On June 13, the Government of Canada conducted its largest Express Entry Draw of 2018 which issued 3,750 invitations to candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 451 or above. Prior to this, the largest Express Entry draw in 2018 was 3,500.
The candidates with CRS score above 451 as well as those with 451 scores who submitted their profile before the tie-break time (July 21, 2017, at 07:01:28 UTC) will receive an ITA in this invitation card.
The above report shows the number of ITAs issued in each all-program draw of 2018, which has increased over a due course of time. Canada has high immigration targets this year than it has in 2017. Canada has also targeted for an increase in immigrants number in upcoming years 2019 and 2020.
The admissions target of the government of Canada for the year 2018 is 74,900 through 3 economic immigration classes as administrated by Express Entry System i.e., Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, and the Canadian Experience Class. The target is set to 81,400 for the year 2019.
The below chart shows the comparison of Express Entry Targets with the total invitations to apply as issued by the 12th Express Entry Draw of the year. It shows the increasing targets from the year 2016 to 2019.
The time factor is very important between draws that can lower the impact on CRS scores. The more the time between draws, more it allows the Express Entry pool to replenish which can have a great impact on raising the minimum score. Frequent invitation rounds can lower down the number of new arrivals in the Express Entry pool between draws.
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