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

23 May 18

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Canada conducted its 10th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 3,500 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score was 440.

The number of invitations remained at 3,500, the same as the previous three draws. The minimum qualifying score of 440 was the lowest cutoff score 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
May 9, 2018 3,500 441
May 23, 2018 3,500 440

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

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