Express Entry rounds of invitations

Rounds of invitations

We’ve updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. To stay eligible, you may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile. The update must be done no later than February 25, 2020.

Updating your profile doesn’t change the date and time that we received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.

We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Results: Rounds of invitations


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #163 – September 16, 2020

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 4,200Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,200th or above

Date and time of round: September 16, 2020 at 07:25:09 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472

Tie-breaking rule: March 09, 2020 at 13:03:40 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 14, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 331
501-600 302
451-500 23,295
491-500 259
481-490 471
471-480 3,914
461-470 9,182
451-460 9,469
401-450 42,452
441-450 9,367
431-440 9,602
421-430 7,214
411-420 7,728
401-410 8,541
351-400 48,830
301-350 25,490
0-300 3,318
Total 144,018

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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