3600 Candidates Get a Chance at Canada in the Latest Express Entry Draw

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

The 130th Express Entry Draw for 2019 took place on November 13. The Canadian Government issued 3600 candidates invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. This puts the total number of  ITA issued for the year at 75, 300!  The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score for the draw was 472 -  a three-point decrease since the previous draw on October 30.  Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool

Express Entry in a Nutshell

Canada’s Express Entry System manages online profiles for permanent residence from three skilled economic programs; the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Trades Worker Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Every two weeks, the Canadian Government sends candidates with the highest eligibility scores also known as CRS scores invitations to apply for permanent residence.  CRS Criteria Awards Points For:
  • Age
  • CLB Language proficiency (English and French)
  • Level of Education (In and outside Canada)
  • Work Experience (In and outside Canada)
  • Arranged Employment (Not compulsory)
  • Provincial Nomination achieved
  • Sibling in Canada
  • Your spouse’s profile (if married)
Learn how to improve your CRS Score here

Why Is Canada Inviting Skilled International Workers? 

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Canada may be the second-largest country in the world, but it's also the least populous country. At the same time, Canada is facing a crisis of an aging workforce and a shortage of skilled workers to fill the gaps. By the end of 2017, Canada had almost 400,000 unfulfilled positions due to the lack of skilled workers and fast economic growth, which is also the highest number of unfulfilled jobs in the private sector ever recorded in Canada. For these reasons, Canada created the Express Entry immigration system to outsource skilled workers who can help strengthen the Canadian economy.

“There is a shortage of one person for every 25 jobs in British Columbia, Canada.” -  Career Hacks

Key Industries in need of Immigrants in Canada 

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The most people-hungry industries in Canada belong to the STEM category – science, technical, engineering and mathematics fields, followed by trade workers, healthcare and social assistance. The Canadian territories and coastal provinces have the most job opportunities for international skilled workers within these economic categories. 

Ask Us How to Move to Canada

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If you want your profile to be entered into the Express Entry Draw and more importantly, if you want to receive an ITA to apply for a Canadian Permanent Residency, you are on the right track.  MDC is a widely known and respected firm that specializes in making Canadian immigration as simple and effective as possible. How do we do it? We work with Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who are authorized by the Canadian government to assist applicants in the rigorous immigration process, from start to finish.  Let us help you reach your goals.  Start my Application