Express Entry: Invitations To Apply Issued

Last updated: 23 September 2020

Express Entry Draws: Invitations To Apply (ITAs) Issued to date. Find the most recent updates on Minimum CRS Scores Required, Date of Draws and the Number of ITAs Issued.

Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly CIC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:

  • general, in which case candidates eligible for any federal economic immigration program may be selected based solely on their CRS score; or
  • program-specific, in which case the government of Canada will select candidates for just one of the federal economic immigration programs.

Draws From The Express Entry Pool

Express Entry Draws: 2020

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
163

472

September 16, 20204,200
162

475

September 2, 20204,200
161

454 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

August 20, 20203,300
160

771 (*Provincial nominees only)

August 19, 2020600
159

415 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

August 6, 2020250
158

476

August 5, 20203,900
157

445 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

July 23, 20203,343
156

687 (*Provincial nominees only)

July 22, 2020557
155

478

July 8, 20203,900
154

431 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

June 25, 20203,508
153

696 (*Provincial nominees only)

June 24, 2020392
152

437 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

June 11, 20203,559
151

743 (*Provincial nominees only)

June 10, 2020341
150

440 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

May 28, 20203,515
149

757 (*Provincial nominees only)

May 27, 2020385
148

447 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

May 15, 20203,371
147

718 (*Provincial nominees only)

May 14, 2020529
146

452 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

May 1, 20203,311
145

692 (*Provincial nominees only)

April 29, 2020589
144

455 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

April 16,20203,782
143

808 (*Provincial nominees only)

April 15, 2020118
142

464 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

April 9, 20203,294
141

698 (*Provincial nominees only)

April 9, 2020606
140

467 (*Canadian Experience Class only)

March 23, 20203,232
139

720 (*Provincial nominees only)

March 18, 2020668
138

471

March 4, 20203,900
137

470

February 19, 20204,500
136

472

February 5, 20203,500
135

471

January 22, 20203,400
134

473

January 8, 20203,400

Express Entry Draws: 2019

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
133

469

December 19, 20193,200
132

472

December 11, 20193,200
131

471

November 27, 20193,600
130

472

November 13, 20193,600
128

357 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

October 16, 2019500
127

464

October 2, 20193,900
126

462

September 18, 20193,600
125

463

September 4, 20193,600
124

457

August 20, 20193,600
123

466

August 12, 20193,600
122

459

July 24, 20193,600
121

460

July 10, 20193,600
120

462

June 26, 20193,350
119

465

June 12, 20193,350
118

470

May 29, 20193,350
117

332 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

May 15, 2019500
116

450

May 1, 20193,350
115

451

April 17, 20193,350
114

451

April 3, 20193,350
113

452

March 20, 20193,350
112

454

March 6, 20193,350
111

457

February 20, 20193,350
110

438

January 30, 20193,350
109

443

January 23, 20193,900
108

449

January 10, 20193,900

Express Entry Draws: 2018

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
107

439

December 19, 20183,900
106

445

December 12, 20183,900
105

445

November 28, 20183,900
104

449

November 15, 20183,900
103

442

October 29, 20183,900
102

440

October 15, 20183,900
101

445

October 3, 20183,900
100

284 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

September 24, 2018400
99

441

September 19, 20183,500
98

440

September 5, 20183,900
97

440

August 22, 20183,750
96

440

August 8, 20183,750
95

441

July 25, 20183,750
94

442

July 11, 20183,750
93

442

June 25, 20183,750
92

451

June 13, 20183,750
91

902 (*Provincial nominees only)

288 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

May 30, 2018700
90440May 23, 20183,500
89441May 9, 20183,500
88441April 25, 20183,500
87444April 11, 20183,500
86446March 26, 20183,000
85456March 14, 20183,000
84442February 21, 20183,000
83442February 7, 20183,000
82444January 24, 20182,750
81446January 10, 20182,750

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
80446December 20, 20172,750
79452December 6, 20172,750
78439November 15, 20172,750
77458November 8, 20172,000
76241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)November 1, 2017505
75673 (*Provincial nominees only)November 1, 2017290
74436October 18, 20172,757
73438October 04, 20172,801
72433September 20, 20172,871
71435September 6, 20172,772
70434August 23, 20173,035
69433August 9, 20172,991
68441August 2, 20173,264
67440July 12, 20173,202
66449June 28, 20173,409
65413May 31, 20173,877
64199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)May 26, 2017400
63775 (*Provincial nominees only)May 26, 2017143
62415May 17, 20173,687
61423May 4, 20173,796
60415April 19, 20173,665
59423April 12, 20173,923
58431April 5, 20173,753
57441March 24, 20173,749
56434March 1, 20173,884
55441February 22, 20173,611
54447February 8, 20173,644
53453January 25, 20173,508
52459January 11, 20173,334
51468January 4. 20172,902

Express Entry Draws: 2016

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
50475December 22, 20162,878
49497December 16, 20161,936
48786 (*Provincial nominees only)November 30, 2016559
47470November 16, 20162,427
46472November 2, 20162,080
45475October 19, 20161,804
44484October 12, 20161,518
43483September 21, 20161,288
42491September 7, 20161,000
41538August 24, 2016750
40490August 10, 2016754
39488July 27, 2016755
38482July 13, 2016747
37482June 29, 2016773
36488June 15, 2016752
35483June 1, 2016762
34484May 18, 2016763
33534May 6, 2016799
32468April 20, 20161,018
31470April 6, 2016954
30470March 23, 20161,014
29473March 8, 20161,013
28453February 24, 20161,484
27459February 10, 20161,505
26457January 28, 20161,468
25453January 13, 20161,518
24461January 6, 20161,463

Express Entry Draws: 2015

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
23460December 18, 20151,503
22461December 4, 20151,451
21472November 27, 20151,559
20484November 13, 20151,506
19489October 23, 20151,502
18450October 2, 20151,530
17450September 18, 20151,545
16459September 8, 20151,517
15456August 21, 20151,523
14471August 7, 20151,402
13451July 17, 20151,581
12463July 10, 20151,516
11469June 27, 20151,575
10482June 12, 20151,501
9755May 22, 20151,361
8453April 17, 2015715
7469April 10, 2015925
6453March 27, 20151,637
5481March 20, 20151,620
4735February 27, 20151,187
3808 (*Canadian Experience Class only)February 20, 2015849
2818February 7, 2015779
1886January 31, 2015779

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015, to September 16, 2020

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: September 16, 2020
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 4,500 (February 19, 2020)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 118 (April 15, 2020. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 0 days (two draws held on April 9)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 89,800
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2019: 85,300
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2020: 74,150