On 14 October, 2020 Canadian government draws the express entry pool. In this draw all programs, meaning that candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) programs, including Provincial Nominees, were considered.  In this Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will be issued to 4,500 candidates, making this draw tied as the largest in Express Entry history. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw held steady at 471 points. The tie-breaking rule for this draw was applied to profiles at 471 points submitted after September 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC.

Express entry: express entry is a program for the skilled workers who wants to live, work and settle in the Canada. The eligible candidates can get the permanent residence in Canada under express entry program.

They ranked candidates in express entry pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

The instructions include:

Which immigration programs are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for instance only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Results: Rounds of invitations:

Ministerial instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the express entry system #165 on 14 October, 2020

No program specified

Number of invitations issued: 4,500

Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,500th or above

Date and time of round: October 14, 2020 at 13:03:22 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471

Tie-breaking rule: September 1, 2020 at 12:11:23 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Immigration policies and programs open, close, and transform year-to-year (and in 2020, sometimes day-to-day) as the economic and demographic needs of different locations shift. Express Entry is a system built with this in mind, to transform and change to respond to external events in Canada and around the world. While COVID-19 may be one of the most extreme examples of such an event, it is not an outlier pushing Express Entry into chaos, but rather an example of how Express Entry is built to adapt. 

About the Express entry CRS scores:

The Comprehensive Ranking System is a score out of 1,200 used to benchmark federal economic applicants against one another. It’s a part of the Express Entry mechanism, which was launched in January 2015 to process Canadian permanent residence applications. The score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. 

To enter the pool the candidate must be eligible for the program under the categories- federal skilled worker, federal trade worker, and Canadian experience class. Candidates who obtain a provincial nomination through one of the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams receive 600 additional CRS points and an ITA at a subsequent draw from the pool. The CRS scores depend on various factors such as:

These factors take into account:

If you are in express entry pool but do not receive your ITA improve your CRS scores. To improve you CRS scores must visit to our office we will give you the tips to improve your CRS scores.

When will the next Express Entry draw take place?

There is no public schedule of future Express Entry draws. Therefore it is not possible to know for certain exactly when the next Express Entry draw will take place. However, IRCC has historically tended to conduct Express Entry draws usually on Wednesdays or about every two weeks. However, Express Entry draws can, and do, takes place on other days of the week, and sometimes there is a long or short gap between one Express Entry draw and the subsequent, or previous, draw.


Candidates who have education, experience and skill in particular trade can apply for express entry. Eligible Candidates in express entry pool will received an ITA from Canadian government. The Canadian government welcomes the people from all walks of like to work and settle in Canada and make a contribution in their social and economic life of the country. CWC is an eminent and above the board immigration consultants. We are delivering our services in an ethical way. If you want to improve your CRS scores must visit our office. We are specialist in permanent residence.