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Record 1,804 Canada PR Invitations Issued by IRCC in 22nd Express Entry Draw of 2016

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Oct 2016

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Putting an end to all the speculations the 22nd Express Entry draw launched on October 19, 2016. The draw will invite those candidates for Canadian PR, who are able to achieve the qualifying marks (CRS Score requirement) as per the draw announcement. There were lots of speculations about the launching date of 22nd draw of Express Entry, as last draw was delayed and announced just a week before. Lets take a look at the draw statistics this time around.

Key Features of 22nd Express Entry Draw

  • The current draw is open from October 19, 2016 to October 20, 2016.
  • The Qualifying Marks announced in the draw are 475 points or above.
  • A total of 1804 candidates will get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for PR visa.

Lets find out more about the 22nd draw of express entry.

Speculations regarding the draw launch were on a high

The registered express entry applicants and media were really in a fix thinking whether the IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) will launch the draw as per its standard schedule (fortnight basis) or change the draw launch date, since the last draw was delayed. Finally, the draw was launched as per the prior schedule only which ensured that 21st and 22nd express entry draws of this year are launched in the gap of one week only.

Record 1804 Candidates will be invited for Canadian PR

The IRCC shall issue record 1804 invitations for Canadian PR, during the current express entry draw. This is the highest number of invitations ever issued by the IRCC through the express entry system. This really reflects the mood and immigration environment in Canada at the moment. As the year 2016 reaching towards the end, IRCC is really looking to gear up the immigration process and invite maximum number of applications to meet up their annual immigration target.

Significant fall in the Qualifying marks observed

The rise in number of invitations happened due to drastic fall in the qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement. The qualifying marks went down to 475 in the current draw. It is the first time in last six months the qualifying marks came down below 480 mark, which is again good news for the express entry applicants having CRS score between 475- 480, they have either received invite or will receive the same soon from IRCC.

Check all the previous Express Entry Draws here

Its a Great time to apply for Canadian PR visa via Express Entry system

If you have not created your profile on express entry till now, its the best time to go for the same. At now, IRCC is focusing on inviting more and more candidates to meet their annual immigration target; hence, the qualifying marks are decreasing with every passing draw.

Hence, get in touch with a reliable Visa and immigration consultancy service to get your file ready fast and register on express entry system without further delay. You may coordinate with Visas Avenue Immigration for preparation of your file and submission of EOI (Expression of Interest) on express entry system. Visas Avenue has years of experience in assisting the visa applicants in Canada immigration process so that they can obtain their PR visa at earliest.

Call the expert at Visas Avenue now on contact nos. 011-48447777 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore) or email your immigration queries on email 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.


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