Express Entry Reaches New Heights in January 2019
April 20, 2021
We thought 2018 was going to be a great year for Canadian immigration and we were right, over 300,000 candidates were invited to immigrate to Canada. 2019 is already shaping up to be even more impressive. In January alone, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has already issued 11,150 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system, the largest January ITA number of all time! If you want to immigrate to Canada quickly, you need to become familiar with Canada’s Express Entry system. Here is everything you need to know about Express Entry in 2019, to get to Canada as fast as possible.
As you can see from these figures there was a great drop in minimum CRS scores between the last two draws. One of the reasons why CRS scores lower between draws is because of the time between the draws. Only seven days passed between the last draws meaning there wasn’t much time to replenish the Express Entry pool with new candidates. In other words, less competition means lower scores.
What Is Express Entry?The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for several Canadian immigration programs, the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Trades Class and Federal Skilled Worker class. The system was introduced to speed up immigration application processing so that Canada can get skilled workers in its borders quickly. Recently, the IRCC revealed that applications running through Express Entry are processed in six months or less! To be considered for Express Entry, you will first need to complete an online Express Entry profile. Once you filled in all of your information you will be assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which takes into consideration factors like your age, work experience, educational background, language ability etc. Candidates are ranked according to their CRS score in the Express Entry pool. The IRCC then issues ITAs to the highest ranking candidates through regularly Express Entry draws. We typically see a draw every two weeks. Once you receive an ITA, you need to submit your completed application to the IRCC within 60 days. Failure to do so will return your profile into the Express Entry pool.
Express Entry in January 2019The total number of ITAs issued through Express Entry in January 2019 is 11,150. Three draws were held during the month. The first on 10 January issued 3,900 ITAs and had a minimum CRS score of 438, the second on 23 January issued 3,900 ITAs and had a minimum CRS score of 443, and the third draw on 30 January issued 3,350 ITAs and had a minimum CRS score of 438.
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