5000 ITAs issued in Canada’s largest Express Entry draw

In the largest draw of the history of the Express Entry system of Canada held on November 18, a total of 5000 immigration candidates received Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. With the latest Express Entry draw, Canada has already surpassed the Express Entry immigration targets set for the year, as the total number of Express Entry invites issued in 2020 so far has hit 92,350. This is the highest number of Express Entry invites issued in any single year.

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The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for candidates to receive an ITA in the November 18 Express Entry draw was 472. A tie-break rule was applied in the draw and the time stamp given was October 27 at 06:18:11 UTC. It means the draw prioritized those who had a minimum CRS score of 472 and submitted their profiles before the said date and time.

The high number of Express Entry invites issued aligns with Canada’s plan to admit a record number of new immigrants through Express Entry between 2021 and 2023, as outlined in the new Immigration Levels Plan. The impact of Coronavirus pandemic on Express Entry draws is minimal at present as Canada continues to invite a high number of candidates through Express Entry and process applications.

Canada Express Entry

Canada Express Entry system manages applications for immigration to Canada under the three major federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Each Express Entry candidate is assessed on the basis of various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, English and French language proficiency and awarded a score out of 1200 under the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS). The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This year, the CRS cut-off score in all-program Express Entry draws has been hovering above 470 for most of the all-program draws. The lowest CRS score required in any draw this year was 415 in the August 8 draw that exclusively targeted Skilled Trades candidates.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
167 November 18 5000 472
166 November 5 4500 478
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

Canada Express Entry offers simple and fast-track pathway for international skilled workers to migrate to the country. Check your eligibility for Express Entry migration by our free online assessment form.

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