Express Entry Draw #116: 1st May, 2019
IRCC invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in May 1st draw
The Government of Canada issued a total of 3,350 new invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the latest draw, which took place on May 1.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold in this invitation round was 450, which is one point lower than the minimum score in the previous draw that held on April 17 — as candidates with 450 or more CRS points received an invitation to apply (ITA). This is the fourth time that the minimum CRS score has decreased since February 20.
The Express Entry system that manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s primary economic immigration categories – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class, has now issued a total of 31,250 invitations to candidates so far in 2019.
A tie-break was applied for the May 1 draw. As multiple candidates may have 450 CRS points, those who had entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before November 5, 2018 at 12:27:07 UTC were prioritized and received an ITA.
Keeping in mind the Canada’s ambitious target to admit more economic immigrants through Express Entry programs in 2019 and over the next two years, it is possible that the minimum CRS score could be further reduced if IRCC holds larger or more frequent draws this year.