Express Entry draw invites 3,000, minimum score drops

26 Mar 18

CANADA

Canada conducted its sixth Express Entry draw of the year Monday, issuing 3,000 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score was 446.

The number of invitations was the same as in the previous three draws, conducted Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and March 14. The minimum qualifying score fell by 10 points.

Date Invitations Minimum Score
Nov. 8, 2017 2,000 458
Nov. 15, 2017 2,750 439
Dec. 6, 2017 2,750 452
Dec. 20, 2017 2,750 446
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

BAL Analysis: Canada continues to invite a high number of individuals for permanent residency, and the drop in the minimum score is good news for applicants.

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