Posted - 11, Jan 2018
The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) finally launched the 1st Express Entry draw of the year on January 10, 2018. The draw has been launched after a delay considering the fortnightly EE draw trend of IRCC. The draw will invite a total of 2,750 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). Let’s take a look at more details of the current EE draw.
1st Express Entry Draw of 2018
Find below the key statistics of the current EE draw:
The applicants who receive the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR in the current EE draw, will have to submit complete Canada PR application along with the essential documents within 90 days of the receipt of ITA from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
The 1st draw created yet another record
The 1st draw of the year 2018 has yet again added a new record to the list of Express entry records since its introduction in January 2015. The first draw of a calendar year, never opened with such low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) requirement from IRCC.
Hence, it is the lowest qualifying marks (i.e. 446 or above) ever for an opening EE draw of the year. It may be an indication of IRCC’s approach in the following draws of the year. The same was the case last year as well, as each EE draw in the first half of the year, broke a record for either low qualifying marks or highest number of invitations. So, if you have plans to apply in express entry, it the perfect time to go for it.
Want to apply Canada PR through Express Entry? Apply now as it’s the best time
If you wish to get Canadian PR in the year 2018, this is the best time to apply Canada PR through express entry system or PNP. As per Canada’s multiyear plan 2018-2020, the government will invite 310,000 people as permanent residents this year. Hence, the qualifying marks or CRS score requirement is expected to get reduced by IRCC this year as well, like the year 2017. So, if have plans to get PR this year, you must prepare your immigration file fast and apply in Express Entry or relevant PNP.
If you seek, advice, assistance or complete documentation support to apply Canadian PR via Express Entry or PNP, you may call Visas Avenue certified Canada Immigration experts at Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or e-mail your queries to [email protected].
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