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.

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – February 20, 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: February 20, 2019 at 01:43:14 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 457

Tie-breaking rule: December 6, 2018 at 12:38:11 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 February 14, 2019

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1,200 438
451-600 2,927
401-450 31,252
441-450 1,276
431-440 8,878
421-430 6,646
411-420 6,939
401-410 7,513
351-400 39,265
391-400 7,119
381-390 8,274
371-380 8,153
361-370 8,027
351-360 7,692
301-350 22,587
0-300 3,342
Total 99,811

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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