Express Entry Draw

Summary of Express Entry Draws:

  • Most Recent Draw was held on December 12th, 2018
  • Total Number of ITAs issued is 3900
  • Minimum CRS Points eligible for invitation are 445
  • Tie Breaker – November 28, 2018 09:51:43 UTC
  • Minimum CRS Points invited for Federal Skilled Worker Program was 413 on May 31, 2017
  • Minimum CRS Points invited for Federal Skilled Trades Program was 199 on May 26, 2017
  • Minimum CRS Points invited for Canadian Experience Class was 413 on May 31, 2017
  • Total Invitations to Apply issued till date since beginning of Program are 236,768
  • Total ITAs issued in 2018 : 85900 till December 12th, 2018
  • Total ITAs issued in 2017 : 86023
  • Total ITAs issued in 2016 : 33782
  • Total ITAs issued in 2015 : 31063

 What is an Express Entry Draws for Invitation to Apply for Immigration to Canada ?

A Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) assigns a score to all the profiles submitted to Express Entry Program. This score is calculated according to the information provided by the applicant in the Express Entry profile.

At the time of Invitation rounds, the profiles are ranked according to their CRS score. A certain number of top ranked candidates are invited to apply under the Express Entry Program.

The minimum comprehensive score invited till now is 413 on May 31, 2017, however for majority of rounds, the average minimum scores are around 440. The minimum comprehensive score for 2018 so far is 440.

The Tie-break rule is also applied in these rounds. This means that a tie-break date and time is established. All the candidates having scores above the cut-off score are invited. Also, the candidates having scores equal to the cut-off scores, and who submitted their profiles before the tie-break date and time are invited.

Detailed Comprehensive Ranking System is explained here.

Complete Express Entry Process is explained here.

Till date in 2018, 85900 invitations to apply are issued and the minimum comprehensive score is 440 in rounds for all Candidates, 284 in rounds for Federal Skilled Trades only and 902 in rounds for Provincial Nomination Program only.

During 2017 a total of 86023 invitations to apply were issued. The minimum score out of these profiles was 413, whereas the minimum cut-off for Federal Skilled Trades was 199.

During 2016 a total of 33782 invitations to apply were issued. The minimum score out of these profiles was 453.

During 2015 a total of 31063 invitations to apply were issued. The minimum score out of these profiles was 450.

Complete Express Entry Draw Results Since 2015