The largest Express Entry draw of 2018 was carried out by the Government of Canada on June 13th, 2018 and a total of 3,750 candidates were issued the invitations to apply (ITAs), all these candidates will now be in a position to apply for permanent residency for Canada.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score for this Express Entry draw was 451 points. This means all the candidates who had scored 451 or above points were sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Before this invitation round, 3,500 was the highest number of Invitations to Apply that were issued in a draw in 2018. A tie-break rule was used once again by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for May 13 Express Entry draw as well.
The date and time that were picked up for May 13 draw was July 21st 2017 at 07:01:28 UTC. What this means is that all the candidates who had submitted their profile before this time and date and had scored 451 or above points in CRS were sent the Invitation to Apply.
The number of ITAs that have been issued in each of the all-program draw of 2018 has increased gradually over a period of time in this year. It started with 2,750 ITAs in the month of January, thereafter 3,000 ITAs were issued in four draws in February and March and in the four draws in the month of April and May, 3,500 ITAs were issued in each.
It is said that large draw size can result in lowering of the minimum comprehensive ranking system score, the time between the draws also plays an important role on how low the CRS cut-off will be.
The latest draw was the first all-program invitation round that was held after the draw that was held on May 23rd and it has happened after the program-specific draw that was carried out on May 30th. There has been a gap of three weeks and it is because of this reason there was an increase in the CRS cut-off score.