25 Jul 2018
Today, on July 25th, 2018, the Government of Canada held a new draw of candidates from the selection pool of the Express Entry system. This is already the fifteenth round of invitations in 2018 and 95th since the launch of this selection system in 2015. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 3750 candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of this draw was 441 CRS.
Today’s draw was the fourth draw in which 3,750 candidates received ITAs. Thus, the total number of candidates from the pool who received ITA in the past two months has already reached 15,000. The Canadian government continues to invite the maximum possible number of immigrants each draw. Since the quota has increased to 3750 ITA per one invitation round, the minimum CRS score continues to remain in the range of 440-450.
Results of Express Entry draws in Summer 2018:
- Draw #95 – July 25, 2018 – 441 points
- Draw #94 – July 11, 2018 – 442 points
- Draw #93 – June 25, 2018 – 442 points
- Draw #92 – June 13, 2018 – 451 points
In total, this year Canada has already selected 47,200 candidates out of 74,900 planned. In 2019, the government expects to invite 81,400 immigrants through the Express Entry system.
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 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for their age, education, work experience, and knowledge of the Canadian official languages.
As of July 19, 2018, the Express Entry system registered 87,350 profiles of candidates wishing to immigrate to Canada.