116th Canada Express Entry Draw Issues ITAs to 3,350 Candidates

May 2 2019
116th Canada Express Entry Draw

On May 1, 3,350 candidates received ITAs for Canadian immigration, and the CRS score was only 450. IRCC has at present issued 31,250 ITAs and the immigration target for the year is of 81,400. There was a decline of CRS score by one point and Canada achieved a landmark of issuing more than 30,000 ITAs in 2019, after holding the current and the overall 116th Canada Express Entry Draw. Moreover, there was an implementation of the tie-breaking rule, set on Nov 5, 2018, at 8.27AM EST. This was the ninth Express Entry draw in 2019.

Details of Express Entry

The Express Entry immigration system is run by authorities to facilitate Canadian immigration. It started on January 1, 2015, and manages the applications of under Federal skilled workers programs. These are

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canada Experience Class as well as
  • Parts of the Provincial Nomination Programs

Additionally, the experts expect that Canada will hold 30 draws, and also issue around 80,000 invitations in 2019. Most of these draws will have a CRS score below 460 so that the authorities successfully meet the ambitious and popular annual target in immigration for 2019. The majority of Candidates will benefit because ITAs for the present year will have a CRS score below 460 points. They can also receive permanent admission without needing a job offer or a provincial nomination.

Important Express Entry facts

The date of launching of the Express Entry was Jan 1st, 2015. It first held a draw on January 31, 2015. Additionally, it issued most invitations in a single draw at 3,923 on April 12, 2017. The greatest gap between two draws was 35 days between two draws was between April 17, 2015, and May 22, 2015.  It issued 31,063 ITAs in 2015, 33,782 in 2016 and 86,023 in 2017.  The tally was 89,800 in 2018. Finally, to date, it has issued 31,250 in 2019. All the figures add up to 271,918 ITAs since the launch.

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