4,500 invitations to apply (ITA) have been issued today in the largest ever draw held by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 470 or higher are invited to apply for permanent residence. The 2020 ITA target for the government of Canada is 85,800 new permanent residents which explains the large number of invitations issued in the draw. Today’s draw also marks the 137th round of invitations since the Express Entry system began and the fourth draw of 2020 already issuing 14,800 ITAs.
IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of January 13th, 2020, at 10:52:52 UTC. This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score of 470 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 470 or above who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected tie-breaking date and time will receive an invitation in this round. Please note that on January 1st, 2020, IRCC revised how much money you need to settle in Canada. You may need to update your settlement funds in your Express Entry profile.
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