Canada’s latest Express Entry draw held on December 24, 2020. Invitations issued to 5000 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score threshold of 468. CRS requirement dropped by one point compared to the previous two draws, making it the lowest cut-off score of this year.
This is the fourth consecutive draw to issue 5,000 invitations. In just over one month that is from November 18 to December 24, a total of 20,000 invitations has been sent, breaking all previous Express Entry records.
While no reason behind these huge draws has been revealed by Canadian immigration officials, the rise in ITAs fits well with the government’s 2021 immigration goals, which plan to accept more than 400,000 new permanent residents, of whom up to 110,250 could be through Express Entry admissions.
Summary of the recent Express Entry draw
Draw date: December 24, 2020.
Program: All Program draw
Draw Number: 170
The Number of candidates who received invitations in this draw: 5000
Minimum CRS score required: 468
The total number of Applicants received ITA’s so far this year: 1, 07,350
Tie-break rule applied for this draw: June 4, 2020, at 13:39:44 UTC i.e. the candidates who have a 468 CRS score and have submitted their profile before this date and time have received the ITA.
Last 10 Draw Details: Express Entry
|Draw No||Number of ITAs||Min CRS required||Program Specified||Tie Breaking rule|
|1||23-12-2020||170||5000||468||All program||June 4, 2020 at 13:39:44 UTC|
|2||09-12-2020||169||5000||469||All program|| June 4, 2020 at 22:26:05 UTC|
|3||25-11-2020||168||5000||469||All program||October 15, 2020 at 08:50:10 UTC|
|4||18-11-2020||167||5000||472||All program||October 27, 2020 at 06:18:11 UTC|
|5||05-11-2020||166||4500||478||All program||October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC|
|6||14-10-2020||165||4500||471||All program||September 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC|
|7||30-10-2020||164||4200||471||All program||March 2, 2020 at 12:47:08 UTC|
|8||16-09-2020||163||4200||472||All program||March 09, 2020 at 13:03:40 UTC|
|9||02-09-2020||162||4200||475||All program||August 16, 2020 at 01:22:18 UTC|
|10||20-08-2020||161||3300||454||CEC||July 27, 2020 at 17:05:11 UTC|
|11||19-08-2020||160||600||771||PNP||July 24, 2020 at 11:39:23 UTC|
|12||06-08-2020||159||250||415||FSTP||June 2, 2020 at 09:35:31 UTC|
|13||05-08-2020||158||3900||476||All program||July 27, 2020 at 01:02:47 UTC|
In the last 10 draws 44, 900 candidates have received ITAs. It is the 38th draw of 2020 and takes this year’s cumulative number of ITAs to 1, 07,350 a new high for this date.