Canada has issued 3,350 Express Entry candidates, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence on May 1, 2019.
The latest draw held on May 1 recorded the cut-off score to be 450, which is 1 point lower than the previous draw held on April 17, 2019. This is the fourth consecutive time that the score has dropped since the draw held on February 20. All candidates with a CRS score of 450 or above, and have their profiles in the Express Entry pool will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
There are currently 3 major categories for eligible candidates which are managed by the Express Entry system. The 3 categories are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Candidates who qualify and are eligible for these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool and are assigned a certain Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS score) on factors such as age, education, proficiency, work experience, etc.
Candidates with the highest scores are then issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence by the Canadian government. Canada up till now in 2019, has issued a total of 31,250 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence.
In the year 2018, the IRCC established a record of 89,800 ITAs in total in the Express Entry system. As of May 1, 2019, the number of ITAs issued is 6,750 more than it was at the same point in 2018. The IRCC looks forward to increasing its admission rate in the pool and the immigrants can expect a rise in the upcoming draws with much bigger size and more ITAs and hoping to set a new record for the consecutive year.