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Express Entry: Canada Invites 4,200 Immigration Candidates

FSWP candidates were included in today's draw. Canada has now issued 69,950 invitations to apply for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in 2020.

 

The Government of Canada issued 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a draw held September 2.

Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates were among today’s successful candidates. The latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 475, a decrease of 1 point over the previous all-program draw held August 5.

The 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence is the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued prior to the coronavirus pandemic during the February 19, 2020 invitation round. The large number of invitations issued today is a strong indication that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration in 2021 and beyond.

IRCC has been issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence (ITAs) through Express Entry every two weeks for most of 2020 but has been alternating between all-program and program-specific draws. In today’s draw, 300 more invitations were issued to immigration candidates.

Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Program(FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

A set number of the highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool. These invitation rounds typically take place every two weeks and the vast majority involve candidates from all three Express Entry-managed categories.

Today’s draw was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 69,950 a new record for this date.