Express Entry Program-specific 160th Draw under PNP
On August 19, 2020, 600 PNP candidates from the Express Entry pool were invited to apply for Permanent Residency. The minimum CRS score was 771. IRCC ranks candidates in the Express Entry pool using a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking candidates are selected from the pool and invited to apply for permanent residence.
Candidates who submitted their profile before July 24, 2020, at 11:39:23 UTC were issued Invitation to Apply (ITAs). 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.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of August 18, 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.
To date, a total of 10 PNP draws were held. It may be recalled that the last PNP draw was held on July 22, 2020, invited Express Entry candidates with a CRS score of 687. The total ITAs so far this year amounts to 62,450 as illustrated by the graph below.
August 08, 2020, had the highest CRS score cut-off of the year which could be partially due to many candidates being in the Express Entry pool.