Express Entry Round of Invitation – Statistics for April 25th Draw
Updated: Oct 9, 2019
The government of Canada drew for the second round of invitations in the month of April. This is the second Express Entry Draw of 2018 where an all-time high of 3,500 invitations were issued. The cut-off score for this draw was 441 point points, which is three points lower than the previous draw and it was also the lowest cut-off point for 2018.
At the end of 2017, the government of Canada released a multi-year immigration plan. This plan aims to admit 242,100 immigrants through the Express Entry System within the next three years. The target for 2018 is 74,900 immigrants. These large draws will likely help the government to achieve this goal.
Express Entry Program
Immigration Canada uses a federal system, referred to as Express Entry, to manage applications for permanent residency from individuals in these programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry Profile
Candidates must create an Express Entry profile online where they enter information about their skills, education, language ability, work experience, and more. Candidates are then assigned a CRS score out of 1200 points. Every two to three weeks, the Canadian government will conduct an Express Entry draw where applicants with the highest CRS score receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency. Those who are extended an ITA have 90 days to complete an application.
The Comprehensive Ranking System
Prospective immigrants are then ranked in a point system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are given for each piece of information in your Express Entry profile. Some different factors that play into your CRS score include your age, level of education, English and French language proficiency, work experience, and connections to Canada (e.g. education, work experience, siblings, etc.). The number of points allotted for each factor differs if you have a spouse or common-law partner or not.
Are you interested in learning more about Express Entry? Read some of our blog posts on the topic to gain more information.
Stay tuned for results from the next draw in May!
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