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15th Express Entry draw of 2017 is launched with lowest Ever Qualifying marks for FSWP Applicants

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Jun 2017

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The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has launched the 15th draw of express entry within a week of launching the 13th and 14th draw for the candidates under specific programs (i.e. Provincial Nominees and Federal Skilled Trades Program Candidates). However, the current draw of express entry is launched purely to invite the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Candidates for Canada PR. Lets take a look at the key statistics of the current EE draw.

15th Draw of Federal Express Entry System of Canada Immigration

Below are the key statistics of the current EE draw for FSW candidates:
  • Draw is Open: The Draw is open from May 31, 2017 to June 1, 2017
  • Qualifying Marks: The CRS score requirement in the current draw is 413 points or more.
  • Number of Invitations: A total of 3,877 candidates will be invited during the current express entry draw for Canada PR

The candidates receiving ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canada PR Visa, during the current EE draw, will have 90 days to submit complete visa application along with the essential documents.

Key Analysis of the 15th Express Entry draw of this year

While last draw was for candidates under specific category, the present draw is completely normal draw of Express entry, i.e. for the candidates under Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) category. After the last draw opening (13th draw), the express entry candidates got restless to see the sky-high requirement of qualifying marks (i.e. 775 points).

Click here to view the complete list of Express Entry Draws till date

However, it was clarified last time around also by the IRCC that this draw is for specific category candidates. The candidates having the Provincial Nomination along with minimum 175 CRS points got the invitation from IRCC in the last draw. Total 143 candidates got invited under Provincial Nomination category.

The other draw launched on May 26, 2017 was for FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program) candidates. The qualifying marks for such candidates were 199, whereas, number of invited candidates under FSTP were 400.

Best Time to Apply for Canada PR with lowest every qualifying marks in Express Entry

At now, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) have decreased the qualifying marks or CRS Score Requirement to its lowest (413 points or more). Most of the express entry draws this year created new record for low qualifying marks. Hence, its clearly seem to be a plan of IRCC to reduce the CRS score requirement to lowest and consequently, invite more and more candidates.

This is the reason that almost every EE draw this year has invited 3500-4000 candidates for Canada PR. As a result, Canadian government has invited nearly 50,000 candidates in the first five months of this year (till May 2017).

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If you also want to avail the best opportunity to get PR in Canada, you must register your profile in express entry.

To confirm your eligibility and get complete assistance and advice to apply for Canada PR, you may send your queries and details to


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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