EXPRESS ENTRY TIE-BREAK PROCEDURE

August 2 Express Entry Draw Invites 3,264 Candidates With a Minimum 441 Score

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August 2 Express Entry Draw Invites 3,264 Candidates With a Minimum 441 Score

A total of 3,264 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the first Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017. The latest draw, which took place on August 2, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 441. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 441 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

In order to be in a position to receive an ITA in an Express Entry draw, individuals are first required to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC), or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Upon entering the pool, candidates are assigned a CRS score based on factors including civil status information, education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. This score determines their ranking in the pool. During periodic draws, IRCC issues ITAs to the highest-ranking candidates. Those candidates who receive an ITA  may submit an application for Canadian permanent resident status. Learn more about increasing CRS score and ranking.

For more information on draws from the Express Entry pool that have taken place so far, consult this table.

CRS Requirement

441

Number of ITAs in latest draw

3,264

ITAs issued in 2017

57,751

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to August 2, 2017
  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: August 2, 2017
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days (from May 26 to May 31, 2017)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 57,751
  • Total number of ITAs issued since system was launched: 122,596
Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)
Express Entry Draws: 2017
Draw #Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw# of ITAs Issued
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

To learn more about your Canadian immigration options through the programs managed under Express Entry, as well as through other currently available programs, please fill out a free online assessment  today.

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