In the last Express Entry draw that took place on February 20, 2019, the CRS score of lowest ranked candidate invited was 457. Though the CRS score of the lowest ranking candidate has gone up by 19 points in this Express Entry draw, the total number of invitations issued remains same at 3,350.
A total of 3,350 invitations were issued on the 111th Express Entry draw that took place on February 20, 2019. Though the 111th Express Entry draw came unexpectedly after a 20 days period from the previous draw which had happened on the 30th of January, experts justify this delay by pointing out two factors:
Experts opine this could arguably be considered as a critical balance IRCC is trying to achieve by strategically selecting highly qualifying candidates, and at the same time, giving consideration to low-ranking candidates also. The latter was proved correct in the last (110th) Express Entry draw that took place on January 30, 2019. In this draw, as unusual as it may seem, the CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate invited had went as low as 438.
Below are the draw statistics of the 111th Express Entry draw:
Number of Invitations issued: 3,350
Date and time of the draw: February 20, 2019 at 01:43:14 (UTC)
CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 457
Tie-break rule used in this draw: December 6, 2018 at 12:38:11 (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).
To see if you qualify to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, fill out an eligibility assessment.