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Express Entry Latest Draw Results

Updated: May 13, 2020

December 11th 2019

Today, the Government of Canada issued 3,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in the Express Entry stream with CRS scores of 472 points or higher.

At this point in 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held 132 draws and issued a total of 82,100 ITAs to Express Entry applicants.

Express Entry draws are typically held every other Wednesday. According to this schedule, the next draw would then be held on December 25th, which is a federal holiday in Canada (Christmas Day). For this reason, we predict that the next Express Entry draw may take place sooner than is typical for the Express Entry system.

Express Entry Quick Facts

  • There have been a total of 132 Express Entry draws in 2019

  • A total of 82,100 Express Entry ITAs have been issued in 2019

  • The next Express Entry draw may take place next week

Express Entry Target 2019

According to Canada’s new immigration plan, almost a quarter of those coming to Canada will do so through one of the three economic immigration classes managed by the Express Entry system. In 2019, the Government of Canada aims to admit 330,800 immigrants.

What is an Express Entry profile?

Candidates must create an Express Entry profile online where they enter information about their skills, education, language ability, work experience, and more. Candidates are then assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. Every two to three weeks, the Canadian government will conduct an Express Entry draw where applicants with the highest CRS score receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. Those who are extended an ITA have 90 days to complete an application.

How are CRS points calculated?

Prospective immigrants are then ranked in a point system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are given for each piece of information in your Express Entry profile. Some different factors that play into your CRS score include your age, level of education, English and French language proficiency, work experience, and connections to Canada (e.g. education, work experience, siblings, etc.). The number of points allotted for each factor differs if you have a spouse or common-law partner or not.

How can I increase my CRS score?

  1. If you have a spouse/common-law partner, brother, or sister living as a citizen or permanent resident in Canada, be sure to prove your relationship. This will increase your CRS score by 15 points. Further, your spouse may be able to earn you more points by taking an educational credential assessment and/or taking a language test.

  2. Improve your English language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and retake your IELTS to achieve a higher score. The higher your Canadian Language Benchmark level, the more CRS points you can acquire.

  3. Gain transferable skills by working before coming to Canada.

  4. Improve your education. Programs as short as one year in length can increase your CRS score by 84-90 points.

  5. Determine if you are eligible to participate in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This can increase your CRS score by 600 points.

  6. Get help: Contact us at Calver and Associates Immigration Services. We can help ensure that you are claiming as many points as possible to give you the best chance possible to accomplish your Canadian Immigration goals.

How to Get PR in Canada with a Low CRS Score

Express Entry Calculator

Determine your eligibility for Express Entry to Canada using the Express Entry Points Calculator.


Our Services

Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.

We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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