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Express Entry Update: 3,900 candidates invited to apply for PR

Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

On October 2, 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its largest Express Entry draw since January 2019. A total of 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 464 or higher. The draw was an increase of 300 ITAs over the previous draw of September 18.


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 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. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence during regular draws from the pool.

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


The 3,900 ITAs issued in today’s draw brought the total number of invitations issued in 2019 to 67,300, well on target for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s 2019 and 2020 admission targets. 

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October 2 Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 2, 2019

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,900


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


Date and time of round: October 2, 2019 at 12:16:25 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 464

Tie-breaking rule: September 20, 2019 at 15:05:04 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.

Candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades Program, were eligible for this round of invitations.

See previous Express Entry draws

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 579
451-600 8,946
401-450 40,254
441-450 8,704
431-440 10,056
421-430 6,604
411-420 7,022
401-410 7,868
351-400 44,577
391-400 7,886
381-390 9,489
371-380 9,326
361-370 9,187
351-360 8,689
301-350 25,350
0-300 3,717
Total 123,423

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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