Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,600 applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 471 or higher to apply for permanent residence.

The CRS score decreased 1 point from the previous draw held on November 13th, 2019. The 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) issued in today's draw brings the total number issued in 2019 to 78,900.

Last year, the Government of Canada issued a record-breaking 89,800 ITAs which is the largest number issued since the Express Entry system began. With four weeks left in the year, this record could be broken again. Today's draw brings IRCC to within 10,900 ITAs to match last year's target.

Today’s draw also marks the 131st round of invitations since Express Entry came into force and with that, IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of November 11th, 2019, at 6:29:10 UTC. This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score of 471 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 471 or above who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before the selected tie-breaking date and time, will receive an invitation in this round.