August 2019: Canada Latest Express Entry Draw Released

Since May, the CRS score has seen a noteworthy drop, and this month, Express Entry conducted two draws within the time span of 8 days.

Tuesday, August 20 – The Express Entry draw invited 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence status. In this draw, the CRS Score threshold was set at 457. The CRS score has drastically dropped with 466 points on August 12, 2019, the score has come down by 6 points in the current draw. 

One of the main reasons behind the decrease in the score was the 8 days gap; the lesser the gap between the two draws, the lesser are the chances for new applicants to enter the competitive pool.

Monday, August 12 – The Express Entry draw invited 3,600 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence status. In this draw, the CRS Score threshold was set at 466. The eligible candidates are those who have achieved a score of 466 points and above through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). 

The cut-off score of 466 is seven points higher than the previous score that was 459, which was occurred on July 24, 2019. The increased CRS cut-off score is seen due to the longer time interval between the two draws occurred i.e. July 24 and August 12. In a normal course, these draws occur once every two weeks.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) this time has issued a tie-breaking procedure wherein, not all the immigrants who have scored 466 points will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Those who have successfully submitted their Express Entry Profile to the pool before August 6 at 12:14:53 UTC will be given priority.

This tie-breaking process was introduced in earlier in June and was announced to help the Canadian Government to manage the invitations in an organized way – said, IRCC.

This Express Entry Draw was the 17th draw of 2019 and 124rd draw since the launch of the Express Entry system in 2015. With 52, 600 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) issued so far, the Canadian government looks forward to fulfilling the upcoming targets in 2019.

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