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) brings 2019's total to 27,900, an increase of 6,900 ITAs when compared to this time last year. This is the sixth consecutive draw where 3,350 ITAs were issued and the second consecutive draw where the minimum score required is 451.
Today’s draw marks the 115th
round of invitations since Express Entry came into force and with that, IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the time stamp of April 2, 2019 at 15:01:49 UTC.
This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score of 451 or above, and previous 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 their funds requirement for the amount of money certain applicants need to settle in Canada. If this applies to you, 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