New Express Entry draw Mar 04, 2020

New Express Entry draw issues 3900 Invitation to Apply (ITA) to candidates for permanent residence in Canada.

Canada held its latest round of Express Entry (EE) draw on Mar 04, 2020. It invited 3900 applicants who met the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut off limit of 471. This is the 5th round of invitations under the EE System in 2020 and 138th overall.


On Mar 04, 2020, Express Entry draw issued 3900* ITA to qualifying applicants. This brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 18,700. It means Canada is accepting a large number of applications to meet this year’s ITA target of 85,800.

The country issued a record-breaking 4500 ITAs to applicants with a CRS score of 470 or more. This was the largest Express Entry draw held by Canada govt on Feb 19, 2020.


Mar 03, 2020 – CRS score distribution of candidates from the Express Entry (EE) pool
CRS Score Number of applicants
601-1,200 568
451-600 21,905
401-450 41,512
441-450 9,660
431-440 9,561
421-430 6,595
411-420 7,307
401-410 8,389
351-400 50,130
391-400 8,613
381-390 10,704
371-380 10,480
361-370 10,380
351-360 9,953
301-350 27,719
0-300 3,602
Total 145,436



The numbers in the table reflect the total number of applicants in the pool, a few days before an invitation round. The CRS score data is subject to change. As the total number changes due to the addition of new profiles and expiry of old ones.


Canada has a new approach to rank candidates with the same CRS score in the Express Entry pool.

The govt has proposed a new approach to break ties between applicants with the same rank in the pool. Now the candidates with a CRS tie will get a ranking as per the time and date they submitted their profile. The tie break rule applies to candidates with the same score as the lowest selected CRS score in the draw.

The tie break for Mar 4, 2020 draw, was Feb 24, 2020, at 06:02:57 UTC.

Every profile that an applicant creates in the EE system is time and date stamped. IRCC reserves the sole right to choose and declare the date and time of the tie break rule. This means that EE profiles with 471 set scores created on Feb 24. 2020, at 06:02:57, received an ITA by Canada govt.


The Express Entry (EE) System is Canada’s most sought after immigration system.  It manages profiles under:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
  3. Canadian Express Class (CEC)


When you apply in the federal Express Entry system, your profile goes into the EE pool. The EE system will then check if you qualify for Canada immigration or not. During the processing of your profile, you will get a rank as per your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. In the EE pool, your high CRS score will help you in getting an ITA. In CRS, your profile gets a ranking if your profile meets Express Entry eligibility criteria.

You must meet the terms of the following factors:

  • Age
  • Study Level
  • Work Experience
  • Language Skills Level


Note: You do not need a job offer to apply to the EE system. But if you have a valid job offer then you can get an extra 600 CRS points.


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*Applicants from Federal Skilled Trades Program were also eligible in Express Entry draw held on Mar 4, 2020.

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