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IRCC issued 3,350 invitations in the 8th Express Entry draw of 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 18, Apr 2019

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The IRCC opened its 8th Express Entry draw of the year on April 17, 2018. The draw issued 3,350 invitations yet again for Canadian PR. With the current EE draw, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited total 27,900 candidates to apply for Canada PR this year.

Let's find more about the current EE draw.

Express Entry Draw on April 17, 2019

Find below the results of the latest draw of Federal EE system.
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from April 17, 2019 to April 18, 2019.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 451 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,350 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:April 2, 2019 at 15:01:49 UTC

The draw was on time, when we look at the fortnightly draw pattern of the IRCC in the past.

Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws

Analysis of 8th Express Entry draw of 2019

The draw launched by IRCC this time around is just the copy of previous draw, whether it is the CRS score requirement (i.e. 451 points) or the number of issued invitations (i.e. 3,350). This was the status in the last EE draw as well. Cut Off Marks on Latest Draw

In the last EE draw (opened on 3rd April) IRCC invited same number of candidates with the same cut off marks as well. Hence, the applicants who were expecting the IRCC to drop the qualifying makes a bit, must be a little upset to see the results this time around. However, the good thing is that the IRCC hasn't raised the cut off and decided to keep it the same. And Considering the high annual immigration target of Canada for the y ear 2019, we may expect the CRS score requirement to further go down in the upcoming EE draws.

Apply Canada PR through Express Entry OR PNP- Call expert for assistance

Federal Express Entry system is the fastest way to get permanent residency invitation from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It is a point based online immigration system. However, if your point score is not high enough, you may also choose to apply Canada PR through provincial nominee programs, which belong to different provinces in Canada. The PNPs require low points and process is also not complicated to apply.

To get your immigration file prepared and start the Canadian PR process through Visas Avenue at earlier, you may contact efficient and trusted Canada immigration consultant. Visas Avenue is a registered Canada Immigration Consultant in India, with great success rate when it comes to helping visa applicants get PR in Canada via most appropriate visa program based on your profile.


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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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