Canada | PR Visa | Express Entry | Express Entry Draw #170: 5000 Candidates received invitations

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

S.NoDraw date
Draw NoNumber of ITAsMin CRS requiredProgram SpecifiedTie Breaking rule
123-12-20201705000468All programJune 4, 2020 at 13:39:44 UTC 
209-12-20201695000469All program June 4, 2020 at 22:26:05 UTC
325-11-20201685000469All programOctober 15, 2020 at 08:50:10 UTC
418-11-20201675000472All program October 27, 2020 at 06:18:11 UTC
505-11-20201664500478All programOctober 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC
614-10-20201654500471All programSeptember 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC
730-10-20201644200471All programMarch 2, 2020 at 12:47:08 UTC
816-09-20201634200472All programMarch 09, 2020 at 13:03:40 UTC
902-09-20201624200475All programAugust 16, 2020 at 01:22:18 UTC
1020-08-20201613300454CEC July 27, 2020 at 17:05:11 UTC
1119-08-2020160600771PNPJuly 24, 2020 at 11:39:23 UTC
1206-08-2020159250415FSTPJune 2, 2020 at 09:35:31 UTC
1305-08-20201583900476All programJuly 27, 2020 at 01:02:47 UTC
Express Entry: Last 10 draw Details

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. 

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