Latest Express Entry Draw- October 18, 2017

The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has taken place on October 18, and 2,757 candidates in the pool who had 436 points or more ,received an invitation to apply. There was a slight decrease in minimum points in comparison of previous draw . On October 5th minimum selected points was 438.

Invited candidates now have 90 days to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Accompanying family members, including a spouse or common-law partner, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant.

The CRS cut-off threshold has been around the mid-430’s for the past six draws, though over this time there has been a slight dip in the number of ITAs issued per draw, compared to the size of draws that took place earlier in the year. The record low threshold of any draw so far was 413 on May 31 of this year, right before IRCC made improvements to the Pointing system . that took effect on June 6. These changes introduced new additional points factors for candidates with a sibling in Canada, while candidates with French ability also benefited from additional points.

The total number of ITAs issued so far in 2017 now stands at 74,978, with 24 draws having taken place over this period. This total more than doubles the 28,409 ITAs issued over the first 24 draws of 2016, and also surpasses the total number of candidates invited in all of 2016.

20-10-2017 crs

 

20-10-2017 ITAs