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IRCC to Invite Record 3,334 Candidates for Canadian PR in the 2nd Express Entry Draw of 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 12, Jan 2017

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The 2nd Express Entry draw of this year has been launched by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on January 11, 2017. Express Entry System is the popular immigration program of Canada that invites the high ranking candidates registered in express entry to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada. IRCC launches EE Draw every fortnight to select the best ranked candidates in the EE system. Let’s take a look at the key features of current EE Draw.

Key Features of 2nd EE Draw this year

Here are the key features of the present EE Draw.
  • The current EE Draw is open from January 11, 2017 to January 12, 2017
  • The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement for the draw is 459 points or more.
  • IRCC will invite total of 3,334 candidates for Canadian PR during the draw.
The present draw of express entry has formed a new record as in this draw IRCC first time inviting over 3000 candidates, i.e. 3,334 candidates to be precise. The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement from IRCC also went below 460 points almost after a year.

Complete list of Express Entry Draws till date

Last time qualifying mark went below this mark in February, 2016. Hence, IRCC continues to please the express entry applicants in the New Year 2017. The current draw has brought good news for the candidates below 465 CRS points, who have been waiting for their ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR for almost a year now. The low qualifying marks and record number of invitations suggest the positive outlook of IRCC for the rest of the year.

Expectations were high from the first quarter of 2017

The expectations of the Canada PR applicants in express entry system were already high from the EE Draws in the first quarter of 2017. The first quarter of the last year was more or less the same in terms of low qualifying marks and huge number of Canada PR invitations. Visas Avenue has also predicted the positive draw results via its advance review of 2nd and upcoming EE draws in the first quarter of this year. The blog in this regard was posted in the Immigration News section on Visas Avenue website.

Looking to apply for Canadian PR via express entry in the year 2017?

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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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