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IRCC to invite 3,035 Canada PR applicants in the 20th Express Entry Draw of 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Aug 2017

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched the 3rd EE draw of August month and 20th Express Entry draw of the year on 23rd August, 2017. The applicants selected during the draw will get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) from the IRCC. The selection of the applicants shall depend on their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score in the federal express entry system.

Also Read- No ITA Received via Express Entry System? Explore the PNP pathway for Canada immigration

Key Features of the current EE Draw

Find below the key statistics of the 20th EE draw:
  • Draw is open: The draw is open on August 23, 2017 and will end on August 24, 2017.
  • Qualifying Marks: The Qualifying marks or CRS score requirement in the draw is 434 points or more.
  • Number of Invitations: The IRCC will issue 3,035 invitations for Canada PR during the draw.

On receipt of ITA from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), applicants will have to apply for Canada PR visa, within 90 days.

Key Analysis of the Draw

This is the 3rd draw of express entry and with this draw, the IRCC is back in the positive mode again more like what it was in the first half of the year. The IRCC also ended the pattern of launching few draws, which it followed in the month of June and July.

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

The other key thing to observe here is the number of invitations. This year, IRCC constantly followed the trend of issuing close to 3,000 Canada PR invitations via every draw of express entry. The current draw also sustained the ongoing trend as the number of PR invitations issued is 3,035 only.

The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement is increased marginally by just one point, but it this marginal increase is not as big to raise eyebrows of the express entry applicants. Overall, the IRCC continued the trend, which it was following in the first half of the year, i.e. low qualifying marks and number of invitations beyond 3,000. Hence, the EE draws this year have been a pleasant surprise for the tens of thousands of express entry applicants who have low CRS score.

Also Read- Outstanding Success- Visas Avenue obtained 21 Canadian PR Visa Approvals in a Single Day

Its a Great opportunity to Apply Canada PR visa?

With such positive express entry draw results this year, it is being considered as the best time to apply and obtain Canada PR visa. The Canadian government has eased several express entry rules this year to make it easy for the applicants to find entry in Canada.

So, if you want to apply for Canada PR, you must prepare your immigration file fast and apply now. To confirm your eligibility and get vital assistance from ICCRC accredited Canadian immigration experts, you may send an email to


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.

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