Canadian Immigration authorities have offered 21,200 Canada PR ITAs in the first quarter of 2019 (January to March). The last draw for this quarter was held on 20 March 2019. It offered 3, 350 ITAs for Canada PR. It was equal to the number of ITAs offered in the last 3 draws.
The minimum CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System score in the latest draw was 452. This was 2 points lesser than the previous draw.
The cut off for the tie-break in this draw was 7 February 2019 just prior to EST 6 AM. The cut-off is based on the time and date of submission of profiles by the candidates. This is if more than 1 candidate has the lowest score, as quoted by the CIC News.
21,200 candidates have received ITAs from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada so far in 2019. Canada has an immigration target of 81, 400 for high skilled immigrants in 2019. This is after the record yearly Express Entry ITAs in 2018 with 89,800.
The latest draw was the 6th round for ITAs in 2019 and 113th overall under Express Entry.
Express Entry system was implemented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on 1 January 2015. It is an immigration system that manages applications from skilled workers under Federal Economic programs. This is inclusive of:
The immigration stakeholders are anticipating around 30 draws and 80,000 plus ITAs in 2019. The majority of the draws are also likely to have CRS minimum below 460. This is to ensure that the immigration authorities in Canada can meet the yearly target for immigration levels in 2019.
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