Canada set higher records of Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada Permanent Residency in the 3rd quarter of 2018 as compared to the previous years. The number of invitations reached 22,800 and now new records were set for the month of July and September.
Express Entry System manages the three main economic immigration classes, “Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class”.
Candidates will get scores based on CRS score of Express Entry and those getting higher scores will get the Invitations to Apply for Canada PR through regular draws from Express Entry Pool.
ITAs Issued in the Q3 – 2018
22,800 Invitations were issued in 3rd Quarter of 2018 which is the highest among the 3 years. Below is the graph for the same.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada IRCC issued total 7,500 invitations in the month of June setting a record month in Q3 2018. The trend continued in July too with 7,500 invitations which were high as compared to 2017 when they set a total of 3,202 invitations.
Express Entry ITAs Issued in All-Program Draws
In 2018, September was the only month when the express entry draw size dropped from 3,900 in 9th September to 3,500 in 19th September. However, it compensated that with a Program-specific draw on 24th Sep which issued 400 invitations to the candidates of Federal Skilled Trades Class.
IRCC issued 3,900 invitations in the 1st draw of the 4th quarter on 3rd October.
CRS Score: 440 to 445
The lowest and the highest minimum CRS scores in the 7 All-Class draws held over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were 440 and 445. Out of these 7, 6 draws had a CRS cut-off score between 440 and 442.
Candidates can improve their ranks in several ways that include provincial nomination that will add an additional 600 CRS points.
Future Records in 2018
Will Express Entry System will perform well in the last 3 remaining months of 2018? 22,800 Invitations in July, August, and September brought the invitation issued over the 1st 3 quarters of 2018 to 62,500. IRCC issued 69,420 invitations at the same point in 2017 and finished 2017 with a record of 86,023 invitations.
The Canadian government has targeted 74,900 new invitations for 2018, and 81,400 invitations for 2019 through the 3 economic classes of Canada immigration.
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