3,500 invited to apply for permanent residency in Express Entry draw

25 Apr 18

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Canada conducted its eighth Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 3,500 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score was 441.

The number of invitations remained high and was the same as it was in the previous draw. The minimum qualifying score of 441 was the lowest cutoff so far this year.

Date Invitations Minimum Score
Jan.10, 2018 2,750 446
Jan. 24, 2018 2,750 444
Feb. 7, 2018 3,000 442
Feb. 21, 2018 3,000 442
March 14, 2018 3,000 456
March 26, 2018 3,000 446
April 11, 2018 3,500 444
April 25, 2018 3,500 441

BAL Analysis: Canada continues to invite a high number of individuals for permanent residency. The increased number of invitations and the low minimum scores are good news for applicants.

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