May 1, 2019
Draw #116: New draw invites 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence
In its recent draw held on May 1, the Government of Canada invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this round was 450. All candidates who submitted their profile before the tie-break November 5, 2018 at 12:27:07 UTC, with CRS score above 450 received and ITA in this invitation round.
The Express Entry Annual Target for this year is 81,400 invitations. So far, 31,250 ITAs were issued by IRCC. Keep in mind that there are several ways for candidates to improve their scores: one of them is including a provincial nomination that results in 600 additional CRS points. By the way, linking Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have been extremely active and innovative in 2018.