126th Express Entry Draw in Canada Issues 3,600 PR Invitations

September 19, 2019
By holding a new Express Entry Draw on September 18, Canada has invited 3,600 aspirants to apply to seek its permanent residence. Canada has with this draw invited 63,400 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in 2019.

126th Express Entry Draw in Canada Issues 3,600 PR Invitations

Details of the draw

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System requirement in this draw was set at 462, which is a point below the previous 125th Express Entry Draw, held on September 4. The Express Entry system was created to manage the candidates’ pool for three Federal top skilled immigration categories that are:

  • Federal Skilled Trades Class,
  • Canadian Experience Class,
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class

There is a rank for Eligible candidates in the pool based on the CRS score, calculated on factors like age, work experience, education, and English or French proficiency. A fixed number of top ranking candidates get the invited to apply by the means of regular pool draws held generally every two weeks. Additionally, in the September 18 round the total number of invitations to apply issued in the present year stands at 63,400.

Canada jobs make a good progress

IRCC had at this point in 2018 issued 58,600 ITAs going on to achieve the record of 89,800. Presently, the admission target in Canada for the three skilled categories is 81,400 in 2019 and 85,800 in 2020. The authorities also used the tie-break mechanism for this draw, fixed at August 29, 2019, at 07:57:13 UTC. Thus all candidates having the score of 462 or above can receive the ITA, provided they created an Express Entry profile before the set date and time. The reason for the drop in minimum score was due to IRCC having an interval of two-week between the present and the previous draw. The time gap influences the cut-off CRS score in a big way. 

Canada Express Entry and Other options

Candidates who have a score below the cut-off today intending to improve the rank have the potential option, of provincial nomination by using the enhanced nomination stream in the streams aligned with Express Entry. This gives them extra 600 CRS points and also guarantees them to get the ITA in a later draw of Express Entry.

Furthermore, numerous nomination streams do not need a CRS score to be eligible, and some others have a CRS requirement that is below the present cut-off score. Citing an example on August 28 the Alberta Express Entry Stream invited candidates in Express Entry with a score of 400.

The Saskatchewan province also runs the sub-category aligned with Express Entry which requires occupational work experience in a top demand category but has no requirement of the minimum CRS score or the job offer in the province.

Other well performing provinces

Another positive development is that the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program expanded the list of eligible occupations, from the present 19 to hundreds.

Holders of a master’s degree obtaining an IELTS score of 7-8 in listening and other three abilities have a chance of success.

Express Entry as well as provincial nominee programs aligned with it, are presenting a success story in Canada. Please contact us for any details.

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