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Express Entry 2019- 1st Quarter Report

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Apr 2019

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The first quarter results of Federal Express entry Immigration System of Canada are unprecedented in terms of number of invited candidates. The first quarter issued staggering 21,200 invitation, which is a new record for first quarter of any year, since the introduction of express entry system.

The invites issued in 2018 were far too less, i.e. 17,500 only compared to this Express Invitations issued in 2019 till date. However, still, last year, IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) invited considerable number of candidates last year.

The Records First Quarter of 2019 has achieved

The first quarter of year 2019 has been unprecedented in view of many aspects and features. It has beaten all the 1st quarter data figures of the past years. Let's take a look at few of the milestones it has achieved.
  • Highest 1st quarter total Express Entry Invitations
In the first quarter (January to March 2019), IRCC has issued highest number of Invitations to apply Canada PR compared to any year in the past. The total invitations issued till date, i.e. 30th March 2019 are 21,220, which is outstanding mark to get. First Quarter Invitations of Express Entry The quarterly express entry invitations gradually increased year on year. The previous highest was 20,883 which was achieved way back in 2017. Last year, IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued 14, 500 invitations only.
  • CRS score requirement touched the lowest since 2017
The CRS score requirement touched the lower of past one and half years on 30th January 2019 draw, when the Express entry cut off dropped to 438 CRS points only. This was the lowest cut off marks since October 2017. On October 4, 2017, the CRS score requirement was 438 CRS points and since then it remained above this level in the whole year of 2018. The lowest of the year 2018 was 439 CRS points which was also achieved in the year end only, i.e. in December 19th draw. CRS Points Requirements in 2018
  • Highest 1st Draw Invitations in any year
This year, Express Entry system issued highest number of Invitations, i.e. 3,900 in its very first Express Entry draw. This was outstanding number of invites to be send first up to the applicants. It sets the tone for the whole year for the applicants. The previous highest for the first express entry draw was 2,902, which was achieved way back in the year 2017 in January 4, 2017 express entry draw. 1st draw invitations of express entry in every year till now His year, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship's Canada) has maintained the number of invitations to 3,350 or after two initial draws with 3,900 invitations. This consistency of massive invites, has resulted in total 21,200 invitations to apply Canadian permanent residency in 2019 in the first quarter. Number of Invitations in 2019 Canada’s Multiyear Immigration Plan will keep the Express Entry draw results positive The draw results of the federal express entry system in the year 2019 are likely to remain positive considering the massive Multiyear Immigration plan of Canada 2019-2021.The draw plans to admit over one million immigrants to Canada by 2021. Canada Multiyear Immigration Plan 2018 Moreover, the annual immigration target of express entry system is increasing consistently, as per the multiyear plan of Canada. Express Entry Annual Immigration Target 2018-2020 The express entry target for this year is 81,400, which will further increase to 85,800 next year, i.e. 2020.

Best time to apply Canada PR

If you are the aspirant of permanent residency in Canada, this is the best time to apply for the same in view multiple reasons. Canada is known as the best country for immigrants with its lenient immigration policy and all due benefits and facilities available for immigrants in the maple leaf country. Let's take a look at few of the key reasons to apply Canada PR in 2019:
  • Canadian permanent residency allows you to live, work & study in Canada permanently
  • You can get Canada PR visa within 6-8 moth, with easiest PR process
  • Continues to be a safe and peaceful country for immigrants for last few decades
  • PR visa allows you to sponsor eligible relatives to Canada & apply citizenship
  • Canada is planning to allocate fund of $10 million to help newcomers find job
However, to apply permanent residency, you are advised to take help, support and assistance from a genuine and trusted Canada immigration consultant. An accredited consultant uses his experience and efficiency to guide and assist you through the process the best way.

Want to get Canada PR Invitation through Express Entry this year?

If you have not received the invitation from IRCC since long, you don't need be disappointed, as you have the alternate pathways to get the same. Apply in a provincial nominee program and also get selected for provincial nomination. It will increase your CRS score by 600 CRS points. Needless to mention that it will make certain that you get the Invitation to apply for Canada PR from IRCC in the very next draw of the EE system. Hence, you can apply in the most appropriate provincial program based on your profile, with the help of a trusted Canadian immigration consultant.

Visas Avenue is a registered Canada Immigration Consultant in India, with great track 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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