Canada Issued 21,200 PR ITAs in the first quarter of 2019

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019, 01:06 PM IST
1. Latest Express Entry draw was held on 20 March 2019 after 14 days.
2. CRS score decreased by 2 points to 452 from 454 and 3,350 candidates receive ITAs.
In the first quarter of 2019, 21,200 PR invitations (equal to the number of ITAs offered in the last 3 draws) have already sent by the Canadian Immigration authorities. Now the latest Express Entry draw held on 20 March 2019 after 14 days and CRS score decreased by 2 points to 452 from 454. Around 3, 350 candidates received ITAs for Canada PR in this latest Express Entry Draw.
The Express Entry system is an online immigration application system implemented on 1 January 2015 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It allows people to submit a profile and consider themselves as a skilled immigrant. It is an immigration system that accepts applications from skilled workers under Federal Economic programs and highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency. The Federal Economic programs include:
1. Skilled Trades Federal Program
2. Skilled Worker Federal Program
3. Experience Class Canada Program
4. Some programs under the PNP Program (Provincial Nomination Programs).
So far in 2019, 21,200 candidates received ITAs from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Canada has an immigration target of 81, 400 high skilled immigrants in 2019 after the yearly record Express Entry 2018 ITAs with 89,800.
Recent Draw that took place on 20th March 2019 was 113th overall under Express Entry and 6th for ITAs in 2019.
As per the CIC news, the cutoff for tie-break this draw was 7 February 2019 just prior to EST 6 AM which means candidates who have submitted their profiles prior to this date and time have received ITAs.
Most of the draws in 2019 are likely to have CRS minimum below 460. Also, around 30 draws and 80,000 plus ITAs are anticipated by the immigration stakeholders this year. The immigration authorities in Canada can certainly meet the yearly target for immigration levels in 2019.
Stay tuned to Visa Weekly to get latest updates on CRS scores and further Express Entry draws. For the latest Canada PR ITA news, wait for our next blog to come!

  • 30-Mar-2019

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