Express Entry draw figures for October 15 are below.
The latest Express Entry draw took place on Monday, October 15, with 3,900 candidates set to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) as a result — the joint-highest number of invitations issued in any single draw so far this year. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold stood at 440 points, the joint-lowest threshold of the year so far, and five points below the previous draw, which took place on October 3.
As in recent draws, a tie-break was applied in the October 15 draw. As multiple candidates may have 440 CRS points, those who have had a profile in the pool before September 18, 2018 at 11:06:29 UTC were prioritized.
The October draw brings the total number of invitations issued so far this year to 70,300.
Many invited Express Entry candidates benefit from obtaining a provincial nomination through an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream. You can get the latest updates on with PNP streams are open and available on our Canada PNP Live Tracker.
Moreover, changes to Express Entry have led to an increasing number of candidates who studied in Canada being invited to apply for permanent immigration to Canada.
- See our study in Canada section for details.
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.
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.
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