Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,350 applicants with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 450 or higher to apply for permanent residence.

The 3,350 Invitations To Apply (ITAs) brings 2019's total to 31,250, an increase of 6,750 ITAs when compared to this time last year. This is the seventh consecutive draw where 3,350 ITAs were issued.

Today’s draw marks the 116th round of invitations since Express Entry came into force and with that, IRCC has applied its tie-breaking rule with the time stamp of November 5, 2018 at 12:27:07 UTC. This simply means that all candidates with a CRS score of 450 or above, and previous candidates with a score of 450 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.