With a minimum CRS score cutoff of 439 points, this marks the lowest CRS score requirement in 2018 (with the exception of program-specific draws for the Federal Skilled Trades program)! In the December 19th draw, IRCC issued a total number of 3,900 invitations, staying consistent with the high number issued in the previous draw.
This draw also means that 2018 has officially exceeded the number of ITAs issued in 2017. This year, a total of 89,800 ITAs have been issued, versus only 86,043 issued in 2017. With a number of Canadian government holidays in the next two weeks, this will likely mark the last draw in 2018.
The earlier you submit your profile to the Express Entry pool, the better your chances of receiving an ITA! Get started with our free online assessment today to discover all of your options to make 2019 the year you immigrate to Canada!