Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry | Latest Express Entry Draw #165: 4,500 Candidates received invitations.

The latest Express Entry of Canada draw held on October 14 ties for the highest all-time draw ever. The previous largest draw held on February 19(Draw# 137), with a minimum cut-off score of 470 in that draw.

With a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score threshold of 471, a total of 4,500 invitations went to Express Entry candidates. The criteria for the CRS is the same as the earlier Express Entry draw conducted on 30 September.

Since September 2, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding 4,200 draws every fortnight after Corona caused restrictions across the globe. Since February, the immigration department has not had a draw of this scale.

The three federal economic level programs; the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are managed by Canada’s immigration application management system known as Express Entry.

A score based on the CRS is given to candidates in those programs, including certain Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Points are awarded based on a candidate’s human capital factors, such as age, education, work experience, and language ability

IRCC conducts draws and pick the highest-ranking candidates from the pool. The selected candidates receive invitations to apply for a Canadian PR Visa.

Summary of the recent Express Entry draw

Draw date: October 14, 2020.

Program: All Program draw

Draw Number: 165

The Number of FSWP candidates invited in this draw: 4,500

Minimum CRS score required: 471

The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 82, 580

Tie-break rule applied for this draw: September 1, 2020, at 12:11:23 UTC. i.e. the candidates with 471 score and have submitted their profile before this date and time have received the ITA.

It is the 32nd draw of 2020 and takes this year’s cumulative number of ITAs to 82,580, a new high for this date. 

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