20 Latest Canada Express Entry Immigration Draws For Interested Immigrants, 2019

This page discusses latest Canada express entry immigration draws conducted for the year 2019, with upcoming draw dates released for interested candidates.

The Canadian Express Entry System launched in 2015 is Canada’s new platform for managing immigration applications for a number of the country’s economic immigrant programs including Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class. It was simply designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

People interested in migrating to Canada to live and work on a permanent basis, who meet the requirements for at least one of these immigration programs, can officially show their interest in becoming a Canadian permanent resident by creating a valid Express Entry profile. Once included to the Express Entry pool, candidates will be assigned scores according to the program’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point grid, and this score will determine the candidate’s ranking in the pool. In most cases, people with the highest scores are issued an invitation to Apply (ITA) to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.

Provinces and territories, as well as eligible Canadian employers, can also directly influence recruitment of potential immigrants from the Express Entry pool, and applicants who receive an eligible employment offer or enhanced provincial nomination are granted a significant number of points giving their Express Entry score a massive boost.

To serve your interest and ensure you have the best possible chance of being selected for Canada immigration in 2019, Canusim has highlighted recent Canada Express Entry immigration draws for interested immigrants. More upcoming draw dates and schedules would be released as well.

Latest Canada Express Entry Immigration Draws For Interested Immigrants In 2019

January 10, 2019:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started the year by rolling out 3,900 invitations to Express Entry candidates with scores of 449 or above as on 10th January 2019. The Issuance of 3,900 invitation in a row in the very first month of the year boosted the hopes and confidence of many immigration candidates waiting to obtain Canada permanent residence visa.

January 23, 2019: 

Canada Immigration authority held its second Express Entry draw of 2019 on Wednesday, January 23, rolling out 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to applicants with ranking scores as low as 443.

At this period, Canada has now sent out 7,800 invitation To Apply (ITA) to candidates in the federal Express Entry system since the beginning of 2019. This is the most Invitations rolled out as of January 23 since the Express Entry program was introduced since January 2015.

January 31, 2019:

The Manitoba government conducted its Expression of Interest draw of 2019 on January 31 for applicants in its Skilled Worker in Manitoba, Skilled Worker Overseas and International Education immigration streams.

The program, known as the MPNP, rolled out 456 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence to applicants across the three streams. The number of invited candidates was not specified, although were issued Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) through regular draws.

February 20, 2019:

The Government of Canada has rolled out 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to people in the Express Entry platform in a draw conducted February 20.

This period saw IRCC already issued a total of 14,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in 2019, which of course is the biggest start to a year since the Express Entry system was launched in 2015.

The 14,500 ITAs is an increase of Seventy (70) per cent over the number sent out at this same period in 2018 — a year which saw IRCC set the current Express Entry ITA record of 89,800.

March 6, 2019:

This period saw Canada conducting a new Express Entry draw on Wednesday, March 6, rolling out 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian PR to applicants with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 454.

This means that the Canadian immigration authority has thus far issued 17,850 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) this year through the Express Entry program — an increase of 6,350 over the 11,500 ITAs that had been sent out by this same period in 2018.

March 20, 2019:

Nova Scotia immigration sent out new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence via its Express Entry-aligned Labour Market Priorities immigration streams on March 20.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not, however, specify the number of invitations issued in the March 20 draw.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to look for candidates in the federal Express Entry pool who meet their labour market requirements in the province. Previous draws through the stream have targeted early childhood instructors and assistants and accountants or financial auditors.

Also, note that the invitations issued March 20 went to eligible Express Entry applicants who listed French as their first official language.

April 3, 2019:

The Canadian government rolled out 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with scores as small as 451 in a draw conducted April 3.

The minimum score in this draw is one point lower than the cut-off score of the previous Express Entry draw held on March 20, which was 452.

This draw saw a continuation of cut off points being reduced, a trend that was attributed to the consistent two-week interval between draws.

April 11, 2019:

Manitoba sent out 403 invitations to immigration candidates in a draw conducted April 11 via its Skilled Workers Overseas stream. This draw also saw 352 invitations issued to two groups of candidates, including an unspecified number having a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Manitoba were awarded an extra 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score and were practically assured an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

May 15, 2019:

Alberta province invited 197 immigration candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 301 to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The draw, which was held through the Alberta Express Entry Stream, was conducted May 15.

The AINP is part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program, which enables participating provinces and jurisdictions to choose economic immigration candidates who meet their local labour market needs.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream was launched in 2018 and lets the AINP look for candidates in the federal Express Entry system who matches its specific eligibility requirements.

June 12, 2019:

Canada conducted another Express Entry draw held June 12, inviting 3,350 applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The cut-off score of the draw was 465, a five-point decline from the last draw’s minimum score of 470.

This period saw IRCC issued 38,450 ITAs to Express Entry candidates in 2019. This was 6,250 more than it had sent out at this same juncture in 2018.

