Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced an all program Express Entry draw encompassing candidates in Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Today’s draw (158th) was held at 13:10:05 UTC. 3,900 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 476 received an invitation to apply (ITA). Today’s CRS cut-off score decreased by 2 points compared to the previous all-program draw which took place on July 8th, 2020.
The draw today brings the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 to 61,600. This signifies that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is committed to reaching its immigration targets for 2020.
IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of July 27, 2020, at 01:02:47 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score of 476 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 476 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.
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