Latest Express Entry draw keeps number of invitations, minimum score stable

18 Oct 17

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Canada conducted its 24th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 2,757 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying score was 436.

What does the change mean? The number of invitations was similar to the previous two draws but the low minimum qualifying score of 436 is an indication of the broad group of individuals invited to apply for permanent residence.

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

*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, and has issued more than 72,000 invitations so far this year, outpacing the number of invitations issued in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

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