Express Entry Draw #166: 4500 Invitations Issued in Another All Program Draw

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An all-program draw was held on November 5th which saw invitations for 4,500 applicants through the Express Entry programs

Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 478 to be invited in this invitation round, a 7 point increase from the draw held on September 30th . 4,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for this draw. Canada has now issued over 87,350 ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2020.

Today’s tie break rule had a timestamp of October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC. The tie-breaking rule is used by IRCC to rank candidates who have the same score. As per this draw’s tie-breaking rule, those candidates with scores of 478 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before October 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC receive an ITA in this round. 

Canada recently announced the 2021-2023 immigration plan which has a strong focus on economic immigration programs, with 58% of expected immigrants being admitted under economic class programs. Express Entry is one of the economic programs under which Canada will be inviting individuals for Canadian permanent residency. Canada is expecting to welcome over 400,000 new permanent residents every year, and more than 100,000 of these new immigrants will be through the Express-Entry managed programs.

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry system is an application system that manages the pool of candidates applying for Canadian economic immigration. The Express Entry system facilitates economic immigration through the following three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express Entry is a two stage process, which starts with the creation of an express entry profile. A CRS Score is calculated for candidates which determines their rank in the pool. Periodic Express Entry draws are held by IRCC to invite candidates with certain scores. If you meet the express entry draw score, you are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. 

Did you get an invitation to apply in this express entry draw? We can help you with Stage 2 of the application. Our process is simple – we start with a consultation before we take your case. Any fees you pay for consultations will be adjusted in the total cost of our full-representation service. 

Do you want to apply through Express Entry or other Canadian Immigration Programs? Get started by booking a consultation. It is important to understand if your profile meets basic eligibility for this program and whether or not you have good prospects to immigrate through this program. 

You can also request a quote for immigration services from C&A. Due to volume of requests, we may not respond to you if you do not qualify for our services. 


Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
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