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Express Entry Issued Record number of Invitations in Q3 of 2020

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Oct 2020

Express Entry Issued Record number of Invitations in Q3 of 2020 The popular Express Entry Immigration System of Canada continue to create new records in this pandemic hit year. Until now, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set new records for express entry in terms of issued invitations month over month and quarter after quarter.

Until date, IRCC has invited 78,350 candidates through Express Entry, which is a new record in itself. Let us look at the EE performance in last few quarters.

Express Entry issued highest number of Invitations in Q3

In quarter three of year 2020, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited record 28,450 candidates. Hence, it was the biggest quarter in the history of EE draws. Even the second quarter also issued record the number of invitations to the candidates.

The previous high was back in 2018. Thanks to these massive quarters, Express Entry issued highest, i.e. 78,350 candidates so far until 30th September draw.

Also read- Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2020 Intake Process
Express Entry issued highest number of Invitations in Q3 2020

While 2nd quarter focused on the program specific draws, the Invitations in 3rd Quarter are being issued to all program candidates on a consistent basis. The month of September has been incredible, as 12,600 invitations issued alone in this month, i.e. 4,200 invitations per draw. The pleasing thing for the applicants is high number of invitations with the consistent drop in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement. The cut off is now hovering around 470 mark after consistent drop in two EE draws.

Consistency of PNP Draws

The impact of Covid-19 was negligible on the federal Express Entry System, so was on Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada. The Canadian PNPs are consistently holding draws and inviting the candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residence. Here are few active PNPs in Q3 as well as throughout the year:

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), etc.
These PNPs are consistently holding the draws for last few months and issuing invitation to the suitable candidates. It's the vital pathway to apply for and obtain Canada PR visa, especially for the candidates with low CRS score in EE system.

To apply Canada PR visa this year through the most appropriate immigration program, you may get in touch with our Canada migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can send 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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