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Fourth Express Entry Draw in November 2017 Invites 2,750 Candidates

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Fourth Express Entry Draw in November 2017 Invites 2,750 Candidates

In the latest federal Express Entry draw, which took place on November 15, a total of 2,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 439 were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This is the fourth Express Entry draw to take place in the month of November since Canada’s Multi-Year Immigration Plan was announced by the federal government on November 1.

This is the second draw to operate under the new ‘tie-break’ procedure whereby in the event that multiple candidates have tied CRS scores, profiles are ranked according to the date and time of submission of the profiles, with profiles that have been in the pool longer being prioritized for invitation over newer profiles. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 439 or above at the time of the draw were possibly issued an Invitation To Apply (ITA) depending on the time their profile was created, so only those candidates with 439 points who had submitted their profiles by a cut-off date and time determined by IRCC were invited to apply.

The most recent federal Express Entry draw was not limited to any specific program; candidates in all programs managed through Express Entry were in a position to receive an ITA. In order to qualify, individuals are first required to meet the eligibility criteria for one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).Once in the Express Entry pool, candidates are allocated a CRS score based on the following factors: civil status information, education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. The allocated CRS score determines candidates’ ranking in the pool. During periodic Express Entry draws held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the highest-ranking candidates receive ITAs. With an ITA, candidates are able to submit an application for Canadian permanent resident status. Learn more about increasing CRS score and ranking.For more information on draws from the Express Entry pool that have taken place so far, consult this table.

CRS Requirement

439

Number of ITAs in latest draw

2,750

ITAs issued in 2017

80,523

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to November 15, 2017

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: November 15, 2017
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days (from May 26 to May 31, 2017)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 80,523
  • Total number of ITAs issued since system was launched: 145,368

Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
78439November 15, 20172,750
77458November 8, 20172,000
76241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)November 1, 2017505
75673 (*Provincial nominee programs only)November 1, 2017290
74436October 18, 20172,757
73438October 04, 20172,801
72433September 20, 20172,871
71435September 6, 20172,772
70434August 23, 20173,035
69433August 9, 20172,991
68441August 2, 20173,264
67440July 12, 20173,202
66449June 28, 20173,409
65413May 31, 20173,877
64199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)May 26, 2017400
63775 (*Provincial nominee programs only)May 26, 2017143
62415May 17, 20173,687
61423May 4, 20173,796
60415April 19, 20173,665
59423April 12, 20173,923
58431April 5, 20173,753
57441March 24, 20173,749
56434March 1, 20173,884
55441February 22, 20173,611
54447February 8, 20173,644
53453January 25, 20173,508
52459January 11, 20173,334
51468January 4. 20172,902

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