On September 30, 2020, the Canadian Immigration Department (IRCC) held an all-programs draw in the Express Entry third time in a row. In round #164, IRCC issued 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to candidates in the Federal Skilled Workers programs, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class and Express Entry aligned provincial programs. The lowest CRS score in this draw has dropped by 1 point only and was 471 points. The score remains high as IRCC is trying to cover the gap of candidates from abroad. During the recent months, many invitations have been sent to in-Canada candidates only. The tie-breaking rule for this round was March 2, 2020, at 12:47:08 UTC. As of September 28, 2020, there are 143,874 profiles registered in the system, 144 less compared to the previous update. In addition, it looks like IRCC is trying to minimize the loss of immigrants in 2020 by inviting more people in Express Entry. In 2020, IRCC invited 78,350 candidates in 31 invitation rounds.