Express Entry #163: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

Express Entry #163: Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

4,200 invitations to apply are issued in the new Express Entry draw on September 16, 2020, and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round was 472.

The latest Express entry draw was the second all-program draw Canada has held in two weeks and was organized by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) overall.

This was the second biggest draw issued after the the biggest draw issued 4,500 ITAs on February 19.


Canada’s main three categories are managed under the Express Entry System are: –

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break rule in today’s draw; candidates had to have submitted their profiles before March 9, 2020, at 13:03:40 UTC. This means that all candidates with CRS scores above 472, as well as those with scores of 472 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an ITA.


Candidates are ranked in the pool based on the CRS that considers 4 main factors: –

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Skilled work experience
  4. Proficiency in English or French

While a job offer is not required in order to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the CRS does award additional points to candidates who have one.

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