The March 6 Express Entry draw invited another 3,350 newcomers to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
This was the fifth draw of the year, bringing the 2019 total number of invitations issued to 17,850 in total. The tiebreaker this round favoured candidates who had submitted their applications prior to February 11, 2019.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoff was 454, down from 457 on the previous February 20 draw, but still higher than the year’s record low so far of 438 in January.
The CRS gives candidates’ profiles a score out of 1,200 based on their potential to be economically successful in Canada. Factors such as education, work experience, and language skills are all taken into consideration, along with various other categories. Points are awarded in each category to give the profile a total score.
The Express Entry system fast-tracks applications for permanent residence from newcomers with valuable skill sets.