Latest Express Entry draw invites 4,200 candidates for Canadian permanent residency

The Canadian government issued 4,200 invitations to the Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency in a draw held on September 2.

Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program were among the successful candidates for today. The latest Express Entry draw, held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall draw.

In this latest invitation round, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 475, a 1-point decrease over the previous all-program draw held August 5.

The 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence are the most frequently issued in the Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued before the coronavirus pandemic during the invitation round of 19 February 2020. The many invitations issued today are a strong indication that Canada remains committed to accommodating high immigration levels in 2021 and beyond.

For the most part of 2020, IRCC issued 3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence (ITAs) every two weeks through Express Entry but alternated between all-program and programme-specific draws. In today’s draw the immigration candidates were issued 300 more invitations.

Express Entry is the application program that handles the pool of applicants for the three main classes of Canadian economic immigration — the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)  and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

A set number of the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for a permanent Canadian residence through regular pool draws. Typically, these invitation rounds occur biweekly, and the vast majority involve candidates from all three categories managed by Express Entry.

Today’s draw was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings a new record for this date to the total number of ITAs issued this year at 69,950.

In today’s draw, RCC employed its tie-break rule. The timestamp used was at 14:17:32 UTC, September 2, 2020. This means that in this invitation round, all candidates with a CRS score above 475, as well as those candidates with scores of 475 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the date and time chosen, received an ITA.

The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates with the same score on CRS. The CRS score of a candidate remains the primary factor in selecting candidates to be called upon to apply for permanent residence.

The scale of the draw (larger draws can yield a lower minimum CRS score) and the time between draws (shorter times between drawings may tend to reduce the CRS score) are considerations that can influence the cut-off CRS score.

Under the CRS of Express Entry, qualifying applicants for each class are given a score that awards points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and English or French proficiency.  Learn how you can boost your CRS score right here!

Although a job offer is not necessary to apply under the Express Entry system, additional points are awarded by the CRS to candidates with one.

The Government of Canada has a six-month period for handling applications for permanent residency submitted through the Express Entry system.

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