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 – April 17, 2019

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,350Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,350th or above

Date and time of round: April 17, 2019 at 15:26:33 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 451

Tie-breaking rule: April 2, 2019 at 15:01:49 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.


Footnote *

Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

Return to footnote * referrer

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of April 12, 2019

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 273
451-600 1,903
401-450 34,909
441-450 4,410
431-440 9,539
421-430 6,586
411-420 6,861
401-410 7,513
351-400 40,168
391-400 7,241
381-390 8,422
371-380 8,306
361-370 8,361
351-360 7,838
301-350 23,116
0-300 3,471
Total 103,840

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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