Express Entry draw figures for August 8, 2018 are below.
The 16th Express Entry draw for permanent residency candidates in 2018 has taken place, with 3,750 candidates set to receive an invitation to apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for this draw stood at 440 points, the joint-lowest CRS threshold of the year so far.
As in recent draws, a tie-break is being applied. As multiple candidates may have 440 CRS points, those who have had a profile in the pool longer are prioritized. Specifically, eligible candidates with 440 points who created their profile before January 31, 2018 at 00:06:40 UTC were invited in this latest draw.
This draw brings the total number of invitations issued so far this year to 50,950.
On November 1, 2017, the government revealed its Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020. It outlined Canada’s commitment to increase the numbers accepted through the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class to around 250,000 over the next three years, with another 184,000 or so new permanent residents to settle through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) before the end of 2020.
More invitations are expected to be issued over the coming weeks, months, and years, benefiting individuals and families around the world wishing to make Canada their new permanent home.
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The Comprehensive Ranking System is a score out of 1,200 used to benchmark federal economic applicants against one another.
It’s a part of the Express Entry mechanism, which was established in January 2015 to process residency applications.
The score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. It is designed to project a candidate’s likelihood of being economically successful in Canada.
If you are in the Express Entry pool but are yet to receive an invitation to apply, please visit our page on tips to improve your CRS score.