700 invited to apply for permanent residency in limited Express Entry draw

1 Jun 18

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Canada conducted its 11th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, but limited it to two of the skilled migration programs. The government issued 500 invitations to apply for permanent residency to candidates under the Federal Skilled Trades program with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 288 to qualify, and 200 invitations to apply under the Provincial Nominee Program with the lowest qualifying score of 902.

The following table lists all Express Entry draws thus far in 2018.

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
May 30, 2018 700* (500 Federal Skilled Trades; 200 Provincial Nominees) 288 (Federal Skilled Trades)

902 (Provincial Nominees )

*Program-specific draw 

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

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