The eligible candidates in the express entry draw received a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on factors like age, education, language ability in French/English, and work experience. This CRS score determines their position in the Express Entry pool of candidates. A set of candidates will receive an ITA on ranking with highest scores through regular express entry draws.
Express Entry manages the candidates’ pool for the three primary economic immigration programs, “Federal Skilled Worker program, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.”
December 19 draw marks the first time in the year with the minimum score below 440. The Canadian government maintains large size draws in usually two weeks. Here is the graph showing minimum CRS scores and the period between the Express Entry Draws.
Minimum CRS Scores and Time Between Express Entry Draws
Shorter time between the express entry draws signifies that a few candidates have opportunities to enter the express entry pool to enter their profile.
The date and time used for this draw were 6th February 2018 and 19:31:37 UTC. This means the candidates with CRS scores with or above 439 who entered their profile in the pool before 6th Feb 2018 will receive an ITA in this round.
December 19 express entry draw brings the total invitations of 2018 to 89,800 which is higher than previous years’ record with 86,023 ITAs.
ITAs Issued in Express Entry Draw/Year
The invitation record for 2019 is set to rise to 81,400 which is an increase of 6,500 new admissions over the targets of 2018 (74,900).
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