Express Entry Draw and PNP News-Round up May 2020



The Express Entry system has selected applicants who have experience working in Canada and those with the most in-demand skills required by individual provinces. In the first two major draws at the beginning of the month:

  • • May 1, 2020 - Express Entry draw #146 - 3,311 applicants from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The CRS cut-off for this draw was 452 points.
  • • May 13, 2020 - Express Entry draw #147 - 529 applicants with a Provincial Nomination and a CRS of 718 points were invited to apply for permanent residency.

To obtain a provincial nomination, you can create an Expression of Interest (EOI) in a particular province or territory on your Express Entry profile. If your skills or qualifications are in demand by that province, they will issue you a provincial nomination, contributing 600 points to your CRS score. In other words, a provincial nomination all but guarantees an invitation to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

The next two major draws took place halfway through the month, and another 3,900 applicants were issued ITA’s:

  • • May 14, 2020 - Express Entry draw #147- 3,371 applicants from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The CRS cut-off for this draw was 447 points.
  • • May 27, 2020 - Express Entry draw #148 – 385 applicants with a Provincial Nomination and a CRS of 757 points were invited to apply for permanent residency.
  • • May 28, 2020 - Express Entry draw #149- 3,515 applicants from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The CRS cut-off for this draw was 440 points.

May Provincial Nominee Draw Roundup 2020

Let’s take a closer look at the applications provinces chose to nominate, to get a better idea of where your future may lie:

  • • Saskatchewan - invited 252 applicants with work experience in 44 different in-demand occupations. The occupations in-demand is a subcategory for applicants who do not have an Express Entry profile, so these are people invited outside of the Express Entry system. To see the complete list of the 44 occupations included in this draw, go to the government webpage.
  • • Alberta - invited 191 applicants with a CRS score as low as 300 from the Express Entry system. These applicants are all working in Alberta at present under a valid work permit.
  • • British Columbia - invited 225 applicants through its Tech Pilot draw. International workers and graduates from 29 in-demand technology occupations received ITA’s as the province continues to grow its tech sector.
  • • Nova Scotia - invited an undisclosed number of registered nurses to apply for permanent residency and make the beautiful Atlantic province their new home.
  • • Manitoba - issued 99 ITA’s to applicants from three different provincial programs:

    Skilled workers in Manitoba - 72 ITA’s

    Skilled Workers overseas - 15 ITA’s

    International Education Stream - 12 ITA’s

  • • Prince Edward Island - only 29 candidates were invited to apply as the island province takes a more cautious approach to re-opening their economy after the pandemic. All of these ITA’s were issued through the Express Entry system.

As you can see, Immigration is the key driver to Canada’s economyand is the way to go for the present.Canada is dedicated to achieving the immigration target it has set for 2020-2021-2022.

What we can say is there has never been a better chance of applying for permanent residency in Canada than the present. At Novus immigration, we have a fully licensed, knowledgeable and experienced team of RCICs who can assist you in your journey to Canada. For further information please contact us here. Complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today!