Express Entry: Canada issues another 4,200 ITAs

On September 16 th 2020 Canada held its 163 rd Express Entry draw, inviting immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. It is the second all-program draw in two weeks which issued 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 472 – three points less than the previous all-program draw. It is a strong indication that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigrants in 2021 and beyond!

Candidate selection for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is managed by Express Entry. Under this CRS eligible candidates age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Every two weeks a set number of the highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool. IRCC uses the tie-break rule in the draws. In the last draw, the timestamp used was March 9, 2020, at 13:03:40 UTC. All candidates with a CRS score equal to and above 472, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

Larger draws & shorter periods between draws can produce a lower minimum CRS score. A job offer is not necessarily required to immigrate to Canada or to be eligible under the Express Entry system. But the CRS does award additional points to candidates with a job offer.

The Government of Canada has a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.

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