Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada carried out the express entry draw on April 11th, 2018, and a total of 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates who will now be in a position to apply for their permanent residency for Canada.
The cut-off for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) stood at 444 points, which is two points less than the draw that was held before this one.
The Express Entry draw which was held on March 26 was held 12 days before this one and the CRS cut-off dropped by 10 points during that invitation round, as compared to the previous one.
The latest Express Entry draw has broken the trend of the number of ITAs that were issued in previous draws of 3,000. Starting from February 7th, IRCC has stuck to this number for the ITAs issued in each Express Entry draw.
Since the start of this year a total of 21,000 ITAs have been issued till now by the Government of Canada. Just like in the previous draws, a tie break was used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the April 11th draw as well.
The date and time picked up for this round of invitation was March 26th, 2018 at 08:25:40 UTC. What this means is that all the candidates who had submitted their profile before this time and date and had scored 444 points in the CRS were sent the ITA.
To become eligible for the Express Entry pool and be given a CRS score, an applicant needs to be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs from Canada: the Federal Skilled Trade Class (FSTC), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC).
As per the objectives set in the multi-year immigration levels plan for the year 2018 – 2020 by Canada, a total of 74,900 new immigrants will be called through the Express Entry system administered economic immigration classes.
Of all the draws that have taken place till now, the April 11th draw has been the largest one. If the government of Canada wants to achieve its high Express Entry draws than it will have to conduct more such large draws.