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250 Federal Skilled Trades candidates have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 159th Express Entry draw on August 6th, 2020. Invitations were issued to candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades (FST) stream of the Express Entry system only.  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 415.

Draw Number: 159
Draw Date: August 6th, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 250
Minimum CRS: 415
Program Specified: Federal Skilled Trades
Tie-breaking rule: June 2nd, 2020

Federal Skilled Trades Invited

In the 159th Express Entry draw, the IRCC extended invitations to candidates under the Federal Skilled Trades stream of Express Entry. This was the second Express Entry draw in two days.

This draw saw 250 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates with a CRS score of 415 points or higher.

In the last two days, the federal government has issued 4,150 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has issued more ITAs through Express Entry this year than any other. So far, the Canadian federal government has invited 61,850 eligible candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, and we are hopeful that this number will continue to rise in the coming months.

Anya Leibovitch

Anya Leibovitch is a writer, editor, and translator based in Montreal. She writes about the city’s tech and literary scene, as well as immigration.

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