3,600 invited for Canadian PR in August 20 Express Entry Draw - AfriCanada Immigration Inc.
Canada Visa Applicants - CoronaVirus Rules    
august 20 express entry draw

3,600 invited for Canadian PR in August 20 Express Entry Draw

August 20 Express Entry draw saw a total of 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued

The latest August 20 Express Entry draw saw a total of 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 457 or higher to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This again matched the 3,600 invitations issued in the previous August 12 draw but the cut-off score of 457 is nine points below the minimum score of 466 in the August 12 round, and it is the lowest score since May 1.


The 3,600 ITAs issued in the August 20 draw bring the total number issued in 2019 to 56,200, well on target for IRCC’s 2019 and 2020 admission targets. IRCC has issued 3,600 ITAs in each of the last four consecutive draws.

August 20 Express Entry Draw
Source: cicnews.com

The Express Entry system allows Canada to actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under the three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

In order to enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. The first step is to create an Express Entry profile.


A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for placement in the Express Entry pool. Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.

Eligible candidates under these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for placement in the Express Entry pool.

The August 20 draw took place only 8 days after the August 12 draw which may explain the lower CRS minimum score. Draws are typically held every two weeks and a longer period between draws brings more higher-scoring candidates into the the Express Entry pool.

latest august 20 express entry draw
Source: cicnews.com

A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. The highest-ranked candidates are issued Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence, known as ITAs, through regular draws from the pool.


Rounds of invitations

IRCC ranks candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking candidates from the pool are selected and invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.


Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Results of August 20 Express Entry Draw

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – August 20, 2019

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,600

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above


Date and time of round: August 20, 2019 at 11:51:30 UTC


CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 457

Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2019 at 15:32:42 UTC

  • 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.

See previous Express Entry draws

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 127
451-600 7,038
401-450 38,908
441-450 8,084
431-440 9,968
421-430 6,442
411-420 6,819
401-410 7,595
351-400 42,641
391-400 7,526
381-390 9,159
371-380 8,809
361-370 8,796
351-360 8,351
301-350 24,532
0-300 3,633
Total 116,879

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 in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

Top questions about Express Entry profiles

See all questions about this topic

Please share this to help others:
Need Canada immigration attorney? See List of Lawyers