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 – November 13, 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: November 13, 2019 at 12:40:01 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472

Tie-breaking rule: October 8, 2019 at 10:46:01 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 November 8, 2019

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 757
451-600 14,180
401-450 40,729
441-450 9,060
431-440 10,009
421-430 6,639
411-420 7,002
401-410 8,019
351-400 46,577
391-400 8,222
381-390 9,885
371-380 9,662
361-370 9,675
351-360 9,133
301-350 26,501
0-300 3,777
Total 132,521

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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