The Government of Canada held a draw on March 20, and issued 3,350 invitations, to candidates in Express Entry seeking permanent residence in Canada. Also, the CRS score in this draw was 452, which is a decrease of two points of the previous EE draw held on March 6. Additionally, so far IRCC has issued 21,200 ITAs totally, in 2019, using this system.
Moreover, at the same point in 2018, it had issued 14,500 ITAs. This shows an increase of 6,700. Also, there is an expectation that IRCC will create a record in issuing ITA this year. Canada has set a high admissions target for 2019 and also for 2020 in its three Federal High Skilled immigration categories under the supervision of the Express Entry system. These are:
The authorities applied the tie-break rule in this draw at the date of February 7, 2019, at 9:59:25 UTC. All candidates having the CRS score of 452 or higher who had a profile in the EE pool before the deadline received an ITA in the present round. The CRS score is dropping because IRCC is allowing only a two-week gap between two draws.
Moreover, IRCC has a high admission target for 2019 and also in 2020. This will lead to big draws during the second quarter. Additionally, in the second quarters of 2017 and 2018, there was an increase in draw sizes and a drop in the CRS cut-off.