Express Entry Draw August 6, 2020 #159

Express Entry: Canada holds rare federal skilled trades draw

Canada has held just the 7th Federal Skilled Trades Program draw since Express Entry’s launch in 2015.

by Expressway Immigration

Canada has held its second Express Entry draw in two days.

A total of 250 Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Successful FSTP candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 415 to receive an ITA.

Yesterday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an all-program draw which saw 3,900 ITAs issued to candidates with a CRS of at least 476.

Over this two day period, Canada has issued 4,150 ITAs.

This year is turning out to be a record year for Express Entry despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Canada has already issued 61,850 ITAs in 2020, which is the most invitations issued on this day compared to every other year since Express Entry launched in 2015.

Results: Rounds of invitations


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #159 – August 6, 2020

Federal Skilled Trades

Number of invitations issued: 250*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 250th or above

Date and time of round: August 6, 2020 at 13:46:53 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 415

Tie-breaking rule: June 2, 2020 at 09:35:31 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.