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Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2020

Canada Express Entry  Latest Draw 2020

The Latest Express Entry Draw #166Express Entry Next Draw Result

  • Number of Invitation to Apply (ITA) issued: 4,500
  • Date of Round: 5th Nov, 2020
  • CRS score required: 478 Points or above
  • Tie Break Rule: Oct 26, 2020 at 22:44:19 UTC


With the labor shortage and aging population in Canada, there is a red carpet pitched for the foreign nationals to immigrate. This was witnessed in the Comprehensive Rankings Score (CRS) of 478 points announced on 5th November, 2020, through the 166 Express Entry Draw. This means that all those candidates who secured 478 points or above in the Express Entry CRS point calculation total are eligible to apply for the PR status of Canada. Further, there were a total of 4,500 applications that were issued the ITAs.

The government of Canada has high plans for immigration as per the Canada Immigration Plan 2020 - 2022 as it expects that there will be more than one million new Permanent Residency (PR) status holders in the country. This plan was announced in Oct 2018, and since then the Express Entry Draws have witnessed a massive invitations splurge. There have been a series of Low Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score requirements to fill in the gap of skilled workers admitted through the Express Entry Program.

In line with the Plan, the target for the year 2020 is set for 3,41,000 new Permanent Residency (PR) status holders. Therefore, just like 2019, the year 2020 is also expected to be a record-breaking year with respect to immigration in the country. The month of January has already paved the way for a good immigration rate this year with 6,800 Invitation to Apply (ITA)s being sent in the first month itself.

In the recent Canada Express Entry Draw #166, there were a total of 4,500 applications which were sent Invitation to Apply (ITA)s, the number of invites with this has gone up to 87,350 in 2020 so far. The higher frequency of draws and a large number of Invitation to Apply (ITA)s has made the year 2020 a golden year so far.

For this enhanced immigration swing, we cannot say that it is only Express Entry Program that has paid a consequential role, but there has been a large number of immigration which has happened through provincial nominee programs (PNP) as well. There has been a large number of invitations issued in the province of Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba as well. In the month of January 2019, Saskatchewan province saw a whopping 362 invites being sent. The score for Ontario went as low as 439 points, and there was 1493 Notification of Interest (NOI)s being issued in the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream with separate invitations of 470 issued through the French-Speaking Skilled worker's category.

To sum, there is not an iota of doubt that this is the year for immigration to Canada and the benefits of eased immigration process by the Canadian government should be properly utilized at this moment.

The Canadian Express Entry system provides a pathway to thousands of skilled professionals to immigrate to Canada. It is one of the most popular immigration programs in the world for those who yearn for permanent residency status in Canada while enjoying many citizenships like benefits. Besides offering quicker processing times, this federal immigration system is the key pathway for Canadian permanent residency, as the candidates who get selected in the Express Entry System become eligible to receive the Invitation to Apply for PR in Canada.

Canada has the seventh-largest economy in the world and also, by far, it’s the best country in the world to immigrate. The Canadian economy has a commitment to diversity which is unmatched. It is not just a strong and powerful country despite the diversities it is a fulfilling one too, owing to the great living standards and employment opportunities it provides.

The IRCC, Canada’s top immigration body has always meticulously handled immigration concerns of all it’s fellow applicants. For the same reason, the Express Entry program is updated regularly since it has been developed. The rules and parameters by which the applicants are accessed have witnessed changes from time to time and have been set differently especially in the last few months.

We at Signature Visas comprise the best Canada immigration professionals who always stay up-to-date with the latest developments. We do not hide anything from you rather we demystify the immigration process and make it much more transparent for you, thus providing the best Canada immigration help to our clients. Today we enjoy a great reputation in the world among other Canadian immigrant professionals because our experts provide you with the latest information and assistance like no other. We do not follow any obsolete methods or provide you with outdated facts and information which helps you stay on top of the latest developments in Canada immigration.

Express Entry Draw: 2020

Highest CRS score in 2020: 808
Lowest CRS Score in 2020: 415

Draw # Date No of Invitations CRS Score
Draw 166 Nov 5, 2020 4,500 478
Draw 165 Oct 14, 2020 4,500 471
Draw 164 Sept 30, 2020 4,200 471
Draw 163 Sept 16, 2020 4,200 472
Draw 162 Sept 2, 2020 4,200 475
Draw 161 August 20, 2020 3,300 454
Draw 160 August 19, 2020 600 771
Draw 159 August 6, 2020 250 (Federal Skilled Trades Program Specific) 415
Draw 158 August 5, 2020 3,900 476
Draw 157 July 23, 2020 3,343 445
Draw 156 July 22, 2020 557 687
Draw 155 July 8, 2020 3,900 478
Draw 154 June 25, 2020 3,508(For Canadian Experience Class) 431
Draw 153 June 24, 2020 392 696
Draw 152 June 11, 2020 3,559(For Canadian Experience Class) 437
Draw 151 June 10, 2020 341 743
Draw 150 May 28, 2020 3,515(For Canadian Experience Class) 440
Draw 149 May 27, 2020 385 757
Draw 148 May 15, 2020 3,371(For Canadian Experience Class) 447
Draw 147 May 13, 2020 529 718
Draw 146 May 1, 2020 3,311(For Canadian Experience Class) 452
Draw 145 April 29, 2020 598 692
Draw 144 April 16, 2020 3,782(For Canadian Experience Class) 455
Draw 143 April 15, 2020 118 808
Draw 142 April 9, 2020 3,294(For Canadian Experience Class) 464
Draw 141 April 9, 2020 606 698
Draw 140 March 23, 2020 3,232(For Canadian Experience Class) 467
Draw 139 March 18, 2020 668 720
Draw 138 March 4, 2020 3,900 471
Draw 137 February 19, 2020 4,500 470
Draw 136 February 5, 2020 3,500 472
Draw 135 January 22, 2020 3,400 471
Draw 134 January 8, 2020 3,400 473

