Express Entry draw figures for November 15, 2017 are below.
The latest Express Entry draw for permanent residency candidates has resulted in a decrease in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement under the most popular federal economic immigration programs, since the last all-program draw on November 8. Candidates with 439 or more CRS points will be issued an invitation to apply (ITA) following the November 15 Express Entry draw, with 2,750 ITAs issued in total.
As in the previous draw, a tie-break is being applied. As multiple candidates have 439 CRS points, only those who submitted their profile on or before October 19, 2017 at 12:02:28 UTC will receive an ITA.
This week’s draw suggests a return to the regular Express Entry draw schedule after the two program-specific draws that took place two weeks ago, in which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited candidates eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and candidates with a provincial nomination. Candidates who obtain a provincial nomination through one of the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams receive 600 additional CRS points and an ITA at a subsequent draw from the pool.
On the very same day those draws took place, November 1, the government revealed its Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020. It outlined Canada’s commitment to increase the numbers accepted through the FSWC, FSTC, and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) to around 250,000 over the next three years, with another 184,000 or so new permanent residents to settle through the PNPs before the end of 2020.
Program-specific draws, such as those that took place two weeks ago, are the exception rather than the norm. In more than 90 percent of all Express Entry draws so far, candidates who meet the CRS cut-off threshold are invited to apply, regardless of the program they are eligible under.
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.
The November 15 Express Entry draw is the 78th since the Express Entry system came into operation, and the 28th so far this year.
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