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Express Entry Issued Record 89,800 Invitations in 2018- Will the Cut off Drop in Next Express Entry Draw in 2019?

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Dec 2018

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Canadian government or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada)has issued highest number of invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency in the year 2018 through its Federal Express Entry Immigration System.The IRCC invited staggering 89,800 express entry candidates this year, which is the new record for the invitations in a year. This feat was achieved in the latest EE draw launched on December 19, 2018. Let's find out more about this outstanding record and plans of IRCC for the New Year 2019.

Highest Number of Invitations in 2018

The IRCC invited 89,800 express entry candidates for Canadian PR in the year 2018 setting a new record for highest number of invites in any year. In the draw launched on 19th December, IRCC invited 3,900 candidates seventh time in a row, which is also a record of its kind.

Express Entry Annual Invitation 2015-2018

The multiyear immigrating plan of Canada has allowed the Express entry system to invite such massive number of applicants in year. The invited number of applicants this year is outstanding, when we compare it to the first year, i.e., year 2015. Since, then the growth of the IRCC invites per year has been phenomenal.

Also read-Valuable Tips to Apply & Get Canada PR in 2019?

Qualifying marks dropped to the lowest of 2018

Qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement from the IRCC for this draw was 439 CRS points for more, which was the lowest for the year 2018. IRCC never dropped the cut off below 440 throughout 2018/, however, in the probably the last draw of the year, it finally decided to drop it below this mark and announced it to be 439 points.

CRS Score Requirement in Last 5 Draw

The significant drop in the CRS score requirement from IRCC has bring a new hope to the applicants looking to get Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency in the New Year 2019. The applicants who were waiting for their turn since long as were lacking by just one mark (with score 439), must have got a sigh of relief. Now, all eyes are on the coming year 2019, to see how IRCC go about in this year. Applicants are positive about reduction in the cut off from IRCC.

Will IRCC drop the CRS Score requirement in 2019?

Well, this is the question every applicant as well as Canada Immigration expert is asking. However, only IRCC knows what he has got for the applicants in the coming year. Some experts are expecting a drop in the qualifying marks next year. They believe that IRCC will drop cut off to invite more and more applicants to meet the annual immigration target for 2019. However, the drop will not be a major one.

Lastly, if you wish to get the permanent residency in Canada in New Year 2019, it's the perfect time to prepare your file for Express Entry or any other provincial program that demands lesser point score. To get inclusive assistance in Canada PR process from qualified immigration and visa expert at Visas Avenue Immigration- the top and trusted Canadian Immigration Consultancy Company in India.

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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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