Canada’s first Express Entry draw of 2020 has issued 3,400 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an invitation in the January 8 draw was 473.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It was introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s three federal high-skilled immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Canada has higher admissions targets for 2020 and 2021 for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system.The target for new permanent resident admissions through the three federal high-skilled programs is slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.