In the rare Thursday Express Entry Draw held on November 15, 2018, the Canadian Government issued 3,900 new invitations to apply for the candidates aiming to shift to Canada where the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System Score was 449. With this draw, the number of ITAs issued for the year reached 78,100. This number is still 8,000 invitations away from the all-time high record set last year i.e. 86,203 invitations last year.
IRCC has used its tie-break rule in the latest invitation round where the date and time used was September 16, 2018, at 12:41:42 UTC. This means that all the candidates who have created and submitted their profile before September 16, 2018, at 12:41:42 UTC or before with a score of would be eligible for receiving an ITA.