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3300 ITAs issued in August 20 Express Entry draw!

Entry Draw 161

In the Express Entry draw held on August 20, just a day after the previous PNP-specific draw was held, a total of 3300 Canadian Experience Class(CEC) candidates received invitations to apply. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the candidates invited in the draw was 454.
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) shifted to a pattern of alternately inviting PNP and CEC candidates after the country introducted certain restrictive measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. In the PNP-specific draw held on August 19, a total of 600 candidates received invitations to apply.
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A tie-break rule was applied in the latest draw and the timestamp given was July 27, 2020 at 11:10:05 UTC. It means the draw prioritized those candidates who had score at least 454 CRS score points and submitted their profiles before the said date and time.  With the latest draw, the total number of Express Entry invites issued by the IRCC has reaced 65750. It means despite the coronavirus crisis, the number of invitations issued this year is still high compared to the same time period in the previous two years. The country is still accepting Express Entry submissions and processing applications for permanent residence.

Canada Express Entry system

The Express Entry system of Canada aims to manage the applications for immigration under the three major federal economic programs of Canada, which are: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In the Express Entry system, immigration candidates are assessed on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) under which, a score is awarded to each candidates on the basis of various eligibility factors such as age, work experience, education and language proficiency. Candidates with the highest score receive invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the draws that are conducted regularly. The candidates with a provincial nomination get 600 additional CRS points that guarantee them an ITA in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
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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