Today, on October 15, 2018, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new draw of candidates from the Express Entry system. IRCC again issued 3900 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to the candidates whose Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 440 CRS or higher. This round’s lowest CRS is 5 points lower than in the round #101.
In total this year, Canada sent 70,300 ITAs via the Express Entry system. This figure has almost reached the goal announced at the beginning of the year – to invite 74,900 immigrants in 2018. If Canada issues another 3900 ITAs in the next round, this goal will be fulfilled. Also, it is likely that the government will exceed its own quota. According to Statistics Canada, the population of Canada increased by 168,687 people in the second quarter of 2018 and 82% of this number are immigrants. Canada’s goal in 2019 is to invite 81400 immigrants via Express Entry.
Results of the recent Express Entry draws
- Draw #102 – Oct 15, 2018 – 440 points
- Draw #101 – Oct 3, 2018 – 445 points
- Draw #100 – Sep 24, 2018 – 284 points (this round was aimed solely on the candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades)
- Draw #99 – Sep 19, 2018 – 441 points
- Draw #98 – Sep 5, 2018 – 440 points
- Draw #97 – Aug 22, 2018 – 440 points
- Draw #96 – Aug 8, 2018 – 440 points
Express Entry is an online selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. Foreign nationals can immigrate through one of the Federal programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, or through the Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Express Entry system selects candidates based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for their age, education, work experience, and knowledge of the Canadian official languages.
See also: How to increase your CRS
As of October 11, 2018, there are 92,578 profiles of candidates registered in the Express Entry system.