Canada invites 3,600 more in August 12 Express Entry Draw #123
August 12 Express Entry Draw #123
The August 12 Express Entry draw saw a total of 3,600 invitations issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 466 or higher to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This matched the 3,600 invitations issued in the previous July 24 draw but the cut-off score of 466 is seven points above the minimum score of 459 in the previous invitation round on July 24.
The higher CRS minimum score in the latest draw may be due to the fact that there was a gap of three weeks between the July 24 draw and the this draw. Draws are typically held every two weeks and a longer period between draws brings more higher-scoring candidates into the the Express Entry pool.
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 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.
The 3,600 ITAs issued in the August 12 draw bring the total number issued in 2019 to 52,600, well on target for IRCC’s 2019 and 2020 admission targets. IRCC has issued 3,600 ITAs in each of the last three consecutive draws.