Canada invites 2,750 to apply for permanent residency, matching previous draw

6 Dec 17

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Canada conducted its 29th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 2,750 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying score was 452.

What does the change mean? The number of invitations matched the previous draw on Nov. 15, though the qualifying score increased 13 points from 439. Canada continues to accept a high number of individuals for permanent residency.

Date Invitations Score Date Invitations Score
Jan. 3 2,902 468 June 28 3,409 449
Jan. 11 3,334 459 July 12 3,202 440
Jan. 25 3,508 453 Aug. 2 3,264 441
Feb. 8 3,664 447 Aug. 9 2,991 433
Feb. 22 3,611 441 Aug. 23 3,035 434
March 1 3,884 434 Sept. 6 2,772 435
March 24 3,749 441 Sept. 20 2,871 433
April 5 3,753 431 Oct. 4 2,801 438
April 12 3,923 423 Oct. 18 2,757 436
April 19 3,665 415 Nov. 1* 290 673
May 4 3,796 423 Nov. 1** 505 241
May 17 3,687 415 Nov. 8 2,000 458
May 25* 143 775 Nov. 15 2,750 439
May 25** 400 199 Dec. 6 2,750 452
May 31 3,877 413        

*PNP nominees only
**Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants only.

BAL Analysis: The Canadian government continues to issue a high number of invitations for permanent residency. More than 83,000 invitations have been issued so far this year, outpacing the number that were issued in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

Copyright © 2017 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries please contact copyright@balglobal.com.