Express Entry System Invitation Rounds Statistics

Immigration through Express Entry is the main path of economic immigration to Canada! When was the last invitation round, what was the lowest score and how many people have been invited? All answers are collected on this page!

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Jun 26 – Express Entry Draw #153 and #154

On Jun 24-25, 2020, Canada held two new Express Entry draws. In round #153, Canada issued 392 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the candidates nominated by one of the provinces in the Provincial Nominee Program. The lowest score in this draw was 696 points. In round #154, IRCC issued 3,508 ITAs to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The CRS score in this draw was 431 points. As of June 22, 2020, there are 142,636 profiles registered in the pool. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 49,900 candidates in 2020.

All previous invitations rounds in 2020

Jun 11 – Express Entry Draw #152

On June 11, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #152, Canada sent 3,559 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 437 points. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 46,000 candidates in 2020.

Jun 10 – Express Entry Draw #151

On June 10, 2020, Canada held a new PNP-specific Express Entry draw. In round #151, Canada issued 341 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The lowest score in this draw was 743 points. All invited candidates round were nominated by one of the provincial streams aligned with Express Entry. As of June 8, 2020, there are 143,567 profiles registered in the pool.

May 28 – Express Entry Draw #149 and #150

On May 27-28, 2020, Canada held two new Express Entry draws. In round #149, Canada issued 385 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the candidates nominated by one of the provinces in the Provincial Nominee Program. The lowest score in this draw was 757 points. In round #150, IRCC issued 3,515 ITAs to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The CRS score in this draw was 440 points. As of May 25, 2020, there are 144,046 profiles registered in the pool. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 42,100 candidates in 2020.

May 14 – Express Entry Draw #148

On May 14, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #148, Canada sent 3,371 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 447 points. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 38,200 candidates in 2020.

May 13 – Express Entry Draw #147

On May 13, 2020, Canada held a new PNP-specific Express Entry draw. In round #147, Canada issued 529 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The lowest score in this draw was 718 points. All invited candidates round were nominated by one of the provincial streams aligned with Express Entry. As of May 12, 2020, there are 146,402 profiles registered in the pool.

May 1 – Express Entry Draw #146

On May 1, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #146, Canada sent 3,311 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 452 points. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 34,300 candidates in 2020.

Apr 29 – Express Entry Draw #145

On April 29, 2020, Canada held a new PNP-specific Express Entry draw. In round #145, Canada issued 589 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The lowest score in this draw was 692 points. All invited candidates round were nominated by one of the provincial streams aligned with Express Entry. As of April 27, 2020, there are 147,093 profiles registered in the pool. In twelve rounds in 2020, Canada issued ITAs to 30,989 candidates.

Apr 16 – Express Entry Draw #144

On April 16, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #144, Canada issued 3,782 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score in this draw was 455 points. As of April 14, 2020, there are 147,285 profiles registered in the pool. To date, Canada issued ITAs to 30,400 candidates in 2020.

Apr 15 – Express Entry Draw #143

On April 15, 2020, Canada conducted a new PNP-specific Express Entry draw. In round #143, Canada issued 118 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The cut-off score in this draw was 808 points. All candidates in this round were nominated by one of the provinces. As of April 14, 2020, there are 147,285 profiles registered in the pool. To date, Canada issued ITAs to 26,618 candidates in 2020.

Apr 9 – Express Entry Draw #141 and #142

On April 9, 2020, Canada held two new Express Entry draws. In round #141, Canada issued 606 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the candidates nominated by one of the provinces in the Provincial Nominee Program. The lowest cut-off score in this draw was 698 points. In round #142, IRCC issued 2,394 ITAs to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The CRS score in this draw was 464 points. As of April 5, 2020, there are 149,731 profiles registered in the pool. In total, Canada issued ITAs to 26,500 candidates in 2020.

Mar 23 – Express Entry Draw #140

On March 23, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #140, Canada issued 2,323 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence and only to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score in this draw was 467 points. As of March 13, 2020, there are 146,881 profiles registered in the pool and 21,604 candidates among them have a CRS score in the range 451-500. Canada issued ITAs to 22,600 candidates in 2020.

Mar 18 – Express Entry Draw #139

On March 18, 2020, Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw. In round #139, Canada issued only 668 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score in this draw was 720 points. All candidates in this round were nominated by one of the provinces. As of March 13, 2020, there are 146,881 profiles registered in the pool. Canada issued ITAs to 19,368 candidates in 2020.

Mar 4 – Express Entry Draw #138

On March 4, 2020, Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw. In round #138, Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score in this draw was 471 points, one point more than two weeks ago. As of March 3, 2020, there are 145,436 profiles registered in the pool. Canada issued ITAs to 18,700 candidates in 2020.