Express Entry Draw: 2019

Highest CRS score in 2019: 475
Lowest CRS Score in 2019: 438

Draw # Date No of Invitations CRS Score
Draw 133 December 19, 2019 3,200 469
Draw 132 December 11, 2019 3,200 472
Draw 131 November 27, 2019 3,600 471
Draw 130 November 13, 2019 3,600 472
Draw 129 October 30, 2019 3,900 475
Draw 128 October 16, 2019 500 (FST Class candidates invited) 357
Draw 127 October 2, 2019 3,900 464
Draw 126 September 18, 2019 3,600 462
Draw 125 September 4, 2019 3,600 463
Draw 124 August 20, 2019 3,600 457
Draw 123 August 12, 2019 3,600 466
Draw 122 July 24, 2019 3,600 459
Draw 121 July 10, 2019 3,600 460
Draw 120 June 26, 2019 3,350 462
Draw 119 June 12, 2019 3,350 465
Draw 118 May 29, 2019 3,350 470
Draw 117 May 15, 2019 500 (Federal Skilled Trade Class specific draw) 332
Draw 116 May 1, 2019 3,350 450
Draw 115 17th April 2019 3,350 451
Draw 114 03rd April 2019 3,350 451
Draw 113 20th March 2019 3,350 452
Draw 112 06th March 2019 3,350 454
Draw 111 20th February 2019 3,350 457
Draw 110 30th January 2019 3,350 438
Draw 109 23rd January 2019 3,900 443
Draw 108 09th January 2019 3,900 449

Express Entry Latest Draws: 2018

Draw #


No of Invitations

CRS Score

Draw 103

29th October 2018



Draw 102




Draw 101




Draw 100 (FSTC)




Draw 99




Draw 98




Draw 97




Draw 96




Draw 95




Draw 94




Draw 93




Draw 92




Draw 91 (PNP)




Draw 91 (FSTC)




Draw 90




Draw 89




Draw 88




Draw 87




Draw 86




Draw 85




Draw 84




Draw 83




Draw 82




Draw 81




The number of applications for PR has seen an upward growth since the government has revealed its latest immigration plans. On 1st November 2017 government announced its Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020. This new policy commits to increase the numbers of applications accepted to around 2,50,0000 over the period of the next three years from programs like Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class. The government also plans to increase the number of permanent residents through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to about 3,41,000 by the end of 2020. In the line of these plans, more invitations are expected to be issued over the coming months. This development shall prove a lot beneficial to individuals and families planning to get permanent residency in Australia.

Express Entry Requirements

The latest requirements for Express Entry 2020 that need to be fulfilled by applicants are as under:

  • Applicant’s age must be over 18 years.
  • Educational qualifications should be such as to be fit to work in Canada.
  • Applicants must have the minimum score in tests of language ability such as IELTS.
  • The applicant must have at least 1 year of work experience in the last 10 years from the date of application.
  • Candidate with a job offer letter will be given priority.

Understanding the CRS Cut-off

Comprehensive Ranking System is the way one is given cut-offs while applying to Express Entry Draw. The candidate gets a score out of 1200 which is used to benchmark one applicant against the other. The CRS has been part of the Express Entry Draw since its inception in the year 2015.

The CRS is designed such as to calculate the candidate’s chances of being economically successful during his or her stay in Canada. Thus getting a good CRS score becomes all the more essential in order to acquire your dreams to settle in Canada. To enter into the Express Entry Draw pool, the candidate must be eligible under one of the programs viz-a-viz Federal Skilled Worker Class or Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Trades Class. A candidate must obtain at least the cut-off CRS to become eligible for PR.

If a candidate has provincial nomination obtained through on the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams, he or she receives an additional 600 CRS points along with an invitation to apply for the next draw from the pool.

If a candidate has a high proficiency in English or French, a single candidate can get up to 260 points while a couple can get 270 points. Since there are only a limited number of ITAs, hence it is always a good idea to increase your CRS score. If you are applying as a couple, check if your partner can get a higher score and if so then apply under their name. Increased work experience under NOC 0/A/B skill level can also increase your chances for PR.

How to Participate in the Express Entry System

Implemented in January 2015, Express Entry is an online system that is used for managing immigration applications from aspirants who are looking for permanent residency in Canada. Below are the steps you are required if you want to participate in the Express Entry System and fulfill your dreams to settle in Canada.

Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible for Canada PR

First of all, find out if you are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Find out if you’re eligible to participate in any of the programs which fall under the Express Entry System.

Answer a few questions using Come to Canada tool and check if you meet the minimum requirements and criteria set by the program. Or read the detailed requirements for each program Canadian permanent residence.

Step 2: Gather your documents

To obtain the PR Visa in Canada, you need certain documents such as language test results, which will confirm your eligibility for Express Entry. Some documents may take a long time to receive, so gather all your documents on time and get them ready before you apply for PR in Canada.

Step 3: Submit your Express Entry profile

Submit information about yourself and create your Express Entry profile. If you’re eligible, you will successfully enter into the pool of candidates. From here, your journey to your favorite destination Canada has now begun.

Upon submitting the Express Entry profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score shall be based on the information in your profile and credential assessment.

Step 4: Receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence

The candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be sent the invitations to apply. Once you receive the Invitation, make sure to submit your application for permanent residence within a timeframe of 60 days.

Please note that while creating your express entry profile and submitting your details for the Permanent Residency Visa, you need to pay utmost attention to the details you are filling in. Try to submit the maximum details about yourself. The most completed and accurate applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less are given higher preference by IRCC.

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