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Express Entry Draw - What is Express Entry Draw?

The Canadian Immigration has introduced many changes and relaxations in the Express Entry system to give the best CRS score to potential candidates. The updated Selection process of candidates from the Express Entry Pool is making the nomination even more transparent and flexible. From now onwards the Express Entry system will be able to rank the candidates in the candidate pool with tied scores under the ‘Comprehensive Ranking System’ (CRS) giving way to the highest CRS ranking applicant to apply for Canada PR…

There have been many exciting changes in the express entry system since its inception in 2015. Express Entry Draws are held once every 15 days or so to invite more applicants to come and settle as Permanent Residents in Canada. More points are awarded for Canadian Education, siblings in Canada, and French Language Proficiency. The Express Entry is becoming more favourable for the migrants to apply under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Programs.

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Rounds of invitations:-

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,600
  • Rank required to be invited to apply – 472 or above
  • Date of round: November 13, 2019
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472
  • Tie-breaking rule: August 29, 2018, at 8:32:03 UTC
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2019 Draws – Till now lowest cut off - 438 -

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
130 471 / Read News November 27, 2019 3,600
129 472 / Read more November 13, 2019 3,600
128 475 / Read more October 30, 2019 3900
128 357 / Read more October 16, 2019 500 (FST Class candidates invited)
127 464 / Read more October 2, 2019 3,900
126 462 / Read more September 18, 2019 3,600
125 463 / Read more September 04, 2019 3,600
124 457 / Read more August 20, 2019 3,600
123 466 / Read more August 12, 2019 3,600
122 459 / Read more July 24, 2019 3,600
121 460 / Read more July 10, 2019 3,600
120 462 / Read more June 26, 2019 3,350
119 465 / Read more June 12, 2019 3,350
118 470 / Read more May 29, 2019 3,350
117 332 / Read more May 15, 2019 500 (FST Class candidates invited)
116 450 / Read more May 1, 2019 3,350
115 451 / Read more April 17, 2019 3,350
114 451 / Read more April 3, 2019 3,350
113 452 / Read more March 20, 2019 3,350
112 454 / Read more March 6, 2019 3,350
111 457 / Read more February 20, 2019 3,350
110 438 / Read more January 30, 2019 3,350
109 443 / Read more January 23, 2019 3,900
108 449 / Read more January 10, 2019 3,900

Express Entry Draw mentioned above show the distribution of candidates invited by economic immigration programs managed by Express Entry under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program and Canadian Experience Class. Over time, it is expected that these distributions will continue to evolve as the composition of invited candidates.

The regular draws are conducted by CIC to invite skilled and qualified workers under various immigration programs. The majorly ITAs are given under FSWP with average CRS score range 438- CRS 472. We need to wait and watch the Express Entry draws for the upcoming months. Minimum CRS score for express entry is decided on the basis of regular Express Entry draw conducted by CIC.
To improve the CRS score if applicable, it is suggested to regularly update the profile and obtain additional points for a job offer, education obtained in Canada, improved language proficiency score, and partner evaluation etc.

What To Do If You’re Not Invited to Apply

If you’re not invited to apply PR visa within 12 months of submitting your Express Entry profile, it will automatically expire. When your profile expires, it will be removed from the system. You will get a message in your account.

You can still create a new profile. If your profile is about to expire, but you need to remember with every year you are losing 5-7 points just because increasing your age, it may reduce your chances for selection. So better try to other ways to immigrate.

You may consider applying directly to a province or territory through the Provincial Nominee Program

or find out about other options like family sponsor program to immigrate to Canada.

How to Improve Your CRS Score For Express Entry:-

There are many ways to increase Your CRS score in the Express entry pool. We at Aptech Visa assisted hundreds of Canada Immigration seekers in this context. We understand where the candidate may be lacking and find the best ways to increase the CRS score.

  • Improve Primary Applicant's First language scores or write alternative language test (CELPIP) (increase CRS score by up to 150 points).
  • Change the primary applicant (check if your spouse can score more than you)
  • Improve your partner's first language scores (increase CRS score by up to 20 points)
  • Apply for Provincial Nomination Program (increase CRS score by 600 points)
  • Learn second language (English or French) and score additional points for second language
  • Gain further education or work experience under NOC 0/A/B skill level.

