The May 15 draw feature a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 332 points.
The previous Federal Skilled Trades Program draw took place on September 24, 2018, with 400 ITAs issued and a minimum CRS score of 284.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted two program-specific draws per year in 2017 and 2018.
By targeting a specific program, IRCC gives the opportunity of receiving an ITA to candidates with lower CRS scores.
Canada has now issued 31,750 ITAs in 2019, against a high-skilled immigration target of 81,400.
IRCC broke the record for annual Express Entry ITAs in 2018 with 89,800.
The draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on August 29, 2018 at 4.32am EST. If more than one candidate had the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
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