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Canada Invites 3,350 Express Entry Candidates in May 1, 2019 Draw

March 26 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Latest Express Entry draw held on 1st May, 2019


The latest Express Entry draw was held on Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 for the Express Entry program. The Canadian Government has issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3350 candidates for permanent residency in canada.

So far in the year 2019, Canada has issued total 31,250 ITAs, against its target of reaching 81,400 for 2019 fiscal year. This rise in the number of invitations reflects the increase in admissions targets for all three Express Entry programs.

Candidates who have entered in the draw and got selected for ITA gets a chance to apply for Canadian PR. The minimum cutoff score in today draw was 450, marking a reduction of 1 point in comparison to the minimum score of previous draw held on April 17.

This Comprehensive Ranking system (CRS) score is calculated on the basis of the following factors, including, your age, education, skilled work experience, fluency in either English or French and family ties in Canada.

This is the fourth time that the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score has declined since February 20.

Express Entry draw on May 1, 2019

  Number of invitations issued   3,350
  Date and time of the round May 1, 2019
  CRS Score Requirement 450
  Tie-breaking rule November 5, 2018 at 12:27:07 UTC


The Express Entry system has a pool of candidates for Canada’s three major immigration categories including, Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class. Eligible candidates who have entered into the pool, got a ranking score on the above mentioned factors and received an ITAs are required to submit a complete permanent residency application within 60 days.

Candidates who remain in the Express Entry selection pool for 12 months and are not invited to apply immediately can further improve their scores by focusing on gaining relevant work experience, improving their language score, education level, or get a valid Canadian job offer.

The November 5, 2018 tie-break, which was held at 12:27:07 UTC and was used by IRCC in today s draw as well. Thus, all the candidates who have scored 450 and above and have entered their Express Entry profile in the pool before this date and time will receive an ITA.

If IRCC holds frequent draws this year, then there is a possibility of further fall in the minimum CRS cutoff score.

Also Read: How to Improve CRS score for Canada Express Entry 2019?

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