Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,600 applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 462 or higher to apply for permanent residence. The CRS score decreased 1 point from the previous draw held on September 4th, 2019.

The 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA) issued in today's draw brings the total number issued in 2019 to 63,400. As of July 10th, IRCC has been issuing expanded draw sizes of 3,600 ITAs, an increase of 250 ITAs per draw compared to most of the rounds held this year.

Today’s draw marks the 126th round of invitations since Express Entry came into force and with that, IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the time stamp of August 29th, 2019, at 07:57:13 UTC. This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score of 462 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 462 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.