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IRCC Issues 3,350 invitations in Latest Express Entry draw opened on February 20, 2019

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 21, Feb 2019

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The long wait of the applicants is finally over, as the IRCC finally launched the first express entry draw of February 2019. It the fourth draw of this year launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on February 20, 2019. This draw is launched after 20 days, which was a bit late, bearing in mind the for tightly cycle of the Express entry draws.

Find below the detailed statistics of the latest EE draw by IRCC.

Express Entry Draw opened on 20th February

Find below the results of the latest draw of Federal EE system.
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from February 20, 2019 to February 21, 2019.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 457 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:December 6, 2018 at 12:38:11 UTC

The candidates receiving the ITA in the present draw, need to submit the application and documents within 60 days from the invitation date.

Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws

Analysis of 4th EE Draw this year

The IRCC increased the CRS score requirement in the latest EE draw by 19 points to make it 457 points required to win Invitation to Apply (ITA). Total 3,350 candidates had their CRS score matching or exceeding the said cut off marks, who will not get the ITA from the IRCC. Such significant rise in the cut off is result of the late EE Draw, as more number of people must have registered in the system during this period. Moreover, the number of invitations are also fixed on 3,350 mark as a new trend from the government it seems.

Latest 4th EE Draw Analysis Chart 2019

The increase in the qualifying marks may bother the applicants, however, it is likely that the Canadian government will drop the cut off yet again in the coming EE draws of the year. The Express entry has the target of 81,400 for this year and still we have thousands of invitations left in the year, so, it is quite possible the IRCC reduce the cut off in the next few draws.

Not received ITA since long? Here is what you can do

In case you have not received the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency in last few EE draws, you must explore the other options or ways to get the same. For instance, if you apply in Provincial nominee programs and get the nomination, it may increase your CRS score by 600 points. Needless to say that it will confirm the ITA from IRCC in the very next draw of the EE system. All you need to do is apply in the most relevant PNP based on your profile, in coordination with a top and trusted Canadian immigration consultant.

Visas Avenue is a registered Canadian Visa Consultancy firm in India, with outstanding 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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