IRCC invited 4,750 candidates in the Express Entry draw #172


On January 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published the results of the Express Entry draw from January 7. In draw #172, IRCC issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 4,750 candidates under the Canadian Experience Class. The cut-off score in this round was 461 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC. In ten CEC-specific rounds in 2020, IRCC invited 34,215 candidates. In 2021, Canada already issued 5,000 invitations to apply in the Express Entry. Should IRCC continue the practice of program-specific draws, we can expect a further drop of CRS required to get an ITA.