Canada Invites 4200 Candidates In Its 162nd Express Entry Draw
Canada has so far issued 69,950 invitations to apply for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in 2020. FSWP candidates were also included in the latest draw.
The Canadian government issued 4200 ITAs for Canada PR in Express Entry draw held on Sep 2, 2020 with the latest CRS of minimum 475.
The latest Express Entry draw was the third all-program draw since March 18 and the 162nd overall held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence is the most issued in an Express Entry round since 4,500 were issued prior to the coronavirus pandemic during the February 19, 2020 invitation round. The large number of invitations issued today is a strong indication that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration in 2021 and beyond.
Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
This draw was the 29th draw of 2020 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 69,950 a new record for this date. Eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s CRS, which awards points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French
The Government of Canada has a processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.