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Updated: May 6, 2020

The Government of Canada held two Express Entry draws in the month of June. On June 12th, 2019, 3,350 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) and the cut-off score was 465 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

The second draw was held on June 26th, 2019 and saw 3,350 ITAs issued with a cut-off score of 462 CRS points. These draws show an 8-point drop in the CRS cut-off score, which peaked at 470 points in May 2019. Hopefully, this marks the start of a steady decline in the cut-off score for 2019.

At this point in 2019, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued a total of 41,800 ITAs to Express Entry applicants.


  • There have been a total of 13 Express Entry draws in 2019

  • A total of 41,800 Express Entry ITAs have been issued in 2019

  • The quarterly targets for Express Entry have been reached

  • The CRS cut-off score has dropped 8-points in one month


The results are in and the first quarter of 2019 surpassed the first quarter of 2018. In the first quarter of this year, 21,200 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates. This is 3,700 more ITAs than 2018’s first quarter, which closed with a total of 17,500 ITAs.

This year is expected to be an even bigger year for the Express Entry program, with admissions targets for the upcoming years amounting to 350,000 by 2021.


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. Click the image below to enter your information and determine what your CRS score might be.


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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