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Express Entry Draw in 2019: IRCC again drops invitation cut off for 3,900 candidates in the 2nd draw

In the year 2019, IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has again launched a new draw on 23rd of January. The second draw has been launched to send out 3,900 invitations. The CRS cut off score has been reduced by 6. This way, IRCC is now able to invite such a large number of candidates.

Let’s see how the federal EE system is working. We are going to look into the latest draw and the key statistics of the system.

Second EE Draw of 2019

Check out the statistics of the second EE results:

  • Draw opening: The latest express entry draw is available from 23rd of January to 24th of January, 2019.
  • Required CRS score: The required CRS score or the points required for qualifying is 443 in the latest draw. So, candidates are required to score 443 points or more to get an invitation.
  • Invitations: IRCC wants to issue 3,900 invitations for Canada PR with the second draw.
  • Tie-breaking: The rule of tie-breaking had a fixed date and time for the second draw. This was 2nd of January, 2019 at the time 03:55:26 UTC

After getting the invitations, candidates are required to fill and submit their application for Canada PR within the first 60 days of the draw.

A new high in terms of total invitations

IRCC keeps on setting new records for the draw of Express Entry. The latest addition was the total number of invited candidates in the 1st and the 2nd draw combined. This year allowed 7,800 candidates to get an invitation through the 1st and 2nd draw. This is the highest invitation quantity allowed by the IRCC. For 2017, the initial two draws ended up with 6,236 invitations. The year 2018, got only 5,500 invitations during the initial two draws of EE. However, 2019 has shown a massive peak in terms of invited candidates for Canada PR.

Draw pattern has moved forward from the fortnightly trend

The EE draws used to be on a fortnightly pattern before. But the previous draws have clearly shown a shift. From 19th of December, 2018 to 10th of January, 2019, there was a clear gap of 22 days. Similarly, the latest draw on January 23rd was 13 days after the draw on January 10th. You should also focus on the CRS point requirement. The CRS requirement increases with respect to the increase in the gap between any two draws. This is because more candidates register in the system. The contrary is also true, which is why cut off score gets reduced.

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