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4,200 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 164th Express Entry draw on September 30, 2020. Invitations were issued to candidates in all three of the economic immigration streams managed by the Express Entry system, including Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 471, down one point since the last all-program draw.

Draw Number: 164
Draw Date: September 30, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 4,200
Minimum CRS: 471
Program Specified: None
Tie-breaking rule: March 2, 2020

All Express Entry Candidates Considered

In the 164th Express Entry draw, the IRCC extended invitations to candidates across all three economic immigration streams under Express Entry. This is a positive sign that Canada is returning to more regular Express Entry draws. 

This Express Entry draw saw 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates with a CRS score of 471 points or higher, down one point from the last all-program draw.

The Canadian government is continuing to implement measures to make it easier for qualified candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. We will continue to update our readers on the latest Express Entry draws as the information becomes available.

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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