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IRCC invites 3,350 Express Entry candidates in the latest federal draw

April 5, 2019 no comment kartik

The Government of Canada has issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to candidates in the Express Entry pool in a draw held March 20.

Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 452 were issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in this draw.

Once again, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-break rule and the time stamp for this draw was February 7, 2019. This means that all candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 452 and above who submitted an Express Entry profile before that date and time were issued an ITA in the latest invitation round.

Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class.

Express Entry profiles receive a CRS score based factors such as age, education, work experience and language abilities in one or both of Canada’s official languages (English and French).

A candidate’s CRS score is dynamic, meaning Canadian immigration candidates may take steps to improve their ranking while in the Express Entry pool.

Candidates who receive an ITA have 60 days to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC.

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015, to March 20, 2019

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: March 20, 2019
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015, to June 12, 2015, draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015, to May 22, 2015, draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days (from May 26 to May 31, 2017)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 89,800
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2019 (to date): 21,200
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the Express Entry system was launched: 261,868

Draws From The Express Entry Pool

Express Entry Draws: 2019

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
113 452 March 20, 2019 3,350
112 454 March 6, 2019 3,350
111 457 February 20, 2019 3,350
110 438 January 30, 2019 3,350
109 443 January 23, 2019 3,900
108 449 January 10, 2019 3,900

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