In the last Express Entry draw that took place on 10 July 2019, the CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 460. There has been a drop of total 5 CRS points compared to the Express Entry draw that was conducted on June 12, 2019, and a drop of 2 CRS points compared to draw that was conducted on June 26, 2019.
A total of 3,600 invitations were issued on this 121st Express Entry draw that took place on July 10 2019. However, unlike the recent Express Entry draws – wherein the total volume of invitations issued remained at a constant figure of 3,350 – this time a total of 250 more invitations were issued.
Though the draw statistics in comparison with the recent ones give an 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, it also shows that the number of eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool is substantially decreasing. Also, the positive change in the volume in terms of total ITAs issued (from 3,350 to 3,600) reflects the government of Canada’s attempt to meet the multi-year target of having at least 9,40,000 new immigrants coming to Canada as Permanent Residents by the end of 2020.
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 121st Express Entry draw:
Number of Invitations issued: 3,600
Date and time of the draw: July 10, 2019 at 12:31:36 (UTC)
CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 460
Tie-break rule used in this draw: June 11, 2019 at 00:27:18 (UTC)
This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 460, 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).
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