A new Express Entry draw held on December 23rd, 2020 issued 5,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

The minimum CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System score requirement for the December 23 draw was 468. The total number of invitations for permanent residence application issued by the Canadian Government in a new Express Entry Draw was 5,000. The previous draw was on December 9, 2020 with 469 CRS score.

Canada has issued a total of 107,350 invitations to Express Entry candidates so far in 2020, an unprecedented number of invitations.

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry program provides a path for foreign nationals to migrate to Canada as permanent residents, or for those already in the country on non-immigrant visas to gain permanent legal status. Express Entry draws are normally held every two weeks, with a minimum score set for each draw. The score is based on such factors as age, education, skills, work experience, family ties to Canada, and proficiency in either English or French.

The federal government implements the Express Entry immigration system of Canada for three economic class programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class. It started on January 1, 2015.

People submit their profile into the Express Entry pool where they are given CRS score. There are certain criteria such as age, work experience, education and language ability in English and French determine the CRS score. The candidates with the highest score are then invited to apply for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.


Express Entry Draw 2020 for last 15 draws

DrawDateNumber of InvitationsLowest CRS Score

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