Latest Canada Express Entry Draw sees a 3 point decrease in cut-off score

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw sees a 3 point decrease in cut-off score

JUN 27, 2019

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ROBYNN FARRELL

3,350 Express Entry Draw candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in the recent draw which took place on June 26, this year. It was the second consecutive draw to see a decrease in points from the cut-off score. Points decreased from 470 in May to 462 in the previous draw on June, 12, and then again by a further 3 points in the latest draw held on June 26. The unusually high cut-off rate in May could be attributed to the fact that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had allowed almost a month to pass between draws. The greater the amount of time that passes between draws, the greater the number of higher-scoring candidates are added to the Express Entry pool. In effect, this could be what drove up the cut-off score. The IRCC has also reverted to having draws every 2 weeks, which has now lowered the cut-off score. All candidates with a score above 462 or higher received “Invitations to Apply” (ITA’S), which brings the total number of invitations issued this year to a staggering 41, 800. This is already 2, 100 more than the amount of ITA’S issued mid year in 2018. 89, 800 applicants received ITA’s in 2018, a number that, at this rate, is estimated to be surpassed by the end of 2019. So what is the Canadian Express Entry system, you may be asking, and how do I apply?

Express Entry System

The Express Entry system was originally implemented in 2015 by the Canadian Government to fast track and simplify the immigration process. Due to a gap in the Canadian labour market, skilled foreigners seeking employment in Canada can choose from a number of federal programs, but by selecting the Express Entry program, you automatically stand a greater chance of receiving an ITA to apply for permanent residency. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's look at how to apply.

How to Apply

1. Check that you meet the minimum criteria:

  • Meet the requirements of at least one of the Federal Economic Immigration programs:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program;
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program; or
    • Canadian Experience Class
  • Create a Federal Express Entry Profile and be placed in the pool of candidates. You can create a profile at any time through IRCC

2. Choose your destination

Please note that each province or territory may have their own category and some even have multiple categories to choose from.
Province/Territory Express Entry Program
Alberta Alberta Express Entry Stream
British Columbia Skilled Worker Category Healthcare Professional Category International Graduate Category International Post Graduate Category
Manitoba Manitoba Express Entry Pathway
New Brunswick New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program Express Entry Labour Market Stream
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Express Entry Stream
Northwest Territories Express Entry Stream for Skilled Workers
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream
Ontario Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream Ontario Express Entry French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Express Entry Stream
Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry
Yukon Yukon Express Entry Stream

3. Create your online profile

Express Entry Draw pool and will be ranked against other applicants. The highest ranked individuals will then be offered an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

4. Submit your application

Click here for more helpful Canada Express Entry tips on how to successfully apply for residenc

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