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Canada invites 4,200 immigration candidates

The Government of Canada issued 4,200 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates having CRS 475 or above in a draw held September 2.

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 minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest invitation round was 475.The large number of invitations issued during this draw is a strong indication that Canada remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigration in 2021 and beyond.

IRCC has been issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence (ITAs) through Express Entry every fortnight for most of 2020 but has been alternating between all-program and program-specific draws. In latest draw, 300 more invitations were issued to immigration candidates.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.

IRCC used its tie-break rule in current draw. The timestamp used was September 2, 2020, at 14:17:32 UTC. This means that each one candidate with a CRS score above 475, also as those candidates with score of 475 who entered their profile within the Express Entry pool before the chosen date and time, received an ITA during this invitation round.

The tie-break rule is employed to rank candidates who have an equivalent CRS score. A candidate’s CRS score remains the first think about selecting candidates to be invited to apply for permanent residence.Factors that can affect the cut-off CRS score include the size of the draw (larger draws can produce a lower minimum CRS score) and the time between draws (shorter periods between draws can help to lower the CRS score).