Canada conducted the latest Express Entry round of invitation on 12th August. 3,600 applicants were invited in the latest draw with the cut-off score being 466.
The cut-off in the latest draw increased by 7 points as compared to the cut-off of 459 in the 24th July draw.
IRCC applied the tie-break rule in the 12th August draw. The time and date used were 12:14:53 UTC and 6th August 2019 respectively. This means that all candidates with a score of 466 or above who had entered the EE Pool before this time and date, got an invitation.
With the latest draw, the total number of invites issued in 2019 comes to 52,600.
The trend of large draws has continued in the last 3 draws conducted since 10th July. There was an increase of 250 invites as compared to the other EE draws conducted between 30th January and 26th June.
These large draw sizes could help the IRCC exceed its ITA record of 89,800 of 2018.
The high cut-off score in the latest draw can be attributed to the 3-week gap between the previous draw. Generally, Express Entry draws are conducted within a time gap of 2 weeks. Longer gaps between two successive draws allow the EE Pool to replenish itself with high-scoring candidates.
Higher ITA numbers are necessary for Canada to meet its expanded immigration target for 2019 and 2020.
Candidates with low CRS scores can consider applying for a provincial nomination because getting one means getting an extra 600 points.
Many provinces in Canada have immigration pathways linked to the Federal Express Entry Program.
Express Entry-linked streams of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan have been active in the recent days. The Ontario EE-linked Human Capital Priorities Stream issued 1,773 invites to candidates in 6 tech occupations. The cut-off was 435 in the latest tech draw.
Saskatchewan issued 104 invites under its EE-linked stream to candidates who had work experience in any one of the 19 in-demand occupations.
Alberta has been inviting Express Entry candidates with scores as low as 300 through the Alberta EE Stream. The most recent Alberta draw was held on 24th July. The province issued 202 invitation with the cut-off as low as 303, as per CIC News.
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