The largest Express Entry draw since January this year, held on July 10th, witnessed 3600 candidates receiving Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. Compared to the 10 consecutive draws held since January 30, 2019, the total number of ITAs issued increased by 250 in the latest draw. In each of these draws, the number of ITAs issued was 3350.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score also came down by two points to 460 in the July 10 Express Entry draw. In the previous draw held on June 26, the CRS cut-off score was 462. Since the Express Entry draw held on May 29, the CRS cut-off score has been witnessing a steady decrease from 470 in the past three consecutive draws.
As in the previous draws, tie-break rule was applied in the July 10 draw as well and the time stamp was June 11, 2019 at 12:27:18 UTC. It means the July 10 draw prioritized those candidates who submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time.
The July 10 Express Entry draw is the 14th draw of 2019 and 121st since the launching of Express Entry system for immigration by Canada in January 2015. With the latest draw, the number of ITAs issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through Express Entry has touched 45,400. Canada has set a higher immigration target for 2019 and 2020. So it is expected that the CRS cut-off score would come down further in the future draws too.
The candidates who have received invitations in the latest draw can submit the application for permanent residence in Canada within 60 days. IRCC aims to process Express Entry applications within six months or less in 80% of cases.
Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year:
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