41, 800 People Can Call Canada Home Thanks to Express Entry

February 9, 2021


  • Robynn Farrell

41, 800 people have been issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence through the Express Entry (EE) system in 2019 so far. We predicted that 2019 will be a stellar year for the EE systems and it seems we have been spot on. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the immigration system and 2019 has already outperformed the previous year with the largest Canadian immigration quota ever. We expect great things coming in the following months and we are sure the coming draws won’t disappoint. If you want to get to Canada quickly, the EE system is for you. Find out how you can get your Canada visa application processed through this system right here. In this article, we will also look at the previous draws held throughout the year to get an understanding of the kind of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score that you’ll need to secure your own ITA in 2019. But first, let’s have a look at what Express Entry really is.

What is the Express Entry System?

2019 Draws so Far


There were three draws held in January with CRS scores of 449, 443, and 438 respectively. The drop in minimum CRS scores can be attributed to the fact that 13 days passed between the first two draws and only seven days between the last two. When there is less time between draws, there is less time for the Express Entry pool to replenish with high scoring candidates.


There was only one draw held in February and 3,350 candidates were invited. It was held on the 20th and the minimum CRS cut off score was 457.


March held two draws each inviting 3,350 candidates with CRS cut-off scores of 454 and 452 respectively. Together the draws invited 6, 700 candidates for permanent residence, 700 more than the previous year.


April followed March with two draws and both of these draws had a minimum cut off scores of 451.


May changed up this pattern holding three draws! The first draw held on 2 May and the final draw held on 30 May were both typical EE draws with cut off scores of 450 and 470 respectively; however, the second draw, held on 15 May, only selected candidates who qualified for the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Together these three draws issued a total of 7, 200 ITAs.


June held two draws each inviting 3, 350 candidates for permanent residence with respective cut off scores of 465 and 462.

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