Saskatchewan immigration draw

In the latest Express Entry Draw #162 held on September 2, 2020 at 14:17:32 UTC, the Canadian government has invited 4,200 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score required was that of CRS 475.

As no program was specified for the draw, Express Entry candidates eligible for any of the following were considered –

Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP]
Federal Skilled Trades People [FSTP]
Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]

A tie-breaking rule of August 16, 2020 at 01:22:18 UTC was applied in the latest draw. The tie-breaking rule comes into play when more than 1 candidates have the minimum required cut-off score.

As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC], “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.” Put simply, profiles submitted to the Express Entry pool earlier get precedence over profiles submitted later.

The large number of invitations issued in the latest draw is the most Invitations to Apply [ITAs] issued since the imposition of the COVID-19 special measures in Canada on March 18. With 4,200 ITAs issued on September 2, Canada has confirmed its commitment to welcoming large numbers of immigrants in the near future.

6 months is the standard processing timeframe for Canadian permanent residence applications submitted through the Express Entry System.

A total 29 Express Entry draws held in 2020 so far.

Sl. No. Draw No. Date of Draw Minimum CRS ITAs issued
1 #134 January 8, 2020 473 3,400
2 #135 January 22, 2020 471 3,400
3 #136 February 5, 2020 472 3,500
4 #137 February 19, 2020 470 4,500
5 #138 March 4, 2020 471 3,900
6 #139 [PNP] March 18, 2020 720    668
7 #140 [CEC] March 23, 2020 467 3,232
8 #141 [PNP] April 9, 2020 698    606
9 #142 [CEC] April 9, 2020 464 3,294
10 #143 [PNP] April 15, 2020 808     118
11 #144 [CEC] April 16, 2020 455 3,782
12 #145 [PNP] April 29, 2020 692    589
13 #146 [CEC] May 1, 2020 452 3,311
14 #147 [PNP] May 13, 2020 718    529
15 #148 [CEC] May 15, 2020 447 3,371
16 #149 [PNP] May 27, 2020 757    385
17 #150 [CEC] May 28, 2020 440 3,515
18 #151 [PNP] June 10, 2020 743    341
19 #152 [CEC] June 11, 2020 437 3,559
20 #153 [PNP] June 24, 2020 696    392
21 #154 [CEC] June 25, 2020 431 3,508
22 #155 July 8, 2020 478 3,900
23 #156 [PNP] July 22, 2020 687    557
24 #157 [CEC] July 23, 2020 445 3,343
25 #158 August 5, 2020 476 3,900
26 #159 [FSTP] August 6, 2020 415  250
27 #160 [PNP] August 19, 2020 771 600
28 #161 [CEC] August 20, 2020 454 3,300
29 #162 September 2, 2020 475 4,200
Total ITAs issued in 2020 so far – 69,950.