The latest Express Entry draw held on July 24, 2019, for immigration to Canada invited 3600 candidates with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off of 459, which dropped by one point compared to the previous score of 460, which was held on July 10. Since May, this is 4th consecutive draw where CRS score cut-off has decreased.
The tie-breaking rule was applied for the draw, which means all the candidates who have 459 points will not receive ITA. The candidates who have submitted their profile before May 25, 2019, at 14:40:52 UTC will be prioritized.
It was the 15th Express Entry draw of 2019 and 122nd draw since the launch of the program in 2015. With the 49,000 ITAs issued and with Canada’s most ambitious immigration targets of admitting about 1 million immigrants by the year 2021, there are high chances that the CRS score cut-off decreases as the year progresses.
The Express Entry program is an immigration option that selects skilled workers for immigration to Canada. The immigration categories managed by Express Entry system includes the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
In order to qualify to enter the Express Entry pool, the candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria for these categories. The candidates have issued a ranking score determined on factors like their age, work experience, and proficiency in English or French.
The highest-scoring candidates are then invited by IRCC to apply for Canadian permanent residence via Express Entry draws. Meanwhile, the candidates with low CRS score who have not received the ITAs remain in the selection pool for 12 months.
They can further continue to improve their score by gaining relevant work experience, improving education level, language score, or getting a job offer in Canada.