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3600 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw

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3600 candidates invited to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw

The new Express Entry draw held July 10 invited 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. It is the largest single invitation so far in 2019.

The cut-off score in this draw was 460, a two-point decrease from the previous draw’s minimum score of 462.

IRCC has issued 45,400 ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2019 so far, which is more than 5,700 invitations over the same period in 2018. The larger draw scale reflects the higher admissions targets that have been set for both 2019 and 2020. 

In the first half of 2019, the cut-off score ranged from the lowest 438 to the highest 470. This pertains to all three federal economic immigration categories: the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. 

Eligible candidates under these categories can enter into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores.

The highest-ranked candidates are issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence, through regular draws from the pool, which usually happen every two weeks.

A job offer is not required in order to be eligible for the EE pool. There are 36,000 more places still waiting to be filled this year. Contacting us now, you can be one of them.

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