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16th Express Entry draw of 2018- IRCC Invites 3,750 candidates 6th time in a row

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 23, Aug 2018

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The IRCC has launched 16th express entry draw of the year on August 22, 2018. The draw yet again invited 3,750 candidates. This is a record in itself as it's the 6th time in a row IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has invited same number of candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency. The applicants receiving ITA (Invitation to Apply) need to submit the complete application along with documents within 60 days as per the new process.

16th Express Entry draw for FSW category this year

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

  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from August 22, 2018 to August 23, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 440 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: February 21, 2018 at 11:28:03 UTC

Click here to check the complete list of Express Entry Draws till Date

Key analysis of the current EE draw

The IRCC has created a record this year for inviting the number of candidates. It has invited 3,750 candidates in six express entry draws in a row. This is something incredible to see. The other interesting fact is while doing so, IRCC never went below 440 mark this year, when it comes to cut off marks of qualifying marks announcement.

In other words, IRCC won't have to make any significant reduction in the qualifying marks to invite 3,750 candidates every time. The express entry draw results have been quite contrasting this year compared to last year, when IRCC make significant reduction in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement.

If you are not getting the Canada PR invitation through express entry for quite some time now, it's wise to coordinate with a trusted immigration consultant and find alternate pathways to obtain Canada PR Invitation.

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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