Canada has held a third -all program Express Entry draw on September 2, inviting 4,200 Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada since March 4. First draw was held on July 8 since March. In the previous draw 3900 candidates were invited that held on August 5.
This latest express entry draw witnessed the largest number of invitations in the pandemic era and second largest number of invitations being invited in this year so far with 4200 invitations. 4500 invitations were issued in a draw held on February 19, 2020.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: September 2, 2020.
Program: All Program – FSWP, FSTP, CEC and PNP
Draw Number: 162
The Number of candidates invited in this draw: 4,200
Minimum CRS score required: 475
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 69,950
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: August 16, 2020 at 01:22:18 UTC. I.e. The candidates with 475 score and have submitted their profile before this date and time have received the ITA.
It is the 29th draw of 2020 and takes this year’s cumulative number of ITAs to 69,950, a new high for this date. 51, 285 ITAs issued in 2017, whereas 43,500 ITAs in 2018 and 41,800 ITAs in 2019 were issued respectively.