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IRCC Issued 3,600 ITAs in Latest Express Entry Draw Held on August 20, 2019

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC Issued 3,600 ITAs in Latest Express Entry Draw Held on August 20, 2019

In a latest Express Entry draw held on 20th August, a total of 3,600 invitations to apply were issued for Canadian PR with a minimum CRS score of 457 and above. With this latest draw, the total number of invitations issued to date in the year 2019 has reached up to 56,200 ITAs.

This Tuesday s draw was one of the rare draws, which saw the lowest minimum score requirement since 1st May. Moreover, since 8th September 2015, there hasn’t been any Express Entry draw which was held on a Tuesday.

A tie break rule applied by IRCC in the 20th August draw was March 24, 2019, at 15:32:42 UTC. This clearly indicates that all the candidates with have scored 457 or above and have entered their profile in the EE pool before the said date and time will receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply).


IRCC has followed a trend of issuing 3,600 ITAs at once since 10th July. Between 30th January and 26th June, IRCC had issued around 3,350 ITAs for all-program EE draw.

This expansion in the draw size may help IRCC in exceeding its last year s, single-year ITA record, which was 89,800 invitations.

List of Express Entry Draws Held in 2019

Draw Date Draw Number Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS requirement
August 20, 2019 124 3,600 457
August 12, 2019 123 3,600 466
July 24, 2019 122 3,600 459
July 10, 2019 121 3,600 460
June 26, 2019 120 3,350 462
June 12, 2019 119 3,350 465
May 29, 2019 118 3,350 470
May 15, 2019 117 500 332 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)
May 1, 2019 116 3,350 450
April 17, 2019 115 3,350 451
April 3, 2019 114 3,350 451
March 20, 2019 113 3,350 452
March 6, 2019 112 3,350 454
Feb 20, 2019 111 3,350 457
Jan 30, 2019 110 3,350 438
Jan 23, 2019 109 3,900 443
Jan 10, 2019 108 3,900 449

About Express Entry

The Canada Express Entry system is one of the key sources of inviting skilled foreign workers. Eligible candidates get their profile entered into the Express Entry pool and get a Comprehensive Ranking System score on the basis of key factors, which includes their age, skilled work experience, education, proficiency in English or French, etc. Those candidates who get the highest rank are issued ITAs for Canadian PR visa during regular EE pool draws.

To enter the Express Entry pool, a candidate has to meet the eligibility criteria for anyone of the 3 Federal High Skilled economic-class categories, which includes:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

Launched in the year 2015, this immigration system of Canada is designed to select and communicate with qualified and skilled applicants. This system has a quick processing time, where 80% of the visa applications are processed within 6 months time.

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