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IRCC surpasses its 2020 Invitation target with the biggest Express Entry draw ever

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 19, Nov 2020

IRCC surpasses its 2020 Invitation target with the biggest Express Entry draw ever The IRCC has opened the biggest Express Entry draw ever on November 18, 2020 to invite whooping 5,000 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. With this massive EE draw, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has also surpassed Express Entry invitation target for 2020. Let us find more details about this latest EE Draw.

Biggest All-Program Express Entry draw on 18th November

The IRCC issued record 5,000 invitations in the latest Express Entry draw, with a reduction of six points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement.

Express Entry Draw on November 18, 2020

Date EE Category No. of ITAs Minimum Score Requirement Tie-breaking rule
November 18, 2020 All Programs 5,000 472 October 27, 2020 at 06:18:11 UTC

Since it is an all-program draw, therefore the candidates from all categories are eligible to receive invitation in this draw. Now, the Express Entry System has invited total 92,350 candidates this year until 18 November surpassing its 2020 invitation target of 91,800 invitations.

Express Entry Target Vs Issued Invitation 2020

This is the highest number of invitations issued by express entry in a year until date. The previous high was 81,400 invitations issued last year, i.e. in 2019.
Click here to see complete list of EE draws until date
Express Entry Invitation since september 2020

This is incredible on the part of IRCC to invite record number of candidates until date through Express Entry, considering two more draws more to open this year possibly in December, i.e. the last month of 2020.

Next year is going to be incredible as well for EE system as IRCC has announced that it will invite 401,000 permanent residents in 2021. The EE target will be more than 100,000 next year, which will be the highest since 2015.
Also read- Canada to allocate more points to French Speaking Candidates in Express Entry System
CRS score trend from since september 2020

Recently announced increased points for proficiency in French language is certainly going to be a key factor, as it must be benefiting the applicants in EE draws.

Express entry applicants can also enhance their CRS score by applying in the relevant Provincial Nominee Program and acquiring the provincial nomination for Canada PR visa. The nomination acquired via Express Entry linked stream of a PNP add 600 additional points to your EE account.

To confirm your eligibility and apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through Express Entry system or PNP, you may contact certified and reliable Canada migration expert at Visas Avenue on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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