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4200 immigration candidates are invited in 162nd Express Entry Draw


4200 immigration candidates are invited in 162nd Express Entry Draw

In the latest all program express entry draws, 4200 candidates got the ITAs. The CRS score of selection was 475, which is one point lower than the CRS score required in the previous 5th August draw.

In the most recent Express Entry Draw held on 2nd September 2020, there were 4200 invitations sent to the shortlisted candidates. FSWP candidates issued invites in the latest draw, which was the third all program draw since the COVID 19 pandemic has hit the world. Draw number 162 of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) selected applicants with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for selection of 475. It means all those applicants who will score 475 points and above are selected for Canada Immigration. The score is one point lower than the minimum CRS score requirement of the previous all-program draw held 5th August.

Important aspects of the draw -

  • ITAs – 4200
  • CRS requirement - 475


It was the second-largest draw of express entry in 2020. With 4200 invitations to apply for permanent residence, it can be called one of the high invites draw. Before this, in the 19th February 2020 invitation round, there were 4500 invitations issued, but this was before the COVID 19 pandemic had become rampant. Issuing many invites means that Canada is committed to welcoming a large number of invites in 2021. For most of 2020, IRCC has been issuing 3900 invites every two weeks through a program-specific draw of Express entry. The draw of today was a bit larger than the earlier draws as 300 more invites were issued.

With this latest draw, which was also the 29th Draw of 2020, there were 69950 invitations sent so far through the Express Entry candidates. The IRCC applied the tie break rule at 14:17:32 UTC on 2nd September 2020. that means applicants with the CRS score of 475 and above are eligible to receive an ITA. The tie break rule helps to rank candidates who have the same CRS score. Factors that affect the cut-off CRS score are the draw's size and the time between the draw. Shorter Intervals means lower CRS score requirement.

While having a valid job offer is not mandatory for Canada Immigration through Express Entry, the Full-time job applicants are eligible for extra points.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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