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IRCC opens 18th Express Entry Draw- 3,500 Invitations to be issued in the draw

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Sep 2018

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IRCC has opened 18th Express Entry draw on September 19, 2018. The draw will invite 3500 candidates from express entry pool to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The applicants who are able to match or exceed the cut off marks will get invitation to apply from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). All invited applicants will have to submit compete PR application with key documents within 60 days as per the new process.

18th 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 19, 2018 to September 20, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 441 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,500 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule:September 6, 2018 at 10:28:45 UTC

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

Key analysis of the Current EE Draw

The present express entry draw results are although different in terms of statistics, however, if we observe the pattern set, we will find there is not much change actually happened this time around as well. Talking about the statistics, this time IRCC has marginally increased the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement or qualifying marks by one point. On the other hand, the number of invitations for Canada PR also dropped slightly. It's the first time since June 2018 number of invitations dropped below 3,750 mark.

The qualifying score has also broken a pattern in the present draw as for last three draws qualifying marks were 440. However, this time it has been increased slightly by IRCC to make it 441.

Do you want to increase your CRS score in Express entry?

If you are disappointed with no ITA received since long and hence, wan to improve your CRS score in express entry system, you may get in touch with a trusted Canadian migration expert for complete assistance.

The increased CRS score can help you obtain ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC in the coming express entry draws. You may also apply in the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to acquire provincial nomination for Canada PR, which makes the road easy for the applicants waiting for a long time in Express entry system.

Contact the expert for best assistance

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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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