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August 5 all-program Express Entry draw invites 3900 candidates

Express Entry draw

In the second all-program Express Entry draw after Canada introduced special restrictions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, which was held on August 2, a total of 3900 candidates received Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for the immigration candidates to receive invitations in the latest Express Entry draw was 476. This is two points lower compared to the CRS cut-off score for the previous all-program Express Entry draw held on July 8, which was 478.
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Though the pattern of Express Entry draws has underwent certain temporary changes in response to coronavirus pandemic, the number of invitations issued in the draw has remained high throughout the draws held in 2020. In most of the draws, the number of invitations issued was 3900. In the first two draws of the year held in January, the number of invitations issued was 3400 each. In February, IRCC held a draw that invited a record-breaking 4500 candidates. Between March and August, a total of 21 draws were held that issued invitations to 40,000 candidates. With the latest draw, the total number of Express Entry invitations issued so far this year has reached 61600.
A tie-break rule was applied in the draw and the time stamp given was July 27, at 01:02:47 UTC. It means the draw prioritized those candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time.

Canada Express Entry system

The Express Entry system of Canada is the federal immigration system that streamlines applications for immigration under the three main federal economic immigration programs, which are the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)  and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The eligible candidates are assessed and ranked on the basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), under which, each candidate is awarded a score based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, language proficiency etc. The highest scoring candidates receive invitations in the Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
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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