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12th Express Entry Draw of the year launched early- Qualifying marks reduced to 442 points

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 27, Jun 2018

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The IRCC has launched the 12th Express entry draw of the year for FSW category on 25th June, 2018. The draw launched early this time around by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada)breaching the fortnightly EE draw pattern. It in fact, launched on 11th day from the last draw opening (June 13th). Hence, it was a pleasant surprise for the applicants eagerly waiting for the draw. Let's take a look at key draw findings this time around.

12thExpress 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 June 25, 2018 to June 26, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is442 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: January 28, 2018 at 21:06:11 UTC

The candidates who receive the invitation for Canadian Permanent residency in the present Express Entry draw, need to submit complete PR visa application within 90 days of the receipt of ITA (Invitation to Apply).

Click here to see complete list of Express Entry Draws

Current EE Draw Analysis

A drop of 9 point was observed in the qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement from IRCC, which indeed was a pleasant surprise for the applicants.

It's the second time this year, qualifying marks reduced by 9 points or more since 6thEE draw this year. The number of invitation was another surprising factor for the applicants. The IRCC issued record 3,750 invitations 2nd time consecutively this year. This is the highest number of invites issued in a single draw this year by IRCC. Although, this year IRCC has invited a total of 39,700 candidates, however, it is still way behind of its immigration target for this year.

High immigration target for this year

Canada plans to welcome 74, 900 people via express entry this year and the number will further increase next year, i.e. 2018. So, if you are planning to immigrate to Canada this year from any part of the world, this is the best time to go for the same.

In case your CRS Score is low, you still have the option of applying in the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to get provincial nomination and apply Canadian permanent residency based on the same. Canada is probably the best country for immigrants at the moment. So, if you have plans to apply permanent residency abroad, this is the high time to plan immigration to Canada.

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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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