Express Entry draw figures for the February 13 draw are below.
The largest ever Express Entry draw in history took place the morning of February 13, with 27,332 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates only. For these candidates, the CRS cut-off has plummeted to a record low of 75 points.
If you received an ITA in the February 13 draw and you’re currently working on your application for permanent residence, consider attending our free livestream information session. We’ll be discussing the requirements for your PR application and taking questions from viewers — live! Get more information here.
What to make of the bizarre February 13 draw?
Our team is still trying to make sense of the bizarre February 13 Express Entry draw which is unlike any draw in Express Entry history. One possibility — and, remember, this is just one hypothesis — is that Canada may be streamlining the process for candidates who are already in Canada. This would allow the country to continue processing new permanent residents, even while COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to intensify with no immediate end in sight.
In a news release, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that the anomalous draw was part of “an effort to help more skilled workers stay in Canada and bolster our economic recovery.” A trusted legal source has indicated to Moving2Canada that there will be more measures coming, although details are not available as to what those measures may be.
Canada has set out its most ambitious immigration targets on record for 2021, yet COVID-19 restrictions have been limiting the ability for Canadian immigration programs to operate normally.
At this time, we cannot tell you when Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) candidates will be considered in a draw — or, for that matter, when the next Express Entry draw may take place. Bear in mind that today’s draw was more than five times the size of the previous record-high draw, so it is possible that there may be a break from draws.
In the meantime, we’re here to keep you updated on the latest. To stay updated on the latest developments, make sure that you’ve registered for a Moving2Canada account and subscribed to our newsletter.
You can also keep up with Canada’s travel restrictions and special pandemic immigration measures with our COVID-19 Newsfeed.
Recent Express Entry draw results
|Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
|Draw 176||February 13||27,332||75|
|Draw 175||February 10||654||720|
|Draw 174||January 21||4,626||454|
|Draw 173||January 20||374||741|
|Draw 172||January 7||4,750||461|
|Draw 171||January 6, 2021||250||813|
|Draw 170||December 23||5,000||468|
|Draw 169||December 9||5,000||469|
|Draw 168||November 25||5,000||469|
|Draw 167||November 18||5,000||472|
|Draw 166||November 5||4,500||478|
|Draw 165||October 14||4,500||471|
|Draw 164||September 30||4,200||471|
|Draw 163||September 16||4,200||472|
|Draw 162||September 2||4,200||475|
|Draw 161||August 20||3,300||454|
|Draw 160||August 19||600||771|
|Draw 159||August 6||250||415|
|Draw 158||August 5||3,900||476|
|Draw 157||July 23||3,343||445|
|Draw 156||July 22||557||687|
|Draw 155||July 8||3,900||478|
|Draw 154||June 25||3,508||431|
|Draw 153||June 24||392||696|
|Draw 152||June 11||3,559||437|
|Draw 151||June 10||341||743|
|Draw 150||May 28||3,515||440|
|Draw 149||May 27||385||757|
|Draw 148||May 15||3,371||447|
|Draw 147||May 13||529||718|
|Draw 146||May 1||3,311||452|
|Draw 145||Apr 29||589||692|
|Draw 144||Apr 16||3,782||455|
|Draw 143||Apr 15||118||808|
|Draw 142||Apr 9||3,294||464|
|Draw 141||Apr 9||606||698|
|Draw 140||Mar 23||3,232||467|
|Draw 139||Mar 19||668||720|
|Draw 138||Mar 4||3,900||471|
|Draw 137||Feb 19||4,500||470|
|Draw 136||Feb 5||3,500||472|
|Draw 135||Jan 22||3,400||471|
|Draw 134||Jan 8||3,400||473|
|Draw 133||Dec 19||3,200||469|
|Draw 132||Dec 11||3,200||472|
|Draw 131||Nov 27||3,600||471|
|Draw 130||Nov 13||3,600||472|
|Draw 129||Oct 30||3,900||475|
|Draw 128||Oct 16||500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)||357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)|
|Draw 127||Oct 2||3,900||464|
|Draw 126||Sept 18||3,600||462|
|Draw 125||Sept 4||3,600||463|
|Draw 124||Aug 20||3,600||457|
|Draw 123||Aug 12||3,600||466|
|Draw 122||July 24||3,600||459|
|Draw 121||July 10||3,600||460|
|Draw 120||June 26||3,350||462|
|Draw 119||June 12||3,350||465|
|Draw 118||May 29||3,350||470|
|Draw 117||May 15||500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)||332 (Federal Skilled Trades only)|
|Draw 116||May 1||3,350||450|
|Draw 115||April 17||3,350||451|
|Draw 114||April 3||3,350||451|
|Draw 113||March 20||3,350||452|
|Draw 112||March 6||3,350||454|
|Draw 111||February 20||3,350||457|
|Draw 110||January 30||3,350||438|
|Draw 109||January 23||3,900||443|
|Draw 108||January 9||3,900||449|