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What is the minimum points required for Canada express entry 2019?

What will be the minimum qualifying marks to get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR from IRCC in the year 2019? This is the question being asked big time by most of the express entry candidates seeking permanent residency in Canada in 2019. Will the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) consider dropping the minimum CRS requirement in 2019 or it will keep it the same way as it has been all through last year? Let’s find out.

How many points required for Canada PR in 2019

An applicant can apply Canada PR through Express Entry system as well as through the Provincial Nominee Programs and QSWP. For Federal Express Entry System, Canada basically has two point based criterion for selecting the suitable skilled workers through express entry system. The first criteria is checking the eligibility of an applicant for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

The FSWP is the one of the three main categories of Federal Express Entry System along with FSTP (Federal Skilled Trade Program) and CEC (Canadian Experience Class). As an applicant you need to score minimum 67 points out of 100 based on age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. to become eligible to apply under Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) of Express Entry. There is no change in FSW point’s criteria of 67 points in 2019.

How many points do I need to immigrate to Canada in 2019?

After crossing the FSWP threshold, once you have entered the Express Entry pool, you will have to compete with the fellow applicants to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from Express Entry System. The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) every fortnight launch a draw and announce the cut off marks or CRS score requirement for that particular draw.

Let’s take a look at CRS score requirement from IRCC in the last 4 draws of express entry:

CRS requirement from IRCC in last few EE draws

In last few EE draw, IRCC has kept the qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement around 440 mark. Check here your eligibility

CRS Requirement in Last 5 Express Entry Draw

In the last draw launched on 19th December 2018, IRCC reduced the cut off marks to 439 CRS points, which is the lowest of the year. So, you can understand the level IRCC maintained all through last year.

Minimum CRS Score Requirement in 2019

As already discussed to get invitation to apply for Canadian PR, your immigration points based on age, education, work experience, and language skills, etc. need to be good enough. Now, considering the high annual immigration target of Canada as well as express entry system, i.e. 3,30,000 and 81,400 respectively, we may see some reduction in the minimum CRS score requirement from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the New Year.

However, still it’s very tough to predict anything as far as Express Entry Draw results are concerned. Safe score can only be considered which is closest to the last draw cut off and that too if any drastic hike doesn’t take place in the same from IRCC.

IELTS Points Required for Canada immigration in 2019

The IELTS score requirement for Canada immigration or PR depends the Canada immigration program you have chosen to apply for Canadian PR. For instance, if you are applying for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) through Federal Express Entry System, you need to score minimum CLB 7 as per Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).

Comparison Table for CLB vs IELTS Levels Required

CLB Level Listening Reading Writing Speaking
10 and above 8.5 – 9.0 8.0 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0 7.5 – 9.0
9 8 7 7 7
8 7.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
7 6 6 6 6
6 5.5 5 5.5 5.5
5 5 4 5 5
4 4.5 3.5 4 4

However, if you are applying for a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the requirement of IELTS point score will depend on the requirements for that particular province, as every PNP has different selection parameters. For instance Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), i.e. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) require minimum CLB 4 level for English language proficiency.

Need assistance to confirm your eligibility and apply Canada PR in 2019

If you need advice, assistance or support to apply Canada PR in the year 2019, you may contact Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

Visas Avenue is a top and registered Immigration Consultancy Company in India specialized in Canadian immigration and Permanent Residency Process.

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