Express Entry Rounds of Invitations

Every two weeks, several thousand eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool receive Invitations to Apply for permanent residence in Canada. To become one of them, track the cut-off scores and number of invitations of every round of invitations.

Usually, every two weeks, the Express Entry system invites several thousand candidates under federal immigration programs to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITA). Sending invitations is called a round of invitations or a draw.

In order to receive an Invitation to Apply, a candidate must score a cut-off score in the Express Entry profile. The cut-off varies for each round of invitations.

Sometimes there are more than two weeks between rounds of invitations. When the period between rounds increases, the Express Entry pool has more time to fill with profiles of candidates with a higher score, which can lead to an increase in the cut-off score.

The Express Entry system ranks candidates in the pool based on their score, which is calculated using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). If candidates have the same score, the tie-break rule applies. In this case, in addition to the cut-off score, the date and time when the candidates published their profiles in the Express Entry system are taken into account. Consequently, the tie-break rule means that all candidates who received ITA in a particular round of invitations published their profiles in the Express Entry system before a certain date.

To maximize your chances of getting ITA in the Express Entry round of invitations, we recommend you track the history of the cut-off scores and the number of invitations:

Round of invitations date Cut-off score Number of invitations Details
September 4, 2019 463 3 600 Read more
August 20, 2019 457 3 600 Read more
August 12, 2019 466 3 600 Read more
July 24, 2019 459 3 600 Read more
July 10, 2019 460 3 600 Read more
June 26, 2019 462 3 350 Read more
June 12, 2019 465 3 350
May 29, 2019 470 3 350
May 15, 2019 332 500
May 1, 2019 450 3 350
April 17, 2019 451 3 350
April 3, 2019 451 3 350
March 20, 2019 452 3 350
March 6, 2019 454 3 350
February 20, 2019 457 3 350
February 20, 2019 438 3 350
January 23, 2019 443 3 900
January 10, 2019 449 3 900
December 19, 2018 439 3 900
December 12, 2018 445 3 900
November 28, 2018 445 3 900
November 15, 2018 449 3 900
October 29, 2018 442 3 900
October 15, 2018 440 3 900
October 3, 2018 445 3 900
September 24, 2018 284 400
September 19, 2018 441 3 500
September 5, 2018 440 3 900

You can track the information about earlier Express Entry round of invitations (2015-2018) on the official website.