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Express Entry issued just under 40,000 Invitations for Canada PR in First half of 2018- Mid Year Report

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 07, Jul 2018

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Express Entry immigration system of Canada has just complete 1st half of 2018 and created some interesting records on its way through. This year has been quite interesting in terms of immigration statistics of Federal express entry system. Although, there wasn't any drastic fall in CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) requirement from IRCC, however, the number of invitations have been massive throughout the first half of 2018.

Massive Draws in 1st half of 2018

Due to the massive draws in first half, till June 2018, express entry has issued whipping 39,700 invitations for Canada PR in 13th draws launched this year. This is incredible number of invites through any immigration programs in just six months. The month of June was simply outstanding as in this month Express Entry issued massive 7,500 invitations. This is the record number of invites issued in a month, this year.

Express Entry Drwa Chart Report 1st Half 2018

In fact, it is the biggest June in terms of invites, since beginning of the Federal Express Entry system. The number of invitations in express entry draws remained stable on higher side most of the time in the first six months. If you look at the above graph of invitations issued, you will find that the number of invites from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) remained 3,000 of above most of the time this year.

Also read- Express Entry PR application deadline reduced to 60 days from 90 w.e.f. June 26, 2018

Number of Invites expected to remain high in the 2nd half as well

The number of Canada PR invitations to be issued in 2nd half of the year, expected to remain 3,000 or above throughout. There are statistics to support this statement. This year, IRCC will issue a total 74,900 invitations.

Number of Invites expected 2nd Half 2018

Out of the total number 39,700 have been already issued. Now, the IRCC need to issue 35,200 invitations more in 12 more draws this year (average 2 draw per month). It simply means IRCC has to invite at least 3,000 candidate per draw from now onwards. The target for the next year is even higher, i.e. 81,400 invitations.

No drastic fall in CRS score requirement

Although, no drastic fall has been noticed this year in CRS Score requirement from IRCC, however, we may see it happening in the next half of the year.

The glimpse of that are visible in the last express entry draw held on 26th June 2018. In this draw, CRS score requirement from IRCC reduced by 9 points (i.e. 442 CRS points). Hence, the applicants are positive about the further deduction in the cut off marks in the upcoming draws of federal Express Entry System.

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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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