Canada has issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canada PR through its new Express Entry Draw. The draw was held on 17th April with a cut-off score of 451. Considering this draw intake, the total number of invitations issued to express entry candidates has reached to 27,900 in 2019.
In comparison to the last year’s intake value, a total of 21,000 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates in 2018 as of 17th April.
Express Entry System is an electronic process which manages three federal economic immigration programs -Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.
Since the Express Entry system is point’s based, candidates, should hold a good score for receiving an ITA faster after entering the Express Entry Pool. The highest ranking profile has the most chances to obtain an ITA for Canada PR through the regular draws conducted by the IRCC.
Below you can find the statistics regarding the Express Entry Invitations issued as of 17th April vs. Annual Targets in the years 2015 -2020.
For the three federal high skilled classes, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased its admission targets in the years 2019 and 2020. Hence, for the year 2019, the ITA count is expected to cross the record of 2018.
The draw held on 17th April used a tie-break rule, i.e., the time and date were set to 15:01:49 UTC on April 2, 2019. This states that the candidates who have entered into the Express Entry Pool before this time and date with a score of 451 or above are eligible to obtain an ITA.
For the candidates who couldn’t succeed to prove their skills with these draws can choose the Provincial Nomination . This system helps them to improve their profile ranking in the pool.
A nomination from any province provides an additional score of 600 points. These points are reflected for the candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. With the score increase, the candidate is more familiar to obtain an ITA for Canada Permanent Residence in any future Express Entry Draw.