2019-12-11 – Canada immigration authorities have conducted a new Express Entry draw, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,200 candidates.

The December 11 draw saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 472, an increase of one point on the previous draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has now invited 82,100 candidates in 2019, against a high-skilled immigration admission target of 81,400.

IRCC broke the record for annual Express Entry ITAs in 2018 with 89,800.

The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on December 6, 2019, at 3.03 am UTC, which is December 5, 2019, at 10.03 pm EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.

This was the 25th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2019 and 132nd overall.

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