Express Entry rounds of invitations

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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 #168 – November 25, 2020

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 5,000Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,000th or above

Date and time of round: November 25, 2020 at 13:04:56 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 469

Tie-breaking rule: October 15, 2020 at 08:50:10 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 November 23, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 185
501-600 160
451-500 25,109
491-500 122
481-490 213
471-480 1,679
461-470 12,007
451-460 11,088
401-450 44,153
441-450 10,293
431-440 10,390
421-430 7,259
411-420 7,633
401-410 8,578
351-400 47,111
301-350 24,477
0-300 3,273
Total 144,468

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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