Feb 19 – Express Entry Draw #137 

On February 19, 2020, Canada held the fourth Express Entry invitation round in 2020. In this round, IRCC issued a record 4,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 470 points, two points less than in round #136. As of February 14, 2020, there are 144,042 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, Canada invited 14,800 candidates to apply for PR in 2020. 

Feb 5 – Express Entry Draw #136 

On February 5, 2020, Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw. In round #136, Canada issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 472 points, one point higher than in round #135. As of January 20, 2020, there are 142,491 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, IRCC issued 10,300 ITAs in 2020. 

Jan 22 – Express Entry Draw #135 

On January 22, 2020, Canada held a new Express Entry invitation round. In round #135, Canada issued 3,400 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 471 points, two points less than in round #134. As of January 20, 2020, there are 141,258 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. To date, IRCC issued 6,800 ITAs in 2020.

Jan 8 – Express Entry Draw #134 

On January 8, 2020, Canada held the first Express Entry invitation round in 2020. In this round, Canada issued 3,400 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 473 points, four points higher than in round #134. As of January 6, 2020, there are 138,955 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. Last year IRCC invited 85,300 foreign nationals to apply for PR in the Express Entry. The goal for 2020 is to invite 85,800 people.

Express Entry invitation rounds in 2020

RoundDateITAsLowest score
1348-Jan3400473
13522-Jan3400471
1355-Feb3500472
13719-Feb4500470
1384-Mar3900471
139 PNP18-Mar668720
140 CEC23-Mar3232467
141 PNP9-Apr606698
142 CEC9-Apr3294464
143 PNP15-Apr118808
144 CEC16-Apr3782455
145 PNP29-Apr589692
146 CEC1-May3311452
147 PNP13-May529718
148 CEC14-May3371447
149 PNP27-May385757
150 CEC28-May3515440
151 PNP10-Jun341743
152 CEC11-Jun3559437
2020 Total46000437-808

Immigration via Express Entry in 2019

All invitations rounds in 2019

Express Entry Draw #133

On December 19, 2019, IRCC conducted a new round of invitations in the Express Entry selection system. In round #133, Canada issued 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 469 points, three points less than in round #132. As of December 16, 2019, the pool of Express Entry included 134,642 profiles. Canada invited 85,300 candidates in 26 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #132

On December 11, 2019, Canada held a new invitation draw in the Express Entry system. In round #132, Canada issued 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 472 points, one point higher than in round #131. As of December 11, 2019, there are 134,635 profiles in the system, the 787 more since the last update. Canada invited 82,100 candidates in 25 rounds of Express Entry in 2019. 

Express Entry Draw #131

On November 27, 2019, Canada conducted a new round of invitations in the Express Entry selection system. In round #131, IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 471, one point lower than in round #130. As of November 23, 2019, there are 133,848 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 1,327 more than in the previous round. Canada has already invited 78,900 candidates in 24 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #130

On November 13, 2019, Canada held a new draw in the Express Entry selection system. In round #130, IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 472, three points less compared to round #129. As of November 8, 2019, there are 132,521 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 1,122 more than in the previous round. Canada has already invited 75,300 candidates in 23 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #129

On October 30, 2019, Canada held a new draw in the Express Entry selection system. In round #129, IRCC issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 475, eleven points higher compared to round #127. This was the highest score in the Express Entry in 2019! As of October 25, 2019, there are 131,399 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 5,518 more than in the previous round. Canada has already invited 71,700 candidates in 22 rounds of Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #128

On October 16, 2019, Canada held a new Express Entry invitation round. In this round, IRCC issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) only for candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades category. Canada invited 500 candidates in this draw. This was the sixth invitation round aimed only at Federal Skilled Trades candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 357. As of October 11, 2019, there are 125,881 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. Canada has already invited 67,800 candidates via Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #127

On October 2, 2019, IRCC held a new draw in the Express Entry. In the invitation round #127, Canada sent 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 464, two points higher compared to round #126. As of September 27, 2019, there are 123,423 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. Canada has already invited 67,300 candidates via Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #126

On September 18, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in round #126. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 462, one point lower compared to round #125. As of September 13, 2019, there are 121,278 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. Canada has already invited 63,400 candidates via Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #125 

On September 4, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in round #125. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 463, six points higher than in the previous round. As of August 30, 2019, there are 119,042 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, this year Canada already invited 59,800 candidates via Express Entry.

Express Entry Draw #124

On August 20, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) in round #124. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 457,  nine points lower than in round #123. As of August 15, 2019, there are 116,879 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, this year Canada already invited 56,200 candidates via Express Entry.