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See Previous Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draws 2018 : Till now lowest cut off - 439+

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
107 439 December 19, 2018 3,900
106 445 December 12, 2018 3,900
105 445 November 28, 2018 3,900
104 449 November 15, 2018 3,900
103 442 October 29, 2018 3,900
102 440 October 15, 2018 3,900
101 445 October 03, 2018 3,900
100 284(FST Candidate Only) September 24, 2018 400
99 441 September 19, 2018 3,500
98 440 September 5, 2018 3,900
97 440 August 22, 2018 3,750
96 440 August 8, 2018 3,750
95 441 Jul 25, 2018 3,750
94 442 Jul 11, 2018 3,750
93 442 Jun 25, 2018 3,750
92 451 Jun 13, 2018 3,750
91 902 (*PNP only)

288 (*FST candidates only)
May 30, 2018 700
90 440 May 23, 2018 3,500
89 441 May 09, 2018 3,500
88 441 April 25, 2018 3,500
87 444 April 11, 2018 3,500
86 446 March 26, 2018 3,000
85 456 March 14, 2018 3,000
84 442 February 21, 2018 3,000
83 442 February 7, 2018 3,000
82 444 January 24, 2018 2,750
81 446 January 10, 2018 2,750

Express Entry Draws 2017 : Till now lowest cut off - 241+

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
80 446 December 20, 2017 2,750
79 452 December 6, 2017 2,750
78 439 November 15, 2017 2,750
77 458 November 08, 2017 2,000
76 241 November 01, 2017 505
75 673 November 01, 2017 290
74 436 October 18, 2017 2,757
73 438 October 4, 2017 2,801
72 433 September 20, 2017 2,871
71 435 September 06, 2017 2,772
70 434 August 23 2017 3,035
69 433 August 9 2017 2,991
68 441 August 2nd 2017 3,264
67 440 July 12, 2017 3,202
66 449 June 28, 2017 3,409
65 413 May 31, 2017 3,877
64 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) May 26, 2017 400
63 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) May 26, 2017 143
62 415 May 17, 2017 3,687
61 423 May 4, 2017 3,796
60 415 April 19, 2017 3,665
59 423 April 12, 2017 3,923
58 431 April 5, 2017 3,753
57 441 March 24, 2017 3,749
56 434 March 1, 2017 3,884
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,644
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902

The Canadian Government released the number of invitations issued in 2017 under Canada’s Express Entry Program. The highest numbers of invitations were received by Indians followed by China and Nigeria. There were 36,310 Indians that received invitations under Canada’s Express Entry Program. China acquired the second spot with 7,466 invitations followed by Nigeria with 5,130 invitations.

A total of more than 86,022 invitations were sent out of which 65,401 permanent residents and their families were admitted into Canada. The Indians received 42 percent of the invitations under Express Entry system. The number of invitations issued to Indians in 2016 was 11,037, a huge jump from 11,037 invitations issued in 2015.

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES BY OCCUPATION
“As of January 3, 2018, there were 71,087 active candidates in the Express Entry pool. Improvements made to Express Entry in November 2016 appear to have significant impact on the occupation mix of candidates that received an invitation,” the report added.

Thus, people from across the fields received invitations in 2017 and the highest number of 5,214 invitations were given to Information Systems Analysts and Consultants. The top three occupations invited last year were all in the Information and Technology sector, a sector that has long tapped highly skilled talent from India.

This was followed by Software Engineers with 4,782 invitations in 2017 while Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers received 3,479 invitations, and financial auditors and accountants got 2,386 invitations, as per the report. The people who are in advertising, marketing and public relations received 1,497 invitations while retail sales supervisors received 988 invitations.

Occupation Number % Rank
NOC2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants 5,214 6% 1
NOC2173 - Software engineers 4,782 6% 2
NOC2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers 3,479 4% 3
NOC1111 - Financial auditors and accountants 2,386 3% 4%
NOC1241 - Administrative assistants 1,969 2% 5
NOC1123 - Professional occupations in advertising, marketing & public relations 1,884 2% 6

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATS BY CITIZENSHIP

Top 10 countries of citizenship in 2017

Country of Citizenship Express Entry ITAs — 2017
India 36,310 42%
China 7,466 9%
Nigeria 5,130 6%
Pakistan 3,339 4%
United Kingdom 2,652 3%
United States 2,030 2%
Brazil 1,672 2%
Iran 1,382 2%
Ireland, Republic Of 1,274 1%
Australia 1,264 1%
Other 23,503 27%
86,022 100%

This data along with other interesting insights from the Express Entry Pool were revealed as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s review of the Express Entry economic Immigration system in 2017.
The above table shows that citizens from India received the highest number of ITAs with 36,310 applicants invited to apply followed by China with 7,466 ITAs and Nigeria with 5,130 ITAs.

