Canada is close to inviting 100,000 candidates in Express Entry

Canada is close to inviting 100,000 candidates in Express Entry

On November 25, 2020, just one week after the previous round, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new draw in Express Entry. In round #168, Canada repeated the invitation of 5,000 candidates in one draw. Inviting such a big number of candidates to apply for PR, inevitably caused the drop of the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The lowest score in this round reduced by three points and was 469. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 15, 2020, at 08:50:10 UTC. As of November 23, 2020, the Express Entry pool of candidates consists of 144,468 profiles, 2,497 profiles fewer compared to the previous update. This means that IRCC invites more candidates than the number of new registrants who join the pool. As result, it will cause a further drop in the score required to get an ITA. In 35 rounds of 2020, IRCC issued 97,350 ITAs.

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