The Canadian government on 19th December, 2018 released latest CIC draw with the year’s lowest CRS score 439 to 3,900 applicants for Express Entry Program.
The current draw issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian Permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with lowest score so far that is CRS 439. With a minimum CRS score cutoff of 439 points, the last draw of 2018 has given smile to many applicants waiting for the direct invitation with lowest CRS score.
However, the invitation numbers of 3900 remains constant for past so many months now, if this trend continues, it is anticipated that the Canadian Immigration department may further low the CRS cutoff marks if the CIC draw is conducted after every one week as opposed to two weeks.
This draw has also exceeded the number of ITAs officially issued in 2017. This year, a total of 89,800 ITAs have been issued as compared to 86,043 ITAs issued in 2017. With coming up of winter holidays, this draw is most likely to be the last CIC draw for the year 2018.
A tie-break rule was applied in the December 19 draw to invite applicants under Express Entry program. The tie break date was February 6, 2018 and time was 19:31:37 UTC. This means that all the candidates who have profiles submitted in the Express Entry pool before the mentioned date and time with CRS 439 and above were invited in this current draw.
Express Entry manages the pool of applicants in its three different streams to invite skilled and qualified workers through Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program and The Canadian Experience Class.
The eligible applicants in the express entry pool are given score for their profiles known as Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The applicants with the highest CRS score is invited to apply by the Canadian Government through regular ITAs draws.
Express Entry is in fact, the most popular immigration program for the Canadian Permanent Residence. The country needs many skilled workers to come and settle in Canada as of now! Check your eligibility chances to apply for Express Entry by filling the free assessment form.