On the 20th of March 2019, the government of Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to express entry candidate. The cut off the “comprehensive Ranking system” score drops two points in the previous express entry draw that was held in the 6th of March 2019 over the last two invitations.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 21,200 invitations to apply (ITA) in 2019 through the express entry system. This is an increase of 6,700 over the 14,500 ITAs that Canada had issued at this same point in 2018, a year that saw IRCC issue a record 89,800 invitations to Express Entry candidates.
It is expected that IRCC will set a new invitation to apply (ITA) record this year given Canada higher 2019 and 2020 admission targets for the three federal high skilled immigration categories managed by the express entry system.
Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements for these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool and issued a ranking score based on factors such as their age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French. The IRCC then invites a set number of the highest-scoring candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.