Canada held its 163rd Express Entry draw, inviting immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 16.
The new Express Entry round issued invitations to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 472. This is three points less than the previous all-program draw, the biggest drop since all-program draws resumed in July.
A total of 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued this draw, which is the second all-program draw Canada has held in two weeks. This pattern is more congruent with pre-coronavirus invitation rounds where all-program draws were held every two weeks.
This draw matches the 4,200 ITAs issued in an Express Entry round on September 2, which ties it for the second-biggest draw ever. The biggest draw issued 4,500 ITAs on February 19. The large number of invitations being issued by Canada is a strong indication that it remains committed to welcoming high levels of immigrants in 2021 and beyond.