Canada Invites 3,350 With Minimum Score of 450 In New Express Entry Draw

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Canada Invites 3,350 With Minimum Score of 450 In New Express Entry Draw

Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw that saw candidates require a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 450.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued Invitations to Apply to 3,350 candidates in the May 1 immigration draw.

The draw saw Canada reach 31,250 ITAs for 2019. The record for a calendar year was set in 2018, when 89,800 ITAs were issued.


ITAs Issued After 9 Draws


Canada has a 2019 high-skilled immigration target of 81,400 newcomers, as per the federal government immigration levels plan.

IRCC implemented the tie-breaking rule on November 5, 2018 at 8.27am EST for the latest draw. If more than one candidate had the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

This was the ninth round of invitations under Express Entry in 2019 and 116th overall.

Minimum CRS Scores So Far In 2019


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ITAs Issued Per Draw In 2019

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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is 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.