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Province of destination PNP Other
(CEC, FSW & FST)
All programs
Newfoundland and Labrador 30 287 317
Nova Scotia 2,253 779 3,032
Prince Edward Island 410 128 538
New Brunswick 1,666 404 2,070
Quebec 0 0 0
Ontario 8,394 64,599 72,993
Manitoba 24 1,010 1,034
Saskatchewan 1,264 1,317 2,581
Alberta 0 9,360 9,360
British Columbia 3,445 14,013 17,458
Yukon 12 35 47
Northwest Territories 15 35 50
Nunavut 0 7 7
Unspecified 7 3 10
Total 17,520 91,977 109,497

Applications Received in 2017

The majority of Express Entry candidates who submitted a permanent resident application to IRCC chose Newfound and Labrador, Nova Scotia or PEI as their province of destination. This aligns with destination provinces prior to Express Entry and has been explained by a combination of community connections, services, infrastructure, and jobs.

Express Entry Draws 2016 : Till now lowest cut off - 453+

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
50 475 December 22, 2016 2,878
49 497 December 16, 2016 1,936
48 786 (*Provincial Nominee Programs only) November 30, 2016 559
47 470 November 16, 2016 2,427
46 472 November 2, 2016 2,080
45 475 October 19, 2016 1,804
44 484 October 12, 2016 1,518
43 483 September 21, 2016 1,288
42 491 September 7, 2016 1,000
41 538 August 24, 2016 750
40 490 August 10, 2016 754
39 488 July 27, 2016 755
38 482 July 13, 2016 747
37 482 June 29, 2016 773
36 488 June 15, 2016 752
35 483 June 1, 2016 762
34 484 May 18, 2016 763
33 534 May 6, 2016 799
32 468 April 20, 2016 1,018
31 470 April 6, 2016 954
30 470 March 23, 2016 1,014
29 473 March 8, 2016 1,013
28 453 February 24, 2016 1,484
27 459 February 10, 2016 1,505
26 457 January 28, 2016 1,468
25 453 January 13, 2016 1,518
24 461 January 6, 2016 1,463

Express Entry manages the pool of applications under three economic programs namely Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program. In 2016, around 34,000 invitations were issued to applicants to apply for permanent residence. Since the launch of Express Entry program a total of 43,202 applicants along with their families have been admitted to Canada as permanent residents.

Provinces, Territories and employers have successfully used Express Entry to meet their labour and regional labour market needs. There were regular invitations conducted that invited 1500 applicants in the month of January and February 2016 followed by smaller invitation between 750-1000 in the month of March and August. During these months a larger applicants were invited for provincial nomination or applicants with a job offer to get additional 600 points.

In September, the invitation numbers began to grow reaching close to 3,000 invitations per round by December 2016. The improvements to Express Entry were also implemented to attract the top talent from across the globe.

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES BY OCCUPATION:

Occupation Number %
NOC2171 - Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 1,792 6%
NOC2173 - Software Engineers 1,332 4%
NOC2174 - Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers 1,254 4%
NOC6322 - Cooks 1,234 4%
NOC6311 - Food Service Supervisors 999 3%

The Canadian Government issues invitations as per the occupations that have high skill shortage so in the year 2016. We can see that the top occupations that received the highest number of invitations are Information Systems Analysts and Consultants with 1,792 invitations. This was followed by Software Engineers with 1332 invitations and Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers with 1,254 ITAs.

Country of Citizenship Express Entry ITAs — 2016
India 11,037 33%
China 2,741 8%
Philippines 1,736 5%
United Kingdom 1,544 5%
United States 1,319 4%
Ireland, Republic Of 1,227 4%
Nigeria 1,041 3%
Pakistan 949 3%
Australia 849 2%
France 830 2%
Other 10,509 31%
33,782 100%

This data along with other interesting insights from the Express Entry Pool were revealed as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s review of the Express Entry economic Immigration system in 2016. The above table shows that citizens from India received the highest number of ITAs with 11,037 applicants invited to apply followed by China with 2,741 ITAs and Philippines with 1,736 ITAs

