Canada issued 3,900 ITAs for Canadian permanent residence on November 28.

Canada has issued 3,900 new invitations to apply for permanent residence status to Express Entry candidates in a draw held November 28. 

In the latest Express Entry draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the 'tie-break' rule for candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445. This means invitations were issued to all candidates with scores above this cut-off as well as those with a score of 445 who submitted their Express Entry profiles prior to October 22, 2018, at 14:40:13 UTC. 

To enter the Express Entry candidate pool, foreign nationals must first meet the eligibility criteria for one of three economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Once in the Express Entry pool, candidates obtain a CRS score out of 1,200 based on characteristics, such as past education, work experience and language ability.

IRCC conducts periodic draws to select the highest-ranking candidates. Candidates may take steps to improve their ranking once in the pool by either retaking language tests, obtaining a provincial nomination or declaring additional educational credentials. 

Candidates who have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in today's draw have 60 days to submit a complete Canadian permanent residence application to IRCC. 

For details on previous Express Entry draws, consult this table.

For more details on the November 28 draw, please refer to this article on CICNews.com.

Find out if you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool by completing a free assessment form.

 

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to November 28, 2018

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: March 14, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: November 28, 2018
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days (from May 26 to May 31, 2017)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 82,000
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the system was launched: 232,868

Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)

Express Entry Draws: 2018

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
105 445 November 28, 2018 3,900
104 449 November 15, 2018 3,900
103 442 October 29, 2018 3,900
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

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
80 446 December 20, 2017 2,750
79 452 December 6, 2017 2,750
78 439 November 15, 2017 2,750
77 458 November 8, 2017 2,000
76 241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) November 1, 2017 505
75 673 (*Provincial nominee programs only) November 1, 2017 290
74 436 October 18, 2017 2,757
73 438 October 04, 2017 2,801
72 433 September 20, 2017 2,871
71 435 September 6, 2017 2,772
70 434 August 23, 2017 3,035
69 433 August 9, 2017 2,991
68 441 August 2, 2017 3,264
67 440 July 12, 2017 3,202
66 449 June 28, 2017 3,409
65 413 May 31, 2017 3,877
64 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) May 26, 2017 400
63 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) May 26, 2017 143
62 415 May 17, 2017 3,687
61 423 May 4, 2017 3,796
60 415 April 19, 2017 3,665
59 423 April 12, 2017 3,923
58 431 April 5, 2017 3,753
57 441 March 24, 2017 3,749
56 434 March 1, 2017 3,884
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,644
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
50 475 December 22, 2016 2,878
49 497 December 16, 2016 1,936
48 786 (*Provincial Nominee Programs only) November 30, 2016 559
47 470 November 16, 2016 2,427
46 472 November 2, 2016 2,080
45 475 October 19, 2016 1,804
44 484 October 12, 2016 1,518
43 483 September 21, 2016 1,288
42 491 September 7, 2016 1,000
41 538 August 24, 2016 750
40 490 August 10, 2016 754
39 488 July 27, 2016 755
38 482 July 13, 2016 747
37 482 June 29, 2016 773
36 488 June 15, 2016 752
35 483 June 1, 2016 762
34 484 May 18, 2016 763
33 534 May 6, 2016 799
32 468 April 20, 2016 1,018
31 470 April 6, 2016 954
30 470 March 23, 2016 1,014
29 473 March 8, 2016 1,013
28 453 February 24, 2016 1,484
27 459 February 10, 2016 1,505
26 457 January 28, 2016 1,468
25 453 January 13, 2016 1,518
24 461 January 6, 2016 1,463
Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
23 460 December 18, 2015 1,503
22 461 December 4, 2015 1,451
21 472 November 27, 2015 1,559
20 484 November 13, 2015 1,506
19 489 October 23, 2015 1,502
18 450 October 2, 2015 1,530
17 450 September 18, 2015 1,545
16 459 September 8, 2015 1,517
15 456 August 21, 2015 1,523
14 471 August 7, 2015 1,402
13 451 July 17, 2015 1,581
12 463 July 10, 2015 1,516
11 469 June 27, 2015 1,575
10 482 June 12, 2015 1,501
9 755 May 22, 2015 1,361
8 453 April 17, 2015 715
7 469 April 10, 2015 925
6 453 March 27, 2015 1,637
5 481 March 20, 2015 1,620
4 735 February 27, 2015 1,187
3 808 (*Canadian Experience Class only) February 20, 2015 849
2 818 February 7, 2015 779
1 886 January 31, 2015 779

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