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Latest Canada Express Entry Draws Predictions in 2018

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 24, Jan 2018

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Federal Express Entry system is the fastest and most popular online point based immigration system of Canada. It invites application from the overseas skilled workers and allocate the Permanent residency in Canada to the most suitable candidates based on their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score, submitted application and documents.

What are Express Entry Requirements 2018?

To apply in Express Entry system of Canada, you need to meet the following requirements
  • Provide Language Proficiency Test, i.e. IELTS with minimum CLB 7 Score
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from recognized assessing authority, i.e. WES
  • Register your profile in online express entry system and obtain minimum 67 points based on age, education, experience, language skills, etc. under FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) category
  • You must have at least one year of Skilled Work experience

Click here to see the Complete list of Express entry Draws till date

Stepwise process to apply in Express Entry System

Find below the stepwise process
  • Obtain the required documents, i.e. IELTS test result and ECA
  • Create profile in Express Entry system
  • Obtain minimum 67 points under FSW category
  • Wait for ITA in express entry pool of candidates
  • If ITA is received submit Canada PR application with document within 60 days
  • IRCC will verify application and documents and accordingly issue the PR visa approval

Express Entry latest Draw 2018

The IRCC launched the latest Express Entry draw on August 22, 2018. Find below the details regarding the same:

  • Express Entry Draw open: The current express entry draw is open from August 22, 2018 to August 23, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement in the latest Express Entry Draw is 440 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations issued in latest express entry draw: The IRCC issued a total of 3,750 Canada PR invitations during the draw.

What is the CRS score prediction for Express Entry 2018 Draws?

Although, the CRS score hasn't been reduced by much by IRCC in first half of the year, however, it is expected to go down in the 2nd half of the year 2018. As per Canada's multiyear immigration plan it will invite close to one million immigrants by 2020. The target for next three years has also been increased by the IRCC.

How to Increase your CRS score in Express Entry system of Canada?

You can increase your Express entry CRS score by following the below points:
  • Increase in IELTS score may increase your total CRS score
  • Apply in a PNP and obtain provincial nomination to add 600 extra CRS points to your Express Entry CRS score.
  • Include the credentials of your partner
  • You can make your partner the primary applicant if he/she can earn more points
  • Learn a second language. For example if your primary language is English, you can learn French language as well to get additional points for the same.
  • Your work experience in an important selection factor. You can enhance your work experience in any of the NOC 0, A, B occupations to increase the CRS points for work experience.

Express Entry Annual Immigration Target

For 2018, the annual immigration target is 310,000, this indeed is a massive immigration target for any country to have. Considering the annual and multiyear immigration target of Canada in mind, one can assess how the CRS score requirement going to be in the 2nd half of 2018.

Great chance to get Canada PR Invitation in 2018 via Express entry System

If you wish to acquire Canadian permanent residency in 2018, it's the best time to apply for the same via express entry system. The qualifying marks are likely to reduce in upcoming draws, which will make your chances strong to get ITA (invitation to apply) even with the low CRS score.

If you seek advice, assistance and complete documentation support to apply in express entry system or other relevant immigration programs of Canada, you may contact certified Canada migration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. You can also e-mail your queries 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.

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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