July 10, 2019:

July 10th saw the Canadian government issued 3,600 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence — the most invitations rolled out in a single draw since January 23.

The cut-off score in the July 10 draw was 460, a decline of two points over the minimum score of 462 in the last Express Entry draw conducted June 26.

IRCC has now rolled out 45,400 ITAs this year. This puts the department just over the half-way mark in exceeding the Express Entry record 89,800 ITAs that were sent out in 2018.

August 7, 2019:

Alberta province invited approximately 354 Express Entry candidates to file in for a provincial nomination in the two draws held July 31 and August 7.

On July 31, the provincial government issued 319 Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to nominate Express Entry candidates with CRS score points of 400 and above.

The initial draw in August was very small, with Thirty-Five (35) NOI’s issued to Candidates with CRS scores as little as 352 on August 7.

In order to be selected for a nomination through this category, as well as many other Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), the first step is to generate an Express Entry profile.

No job offer or prior work experience in Alberta province is needed to be qualified for the Alberta Express Entry Stream. But, candidates should be working in an occupation that contributes to the province’s economic development and diversification priorities of Alberta.

Candidates must also have a minimum Express Entry CRS score of 300 in Canada’s Express Entry stream.

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August 15, 2019:

Ontario government issues nearly 1000 notifications to applicants with CRS scores as low as 439. The candidates were invited to apply for Ontario immigration in a huge draw under the province’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.

August 15, 2019, draw was the main part of several of draws information published on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program website.

The province also issued 997 Notifications of Interest under the HCP stream to applicants scoring between 439 and 465 points.

The draw was aimed at candidates with a job offer who had lodged profiles between August 15, 2018, and August 15, 2019. Ontario has now rolled out 6,958 Notifications of Interest to HCP candidates during 2019.

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September 4, 2019:

Nova Scotia conducted its first Labour Market Priorities draw on September 4, with 204 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream enables the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to look for Canada’s Express Entry pool for qualified applicants who match identified labour market priorities in the province.

Since its introduction in 2018, the stream has invited accountants, financial auditors, early childhood education workers and, French-speaking Express Entry candidates.

This latest draw is focused on Express Entry applicants who are from francophone countries and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of Eight (8) or higher in French in all language abilities (reading, listening, speaking and writing).

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September 5, 2019:

Saskatchewan government a new Entrepreneur stream draw on September 5. The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) draw invited Forty-five (45) candidates for Saskatchewan immigration.

Applicants scored an average of 125 points to be eligible, with the lowest-ranked applicant getting an application scoring 120 points.

Under the SINP Entrepreneur stream, candidates first come to Saskatchewan on a temporary work permit, before being selected for Canadian permanent residence after their business has been confirmed.

Interested applicants must have a net worth of $500,000, and invest a minimum of $300,000 if their business is situated in Saskatoon or Regina or $200,000 in any other Saskatchewan city.

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September 24, 2019:

British Columbia immigration invited more IT experienced immigration candidates through its Tech Pilot Program. BC province recently held a new immigration draw targeting twenty-nine (29) in-demand occupations through the BC PNP Tech Pilot.

The September 24th British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw saw Sixty-five (65) invites sent out across four provincial streams.

A minimum score of Ninety (90) was registered for all four categories included in the draw. Those categories were the direct provincial nomination and Express Entry streams for skilled workers and international graduates.

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October 2, 2019:

Canada immigration authorities held the biggest Express Entry draw in nine (9) months, rolling out Invitations to Apply to 3,900 applicants.

The draw held in October equals the largest of 2019, ending the last trend for the last six draws of giving out 3,600 ITAs.

The draw featured a Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) that’s as low as 464 points, two points above the last Express Entry draw.

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October 16, 2019:

The Canadian government invited 500 Federal Skilled Trades Class candidates with CRS scores as low as 357 to file for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw conducted on October 16.

The program-specific draw was the 2nd of 2019 to aimed at candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class, which is available to foreign nationals with a certificate of qualifications that proves they are eligible to work in a skilled trade in Canada OR have a valid job offer in Canada, among other criteria.

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October 17, 2019:

Saskatchewan invited 986 Express Entry candidates with specific work experience in some occupations, to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada in the province’s biggest-ever Expression of Interest draw.

The 986 express entry candidates invited were in the federal Express Entry system who had registered and valid profiles with the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

The October 17 draw rolled out invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in twelve (12) NOC occupations.

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When Will The Next Draws Take Place?

There are no time schedules of upcoming or future Express Entry draws, and so it’s quite impossible for us to know for certain exactly when the next Express Entry draw will be conducted.

However, IRCC has historically tended to hold Express Entry draws every fortnight, and often these draws take place on Wednesdays. In addition, there are other Provincial Nominee draws that do take place on other days of the week. Interested candidates should follow our page regularly for more of these updates.

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