Canada Invites 3,350 Candidates In New Express Entry Draw

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Canada immigration authorities issued Invitations to Apply to 3,350 candidates in the latest Express Entry draw.

The April 3 draw saw the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score drop by a point to 451 compared to the previous draw.

A tie-breaking cut-off date of January 9, 2019 at just before 3.35am EST was used for the draw. If more than one profile has the same score, the date the profile was submitted is used to decide which receives an ITA.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have now issued ITAs to 24,550 candidates in 2019, against a high-skilled immigration intake target of 81,400.

Canada’s immigration ministry broke the record for annual Express Entry ITAs in 2018 with 89,800.

This was the seventh round of invitations under Express Entry in 2019 and 114th overall.

ITAs Issued After 7 Draws

Minimum CRS Scores So Far In 2019

 ITAs Issued Per Draw In 2019

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian immigration authorities (IRCC) on January 1, 2015 which manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program the Canada Experience Class and parts of the Provincial Nomination Programs.

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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.