June 1, 2019 By Jaqueline Blake

In the last Express Entry draw that took place on May 29, 2019, the CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 470. The last Express Entry draw – the 117th draw that happened on May 15, 2019 – was specific to the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and the Federal Skilled Worker Class specific Express Entry draw that happened prior to the previous draw had also invited a total of 3,350 candidates, and the Cut-off CRS score in that draw – the 116th draw – was 450.

A total of 3,350 invitations were issued on this 118th Express Entry draw that took place on May 29, 2019. The total intake volume of 3,350 candidates seems to remain unaltered in almost all the recent Express Entry draws.

The current draw statistics in comparison with the previous ones gives a clear indication that many skilled workers and professionals all around the world are now interested and are actively trying to secure Permanent Residence status in Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) program. This means that if you are a skilled professional looking to immigrate to Canada, time is of the essence for you. A minimum pass score of 67 points is required out of the total score of 100 points in the Federal 6 Selection Factors to qualify for Express Entry aligned programs. These include the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Below are the draw statistics of the 118th Express Entry draw:

Number of Invitations issued: 3,350

Date and time of the draw: May 29, 2019 at 12:09:37 (UTC)

CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 470

Tie-break rule used in this draw: May 23, 2019 at 10:18:56 (UTC)

This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 470, and which entered the pool at (or before) the lock-score (tie-break) timestamp were considered while the Federal Government of Canada issued Invitation to Apply (ITAs) this time.

Express Entry is a selection system, through which the Federal government of Canada (IRCC) selects candidates for economic immigration to Canada through three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) – as well as a portion of Provincial Nominations (enhanced nominations).

To see if you qualify to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, fill an online assessment form by clicking here.

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To see if you qualify to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, fill an online assessment form by clicking here.

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