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5,000 Express Entry candidates have received Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 168th Express Entry draw on November 25, 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 469, down 3 points from the last draw.

Draw Number: 168
Draw Date: November 25, 2020
Number of Invitations Issued: 5,000
Minimum CRS: 469
Program Specified: None
Tie-breaking rule: October 15, 2020

Lowest CRS Cut-Off Score in All-Program Draw in 2020

In this latest draw, the Canadian federal government has issued another 5,000 invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates. The CRS cut-off score for this draw was 469, dropping 3 points from the last all-program draw on November 18. This is the lowest CRS cut-off score we’ve seen in an all-program draw since December 2019.

For the second week in a row, the Canadian government has issued 5,000 invitations for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system. This is the highest number of invitations issued in a single draw in Express Entry history.

With the Canadian government pledging to admit more than 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years, it is likely that we will continue to see more frequent Express Entry draws with higher numbers of invitations than ever before.

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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