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Canada Immigration invites 3,900 for PR in October 30 draw

Canada Immigration invites 3,900 for PR in October 30 draw with CRS cut-off of 475

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has surpassed 70,000 Express Entry invitations in 2019, with 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in its latest Express Entry draw of October 30, 2019 to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 475 or higher. The draw brings the total number of invitations to apply (ITAs) issued in 2019 to 71,700.


The Express Entry system allows Canada to actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under the three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. The first step is to create an Express Entry profile. A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool. A certain number of the highest-ranked candidates who have submitted their profiles into the pool are issued ITAs for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws which typically take place every two weeks. A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.


Fluctuations in Minimum CRS Points

The CRS cut-off score of 475 was an increase of 11 points over the previous draw held on October 2 when the cut-off was 464 points.

Fluctuations in minimum CRS scores occur from time to time due in part to the time between draws which has deviated on a number of occasions from IRCC’s usual pace of a draw every two weeks. For example, the October 30 draw took place a full 28 days after the all-program October 2 draw. On October 16, IRCC held a smaller, Federal Skilled Trades Class-specific draw rather than an all-program draw which involves all three Express Entry-managed programs. A longer time between all-program draws allows more higher-scoring candidates to enter the pool, which can have the effect of raising the minimum CRS score.

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October 30 Express Entry Rounds of invitations results

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 30, 2019

No program specified


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Number of invitations issued: 3,900

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above

Date and time of round: October 30, 2019 at 12:50:09 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 475

Tie-breaking rule: August 29, 2019 at 03:50:24 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

See previous Express Entry rounds

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 1,255
451-600 12,999
401-450 40,730
441-450 9,045
431-440 9,981
421-430 6,644
411-420 7,038
401-410 8,022
351-400 46,197
391-400 8,128
381-390 9,855
371-380 9,589
361-370 9,562
351-360 9,063
301-350 26,384
0-300 3,834
Total 131,399

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.


The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.


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