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IRCC Drops cut off to invite 3,900 candidates yet again in 2nd Express Entry draw of 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Jan 2019

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched the 2nd express entry draw of the year on January 23, 2019 to issue 3,900 invitations yet again. This time around IRCC has dropped the CRS score requirement by 6 points, to invite significant number of applicants in the second EE draw of 2019. Let's take a look at the key statistics as well as analysis of latest draw of federal express entry system.

2nd Express Entry Draw of the year

Find below the results of the latest EE draw:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from January 23, 2019 to January 24, 2019.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 443 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,900 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:January 2, 2019 at 03:55:26 UTC

All invited candidates in the current draw need to submit complete Canada PR Application within 60 days.

New Record for total Invitations from first two draws of the year

The IRCC continues creating new records for the EE draws. The latest record it has created is for the number of invitations from first two draws of any year. This year, IRCC has invited total 7,800 candidates from first two draws till January 23, 2019. It's the highest number of candidates invited from first two draw till the mentioned date.

Number of invitation in express entry draw 2019

Last two years invited maximum number of candidates from first two draws, however, year 2019 has created a new record by inviting massive 7,800 candidates till 23rd January. Previous high till that date was way back in 2017 when IRCC invited 6,236 candidates from initial two draws.

Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws

No fortnightly EE draw trend anymore

Earlier, IRCC used to launch express entry draws on fortnightly basis, however, now looking at the past few draws, it seems IRCC is no more following the same trend for opening the draws.

Express Entry Draw Points Chart

If you look at last few draw dates, you fill find that IRCC has not followed the fortnightly draw trend at all. For instance the difference between 19th December and 10th January draw was of 22 days, whereas difference between 10th January and 23rd January (current draw) draw is of only 13 days. It is interesting to note that when day difference between two draw is high, the CRS score requirement increases, due to more people register in the express entry system during the period. On the other hand when difference of days is less between two draws, the cut off marks always drop as lesser number of people find new entry in the system.

Concerned about low CRS Score in Express Entry System?

If you are concerned about your low CRS score in the EE system and not receiving ITA due to the same, you must explore and apply in alternate provincial nominee programs to get provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.

Visas Avenue is top and accredited Canadian Visa Consultancy firm in India, with exceptional record for helping visa applicants get PR in Canada via most appropriate program. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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