Express Entry Draw #124: 20 August, 2019
IRCC issued 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence
Canada issued a total of 3,600 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence to candidates with minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 457 in latest Express Entry draw that took place on Tuesday, August 20.
This rare Tuesday draw marks the first time since September 8, 2015 that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts an Express Entry draw on a Tuesday.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s main source of skilled foreign workers, which manages the applications under Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic-class immigration categories —the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool and are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors. The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence during regular draws from the pool.
IRCC applied a tie break rule in the August 20 draw; and the time stamp used was March 24, 2019, at 15:32:42 UTC. This means that all candidates with CRS scores of 457 and above, who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time received an ITA.
The 3,600 ITAs issued in August 20 invitation round have brought the total number of invitations issued to Express Entry candidates in 2019 so far to 56,200
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