A total of 3,500 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held September 19. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score was 441.
The tie-break date and time used in this draw was September 6, 2018, at 10:28:45 UTC, meaning all candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score above 441, as well as those candidates with scores of 441 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this invitation round.
While today’s draw size was smaller than the previous Express Entry draw on September 5, which issued a 2018 high of 3,900 ITAs, it is still larger than the number of ITAs that the Government of Canada was issuing in draws around this same point in 2017, when draw sizes dropped below 3,000.
The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.
Candidates are ranked according to their CRS score and the highest-ranked candidates are issued an ITA through regular invitation rounds.