The 113th Express Entry Draw | Cut-off CRS Positively on a Downward Spiral

The 113th Express Entry Draw | Cut-off CRS Positively on a Downward Spiral

Michael Zimmer Published:
March 22, 2019

In the last Express Entry draw that took place on March 20, 2019, the CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 452. That is, there has been a drop of 2 points compared to the previous draw that happened on March 6, 2019, and a total drop of 5 points compared to the draw that happened on February 20, 2019.

A total of 3,350 invitations were issued on this 113th Express Entry draw that took place on March 20, 2019. The total intake volume of 3,350 candidates seems to remain unaltered in almost all the recent Express Entry draws.

The decrease in Express Entry CRS draw points is certainly a beacon of hope to all prospective Canada aspirants. The Cut-off CRS score had dropped from 457 to 454 (a total 3 points drop) in the last Express Entry draw, and has now further dropped by 2 points to arrive at the figure of 452 in the current draw. This points to the fact that more potential candidate profiles (candidates who fall under the age-range of 18 to 30 years, and has a diploma/bachelor’s/master’s degree, and has 3 years or more work experience) is certainly increasing in the Express Entry pool. Or in other words, more candidates around the world are now seeing Canada as one of the best (if not, ‘the best’) country that can provide for all the essentials to help realize their life and career goals.

Below are the draw statistics of the 113th Express Entry draw:

Number of Invitations issued: 3,350

Date and time of the drawMarch 20, 2019 at 11:44:52 (UTC)

CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 452

Tie-break rule used in this draw: February 7, 2019 at 9:59:25 (UTC)

This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 452, 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 out an eligibility assessment.

Canadian Immigration NEWSLETTER

Canadian Immigration Eligibility Check

Find out the easiest way to CANADA
Pay Online