Express Entry’s first draw in three weeks was on August 2. 3,264 candidates were in the pool receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. Only Candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 441 or above were eligible to participate. Accompanying family members, including spouses or common-law partners, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada aims to process complete submitted applications within six months. Apart from candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades Class, the record low threshold so far is 413*, in a draw that took place on May 31.
Express Entry Of May 26
Express Entry Draws of May 26 invited provincial nominees with a minimum CRS score of 775. In addition, there were candidates in the Federal Skilled Trades Class with a minimum score of 199.
Express Entry Today’s Draw
Today’s draw brings the total number of ITAs issued since Express Entry was first launched to 122,596. Of these, nearly half (54,487) have been issued in 2017. The increase in ITAs issued this year is a consequence of Express Entry becoming the main driver of economic immigration to Canada, with the backlog of applications submitted before 2015 now whittled down to just a handful of cases.
The increase in ITAs issued this year is a consequence of Express Entry becoming the main driver of economic immigration to Canada. There is a backlog of applications submitted before 2015 now whittled down to just a handful of cases.
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