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IRCC Invites more Candidates at the Lowest CRS Score of the year

May 2018, 10
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On May 9th the Canadian Government has issued 3,500 new Invitations to candidates in the Express Entry pool for seeking PR Status in the country. The Comprehensive Ranking System norm here was 441.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made use of the tie-break process for this draw to select the candidates. The cut off date and time for the candidates of the pool who submitted their profile was December 12, 2017 at 01:51:38 UTC. The rule offers priority to candidates who stay in the pool for a longer period.

Effects of draw

Thus all candidates having a CRS of or above 441, and also those candidates who submitted their profile before the deadline can receive an Invitation to apply in this draw.

Furthermore, this draw was not limited to a specific program of the Express Entry system. The entry norm in the federal Express Entry pool, is that the candidates had to meet the eligibility regulations for an immigration program under the management of the Express Entry system.These are the Federal Skilled Trades Class, Federal Skilled Worker, or Canadian Experience Class.


The CRS score of the candidates in the pool depends on work experience, education, ability in language, and other criteria. The CRS score effectively determines the ranking of an aspirant in the pool. All Candidates who get the ITA must submit an application seeking Canadian PR to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in a period of 90 days only after they receive the ITA.

Some features of Express Entry from 1-1 2015 to 9-5 2018

This was launched on January 1, 2015 and its initial draw was held on March 14, 2015. The date of the recent draw is May 9, 2018. The record for lowest CRS points for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class was 199 on May 26, 2017. For the Federal Skilled Worker Class it was 413 on May 31, 2017 and finally for the Canadian Experience Class it was 413 on May 31, 2017.

On April 12, 2017 the authorities issued largest numbers of invitations to apply- 3,923. The smallest number was 143 on May 26, 2017.

Additional facts

Moreover, the largest decrease in CRS points between two consecutive draws was 273 on May 22, 2015 and June 12, 2015.

Moreover, the least decrease in CRS points between two consecutive draws was nil thrice.

Additionally, the Longest gap, between two consecutive draws, was 35 days between April 17, 2015 and May 22, 2015 .

Moreover, the shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws was merely 5 days, between May 26 and May 31, 2017.

Finally the figures for the Total number of ITAs issued in 2015 was 31,063, in 2016 it was 33,782. The figure for 2017 was 86,023. So far the Total number of ITAs issued in the present year is 28,800. So far totally 178, 868 candidates received the ITAs.

Draws from the Express Entry Pool (Updated) Express Entry Draws: 2018

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
89441May 9, 20183,500
88441April 25, 20183,500
87444April 11, 20183,500
86446March 26, 20183,000
85456March 14, 20183,000
84442February 21, 20183,000
83442February 7, 20183,000
82444January 24, 20182,750
81446January 10, 20182,750

 Express Entry Draws: 2017 

Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
80446December 20, 20172,750
79452December 6, 20172,750
78439November 15, 20172,750
77458November 8, 20172,000
76241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)November 1, 2017505
75673 (*Provincial nominee programs only)November 1, 2017290
74436October 18, 20172,757
73438October 04, 20172,801
72433September 20, 20172,871
71435September 6, 20172,772
70434August 23, 20173,035
69433August 9, 20172,991
68441August 2, 20173,264
67440July 12, 20173,202
66449June 28, 20173,409
65413May 31, 20173,877
64199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)May 26, 2017400
63775 (*Provincial nominee programs only)May 26, 2017143
62415May 17, 20173,687
61423May 4, 20173,796
60415April 19, 20173,665
59423April 12, 20173,923
58431April 5, 20173,753
57441March 24, 20173,749
56434March 1, 20173,884
55441February 22, 20173,611
54447February 8, 20173,644
53453January 25, 20173,508
52459January 11, 20173,334
51468January 4. 20172,902
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