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4500 candidates invited in November 5 Express Entry draw

Express Entry draw

In the Express Entry draw held on November 5, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 4500 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 478. This is the third time Canada is inviting 4500 candidates in a single Express Entry draw, the highest number of invitations issued at a time this year.
As per the newly announced Immigration Levels Plan of Canada, the country will be welcoming more than 400,000 new immigrants every year between 2021 and 2023. Of the total number of new immigrants to be admitted in a year, more than 100,000 will be admitted through the Federal High Skilled category immigration programs managed under the Express Entry.
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As in the previous draws, the IRCC applied a tie-break rule in the latest draw too, and the time-stamp given was October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC. It means those candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time were prioritized in the draw.
Another specialty of the latest Express Entry draw was that as per a new change in the CRS points system, French-speaking candidates received 25 points for their language skills, up from 15 points, and bilingual candidates received 50 points, up from 30 points.
With the latest draw, the total number of ITAs issued so far this year has reached 87350. It indicates that the Express Entry is about to set another record this year in terms of the number of ITAs issued.

 Canada Express Entry system

Canada Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under three major federal economic immigration programs, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and Canadian Experience Class, as well as some Provincial Nominee Programs. Each Express Entry candidate is awarded a CRS score based on various eligibility factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability etc. and the highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. This year, the CRS cut-off score has been hovering around 470 in most of the Express Entry draws. The lowest CRS cut-off score this year was 415, in the draw that exclusively targeted Federal Skilled Trades Program candidates. Those candidates nominated by the PNPs receive 600 additional CRS score points. That guarantees them to an invitation to apply for provincial nomination in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
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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