Express Entry rounds of invitations

Rounds of invitations

We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

We’ve updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. You may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile. Making updates to your profile doesn’t change the date and time that we received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – September 18, 2019

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,600Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600th or above

Date and time of round: September 18, 2019 at 17:52:51 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 462

Tie-breaking rule: August 29, 2019 at 07:57:13 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.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 13, 2019

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 420
451-600 8,202
401-450 40,064
441-450 8,585
431-440 10,113
421-430 6,526
411-420 7,035
401-410 7,805
351-400 43,862
391-400 7,743
381-390 9,404
371-380 9,147
361-370 9,058
351-360 8,510
301-350 25,042
0-300 3,688
Total 121,278

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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