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Updated: May 11, 2020

The Government of Canada drew for the sixth round of Express Entry invitations in 2019. In this draw, 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued and the cut-off score was 451 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The results of this Express Entry draw are identical to the previous draw held on April 3rd. At this point in 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued a total of 27,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry applicants.


  • This is the 4th consecutive draw in which the CRS cut-off score has declined or remained steady

  • A total of 27,900 Express Entry ITAs have been issued in 2019

  • CRS cut-off scores may continue to decrease in upcoming Express Entry draws in order to meet the Government of Canada’s economic immigration targets for 2019


If you are seeking out methods to improve your ranking in the Express Entry pool, you have a number of options; the most powerful being a provincial nomination. With a provincial nomination, applicants will receive an additional 600 CRS points, which guarantees an ITA for Permanent Residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.


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. Economic immigration is one of the largest targets as a whole. As such, some key streams of entry are through the Provincial Nominee Program and include the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Business Stream. Canada aims to admit 330,800 immigrants in 2019.


Immigration Canada uses a federal system, referred to as Express Entry, to manage applications for permanent residency from individuals in these programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class. The Government of Canada holds an average of two to three Express Entry draws per month.


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.


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


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.


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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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