Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #109 – January 23, 2019

Results: Rounds of invitations

No program specified

Number of invitations issued: 3,900Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above

Date and time of round: January 23, 2019 at 14:19:24 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 443

Tie-breaking rule: January 2, 2019 at 03:55:26 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Full text

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3(1)(i) and (j) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence under the Express Entry System (January 23, 2019).

Ottawa, January 23, 2019

Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system (January 23, 2019)


1 The following definitions apply in these Instructions.

eligible foreign national
means a foreign national whose expression of interest is in the express entry pool established by the Express Entry Instructions. (étranger admissible)
Express Entry Instructions
means the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, as published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 1, 2014, as amended from time to time. (Instructions concernant le système Entrée express)
general ranking
means the ranking of eligible foreign nationals relative to each other, regardless of the class under which they can receive an invitation. (classement général)
has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Express Entry Instructions. (invitation)

Invitations — Period

2 Invitations may be issued under these Ministerial Instructions during the period beginning on January 23, 2019, and ending on January 24, 2018.

Invitations — Number

3 The number of invitations that may be issued is 3,900.

Invitations — Rank

4 For an eligible foreign national to be invited to make an application, they must be ranked among the first 3,900 eligible foreign nationals in the general ranking.

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