3,900 invitations to apply for permanent residence (Express Entry System)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has issued 3,900 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in an Express Entry draw that took place on Monday, October 15. The minimum score required was 440.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie -break  rule in the October 15 draw, which means any candidate with a CRS score of 440 who submitted an Express Entry profile before September 18, 2018, at 11:06:29 UTC received an  ITA.
Candidates with an ITA have 60 days to submit a complete Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC.
The first step to being considered for an ITA is the creation of an Express Entry profile and meeting the eligiblility requirements for one of the following three programs managed by Express Entry: the  (FSW C) , (FSTC) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  
Once in the pool of candidates, a CRS score is assigned to a candidate based on education, work experience, language ability, and other factors. The CRS awards candidates a score out of a 1,200 point maximum.

102

440

October 15, 2018

3,900

101

445

October 3, 2018

3,900

100

284 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

September 24, 2018

400

99

441

September 19, 2018

3,500

98

440

September 5, 2018

3,900

97

440

August 22, 2018

3,750

96

440

August 8, 2018

3,750

95

441

July 25, 2018

3,750

94

442

July 11, 2018

3,750

93

442

June 25, 2018

3,750

92

451

June 13, 2018

3,750

91

902 (*Provincial nominee programs only)

288 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

May 30, 2018

700

90

440

May 23, 2018

3,500

89

441

May 9, 2018

3,500

88

441

April 25, 2018

3,500

87

444

April 11, 2018

3,500

86

446

March 26, 2018

3,000

85

456

March 14, 2018

3,000

84

442

February 21, 2018

3,000

83

442

February 7, 2018

3,000

82

444

January 24, 2018

2,750

81

446

January 10, 2018

2,750

       
The fact today’s draw took place less than two weeks after the October 3 invitation round might have helped the minimum score drop by five points.
Such a reduction can result when large draws are held in quick succession. Express Entry draws are typically held every two weeks, but only 12 days elapsed between the October 3 draw and today’s invitation round.
Less time between draws means less time for the Express Entry   to replenish, which can help push the CRS minimum score down.15 10 2018 minimum CRS score

The Express Entry  manages the profiles of candidates in Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the FSW, the Federal skill trade  and the Canadian Experience Class  .
Candidates are ranked according to their CRS score, which awards points based on factors including work experience, education, age and proficiency in English or French, Canada’s two official languages.
The highest-ranked candidates are issued an ITA through regular invitation rounds.
IRCC has now issued a total of 70,300 ITAs over 22 draws in 2018. IRCC had issued 72,221 ITAs by the same point in October last year and went on to issue a 2017 total of 86,023.

15 10 2018 total ITAS issued as october