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IRCC yet again invites 3,000 applicants in the 4th Express Entry draw of 2018

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 22, Feb 2018

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The IRCC has launched the 4th Express Entry draw of the year on time. The current draw has opened on 21st February 2018, which was as per the fortnightly draw pattern designed by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). IRCC will issue 3,000 Canada PR invitation this time around as well.

Let's take a look at the key features of the present EE Draw.

4th Express Entry Draw of 2018

Here are the key details of the current EE draw:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from February 21, 2018 to February 22, 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: February 11, 2018 at 17:03:32 UTC

The applicants who have received ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR in the present EE draw, need to submit complete application for Canadian Permanent residency within 90 days of the receipt of ITA.

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

Analysis of the 4th EE draw of the year

The 4th Express Entry draw seems to be the carbon copy of the draw launched before that in terms of draw statistics. The 3rd draw (launched on February 8, 2018) invited 3,000 candidates with qualifying marks (CRS score requirement) being 442 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points.

In the current, i.e. 4th draw as well, same parameters implemented by the IRCC, i.e. qualifying marks 442 CRS points and number of Canada PR invitations 3,000. This in fact, seems to be a pattern being followed by IRCC in all express entry draws launched this year.

Express Entry system - key pathway to get Canada PR in 2018

Canada's Express Entry System is the fastest way to get Permanent residency in Canada. It is point based and online system that every year register thousands of profiles of the applicants and select the applicants, which have decent score based on key criterion, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. So, if you are an aspirant of Canada immigration and permanent residency, express entry system will the key option for you to apply for the same.

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

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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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