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17th Express Entry draw of 2018 invites highest number of candidates this year

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 06, Sep 2018

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IRCC launched the 17th express entry draw of the year to invite whipping 3,900 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. The draw opened on September 05, 2018 as per the expected schedule. The applicants who receive Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the current draw needs to submit complete Canada PR application along with the required documents within 60 days of the receipt of ITA.

17th 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 September 05, 2018 to September 06, 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 3,900 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 29, 2018 at 14:28:34 UTC

Click here to view the complete list of Express Entry draws this year

Key features of the current EE draw

The main surprise of the present Express Entry Draw was the record number of candidates (i.e. 3,900) invited this year. It's the highest number of Invitations issued in any single express entry draw in the year 2018. However, the even more surprising facts is the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) didn't require to make any deduction in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score requirement to invite highest number of candidates this year.

Number of CRS Invitation in 2018

The qualifying marks remained unchanged at 440 mark. This is the third time in a row, IRCC has kept the cut off marks as same. And result in terms of invited candidates was significant (above 3700 mark) all three times. The IRCC has decided the stop mark for the CRS score requirement for all express entry draws this year. This is the reason that it never went below the 440 mark this year, whereas last year it went down to as low as 413 CRS Points.

However, considering the high immigration target of IRCC for next three years, experts are expecting the cut off marks to decrease in the upcoming express entry draws this year.

Need assistance to apply and obtain invite through Express Entry System?

If you need professional assistance to apply and acquire the ITA (Invitation to Apply) through federal express entry system, you may get in touch with most experienced immigration experts at Visas Avenue for best assistance. You can get vital assistance with regards to increasing your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score as well as applying in the alternate immigration programs, i.e. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to obtain Canadian permanent residency (PR) in the year 2018.

You may call Visas Avenue vastly experienced immigration experts 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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