Canada Express Entry Invitation to 3,750 Candidates for Applying to get PR Visas

The Canadian Government has issued 3,750 invitations to apply seeking permanent residence in the recent Express Entry draw held on July 25. The Candidates receiving the invitation had to meet the minimum C.R.S. score norm of 441 points.

IRCC has once again adopted the tie-break rule in this draw. The time stamp was December 31, 2017, at 12:14:21 UTC. Additionally owing to applying this rule was, all candidates having a CRS score of or above 441, who submitted their profile, before the deadline, received the ITA in this draw.

Persons having an interest in immigrating to Canada by using the Express Entry must first meet all the eligibility requirements. At present, there are three immigration programs, under the management of the Express Entry system. These are Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), or the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Additionally after entering the EE pool, the candidates get a CRS score depending on the profile. They get the assessment in the factors of education, language ability, work experience, and some other factors. The CRS score of a candidate determines the particular ranking in the pool.

Candidates receiving the ITA in the July 25 invitation round will get 60 days, for submitting the complete application, to the Canadian government seeking the status of a Canadian permanent resident.

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to July 25, 2018

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: March 14, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: July 25, 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: 47,200
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the system was launched: 198,068

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