Canada issues 3,600 invitations to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw. Canada has now invited 59,800 Express Entry candidates to apply this year.

September 4, 2019 By Stephen Smith, Bella Siddiq And Noah Turner

Invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence have been issued to 3,600 Express Entry candidates in a new draw held by the Government of Canada on September 4.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s invitation round was 463, an increase of six points over the previous draw on August 20.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s principal source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates are entered into the Express Entry pool and are ranked based on a CRS score that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

A set number of the highest-ranked candidates are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITA) through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Today’s draw is the 17th of 2019 and brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 59,800.