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Latest Express Entry Draw Opens on March 6, 2019- Issues 3,350 Invitations

March 26 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Latest Express Entry Draw Opened on March 6, 2019


The IRCC has opened the latest express entry draw on March 6, 2019. This is the first draw of this month, after the only draw held last month, i.e. February 20, 2019. As far as timing is concerned, the draw is on time this time around, unlike last few draws, which didn’t follow the fortnightly trend of the EE draws. The applicants were eagerly waiting for this draw after the rise in the CRS score requirement last time around. Let’s take a look as to what this latest draw of express entry has brought for the applicants.

March 2019 Express Entry draw

Number of invitations issued   3,350
Date and time of the round March 6, 2019
CRS Score Requirement 454
Tie-breaking rule February 11, 2019 at 17:21:27 UTC


Significant Number of Invites

The number of Invitation issued by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is significant yet again as the government is issuing 3,350 invitations 3rd time in a row. This is the 5th draw of EE system this year which makes total invitations in 2019 to whipping mark of 17,850, which is a record in itself.

Draw Date Number of Invitations Lowest CRS Score
1st 10thJanuary 3,900 449
2nd 24thJanuary 3,900 443
3rd 30thJanuary 3,350 438
4th 20thFebruary 3,350 457
5th 6th March 3,350 454


The qualifying marks or the CRS score requirement also show an interesting trend. It started under quietly just under 450, then dropped drastically in 30th January draw, however, increased considerably again to 457 marks in the last draw in February month.

Now for the latest March 6 draw, IRCC has made the marginal reduction in the qualifying marks, which may give some sort of relaxation to the applicants if not all.

 Express Entry Draws 2019

Although, the cut off is high at the moment, however, if you are an applicant registered already in the express entry or planning to apply for Canadian PR this year, you don’t need to be disappointed, as the current trend is likely to change shortly.

Considering the high immigration target of Canada for the year 2019, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is likely to make a reduction in the CRS score requirement in the draw to follow. Hence, in the upcoming draws of Federal Express Entry system, we may see the fall in the qualifying marks. Also, even if your CRS Score is low, you can apply through PNPs, which demand relatively low points from the applicants and provide pathways to Canadian permanent residency.

Also Read: Canada Latest Immigration Rule Changes 2019

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