126th Express Entry Draw: 3,600 Invitations Announced for Canadian PR -19th September, 2019

126th Express Entry Draw
In the recent Express Entry draw held on 18 September 2019, Canada invited 3600 applicants to apply for Canada PR. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 462, one point weaker than the former draw which took place on 4 September 2019, where the cut-off CRS score was 463. With the most recent draw, the cumulative number of Invitations to Apply published by the Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C) so far in the year 2019 has reached 63,400.

Details about Latest Express Entry Draw

As in the preceding draws, tie-break rule was appealed in the 18 September 2019 draw as well, the time stamp provided being 29 August 2019, at 07:57:13 UTC. It determines the draw preferred those appellants with a minimum CRS score of 462, who presented their profiles prior to the said date and time.

The cut-off CRS score dropping down by one point may be connected to the reality that the period within the recent two draws was two weeks, which is common. Cut-off CRS score normally increases when the interval is greater than two weeks.

In the draws took place in the 2nd half of the year 2019, from June onwards till Sept, the cut-off CRS score range has continued between 457 and 465.

Immigration officials say as we are moving into the final quarter of the year, those with lesser CRS scores can still be beneficial as some of the weakest cut-off CRS scores in the records of Express Entry draws occurred in the final quarter of the year, for instance, 439 points in Dec 2018.

I.R.C.C set a bigger target for economic immigration according to the Canadian Immigration Levels Plan for 2019-21, it is also predicted that the C.R.S scores may come below 450 points. Canadian Immigration intends to admit approximately 256,000 over the following three years by the 3 federal economic immigration programs- Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class, while another 200,000 new permanent residents to be allowed by Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

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