EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #164: September 30, 2020
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held 164th Express Entry draw on September 30.
Total 4,200 immigration candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency in this invitation round.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 471 – a reduction of 1 point over the previous all-program draw held on September 16.
Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates were among those who received invitations in this draw.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.
This invitation round saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on March 2, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score of and above 471, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the said date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.
Canada has now issued over 78,350 ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2020, which is well above the number of invitations that were issued at the same time in 2018 as well as 2017.
The large number of Invitations issued by IRCC in previous two draws is a strong sign that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigrants in the coming years.
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