Invitations to apply for permanent residency up significantly in latest Express Entry draw

16 Nov 17

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Canada conducted its 28th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 2,750 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying score was 439.

What does the change mean? The number of invitations was up significantly over the previous draw. The lowest qualifying score was 19 points lower. On the whole, Canada continues to accept a high number of individuals for permanent residency.

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

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

BAL Analysis: The most recent draw continues Canada’s trend this year of issuing a high number of invitations for permanent residency. More than 80,000 invitations have been issued so far this year, outpacing the number that were issued in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

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