July 10 Express Entry draw #121
The July 10 Express Entry draw resulted in 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This is the most invitations issued in a single draw since January 23. The cut-off score in the was 460, a decrease of two points over the minimum score of 462 in the previous Express Entry draw held June 26.
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)’s target for Express Entry invitations in 2019 is 81,400. The July 10 draw brings the number of invitations issued in 2019 to 45,400, on track to beat the 2019 target.
The Express Entry system allows Canada to actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under the following federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates under these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for placement in the Express Entry pool.
A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. The cut-off score in the latest draw was 462, three points lower than the previous draw held June 12 and marking the second consecutive cut-off score decrease since May 29, when it reached 470. The highest-ranked candidates are issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence, known as ITAs, through regular draws from the pool, which typically happen every two weeks.
A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for placement in the Express Entry pool. Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.
Rounds of invitations
IRCC ranks candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.
Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:
- posted online at the time of the invitation round
- used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool
The instructions include:
- the date and time of the invitation round
- the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
- which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)
Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.
Express Entry reports
- Express Entry: Year-End Report 2018
- Express Entry Year-End Report 2017
- Express Entry: Early Observations on November 2016 Improvements
- Express Entry Year-End Report 2016
- Express Entry Year-End Report 2015
- Express Entry Mid-Year Report(July 2015)
IRCC has also updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. You may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile. Making updates to your profile doesn’t change the date and time that we received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.
Results: July 10 Rounds of invitations
Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – July 10, 2019
No program specified
Number of invitations issued: 3,600
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above
Date and time of round: July 10, 2019 at 12:31:36 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 460
Tie-breaking rule: June 11, 2019 at 00:27:18 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.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 10, 2019
|CRS score range||Number of candidates|
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.