Express Entry Draw #163 Results: 4,200 Invitations Issued on September 16th, 2020

New Express Entry Draw Targets 4,200 Candidates as Canada Passes 70,000 Invites for 2020

Last Updated on September 16, 2020

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #163 – September 16, 2020

No program specified

Number of invitations issued: 4,200

Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,200th or above

Date and time of round: September 16, 2020 at 07:25:09 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472

Tie-breaking rule: March 09, 2020 at 13:03:40 UTC

Minimum CRS Scores For 2020 All-Program Draws

Canada has conducted a second-consecutive all-program Express Entry draw issuing Invitations to Apply to 4,200 candidates.

The September 16 draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 472 points, three points lower than the previous all-program draw.

This draw, and the previous draw on September 2, are jointly the second-largest Express Entry draws of all time.

The largest Express Entry draw took place on February 19, 2020, when 4,500 ITAs were issued with a minimum CRS score of 470 points.

ITAs Issued In Last 10 Express Entry Draws

Conducting a second major draw represents a statement of intent by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), that its policy of increasing immigration levels will continue into 2021, despite the COVID-19 crisis.

ITAs Issued In Last 10 Express Entry Draws

 

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 14, 2020

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-1200331
501-600302
451-50023,295
491-500259
481-490471
471-4803,914
461-4709,182
451-4609,469
401-45042,452
441-4509,367
431-4409,602
421-4307,214
411-4207,728
401-4108,541
351-40048,830
301-35025,490
0-3003,318
Total144,018

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

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