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Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 2,991 Candidates With a Minimum CRS Score of 433

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Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 2,991 Candidates With a Minimum CRS Score of 433

A total of 2,991 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the second Express Entry draw to occur in August, 2017.

The latest draw, which took place on August 9, saw a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 433. Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 433 or above at the time of the draw are now in a position to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. The latest draw took place a week after the first draw of August, which happened on August 2.

The most recent draw was not restricted to one specific program; candidates in all programs managed through Express Entry were in a position to receive an ITA. In order to be eligible, individuals are first required to meet the criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), 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

433

Number of ITAs in latest draw

2,991

ITAs issued in 2017

60,742

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to August 9, 2017
  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: August 9, 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: 60,742
  • Total number of ITAs issued since system was launched: 125,587
Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)
Express Entry Draws: 2017
Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
69 433 August 9, 2017 2,991
68 441 August 2, 2017 3,264
67 440 July 12, 2017 3,202
66 449 June 28, 2017 3,409
65 413 May 31, 2017 3,877
64 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) May 26, 2017 400
63 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) May 26, 2017 143
62 415 May 17, 2017 3,687
61 423 May 4, 2017 3,796
60 415 April 19, 2017 3,665
59 423 April 12, 2017 3,923
58 431 April 5, 2017 3,753
57 441 March 24, 2017 3,749
56 434 March 1, 2017 3,884
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,644
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902

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