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 – August 20, 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: August 20, 2019 at 11:51:30 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 457

Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2019 at 15:32:42 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 August 15, 2019

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 127
451-600 7,038
401-450 38,908
441-450 8,084
431-440 9,968
421-430 6,442
411-420 6,819
401-410 7,595
351-400 42,641
391-400 7,526
381-390 9,159
371-380 8,809
361-370 8,796
351-360 8,351
301-350 24,532
0-300 3,633
Total 116,879

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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