The required minimum CRS score for the Express Entry below 470 for the first time for all program draw year.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was as low as 469 to get an invite in the November 25 invitation draw. There were 5,000 invitation issued to the express entry candidates, to apply for their permanent residency. This is the largest draw issued ITA in a single go.

The candidates in Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) and the above program are sent invites based on the CRS score. The points are awarded based on the human capital factors like age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French of the candidates.

The highest-scoring candidates will receive their ITA’s for their permanent residence in Canada in the express entry invitation round.

“The new draw brings the total number of ITAs issued in 2020 to 97,350. This year is shaping up to be a new record-breaking year for Express Entry, as the number of ITAs issued to date is the highest it has ever been. The previous Express Entry draw saw a record-breaking 5,000 ITAs and pushed the number of invitations issued this year past the target.”-CIC

 “In case of a tie between candidates, IRCC applies the tie-breaking rule. So, for this draw, candidates who had a CRS score of 469 or more, needed to have submitted their Express Entry profile before October 15, 2020, at 08:50:10 UTC in order to receive an invitation.”- IRCC