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november 27 express entry draw

Canada invites new 3,600 for PR

November 27 Express Entry draw invites 3,600, with 471 CRS cut-off points

The November 27 Express Entry draw saw 3,600 candidates invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to apply for Canadian permanent resident.

IRCC has now invited 78,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent Residence in 2019, on pace for its total 2019 target of 81,400. The 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 471 or higher, a one-point decrease from the previous November 13 draw, which had a cut-off score of 472.

November 27 express entry draw

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.

November 27 express entry draw

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.

Candidates with scores below the latest 471 cut-off can improve their CRS scoring in a number of ways, particularly if they enroll in any of the provincial nomination programs that have Express Entry component. Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS points If their nomination is approved, the invited candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receive a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future IRCC) draws.

November 13 Express Entry Rounds of invitations results

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – November 13, 2019

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,600

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above

Date and time of round:  November 27, 2019 at 12:44:41 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 471

Tie-breaking rule:  November 11, 2019 at 6:29:10 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 distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of November 23, 2019

CRS score rangeNumber 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.

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