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Canada announced the latest Express Entry draw, 4500 invitations sent


Canada announced the latest Express Entry draw, 4500 invitations sent

Canada Express Entry Draw #166 released. A total of 4,500 invitations sent with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point score requirement of 478.

In the most recent Canada Express Entry draw, which was announced on 5 November, there were a total of 4,500 invitations who received the ITA with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point score requirement of 478. The applicants with a CRS score of 478 or above they were shortlisted for relocation to Canada.

The Important Aspects of the Draw – 5 November 2020

  • ITA Sent – 4500
  • CRS score – 478


Ideally, the express entry draw is conducted in two weeks, but this time, the draw has been announced a little later than usual. The reason behind the late announcement of the Express entry draws as the accommodation of changes in the point score allocation, which were recently announced by the IRCC. It was confirmed by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently that the French-speaking candidates will be eligible for more CRS points from the next draw. Now, they will get 25 additional points for their language skills. The score earlier was 15 for this category. Also, for the bilingual candidates as well, the score point has increased to 50 from 30.

Despite the coronavirus, there have been high ITA draws that are conducted in the express entry. It is the third consecutive time that a high ITA(Invitation to Apply) of 4500 has been sent. It is the largest number of invitations that can be sent in one draw.

Also, this has been a record-breaking year where the large ITAs and CRS scores have been announced. The IRCC also announced the Canada immigration levels plan 2021- 2023 recently. More than 100,000 new immigrants will enter Canada through Express Entry-managed programs, especially in the Federal High Skilled category.

The express entry is the most popular pathway with three subcategories: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

The applicants' Points are calculated as per age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French. The High scoring applicants then receive the ITA.

There was a tiebreak rule that was announced in this draw as well. It was applied, w.e.f 26 October 2020, at 22:44:19 UTC. The appellants who scored a CRS score of 478 or more and submitted the application before the set date and time are considered liable in this draw.

It has been a draw of high ITAs, and with the latest draw, the Total number of ITAs this year has reached 87,350.

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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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