IRCC conducted the largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history by offering 3,900 ITAs for Canada PR. The Canadian Government started off the New Year impressively with this draw. The CRS scores of candidates who received the invitations were as low as 449. The draw was held on 10 January.
In the Express Entry history of 5 years, this was the highest number of ITAs offered in a first draw of the year. This also marked the beginning of the fresh 12-month cycle. It is expected that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will break the record of 89,800 ITAs for PR in 2019.
The first draw of 2019 was 1, 150 higher than the first draw held in 2018. It was also higher than the previous record for highest ITAs in 2016 by 1,000 invites.
Canada has now adopted the new multi-year plan for immigration levels. Under this, IRCC plans to accept more skilled workers under FHS as Canada PR residents in 2019 than the previous year. The admissions target under the economic immigration programs is 81,400 in comparison with 74, 900 in 2018.
A large number of candidates are offered Canada PR through the Federal High Skilled stream. Their applications for PR are processed by the Express Entry system, as quoted by the CIC News.
It is anticipated that IRCC will offer an increased number of ITAs in 2019 and 2020 than it did in 2018. This is for catering to the higher targets for intake set for the 2 years ahead. In 2018, the sizes of the draw were steadily enhanced to 3,900 from 2, 750 by the IRCC.
In case the same pattern continues in 2019, the draws with 3,900 ITAs could grow even larger. The larger sizes of the draw can impact the minimum CRS if conducted on a regular basis.
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