118th Canada Express Entry Draw Invites 3,350 Candidates at 470 CRS -30th May, 2019

118th Canada Express Entry Draw

Canada held an 118th Express Entry draw on May 29 and invited 3,350 candidates. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off was 470. Additionally, it applied tie-break for the draw, which means that all candidates who had a score of 470 CRS received the ITA. This is also specific to the candidates who had a profile entry in the Express Entry pool, prior to May 29th, 2019, at 12:09:37 UTC.

It was the eleventh draw for 2019. The authorities have issued invitations to 35,100 aspirants so far. Moreover, 2019 is a fine year for Express Entry. Moreover, IRCC is making all efforts for reaching its immigration targets. There is a possibility of a reduction in the CRS score in the remaining months of the year. The lowest Express Entry cut-off for the all-program draw stands at 413.

Features of the all-program draw

This draw succeeded the May 1 draw and had a gap covering four weeks. Also, there was a program-specific draw on May 15 where only the 500 Federal Skilled Trades Program candidates, received the invitation.

On May 10, totally 1,668 aspirants had the CRS score between 451 and 600, and on May 24 totally 4,624 aspirants, had the score covering that range. On May 10 totally 317 aspirants had a score more than 600 CRS, but on May 24 there were 729 candidates.

Now, most of the top candidates have left the pool and one can hope that the requirement of minimum points will drop next time. Furthermore, IRCC has to reach the immigration target for 2019 and there is a possibility of holding larger draws.

Also, there is a possibility that future draws will have a score lower than 450 points for the candidates to get an invitation.

The government in October 2018, revealed an Immigration Levels Plan for 2019-2021. There was a commitment to increasing immigration numbers to 256,000 by using:

  • Canadian Experience Class,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class,

The Canada Provincial Nominee Programs had a target of 200,000 Permanent Residents before December 2021. Many candidates benefit when they obtain the provincial nomination in a Provincial Nominee Program stream aligned with the Express Entry.

Furthermore, because of the changes in Express Entry, there is an increase in inviting the number of candidates who pursue their studies in Canada to apply to seek PR in Canada. The graduates and international students in Canada get a point-boost in the CRS. More invitations will be issued in the coming months, and individuals and families will benefit from it.

Express Entry CRS

The Comprehensive Ranking System awards score out of 1,200 to the applicants. It is a part of the Express Entry mechanism, established in January 2015 for processing applications seeking the permanent residence. The score projects the likelihood of a candidate to be economically successful.

To enter the pool, the candidates have to be eligible in

  • Canadian Experience Class,
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
Candidates obtaining the provincial nomination in the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Programs get 600 extra CRS points and also an ITA in a later draw. Finally, the candidates can get 260 points for proficiency in English or French, and a couple can get 270 points. We bring all updates and reports of such draws and you can contact us for any details.

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