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17th Draw of Express Entry System is out to invite 754 candidates for PR in Canada

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 11, Aug 2016

visas default image The much awaited 17th draw of Canadian Express Entry system is out to issue 754 invitations for permanent residency in Canada. The candidates will be selected based on the points they score for their profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language ability, etc.

Lets find out the key statistics of the current draw of express entry

17th Express Entry Draw key Statistics

  • The 17th Draw of Express entry is open from August 10, 2016 to August 11, 2016.
  • The draw will invite a total of 754 candidates for permanent residency in Canada
  • The qualifying marks (CRS score requirement) as per the current draw are 490 points or more.
  • The marks allocated to applicants are based on Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Find here the list of express entry draws 2015-2016

Analysis of 17th EE Draw

The qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement is 490 points or more which is 2nd highest this year (after 534 points or more in the draw occurred on May 6, 2016). It will certainly leave a bad taste in the applicants mouth, as there is no respite they have seen in last few months from the IRCC in terms of lowering of the same. There is not much change in the number of invites as well as it saw a marginal decrease of one point to remain at 754 from 755 invites last time round.

Overall, the current draw has not been any different from earlier draws in terms of the draw results. Hence, the candidates with low CRS Score will have to wait for some more time for their turn of getting the ITA (invitation to apply) for PR visa.

Still Good News for the applicants seeking Canadian PR!

If you are one among the Express entry applicant waiting for your ITA, you have a chance to secure the same via Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) opening to accept the 5000 applications for PR in Canada.

The QSWP is open from August 16, 2016 to August 22, 2016. You may fancy your chances for getting a PR visa as the QSWP provide many relaxations to the applicants.

However, if you want to apply in QSWP you need to create your account on Mon Projet Quebec online system immediately. The registrations are going to close very soon, and applicants not having account on Mon Projet Quebec till August 16, 2016, wont be able to apply in QSWP.

How to get key assistance to apply in key Canadian immigration programs and obtain PR visa for Canada?

If you wish to apply in Express Entry or QSWP to obtain the PR visa for Canada, you may contact the Visas Avenue Immigration fast to get your file ready and apply in the key immigration programs of Canada in time.

Call the certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi), 080-46668222 (Bangalore), or 040-42467777 (Hyderabad) or mail your queries to email id- The Visas Avenue is a top immigration consultancy company with years of experience in Canada immigration and visa procedure.


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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