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Apr 3, 2019

April 3rd, 2019 Express Entry Draw

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Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,350 applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 451 or higher to apply for permanent residence.

The 3,350 Invitations To Apply (ITAs) issued in today’s draw brings 2019's ITA total to 24,550. This is the fifth consecutive draw where 3,350 ITAs were issued. 

Today’s draw marks the 114th round of invitations since Express Entry came into force and with that, IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the time stamp of January 9, 2019 at  07:35:09 UTC.

This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score above 451, and those candidates with a score of 451 or above who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected tie-breaking date and time, will receive an invitation in this round. 

It's important to note that on April 1st 2019, IRCC updated the funds requirement for the amount of money applicants need to settle in Canada. It is advised to check your profile to see if you are still eligible. IRCC updates the minimum amount every year, based on 50% of the low income cut-off totals. The changes are small, but there is a chance they could affect your eligibility.

If you have any questions about express entry, the change in funds requirement, or permanent residence please contact us directly. 

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