Express Entry #164: 4,200 immigration candidates are invited

Canada held its 164th Express Entry draw on September 30.

The candidates of the Federal Skilled Worker Program were among the successful candidates for the third consecutive draw today.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round was 471, drop of one point over the previous draw held on September 16.

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


In the Express Entry system, eligible candidates for the FSWC, FSTC, CEC programs, and some Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates are scored based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, or CRS.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break rule in today’s draw; candidates had to have submitted their profiles before March 2, 2020 at 12:37:25 UTC. This means that all candidates with CRS scores above 471, as well as those with scores of 471 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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