On February 5th, 2020, we witnessed the Express Entry draw 1136| cutoff 472 which resulted in 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates under the Federal Express Entry system. 

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 472, an increase of one point over the previous draw held January 22. 

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main skilled labor immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trade Class, and Canadian Experience Class.  


Express Entry Draw Details;

Draw Number: 136 
Draw Date: February 5th, 2020 
Number of Invitations Issued: 3,500 
Minimum CRS: 472 
Program Specified: None 
Tie-breaking rule: January, 30th 2020. 


Although the minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) cut-offs have been relatively high in the past few rounds, we are happy to see the federal government issue an additional 100 ITA’s compared to the last draw. 

Indeed, Canada continues to express its commitment to welcoming over one million newcomers in the next three years, we have every apparent reason to believe that minimum requirements for receiving an ITA would decrease, and the number of invitations should rise in the coming weeks. 

With the liberal party in government, we believe that they are actively creating new pathways to permanent residence for skilled workers and are having a thriving Canadian labor force. 


The following is a hypothetical example of a candidate who would have had a CRS score high enough to receive an ITA in this draw: 

Hamid is 29-year-old with a master’s degree. He wrote the IELTS and scored an 8 in listening, a 7.5 in speaking and a 7 in reading and writing. Hamid has been working as a management consultant for four years. While Hamid has never worked or studied in Canada, his CRS of 472 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA during the February 5 Express Entry draw. 


If you fit this description or know anyone who does, now is the time to get started and as the saying goes “If you want to go quickly, go alone but If you want to go fargo together.” We would be here at every step of the way; your hand in ours as we procure your visa process seamlessly. This is the time to get started, Canada is forever willing to take in newcomers and you just might be one of them.

If you desire to join the pools to qualify for a draw then fill out our eligibility assessment form on http://canada.palsconcierge.com/. For further information regarding the procedures for applying for a Canadian Permanent Residence or top-notch guide towards a successful Canada visa application,

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