Province of destination PNP Other
(CEC, FSW & FST)
All programs
Newfoundland and Labrador 10 113 123
Nova Scotia 2,135 251 2,386
Prince Edward Island 871 38 909
New Brunswick 1,076 107 1,183
Quebec 0 0 0
Ontario 3,254 12,112 15,366
Manitoba 60 253 313
Saskatchewan 3,185 356 3,541
Alberta 2 9,176 9,178
British Columbia 2,672 6,973 9,645
Yukon 2 17 19
Northwest Territories 25 20 45
Nunavut 0 4 4
Unspecified - - -
Total 13,292 29,420 42,712
Applications Received in 2016

The majority of Express Entry candidates who submitted a permanent resident application to IRCC chose Newfound and Labrador, Nova Scotia or PEI as their province of destination. This aligns with destination provinces prior to Express Entry and has been explained by a combination of community connections, services, infrastructure, and jobs.

Express Entry Draws 2015 : Till now lowest cut off - 450+

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
23 460 December 18, 2015 1,503
22 461 December 4, 2015 1,451
21 472 November 27, 2015 1,559
20 484 November 13, 2015 1,506
19 489 October 23, 2015 1,502
18 450 October 2, 2015 1,530
17 450 September 18, 2015 1,545
16 459 September 8, 2015 1,517
15 456 August 21, 2015 1,523
14 471 August 7, 2015 1,402
13 451 July 17, 2015 1,581
12 463 July 10, 2015 1,516
11 469 June 27, 2015 1,575
10 482 June 12, 2015 1,501
9 755 May 22, 2015 1,361
8 453 April 17, 2015 715
7 469 April 10, 2015 925
6 453 March 27, 2015 1,637
5 481 March 20, 2015 1,620
4 735 February 27, 2015 1,187
3 808 (*Canadian Experience Class only) February 20, 2015 849
2 818 February 7, 2015 779
1 886 January 31, 2015 779
Canada Express Entry Draw 2015

Express Entry was launched in the year 2015 for certain economic immigration programs including Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, Canadian Experience Class and some programs under Provincial Nominee Program.

Express Entry introduction was primarily to attract skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the country on permanent basis by applying through any economic immigration pathways. Over 31,000 invitations were given to apply under a diverse range of highly skilled immigrants and almost 10,000 individuals along with their family members have already landed in Canada.

In the initial days of Express Entry operation, IRCC planned small and irregular invitation rounds with necessary adjustments to ensure integrity and success. It also allowed the department to continue processing applications received prior to the launch of Express Entry.

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES BY OCCUPATION:

Occupation Number %
NOC6311 - Food Service Supervisors 2,356 8%
NOC6322 - Cooks 2,295 8%
NOC2171 - Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 1,255 4%
NOC2173 - Software Engineers 940 3%
NOC2174 - Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers 935 3

This was the first Express Entry Year and thus the focus was primarily on the occupations that has high skill shortage in the year 2015. The Canadian Government issues invitations as per the occupations that have high skill shortage so in the year 2016. We can see that the top occupations that received the highest number of invitations are Food Service Supervisors with 2,356 invitations. This was followed by Cooks with 2,295 invitations and Information System Analysts and Consultants with 1,255 invitations.

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES BY CITIZENSHIP

Country of Citizenship Number %
India 6,348 22%
Philippines 3,574 13%
China 1,678 6%
United Kingdom 1,644 6%
Ireland, Republic Of 1,210 4%
United States 949 3%
Nigeria 609 2%
Korea, South 605 2%
France 566 2%
Australia 540 2%
Top 10 17,723 63%

This data along with other interesting insights from the Express Entry Pool were revealed as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s review of the Express Entry economic Immigration system in 2015.

The above table shows that citizens from India received the highest number of ITAs with 6,3482 applicants invited to apply followed by Philippines with 3,574 ITAs and China with 1,678 ITAs.

INVITATIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES BY PROVINCE

province of Destination PNP Other(CEC, FSW & FST) All Programs
Alberta 0 14,905 14,905
British Columbia 1,526 4,458 5,984
Manitoba 210 227 437
New Brunswick 216 65 281
Newfoundland 0 102 102
Northwest Territories 7 36 43

The majority of Express Entry candidates who submitted a permanent resident application to IRCC chose Alberta, British Columbia, or Ontario as their province of destination. This aligns with destination provinces prior to Express Entry and has been explained by a combination of community connections, services, infrastructure, and jobs.


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