Largest first draw of the year in Express Entry history January 10,2019

Express Entry draw figures for January 10 are below.

The first Express Entry draw of 2019 took place on January 9, 2019, and once again Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off for the January 9 Express Entry draw was 449 points.

The record low Express Entry cut-off threshold ever is 413. With Canada set to invite increasing numbers of Express Entry candidates over the coming years, thresholds around that number, and possibly lower, may become a reality.

On October 31, 2018, the government of Canada revealed its updated Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2019-2021. It outlined Canada’s commitment to increase the numbers accepted through the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class to around 256,000 over the next three years, with another 200,000 or so new permanent residents to settle through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) before the end of 2021.