The Government of Canada led its first Express Entry draw of 2019 on January 10, issuing 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to hopefuls with scores of 449 or above.

The draw was the biggest yet for a first draw of the year through the Express Entry system, which was acquainted in 2015 with deal with the pool of contender for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic immigration categories.

Candidate profiles are allocated a score dependent on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which awards points for elements including age, training, work understanding and capability in English or French.

The most noteworthy positioned competitors are then drawn from the pool through regular welcome rounds and issued a challenge to apply (ITA) for changeless Canadian habitation.

Under Canada’s new multi-year movement levels plan, the national government intends to invite progressively Federal High Skilled candidates as permanent residents in 2019 than it did a year ago. Canada has a confirmations focus of 81,400 through these projects for 2019, compared to 74,900 a year ago.

The vast majority of candidates admitted to Canada through the Federal High Skilled category have their applications for permanent resident status handled through the Express Entry system.

Today’s minimum score of 449 was 10 higher than the previous invitation round on December 19, a consequence of the three weeks that passed between draws.

More extended periods between draws mean more competitors can enter the Express Entry pool or find a way to build their current scores.

IRCC used its tie-defy guideline in the January 10 draw. The time stamp utilized was January 2, 2019, at 11:40:53 UTC. This implies all applicants with a CRS score over 449, just as those competitors with scores of 449 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the chose to date and time, got an ITA in this invitation round.

The following table displays information about Express Entry draws that have taken place so far. This information will be updated after each draw is made.

Express entry Canada 2019

Invited candidates have 60 days from the date of accepting their ITA to present a total Canadian perpetual habitation application to the Government of Canada.

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015, to January 10, 2019

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: January 10, 2019
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points as are necessary for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points as are required for collection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • The most significant number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest requests to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • The most substantial decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015, to June 12, 2015, draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS leads required between two successive 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 successive 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): 3,900
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the system was launched: 244,598

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