CRS score drops to 469 and provinces continue to invite immigrants

This post reflects the latest updates on federal and provincial immigration invitations.

Express Entry draw #168 for everyone

IRCC invited 5,000 people to apply in their latest Express Entry draw on Nov 25, 2020. They didn’t limit the invitations to a specific program. Therefore, people who had applied under CEC, FSWC and FSTC could receive invitations. The lowest CRS score was 469, which was slightly lower than the previous score of 472. If you are not familiar with these concepts, visit the following pages:

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) updates

We visited the PNP websites to explore which province is active in inviting immigrants. Of course, some provinces lag in reporting online. Therefore, our report is as accurate as their websites. If you are not familiar with the concept of PNP, please visit the following page:

Province Latest Activity Remarks
British Columbia Nov 24, 2020 A total of 360 invitations under five categories, namely:
  • SI – Skilled Worker (minimum score 93)
  • SI – International Graduate (minimum score 94)
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (minimum score 75)
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker (minimum score 92)
  • EEBC – International Graduate (minimum score 93)
Alberta N/A According to their website, they won’t provide status updates.
Saskatchewan Nov 19, 2020
  • Occupations In-Demand (OID): 337 invitations, lowest score 80
  • Express Entry: 214 invitations, lowest score 78
Manitoba Nov 19, 2020 They issued letters of Advice to Apply as follows:
  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba: a total of 144 candidates with the lowest score of 526
  • International Education Stream: a total of 30 candidates
  • Skilled Workers Overseas: a total of 22 candidates with the lowest score of 769
Ontario Nov 12, 2020
  • A total of 443 Notice of Invitations (NOI) under Targeted draw – Tech Draw (CRS score range  469 – 477)
  • They also invited 21 Entrepreneur applicants on Oct 21, 2020, with the lowest score of 142.
Quebec Sep 24, 2020
New Brunswick N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Nova Scotia N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Prince Edward Island Nov 19, 2020
  • Business Work Permit Entrepreneur Invitations: 33 applicants with a minimum point of 92
  • Labour & Express Entry Invitations: 221 applicants with a minimum point of 254
Newfoundland and Labrador N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Northwest Territories N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.
Yukon N/A We contacted them and asked for updates. We will update this post if they reply to us.

 

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