On 10th January 2019, first Express Entry draw has conducted by Canada immigration authorities, issuing 3900 invitations to apply.
On January 10th Express Entry draw, the minimum comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score rise to 449, it is 10 points higher than the previous draw.
After 3 weeks of the previous draw, which took place by 19th December, the rise in minimum Comprehensive Ranking System was expected. The trend is continued to seen in the last 7 draws of 2018, by issuing 3900 ITAs, Immigration, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Refugees.
The minimum required CRS score went up because the latest Express Entry draws, took place with a little long time, that is after 3 weeks from previous draws that were held on 19th December 2018. And the longer time not only gave the opportunity for the more candidates to submit their profiles but also they got time to improve their CRS score. And this is the reason why it achieved a record of the highest number of invitations issued by the first draw in the history of last 5 years from Express Entry.
Canada is planning to issue 81400 new permanent residents in 2019 through the category of Federal High Skilled immigration. And the Majority of applications from Federal High Skilled immigration category will be processed through the Express Entry system.
From last year IRCC gradually increased their draw sizes, from 2750 to 3900 ITAs. So, it is expected that IRCC will issue more ITAs this year to meet their targets by 2020. And if they continue to increase their draw sizes on regular basis then it can affect the minimum score.
David Cohen (Senior partner with the Campbell Cohen Canadian immigration law firm in Montreal) Said that the draw of 10 January, done well to achieve another record setting year for invitations through Canada’s Express Entry system.