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24th Express Entry Draw of 2016 yet again invites record Number of Candidates (2,427) for Canadian PR

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 17, Nov 2016

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The 24th draw of Express Entry Immigration System of Canada launched on November 16, 2016 to invite highest number of candidates for Canadian PR in a single draw. The invited candidate will apply for the PR visa to IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) as per the latest guidelines. Let’s take a look at the key statistics of the 24th Express Entry draw.

24th EE Draw Key Statistics

  • The draw is open from November 16, 2016 to November 17, 2016
  • Qualifying marks or CRS score requirement in the draw is 470 points or more
  • A total of 2,427 candidates will be invited during the draw for Canadian PR

Let’s take a look at the key analysis of express entry draw.

Study of current express entry draw results

The qualifying marks are reduced to 470 points with a minor decrease of 2 points compared to previous express entry draw. However, it is interesting to see that this minor decrease has made highest number of candidates (2,427) eligible for Canadian PR invitation.

This clearly indicates how many candidates were waiting for their turn with a marginal point’s difference. If you look at last 3 draws qualifying marks have been decreased by just 5 points, however, it has invited record number of applicants in every draw. This could be the policy of IRCC as they didn’t decrease the qualifying marks at the start of the year; however, in the 2nd half of the year, consistent fall is being observed in the CRS Score requirement.

List of Express Entry Draws Canada 2015-16

Period for submission of application has been increased by IRCC w.e.f. November 16, 2016

Good news for the candidates is that the period required for submitting the visa application on receipt of ITA (invitation to apply) from IRCC has been increased to 90 days. Earlier candidates were required to submit the application within 60 days after receiving the ITA. Now the applicants will get extra 30 days to gather all the essential documents and certifications and submit the same to immigration office along with the visa application.

Ideal time to create profile on Express Entry to obtain ITA for PR visa from IRCC

As we are heading towards the end of this year, this is the perfect time to create the profile on express entry system of Canada. At now the qualifying marks are decreasing hence, you as an applicant stand the best chance of securing the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Permanent Residency (PR) Visa for Canada. So, if you have not prepared your immigration file till date, coordinate with a reliable immigration consultancy service and get the same prepared fast to apply at earliest.

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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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