On August 12, 2019, Canada held an unexpected round of invitations in the Express Entry selection system. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new draw every second Wednesday, however, last Wednesday there was no new draw. In round #123, IRCC issued 3,600 Invitations to Apply (ITA). The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this round was 466, 7 point higher than in round #122. The tie-breaking rule for this round was August 6, 2019 at 12:14:53 UTC. As of August 2, 2019, there are 116,006 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In total, Canada invited 52,600 candidates in the Express Entry in 2019.