Canada invited 102,350 candidates in Express Entry in 2020


On December 9, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new all-programs draw in the Express Entry. In draw #169, IRCC issued 5,000 invitations to apply (ITAs). The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round did not change and was 469 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 4, 2020 at 22:26:05 UTC. As of December 7, 2020, there are 146,717 profiles in the Express Entry pool of candidates, 2,249 profiles more compared to the previous update. IRCC has set a new Express Entry record inviting 102,350 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada within one year. It is also possible that IRCC will hold one more draw before the holidays.