Express Entry Draw #123

On August 12, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. In round #123, IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 466, seven points higher than in round #122. As of August 2, 2019, there are 116,006 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, Canada invited 52,600 candidates in the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #122

On July 24, 2019, Canada held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. In round #122, IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA). In this round, the minimum CRS was 459, one point lower than in round #121. As of July 19, 2019, there are 114,290 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, Canada has already invited 49,000 candidates in fifteen rounds of the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #121

On July 10, 2019, IRCC held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. In round #121, IRCC increased the number of issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 3,600. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 460, two points lower than in the previous round. As of July 5, 2019, there are 112,810 profiles registered in the pool. In total, Canada has already invited 45,400 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #120

On June 26, 2019, IRCC held a new round of invitations in the Express Entry. In round #120, IRCC issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 462, three points lower than in the previous round. As of June 21, 2019, there are 111,299 profiles registered in the pool. In the first half of 2019, Canada has already invited 41,800 candidates through the Express Entry in thirteen invitation rounds.

Express Entry Draw #119

On June 12, 2019, IRCC held a new draw in the Express Entry system. In round #119, IRCC issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 465, five points lower than in the previous round. As of June 7, 2019, there are 109,928 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 38,450 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #118

On May 29, 2019, Canada held a new draw in the Express Entry selection system. In round #118, IRCC issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 470, which is the highest score in this year and 20 points higher than in the round 116. As of May 24, 2019, there are 109,011 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 35,100 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #117 

On May 15, 2019, Canada held a new Express Entry invitation round. In this round, IRCC issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) only for candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades category. Canada invited 500 candidates in this draw. This was the fifth invitation round aimed only at Federal Skilled Trades candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 332. As of May 10, 2019, there are 104,512 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. To date, Canada has already invited 31,750 candidates via Express Entry.

Express Entry Draw #116

On May 1, 2019, IRCC held a new Express Entry invitation round. In round #116, IRCC issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 450, which is one point lower than in the previous round. As of April 26, 2019, there are 103,945 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 31,250 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #115

On April 17, 2019, IRCC held a new Express Entry invitation round. In round #115, IRCC again issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 451. As of April 12, 2019, there are 103,840 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 27,900 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #114

On April 3, 2019, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #114, IRCC again issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 451 which is one point lower compared to round #113. As of March 29, 2019, there are 102,985 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 24,550 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #113

On March 20, 2019, IRCC held a new Express Entry draw. In round #113, Canada issued 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 452 which is two points lower compared to round #112. As of March 14, 2019, there are 101,419 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 21,200 candidates through the Express Entry in 2019.

Express Entry Draw #112

On March 6, 2019, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #112, IRCC again issued only 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 454 which is three points lower compared to round #111. As of February 28, 2019, there are 100,347 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 17,850 candidates through the Express Entry since the beginning of the year.

Express Entry Draw #111

On February 20, 2019, Canada held a new Express Entry draw. In round #111, IRCC again issued only 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 457 which is nineteen points higher compared to round #110. As of February 14, 2019, there are 99,811 profiles registered in the pool. Canada has already invited 14,500 candidates through the Express Entry since the beginning of the year.

Express Entry Draw #110

On January 30, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw. In round #110, IRCC issued only 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA) while the regular intake since September 2018 was 3,900 ITAs. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 438 which is five points lower compared to round #109. The lowest score in the rounds of 2018 was 439.

Express Entry Draw #109

On January 23, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence via the Express Entry system. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 443 which is six points lower compared to the previous round.

Express Entry Draw #108

On January 10, 2019, Canada issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence via the Express Entry system. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round is 449 which is ten points higher compared to the last round of 2018. Last year, IRCC has set a new absolute record of invitations within one year and had issued 89,800 ITAs. In 2017, the total number of ITAs was 86,023.

See the table about Express Entry invitation rounds in 2019
RoundDateITAsLowest score
1081/10/20193900449
1091/23/20193900443
1101/30/20193350438
1112/20/20193350457
1123/6/20193350454
1133/20/20193350452
1144/3/20193350451
1154/17/20193350451
1165/1/20193350450
117 (FST)5/15/2019500332
1185/29/20193350470
1196/16/20193350465
1206/26/20193350462
1217/10/20193600460
1227/27/20193600459
1238/12/20193600466
1248/20/20193600457
1259/4/20193600463
1269/18/20193600462
12710/10/20193900464
128 (FST)10/16/2019500357
12910/30/20193900475
13011/13/20193600472
13111/26/20193600471
13212/11/20193200472
13312/19/20193200469
2019 Total85300438-475

The history of Express Entry rounds for Federal Skilled Trades program

Beginning in 2017, twice a year, Canada has held separate Express Entry draws for tradespeople under the Federal Skilled Trades program.

All Federal Skilled Trades rounds
RoundDateITAsLowest score
64May 26, 2017400199
76Nov 1, 2017505241
91May 30, 2018500288
100Sep 24, 2018400284
117May 1, 2019500332
128Oct 16, 2019500357
Total2805199-357
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