Express Entry Draw #165 October 14, 2020 | Express Entry Canada

Published on October 14th, 2020 at 10:00pm

Canada has now issued 82,850 ITAs this year

4,500 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 165th Express Entry draw on October 14, 2020.

Canada’s new Express Entry draw ties for the all-time biggest draw ever.

A total of 4,500 invitations went to Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 471.

The CRS requirement is the same as the previous Express Entry draw held on September 30.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been holding draws of 4,200 every two weeks since September 2. The immigration department has not had a draw of this size since February.

Invitations were issued to candidates in all three of the economic immigration streams managed by the Express Entry system, including Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 471.

Draw Number: 165
Draw Date: October 14, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 4,500
Minimum CRS: 471
Program Specified: None
Tie-breaking rule: September 1, 2020

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #165 – October 14, 2020

No program specified

Number of invitations issued: 4,500Footnote*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above

Date and time of round: October 14, 2020 at 13:03:22 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471

Tie-breaking rule: September 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.


CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of October 12, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 454
501-600 382
451-500 24,234
491-500 292
481-490 702
471-480 2,409
461-470 10,596
451-460 10,235
401-450 42,881
441-450 9,742
431-440 9,803
421-430 7,129
411-420 7,666
401-410 8,541
351-400 48,095
301-350 25,023
0-300 3,269
Total 144,338

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.