This draw was restricted to candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), meaning that candidates the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) programs were not considered. In the July 23 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 3,343 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 445 points. The tie-breaking rule was dated July 12, 2020 at 15:16:55 UTC.
This CEC-specific draw indicates that Express Entry may be taking a hybrid and flexible approach to draws in a continued response to COVID-19. Though only time will tell, this draw suggests that IRCC may alternate between all-program and program-specific draws throughout the health crisis.