August 26, 2019 By Jaqueline Blake

Express Entry Draw

In the last Express Entry draw that took place on 20 August 2019, the CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 457. There has been a decrease of 9 CRS points compared to the previous Express Entry draw that was conducted on 12 August 2019, and a total of 14 points compared to the draw that happened on 24 July 2019.

A total of 3,600 invitations were issued on this 124th Express Entry draw that took place on 20 August 2019. The total number of invitations issued this time remains the same as it was in the previous two Express Entry draws that happened on August 12 and July 24 respectively. The continuous downward spiral in terms of the Cut-Off CRS score, considering the fact that the total number of eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool is not decreasing, points to the fact that the Government of Canada is now inviting more and more candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence to meet the ministry of immigration’s (IRCC) multi-year immigration target. That is, in the year 2019 (current year) alone, the government targets a net intake of 340,000 new immigrants to Canada. This huge intake volume trend is attracting more and more skilled professionals, businessmen and investors to apply for Canadian permanent residence through Express Entry and its aligned immigration programs.

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 124th Express Entry draw:

Number of Invitations issued: 3,600

Date and time of the drawAugust 20, 2019 at 11:51:30 (UTC)

CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 457

Tie-break rule used in this draw: March 24, 2019 at 15:32:42 (UTC)

This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 457, 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).



Other News Articles that you may find resourceful:

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Alberta PNP | Invitations Issued for CRS as Low as 300

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