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Express Entry Draw 118 | 3,350 invitations to Apply issued

3,350 Express Entry candidates will receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 118th Express Entry draw on May 29th, 2019. The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw has increased to 470. Important to note, this jump is unsurprising considering the last draw was only for candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades program.

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Draw Number: 118
Draw Date: May 29th, 2019
Number of Invitations Issued: 3,350
Minimum CRS: 470
Program Specified: None
Tie-breaking rule: May 23rd, 2019

CRS Increase Following Trade-Specific Draw

In the 118th Express Entry draw, IRCC increased the CRS cut-off to 470. This cut-off is significantly higher than recent draws, but is not surprising. Two weeks earlier the Canadian Government conducted an Express Entry draw limited to applicants in the Federal Trades Program with only 500 invitations to apply issued, and a CRS cut-off of just 332. A more competitive draw this week should mean future draws will return to cut-offs more in line with what we have seen recently.

The May 29th draw saw 3,350 ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates with a CRS score of 470 points or higher. In order to be considered for this draw candidates must have an active Express Entry profile created in the Federal pool.

While this week saw an increased CRS cut-off, we can feel confident that eligibility criteria will become more accessible in the coming months. With an ambitious immigration plan to welcome more than one million newcomers in the next three years, now remains the best time to begin an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Express Entry Draws: Q2 - 2019

DrawDateNumber of ITAsCRS Cut OffTie-Breaking Rule
11912 June 20193,3504656 June 2019
11829 May 20193,35047023 May 2019
11715 May 2019500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)33229 August 2018
1161 May 20193,3504505 November 2018
11517 April 20193,3504512 April 2019
1143 April 20193,3504519 January 2019

Express Entry Draws: Q1 - 2019

DrawDateNumber of ITAsCRS Cut OffTie-Breaking Rule
11320 March 20193,3504527 February 2019
1126 March 20193,35045411 February 2019
11120 February 20193,3504576 December 2018
11030 January 20193,35043826 April 2018
10923 January 20193,9004432 January 2019
10810 January 20193,9004492 January 2019

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DrawDateNumber of ITAsCRS Cut OffTie-Breaking Rule
11912 June 20193,350465June 6, 2019
11829 May 20193,350470May 23, 2019
11715 May 2019500 (Federal Skilled Trades Specific Draw)332August 29, 2018
1161 May 20193,3504505 November 2018
11517 April 20193,3504512 April 2019
1143 April 20193,3504519 January 2019
11320 March 20193,3504527 February 2019
1126 March 20193,35045411 February 2019
11120 February 20193,3504576 December 2018
11030 January 20193,35043826 April 2018
10923 January 20193,9004432 January 2019
10810 January 20193,9004492 January 2019
10719 December 20183,9004396 February 2018
10612 December 20183,90044528 November 2018
10528 November 20183,90044522 October 2018
10415 November 20183,90044916 September 2018
10329 October 20183,90044216 October 2018
10215 October 20183,90044018 September 2018
1013 October 20183,9004452 October 2018
10024 September 2018400 (Federal Skilled Trades Specific Draw)28418 February 2018
9918 September 20183,5004416 September 2018
985 September 20183,90044029 April 2018
9722 August 20183,75044021 February 2018
968 August 20183,75044031 January 2018
9525 July 20183,75044131 December 2017
9411 July 20183,75044226 June 2018
9325 June 20183,75044228 January 2018
9213 June 20183,75045121 July 2017
9130 May 2018*700288*PNP and FST only
9023 May 2018350044030 December 2017
899 May 2018350044112 December 2017
8825 April 201835004418 December 2017
8711 April 2018350044426 March 2018
8626 March 2018300044623 February 2018
8514 March 201830004563 March 2018
8421 February 2018300044211 February 2018
837 February 2018300044229 May 2017
8224 January 2018275044417 January 2018
8110 January 2018275044618 November 2017
8020 December 201727504462 October 2017
796 December 2017275045216 November 2017
7815 November 2017275043919 October 2017
778 November 2017200045823 October 2017
761 November 2017505241n/a
751 November 2017290673n/a
7418 October 20172757436n/a
734 October 20172801438n/a
7220 September 20172871433n/a
716 September 20172772435n/a
7023 August 20173035434n/a
699 August 20172991433n/a
682 August 20173264441n/a
6712 July 20173202440n/a
6628 June 20173409449n/a
6531 May 20173877413n/a
6426 May 2017400199n/a
6326 May 2017143775n/a
6219 May 20173687415n/a
614 May 20173796423n/a
6019 April 20173665415n/a
5912 April 20173923423n/a
585 April 20173753431n/a
5724 March 20173749441n/a
561 March 20173884434n/a
5522 February 20173611441n/a
548 February 20173664447n/a
5325 January 20173508453n/a
5211 January 20173334459n/a
514 January 20172902468n/a
5022 December 20162878475n/a
4916 December 20161936497n/a
4830 November 2016559786n/a
4716 November 20162427470n/a
462 November 20162080472n/a
4519 October 20161518484n/a
4412 October 20161518484n/a
4321 September 20161288483n/a
427 September 20161000491n/a
4124 August 2016750538n/a
4010 August 2016754490n/a
3927 July 2016755488n/a
3813 July 2016747482n/a
3729 June 2016773482n/a
3615 June 2016752488n/a
351 June 2016762483n/a
3418 May 2016763484n/a
336 May 2016799534n/a
3220 April 20161018468n/a
316 April 2016954470n/a
3023 March 20161014470n/a
299 March 20161013473n/a
2824 February 20161484453n/a
2710 February 20161505459n/a
2627 January 20161468457n/a
2513 January 20161518453n/a
246 January 20161463461n/a
2318 December 20151503460n/a
224 December 20151451461n/a
2127 November 20151559472n/a
2013 November 20151506484n/a
1923 October 20151502489n/a
182 October 20151530450n/a
1718 September 20151545450n/a
168 September 20151517459n/a
1521 August 20151523456n/a
147 August 20151402471n/a
1317 July 20151581451n/a
1210 July 20151516463n/a
1126 June 20151575469n/a
1012 June 20151501482n/a
922 May 20151361755n/a
817 April 2015715453n/a
710 April 2015925469n/a
627 March 20151637453n/a
520 March 20151620481n/a
427 February 20151187735n/a
320 February 2015849808n/a
27 February 2015779818n/a
131 January 2015779886n/a

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