In a new draw held on 13th November, Canada issued 3,600 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for a Permanent Residency in Canada.
The latest draw brings the total number of invitations issued in 2019 to 75,300.
The minimum cut-off score in the 13th November draw was 472. It was a three-point drop from the previous Express Entry draw held on 30th October where the minimum score was 475.
IRCC had issued a record 89,800 ITAs for Canadian Permanent Residence in 2018. The 13th November draw brings the total invitations to within 14,500 invitations of tying 2018’s record.
It is, however, expected that IRCC would exceed 2018’s record as the immigration targets for 2019 and 2020 have been increased.
The 3,600 invites issued in the 13th November draw puts IRCC ahead by 1,100 ITAs as compared to the same time last year.
The drop in minimum scores can be attributed to the two-week gap between the latest and the previous draw. The lesser time between draws prevents the Express Entry Pool from replenishing itself with high-scoring candidates. Hence, the minimum CRS score required is usually lower if the gap between two draws is less.
The tie-break was also used in the latest Express Entry draw. The date and time used were 8th October 2019 at 10:46:01 UTC. All candidates with a score of 474 or more and who had submitted their EOIs before the above time and date received an invitation in the 13th November draw.
Candidates whose CRS score is below today’s cut-off can consider applying for a provincial nomination. You can get an additional 600 points for obtaining a provincial nomination.
Recently, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and British Columbia have invited EE candidates through their EE-aligned streams.
Saskatchewan invited 303 EE candidates in the 12th November draw. The province had invited 627 EE candidates in the previous draw held on 31st October.
Alberta invited 372 EE candidates in the 24th October draw where the cut-off score was just 300. The 30th October draw invited 39 EE candidates with a cut-off score of 350.
Nova Scotia, in its latest draw on 28th October, invited 430 EE candidates working as psychiatric nurses or registered nurses through its Labour Market Priorities Stream. There was no minimum CRS for this draw.
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