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11th Express Entry draw Issues highest Number of Invitations this year

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 14, Jun 2018

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The IRCC finally launches 11th express entry draw of the year on June 13, 2018. The has set the record for this year till date, as it has invited total 3,750 candidates first time in any draw this year. The draw is going to continue till 14th June and will issue invitations to all the applicants, who has the CRS score equal to or exceeding the qualifying marks announced for the draw, i.e. 451 Points. Let's take a look at the key high lights of the latest EE draw.

Highlights of the latest Express Entry draw

Find below the key statistics of the current Express Entry draw:

  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from June 13, 2018 to June 14, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is451 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,750 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:Tie-breaking rule: July 21, 2017 at 07:01:28 UTC

The applicants who received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian permanent residency this time around, need to submit complete visa application along with the required documents within 90 days of receipt of ITA.

Also read- Indians received most number of Express Entry Invitations for Canada PR in 2017 & 2016

Latest express Entry draw analysis

The applicants were expecting the express entry draw to launch early as last EE draw (launched on 29th May) was for FST (Federal Skilled Trade) and PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) candidates. However, the draw opened as per the fortnightly cycle only. Another key record occurred in the current EE draw is regarding number of invitations.

The current EE draw has invited largest number of candidates (3,750) this year. However, candidates expecting reduction in CRS score requirement from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) faced disappointment. The qualifying marks or CRS score requirements unexpectedly increased to 451 CRS points.

Number of ITAs till date

The other interesting fact to notice was number of ITAs issue date this point of time last year Vs this year. At same time last year IRCC issued 43,456 invitations to apply for Canada PR, whereas this year only 35,950 invites have been issued by IRCC.

The statics become even more interesting when we add the fact that the Express Entry FSW Invitations annual target for this year is higher (74,900) compared to last year (71,700).

Look out for alternate pathways to obtain Canada PR

Looking at the current scenario, it is wise to look out for alternate immigration programs to obtain Canada PR, i.e. Provincial Nominee Programs. If you wish to obtain Canada PR even with low CRS score, get in touch with certified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue to get the right advice and complete assistance to apply and obtain Canada PR through PNP and other pathways. You may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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