Express Entry Program for Canada

The government of Canada opened doors for immigrants when it introduced the Express Entry Canada system in January 2015. Now, it has opened up its arms to welcome immigrants as it further plans to make immigration simpler.

Rules have been molded to make it simpler for candidates applying for Canada permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class will see major changes in regulations.

The significant changes that have taken place in job offers include:

  • A qualifying job offer if contained in Major Group 00 of the National Occupational Classification will be worth 200 points.
  • Any other qualifying job offer of arranged employment is now worth 50 points.
  • As per new changes, 15-30 points will be awarded to students having acquired higher education in Canada.

Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only the candidates who fall in the top bracket will get this ITA. The draws will be conducted every month. If the candidate has been invited to apply, the candidate will have 60 days to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence online.

To sum up, once the online application is received it goes through the following steps:

Step 1- Candidates create an Express Entry profile identifying their skills and qualifications in an online resume. The profile is then ranked against other applicants based on various factors that indicate that the candidate will be an asset to the Canadian workforce.

Step 2- Those applicants that do not have a Canadian job offer from an employer will need to register themselves at the Canada Job Bank site”. It should be optional, as the requirement of getting oneself register at Job banks is optional now.

Step 3- If an application is selected, the applicant will be issued an Invitation to Apply to which he/she needs to respond within 90 days’ time to qualify for permanent residence.

After the candidate has received an Invitation To Apply and has applied for Permanent Residency, the applicant will get the Permanent Residency Visa within 6 months.

Details of Express Entry Draws conducted so far:

Express Entry Draws: 2018

Draws Draw Date CRS Cut Off ITAs Issued
103 29 October 2018 442 3900
102 15 October 2018 440 3900
101 3 October  2018 445 3900
100 24 September, 2018 284 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) 400
99 19 September, 2018 441 3,500
98 5 September, 2018 440 3,900
97 22 August, 2018 440 3,750
96 8 August, 2018 440 3,750
95 25 July, 2018 441 3,750
94 11 July, 2018 442 3,750
93 25 June, 2018 442 3,750
92 13 June, 2018 451 3,750
91 30 May, 2018 902 (*Provincial nominee programs only)
288 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)
700
90 23 May, 2018 440 3,500
89 9 May, 2018 441 3,500
88 25 April, 2018 441 3,500
87 11 April, 2018 444 3,500
86 26 March, 2018 446 3,000
85 14 March, 2018 456 3,000
84 21 February, 2018 442 3,000
83 7 February, 2018 442 3,000
82 24 January, 2018 444 2,750
81 10 January, 2018 446 2,750

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Draws Draw Date CRS Cut Off ITAs Issued
80 20 December, 2017 446 2,750
79 6 December, 2017 452 2,750
78 15 November, 2017 439 2,750
77 8 November, 2017 458 2,000
76 November 1, 2017 241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) 505
75 November 1, 2017 673 (*Provincial nominee programs only) 290
74 18 October, 2017 436 2,757
73 4 October, 2017 438 2,801
72 20 September, 2017 433 2,871
71 6 September, 2017 435 2,772
70 23 August, 2017 434 3,035
69 9 August, 2017 433 2,991
68 2 August, 2017 441 3,264
67 12 July, 2017 440 3,202
66 28 June, 2017 449 3,409
65 31 May, 2017 413 3,877
64 26 May, 2017 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) 400
63 26 May, 2017 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) 143
62 17 May, 2017 415 3,687
61 4 May, 2017 423 3,796
60 19 April, 2017 415 3,665
59 12 April, 2017 423 3,923
58 5 April, 2017 431 3,753
57 24 March, 2017 441 3,749
56 1 March, 2017 434 3,884
55 22 February, 2017 441 3,611
54 8 February, 2017 447 3,664
53 25 January, 2017 453 3,508
52 11 January, 2017 459 3,334
51 4 January, 2017 468 2,902

Express Entry Draws: 2016

Express Entry Draws: 2016

Draws Draw Date CRS Cut Off ITAs Issued
50 22 December, 2016 475 2,878
49 16 December, 2016 497 1,936
48 30 November, 2016 786 (*Provincial Nominee Programs only) 559
47 16 November, 2016 470 2,427
46 2 November, 2016 472 2,080
45 19 October, 2016 475 1,804
44 12 October, 2016 484 1,518
43 21 September, 2016 483 1,288
42 7 September, 2016 491 1,000
41 24 August, 2016 538 750
40 10 August, 2016 490 754
39 27 July, 2016 488 755
38 13 July, 2016 482 747
37 29 June, 2016 482 773
36 15 June, 2016 488 752
35 1 June, 2016 483 762
34 18 May, 2016 484 763
33 6 May, 2016 534 799
32 20 April, 2016 468 1,018
31 6 April, 2016 470 954
30 23 March, 2016 470 1,014
29 9 March, 2016 473 1,013
28 24 February, 2016 453 1,484
27 10 February, 2016 459 1,505
26 24 January, 2016 457 1,468
25 13 January, 2016 453 1,518
24 6 January, 2016 461 1,463

Express Entry Draws: 2015

Express Entry Draws: 2015

Draws Draw Date CRS Cut Off ITAs Issued
23 18 December, 2015 460 1,503
22 4 December, 2015 461 1,451
21 27 November, 2015 472 1,559
20 13 November, 2015 484 1,506
19 23 October, 2015 489 1,502
18 2 October, 2015 450 1,530
17 18 September, 2015 450 1,545
16 8 September, 2015 459 1,517
15 21 August, 2015 456 1,523
14 7 August, 2015 471 1,402
13 17 July, 2015 451 1,581
12 10 July, 2015 463 1,516
11 26 June, 2015 469 1,575
10 17 June, 2015 482 1,501
9 22 May, 2014 755 1,361
8 17 April, 2015 453 715
7 11 April, 2015 469 925
6 27 March, 2015 453 1,637
5 20 March, 2015 481 1,620
4 27 Feb, 2015 735 1,187
3 20 Feb, 2015 808 (*Canadian Experience Class only) 849
2 7 Feb, 2015 818 779
1 31 Jan, 2015 886 779
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