Canada invited 3,350 candidates for the express application to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new draw held on April 17.
The cut-off score in today’s draw was 451.
The Express Entry system manages the group of candidates for three of Canada’s top federal economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible applicants for these categories are entered into the express entry pool and receive a rating score based on factors such as age, schooling, work experience, and English or French proficiency.
The best ranked candidates are invited to sign up for permanent Canadian residency through regular pool sweepstakes.
Canada has issued a total of 27,900 Invitations to Apply for ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2019.
In 2018 – a year in which Canada defined the current ITA express registration of 89,800 – a total of 21,000 ITAs was issued on April 17.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) has higher admission targets for its three federal qualifying classes in 2019 and 2020, so it is possible for the 2019 ITA total to exceed the 2018 record.
The IRCC used its tiebreaker rule in the April 17 draw with the time and date set for 15:01:49 UTC on April 2, 2019. This means that all candidates with CRS scores above 451 as well as the candidates with the 451 scores that entered the profile in the Express Entry pool before that date and time received an ITA in this round of invitations.