Express Entry 167th Draw held on November 18, 2020

Express Entry 167th Draw held on November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020, the All-program Express Entry draw was held in which a total of 5,000 ITAs were issued to candidates in the Express Entry pool. The minimum CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited was 472, six points lower than the previous all-program invitation round on November 05, 2020.

IRCC ranks candidates in the Express Entry pool using a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is calculated based on human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French.

Language contributes up to 200 points to the CRS Score, out of which bilingual Francophones have an absolute advantage of 74 points at the start. This is an excellent opportunity for bilingual candidates.


The highest-ranking candidates are then selected from the pool and invited to apply for permanent residence. 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.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which explains the higher cut-off score.


CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of November 16, 2020

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.

2020 is a new record-breaking year for Express Entry. The November 18, 2020 draw has seen the highest Express Entry draw so far in 2020.

The total ITAs so far this year amount to 92,350 as illustrated by the graph below.


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