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 #159 – August 6, 2020

Federal Skilled Trades

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 250Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 250th or above

Date and time of round: August 6, 2020 at 13:46:53 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 415

Tie-breaking rule: June 2, 2020 at 09:35:31 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 August 4, 2020

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 519
501-600 390
451-500 22,271
491-500 239
481-490 647
471-480 5,065
461-470 7,940
451-460 8,380
401-450 40,843
441-450 8,065
431-440 9,076
421-430 7,422
411-420 7,691
401-410 8,589
351-400 49,241
301-350 25,635
0-300 3,262
Total 142,161

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 in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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