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Month of November has set the tone for 2018- Massive 5,545 Canada PR Invitations issued via Express Entry

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 30, Nov 2017

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If year 2017 was outstanding in the history of Express Entry, so was month of November, this year. This month, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued staggering 5,545 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency.

November has set the tone for 2018

The record number of invites issued following the announcement of Multiyear Immigration Plan of Canada in the first week of this month, i.e. November 2017. It seems the IRCC has set the tone for coming year by issuing significant Canada PR invites in November.

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Canadian government revealed its Multiyear Immigration Plan from 2018 to 2020 in the first week of the month. The plan shows significant increase in the annual immigration target of Canada for next three year i.e. close to 20 percent increase including all streams of express entry.

Express Entry Draws Date No. of Invitations Qualifying marks
EE Draw (PNP) 1-Nov 290 673
EE Draw (FSTC) 1-Nov 505 241
EE Draw 8-Nov 2,000 458
EE Draw 15-Nov 2,750 439

Canada Express Draw Graph Nov 17

Canada, in fact, plans to invite nearly one million permanent residents in next three years, which indeed is a massive target for any country to have for immigrants. This is really a bold decision by Canadian government considering the negative environment for immigrants in most of the advanced nations.

Considering the huge annual immigration till 2020, we are likely to witness even bigger Express Entry draws and EE months in next three years. Hence, if you are an aspirant of Canadian permanent residency visa, its the best time for you to prepare your immigration file and get ready to apply in the federal Express Entry System or any other suitable Canadian immigration program next year.

Year 2017 has been record breaking for Express Entry

Year 2017 has been outstanding so far for Express Entry system. This year we witnessed records broken several times for highest number of Canada PR invitations in a draw as well as lowest Qualifying marks (CRS Score requirement). Number of invitations almost touched the 4,000 Mark in 12th April EE draw, when as high as 3,923 invitations issued by IRCC. Likewise, in 31st May 2017 EE draw, CRS score requirement from IRCC went as low as 413 CRS points.

Years 2015 2016 2017 (Till November)
No. of Invitations 31,063 33,782 80,500

Canada Express Entry Invitation in Last 3 Years

In total 28 express entry draws this year, IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued 80,500 invitations to apply Canada PR. This number is mind boggling, when we compare this to the invites issued in past years. Considering the Multiyear Immigration Plan of Canada, the annual immigration is only going to increase in next three years.

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Want to apply Canada PR- Get your Immigration file ready for 2018

Year 2018 is going to be outstanding in terms of both numbers of invitations as well as qualifying marks. In view of increased annual target, we may see more and more applicants receiving ITA (Invitation to Apply) Canadian Permanent Residency.

To get your file prepared by certified Canada migration expert, you may call Visas Avenue Immigration on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you may fill the free assessment form to receive a call back. Visas Avenue is a top and Registered Immigration and Visa Consultancy Company in India specialized in Canada Immigration Process.


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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