The 96th Canadian Express Entry Draw was held on the 8th of August and IRCC has issued a total of 3,750 Invitations to Apply for Express Entry candidates. The CRS score during this draw was 440 and it is to be noted that this is the second time the CRS scores have hit the lowest point this year and is one point lesser than the previous draw’s score.
Applicants receiving ITAs from the IRCC become eligible to apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa. This Express Entry Draw also has the tie-breaker rule applied, the date and time being January 31, 2018, at 00:06:40 UTC. This means that candidates who have a CRS score of 440 & above and have Express Entry profiles before the mentioned date and time, were invited to apply for permanent residence.
IRCC is continuing the pace of issuing increased Invitations to Apply. This particular year witnessed a gradual increase in the number of ITAs from 2,750 to 3750. The Canadian Government has issued a total number of 50,950 ITAs till date through the Express Entry Draws held this year and it is expected that CRS scores would take a further drop in the near future.
CRS Scores held for Express Entry Draws this Year
|Date of draw||Minimum CRS score|
|August 8, 2018||440|
|July 25, 2018||441|
|July 11, 2018||442|
|June 25, 2018||442|
|June 13, 2018||451|
|May 23, 2018||440|
|May 9, 2018||441|
|April 25, 2018||441|
|April 11, 2018||444|
|March 26, 2018||446|
|March 14, 2018||456|
|February 21, 2018||442|
|February 7, 2018||442|
|January 24, 2018||444|
|January 10, 2018||446|
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