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1,518 Invitations to Apply Issued through Express Entry System in October 12 Draw

the CanadaVisa Team - 12 October, 2016

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The last time this many ITAs were issued in a single draw was January 13, 2016, which also saw 1,518 ITAs issued. In the draw, which took place on the morning of October 12, Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugees Canada (IRCC) issued ITAs to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 484 points or higher.

The results of the October 12 draw represent an 18 percent increase in the number of ITAs issued, compared to the previous draw of September 21, 2016. That draw saw a total of 1,288 ITAs issued to candidates with a score of 483 or more CRS points. Before that, on September 7, a total of 1,000 ITAs were issued to candidates with a score of 491 or more CRS points.

Consequently, the first draw of October continues the trend of increases in the number of ITAs being issued. Little change was seen in the CRS points requirement, which increased one point to 484.

Individuals who received an ITA in the October 12 draw may now submit an application for permanent residence to the federal government. After receiving an ITA, recipients have 60 days to submit an application. The government aims to process complete submitted applications within six months. Principal applicants may also include their accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and any dependent children, on their application.

Express Entry

Express Entry is not an immigration program, rather, it is the system Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses to select candidates for immigration to Canada through the federal economic immigration programs, namely: Federal Skilled WorkerFederal Skilled Trades, and the Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates may submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked according to the CRS. Top-ranked candidates are selected from the pool on a priority basis during frequent draws. Candidates who are issued an ITA for permanent residence then have 60 days to submit a complete e-application, from which point the government of Canada aims to process the application within six months.

There are a number of ways in which candidates in the pool may increase their CRS score — and therefore improve their ranking in the pool. To learn more about increasing CRS score and ranking, click here.

For more information on draws from the Express Entry pool that have taken place so far, click here.


Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to October 12, 2016

Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)

Express Entry Draws: 2016

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
24461January 6, 20161,463
25453January 13, 20161,518
26457January 28, 20161,468
27459February 10, 20161,505
28453February 24, 20161,484
29473March 8, 20161,013
30470March 23, 20161,014
31470April 6, 2016954
32468April 20, 20161,018
33534May 6, 2016799
34484May 18, 2016763
35483June 1, 2016762
36488June 15, 2016752
37482June 29, 2016773
38482July 13, 2016747
39488July 27, 2016755
40490August 10, 2016754
41538August 24, 2016750
42491September 7, 20161,000
43483September 21, 20161,288
44484October 12, 20161,518

Express Entry Draws: 2015

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
1886January 31, 2015779
2818February 7, 2015779
3808February 20, 2015849
4735February 27, 20151,187
5481March 20, 20151,620
6453March 27, 20151,637
7469April 10, 2015925
8453April 17, 2015715
9755May 22, 20151,361
10482June 12, 20151,501
11469June 27, 20151,575
12463July 10, 20151,516
13451July 17, 20151,581
14471August 7, 20151,402
15456August 21, 20151,523
16459September 8, 20151,517
17450September 18, 20151,545
18450October 2, 20151,530
19489October 23, 20151,502
20484November 13, 20151,506
21472November 27, 20151,559
22461December 4, 20151,451
23460December 18, 20151,503

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