123rd Express Entry Draw: 3,600 ITAs Announced for Canadian PR -13th August, 2019

123rd Express Entry Draw
The Express Entry draw took place on 12 August 2019 for Canada Immigration has issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR to applicants in the Express Entry Pool. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score threshold was 466.

In the past draw, which happened on 24 July 2019, the cut-off CRS score threshold was 459 points. Usually, IRCC carries Express Entry draws for every two weeks. Though, greater than two weeks passed within the 24 July 2019 and 12 August 2019 draw. The raised cut-off CRS score threshold is possible in large part due to this greater interval within draws.

The rule of tie-breaking was appealed for the 12 August 2019 draw, meaning that not all applicants with 466 points will get an ITA. As multiple appellants have 466 points, those who provided their profile to the Express Entry pool before 6 August 2019 at 12:14 UTC will be given preference.

It was the 16th draw of Express Entry in 2019 and the 123rd draw of Express Entry since the beginning of Express Entry in 2015. Till date 52,600 ITAs announced so far in 2019. It could succeed in continued drops in the cut-off CRS score as the year progresses.

The record low cut-off CRS score threshold ever for Express Entry all-program draw is 413.

Reasons for Increased Cut-off CRS Score

Some Express Entry applicants may be questioning why the cut-off CRS score threshold has grown in the 12 August 2019 draw. One important factor affecting the cut-off is the quantity of time that passes within draws. Usually, IRCC waits precisely two weeks within draws. However, the 12 August 2019 draw happened approximately three weeks following the prior draw on 24 July 2019. Due to the long period within draws, more applicants can enter the pool of Express Entry, driving the cut-off greater than before.

If IRCC responds to managing draws for every two weeks and manages a high number of ITAs published per draw, then there is a great probability that the cut-off CRS threshold could fall in coming draws.

There is a range of parameters that may affect the cut-off CRS score, including:

  • The number of applicants invited;
  • The regularity of draws;
  • The number of latest applicants entering the pool; and
  • Modifications in the CRS scores of current candidates, whose scores may grow or decline depending on their conditions.

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