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4,500 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 165th Express Entry draw on October 14, 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.

Draw Number: 165
Draw Date: October 14, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 4,500
Minimum CRS: 471
Program Specified: None
Tie-breaking rule: September 1, 2020

A Return to Regular All-Program Draws

In the 165th 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 4,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates with a CRS score of 471 points or higher. This is a significant increase from the last draw in which 4,200 ITAs were issued. We expect this trend to continue as Canada’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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