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IRCC launches 3rd Express Entry draw of January with a Record low CRS score requirement

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 31, Jan 2019

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The IRCC has opened a surprised Express Entry draw on 30th January 2019, i.e. just a week after the previous draw launched on 23rd January. To add more to the surprise of the applicants, IRCC has reduced the CRS score requirement to the lowest of almost one and half year. The cut off never went this low in any EE draw of last year. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has also not followed its fortnightly draw opening trend once again. Let's find more about current EE draw statistics and impact.

3rd Express Entry Draw of January 2019

Find below the results of the latest EE draw:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from January 30, 2019 to January 31, 2019.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 438 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 26, 2018 at 05:00:46 UTC

All invited applicants in this draw need to submit complete Canada PR application within 60 days of receiving the invite.

Analysis of Current EE draw

In the surprise January draw launched within a week, IRCC has amazed the applicants by creating multiple records. First of all, it dropped the qualifying marks to the lowest of last 16 months, i.e. 438 CRS points. The cut off never dropped to this low even last year. Last year's low was 439 points, which was achieved in 19th December Draw. That time also, IRCC opened the express entry draw within a week, so it's again some kind of pattern being followed internally by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws

This lead to the whipping 3,350 invitations to apply Canada PR issued to the express entry applicants. This makes total 11,150 invitations in January 2019 month. It's the highest number of Canada PR invitations issued ever by express entry system in the first month of any year. The express entry applicants with low CRS score will surely get encouraged with the draw results of this surprised Express Entry draw from IRCC.

Year 2019 is the Best time to Apply Canada PR

If you are planning to get permanent residency in Canada for a long time now, this year is the best time to take the initiative and apply for the same. You have great chance of obtaining Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada with dropping CRS score requirement and frequent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw opening. To get inclusive assistance in the Canadian immigration and PR process from certified Canadian visa experts, you may call Visas Avenue Immigration.

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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