Express Entry Draw 164 | 4,200 invitations to Apply issued | September 30, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC
Express Entry Draw #164 was held on September 30, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC. The previous Express Entry draw was held on September 16, 2020. As no program was specified for the latest draw, “candidates from all Express Entry programs were eligible for this round of invitations”.
2020 Total ITAs issued
Draw 164 brings the total number of ITAs issued so far of this year to 78,350 in federal skilled worker.
The high number of ITAs issued in the latest draw proves that Canada remains committed to maintaining high level of immigration in 2020.
|Date and time of round||September 30, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC|
|Immigration Program||Federal Express Entry|
|CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited||471|
|Number of invitations issued||4200|
This immigration draw was counted as the 164th Express Entry draw. This draw was also the 31st draw of the year 2020, and the 5th all-program draw after the lockdown imposed due to COVID-19.
In this draw, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates were among the successful ones. It is the third time that the FSWP candidates are successful in the Express Entry draws for the getting the Canadian Immigration.
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score:
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 471. The drop of point 1 was seen as compared to the previous all-program draws, the previous draw was held on September 16th, 2020.
These 4,200 invitations to Apply (ITAs) give a strong hint that Canada is one the track of commitment, and the country will project the high levels of immigration plans in the coming years.
The Express Entry system of Canada is responsible for managing the three primary immigration streams of Canada. The three streams which the Express Entry manages are also referred to as the economic immigration streams. The immigration programs under the Express Entry are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
In the federal Express Entry system, the eligible candidates for the immigration streams, and also for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are allotted points that are based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) assesses the applicants on multiple factors. The valuation factors are age, education, skilled work experience, language proficiency in French or English. The candidates who get the highest scores, receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. In 2020, Canada has issued over 78,350 ITAs so far, but, if we compare it to the year 2017, ITAs sent at that year were around 69,420. This graph illustrates the Immigration levels plan and actual ITAs.
The tie-breaking rule was also implemented in this draw. The date used was of March 2, 2020, and time 12:37:25 UTC. This suggests that the candidates who have a CRS score of 471, and above, who submitted their profiles before the above-mentioned date and time, they received an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Express Entry draws usually involve the candidates from all the three immigration programs, but due to lockdown and travel sanctions, the changes in the policies were observed.
Express Entry draws held so far in 2020
|Draw Number||Date||Number of ITAs issued||Minimum CRS score|
|161||August 20||3300||454(CEC-specific draw)|
|160||August 19||600||771(PNP-specific draw)|
|159||August 6||250||415(FSTP-specific draw)|
|157||July 24||3343||445(CEC-specific draw)|
|156||July 22||557||687(PNP-specific draw)|
|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)|
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