher than usual, at 720 points.

Express Entry


The Express Entry (EE) system is a three stage active immigration process whereby interested applicants will first submit an EE form online. Second, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assesses these potential applicants against specific eligibility criteria. Potential applicants who are deemed to have met the eligibility criteria are then entered into a pool with other eligible candidates. Third, those candidates whose profiles align with the identified needs of the government, as well as, that of certain Canadian employers, will be issued an “invitation to apply” (ITA). Only those candidates who receive invitations can then proceed to apply for permanent residence.

  • skills work experience
  • language ability
  • education and
  • other details that will help in assessing eligibilityCOMPREHENSIVE RANKING SYSTEMThe candidates who registered online will be ranked, one against the other based on the “Comprehensive Ranking System” (CRS) on the factors mentioned above. Candidates that have an “Arranged Employment” job offer, a provincial nomination or Canadian post-secondary education will receive additional points. All candidates in the EE pool will be granted points (maximum of 1200) that take into consideration the following factors:
  • Skills and work experience (up to 500 points)
  • Spouse or common-law partner factors (such as their language skills and education -up to 40 additional points but still a maximum of only 500 points)
  • Skills transferability (including education and work experience that, when combined, improve  his or her chances of being employed, and earning a higher wage  – up to 100 points)
  • Additional 600 points for those with a nomination from a province or territory, Arranged Employment or Canadian post-secondary educationFor the principal candidate, the point allocations breakdown is as follows (these points include amendments which were made to the EE CRS on 19 November 2016):

Although an applicant can collect points for a spouse/partner, the additional points do not exceed what an applicant can score on his/her own:

Once a candidate receives an ITA, they will then have 60 days to file their application for permanent residence.

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