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.
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.
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.
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.
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
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.