Latest Express Entry draw invites 3,750 for permanent residency

13 Jun 18

CANADA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

Canada conducted its 12th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 3,750 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score was 451.

The number of invitations increased over recent draws, although the minimum qualifying score was the highest since March.

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)
June 13 3,750 451

*Draw limited to two programs

BAL Analysis: The high number of invitations and low qualifying scores are good news for Express Entry candidates. Canada continues to issue invitations for permanent residency at a rate outpacing previous years, consistent with its projections to accept more than 300,000 new immigrants per year in the next three years.

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