Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence
On October 2, 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its largest Express Entry draw since January 2019. A total of 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 464 or higher. The draw was an increase of 300 ITAs over the previous draw of September 18.
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 to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence during regular draws from the pool.
The 3,900 ITAs issued in today’s draw brought the total number of invitations issued in 2019 to 67,300, well on target for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s 2019 and 2020 admission targets.
October 2 Rounds of invitations
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 2, 2019
Number of invitations issued: 3,900
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above
Date and time of round: October 2, 2019 at 12:16:25 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 464
Tie-breaking rule: September 20, 2019 at 15:05:04 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.
Candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades Program, were eligible for this round of invitations.
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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.
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