The 5th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2018 issued 3,000 candidates an Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence under all programs.
As part of the changes, immigration authorities can now set an exact number of invitations to be issued. In this case, the time and date of the tie-break was March 3, 2018, at 02:12:11 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 456, as well as those candidates with scores of 456 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this time, received an ITA.
For 2018, Canada has established a target of 74,900 admissions through the three economic immigration classes administered through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.