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3rd Express Entry Draw of 2018 is launched to invite 3,000 candidates for Canada PR

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 08, Feb 2018

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched 3rd express entry draw of the year on February 7, 2018. In this draw, the IRCC will issue 3,000 invitations to the registered applicants in the federal express entry system. IRCC launches the express entry draw every fortnight to invite the selected applicants to apply for Canada PR.

Also read- Upset with low Express Entry CRS Score? PNP- Express Entry Stream will be the solution in 2018

Let’s take a look at the key statistics of the current EE draw:

3rd EE Draw of the year

Find below the key details about the current EE draw:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from February 7, 2018 to February 8, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 442 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,000 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 29, 2017 at 07:01:15 UTC

The applicants who receive invitation in the current EE draw will have to submit complete Canada PR application within 90 days of the receipt of ITA (Invitation to Apply).

Key Analysis of the Draw

IRCC yet again seem to be firm on its trend to invite about 3,000 candidates in every draw. In the New Year, it has maintained the trend and reduced the qualifying marks marginally to keep the invitations close to 3K mark. The good news for the Canada PR applicants registered in the applicants is in all three express entry draws this year, IRCC has reduced the qualifying marks or CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) requirement.

Click here to view complete list of Express Entry Draws till date

Positive Trend likely to continue throughout the year 2018

Considering the substantial annual immigration target of Canada for the year 2018 (i.e. 310,000), we can expect the express entry draw results to be positive for the applicants in the New Year 2018. The positive start of the EE Draws has also encouraged the applicants to remain positive about the reduction in CRS score requirement in the upcoming EE draws this year.

The reduction in the qualifying marks benefits the applicants as with fall in total cut off marks, applicant with low CRS score also get the chance to receive ITA to apply for Canada PR visa from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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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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