This is to inform that the Canadian government issued largest Express Entry draw invitations to 3,900 applicants on September 5, 2018 to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
This draw invited applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System Score (CRS) 440- fourth all program draw in 2018.
The tie-break up rule was used to invite the applicants in this draw of Express Entry. The tie-break up date and time was April 29, 2018, at 14:28:34 UTC. This implies that all candidates who have submitted their application before tie-up date and time having CRS 440 and above will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this invitation round.
The government of Canada issued 3900 invitations surpassing its previous trend of inviting 3,750 applicants in the previous six draws held since June 13, 2018.
In this year, IRCC has issued a specific number of ITAs over a series of draws and has considerably increased the number of ITAs from 250 or 500. The draw size in the beginning of 2018 was 2,750 and has now come to 3,900 ITAs.
The constant pace of the ITAs could be the prime reason of CRS score 440 being constant and not going higher. Larger draw sizes and more regular draws can also have the effect of lowering CRS score.
Till now 18 draws have been conducted for the year 2018 in which total of 58,600 ITAs have been issued, this is ahead of the 57,751 ITAs issued over the first 18 draws of 2017. Though, IRCC is still lagging behind with 5,177 ITAs as it issued 63,777 ITAs in September, 2017.
The ITAs were issued to 86,023 applicants in the year 2017. As Canada is witnessing more number of migrants in 2018 and same has been expected in 2019 making it quite possible to exceed the number of ITAs issued in 2017.
The IRCC has increased ITAs numbers; it is interesting to see that will they keep 3900 ITAs common in the next draw as well.
The Express Entry system invites applicants in its three main federal economic immigration categories- the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trade Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
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