Free Assesment Form

Immigration News

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3,750 candidates for Canada PR yet again

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 26, Jul 2018

visas default image

IRCC has launched the latest express entry draw on July 25, 2018 to issue 3,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency. The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) is consistent with the number of invitations being issued to candidate without much of volatility. The applicants receiving Invitations to apply in the present draw of express entry will have to submit complete Canada PR application within 60 days of the receipt of ITA as per the new process.

Let's take a look at the key features of latest Express Entry draw.

Latest Express Entry Draw

Find below the key statistics of the current Express Entry draw:

  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from July 25, 2018 to July 26, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 441 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,750 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 31, 2017 at 12:14:21 UTC

Also read- Canada PNPs are in Pipeline! How to choose the best PNP to Apply Canada PR?

Key analysis of the latest EE draw

The IRCC has issued 3,750 invitations in the latest draw. It's the third time in a row now, IRCC issued same number of invites to the candidates. An interesting fact in this is IRCC able to issue this much of invites consistently without even reducing the qualifying marks or CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) requirement by much.

This year, the CRS score requirement from IRCC has remained between 440 to 450 most of the time. In fact, it never went below the 440 mark in 2018. This is quite contrasting figures if we compare this year's Express entry draw results to last year. Last year IRCC made significant reduction in the qualifying marks and hence, invited record number of applicants every time.

Increased number of applications

The increased number of applications in the express entry compared to last year can be one of the key reasons that IRCC didn't feel the need of reducing qualifying marks, as it is still able to invite quite high number of candidates. With consistent relaxation in express entry rules and requirements in last few months, more and more people got increased to apply for Canada PR via express entry. As a result, the number of applications this year are quite high, which perhaps kept the CRS requirement high throughout the year.

Didn't receive invite via express entry this time? Get the professional assistance now

If you wish to apply Canada PR this year, however, not able to receive invitation due to low CRS score, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue Immigration expert to confirm your eligibility and apply in the most relevant Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Canada.

The PNPs provide excellent alternative pathway to obtain Canada PR even with low CRS score. To get inclusive assistance to apply Canada PR via PNP or express entry, you may call Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


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.


Free Assessment Visa Assessment Form

    Please fill in the fields below .

  • SEND