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June 18, 2019

Latest Federal Express Entry Draw: Canadian Permanent Residence Invitations

The Canadian Government just recently issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence through a new Express Entry draw held Monday, October 29. The given minimum score requirement was 442. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the ‘tie-break’ rule for candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 442, issuing invitations to those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before October 16, 2018 at 06:09:04 UTC.

Candidates who have obtained an Invitation to Apply (ITA) have 60 days to submit a complete Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC, along with all supporting documents. To enter the Express Entry pool, all persons must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following three economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Express Entry candidates are given a CRS score out of 1,200 based on factors that include education, work experience, language ability, among other factors. The CRS is dynamic and candidates in the Express Entry pool have a privilege to take steps to boost their ranking. For more details on the October 29 draw, please refer to this article on CICNews.com. Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool by completing a free assessment form.

Express Entry Quick Facts, From January 1, 2015 To October 29, 2018

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015.
  • First draw from the pool: March 14, 2015.
  • Most recent draw from the pool: October 29, 2018.
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 -May 26, 2017.
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 -May 31, 2017.
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 -May 31, 2017.
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 -April 12, 2017.
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 -May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 -from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws.
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days -from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws.
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days -from May 26 to May 31, 2017.
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063.
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782.
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023.
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 74,200.
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the system was launched: 225,068.

UPDATES FROM 2018 EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS 

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
103442October 29, 20183,900
102440October 15, 20183,900
101445October 3, 20183,900
100284 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)September 24, 2018400
99441September 19, 20183,500
98440September 5, 20183,900
97440August 22, 20183,750
96440August 8, 20183,750
95441July 25, 20183,750
94442July 11, 20183,750
93442June 25, 20183,750
92451June 13, 20183,750
91902 (*Provincial nominee programs only)

288 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

May 30, 2018700
90440May 23, 20183,500
89441May 9, 20183,500
88441April 25, 20183,500
87444April 11, 20183,500
86446March 26, 20183,000
85456March 14, 20183,000
84442February 21, 20183,000
83442February 7, 20183,000
82444January 24, 20182,750
81446January 10, 20182,750
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