EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW (CEC) #157: July 23, 2020
Canada conducted another Express Entry round of invitations on July 23, 2020.
A total of 3343 immigration candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in this draw.
The draw, which was restricted to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates only, had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of just 445.
It was the second invitation round held in two days and had the lowest CRS requirement of the month.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was July 12, 2020 at 15:16:55 UTC. That means all CEC candidates with a CRS score of and above 445 who had submitted their profiles before this date & time, received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in this round.
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have completed at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.
It is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for temporary foreign workers including international students. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals get a “head start” against other candidates in the Express Entry pool as it is a highly-valued factor under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
This draw brings the total ITAs issued by IRCC in 2020 to 57,700.
IRCC continues to accept submissions to the Express Entry system. Therefore, candidates who wish to submit their Express Entry profile can still do so despite coronavirus-related restrictions.
Candidates, who received invites in this draw, now have 60 calendar days to submit their complete applications for Canadian permanent residence to IRCC.
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