4500 candidates receive invitations in October 14 Express Entry draw

In the 165th Express Entry draw held on October 14, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) issued 4500 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the draw was 471. While the number of ITAs issued has increased by 300 compared to the previous draw held on September 30, the minimum CRS score requirement remained the same as in the previous draw.

From September 2 onwards, IRCC has been conducting all-program draws in two every weeks, inviting 4200 candidates per draw. This is the first time after the February 2 draw this year, Canada is inviting 4500 candidates to apply for permanent residence.

PNP Finder

At the same time, the CRS score requirement hovered around 470 in all-program Express Entry draws this year. In the Federal Skilled Trades Program draw held on August 6, the CRS score requirement was 415 and in Canadian Experience Class-specific draws, the CRS score dipped to 440s. The PNP-specific draws, at the same time, had maintained a high CRS score requirement.

Tie-break rule was applied in the October 14 draw and the time stamp given was September 1, 2020, at 12:11:23 UTC. It means all candidates with a minimum score of 471, who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time, received invitations in the October 14 draw.

With the latest Express Entry draw, the total number Express Entry invitations issued by IRCC so far this year has reached 82,850. This is so far the highest number of ITAs to be issued in any year during the same time period.

Canada Express Entry system

Canada Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under the three major economic immigration programs of the country, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class as well as some Provincial Nominee Programs.

Each candidate who submit a profile to the Express Entry system is awarded a Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score based on various factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability etc. The candidates with the highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
165 October 14 4500 471
164 September 30 4200 471
163 September 16 4200 472
162 September 2 4200 475
161 August 20 3300 454(CEC-specific draw)
160 August 19 600 771(PNP-specific draw)
159 August 6 250 415(FSTP-specific draw)
158 August 5 3900 476
157 July 24 3343 445(CEC-specific draw)
156 July 22 557 687(PNP-specific draw)
155 July 8 3900 478
154 June 25 3508 431(CEC-specific draw)
153 June 24 392 696(PNP-specific draw)
152 June 11 3551 437(CEC-specific draw)
151 June 10 341 743(PNP-specific draw)
150 May 28 3515 440(CEC-specific draw)
149 May 27 385 757(PNP-specific draw)
148 May 15 3371 447(CEC-specific draw)
147 May 13 529 718(PNP-specific draw)
146 May 1 3311 452(CEC-specific draw)
145 April 29 589 692(PNP-specific draw)
144 April 16 3782 455 (CEC-specific draw)
143 April 15 118 808(PNP-specific draw)
142 April 9 3,294 464(CEC-specific draw)
141 April 9 606 698(PNP-specific draw)
140 March 23 3232 467 (CEC-specific draw)
139 March 18   668 720(PNP-specific draw)
138 March 4 3900 471
137 February 19 4500 470
136 February 5 3500 472
135 January 22 3400 471
134 January 8 3400 473

 

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