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3900 ITAs issued in October 15 Express Entry draw

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In a rare Monday Express Entry draw that was held on October 15, the Government of Canada issued 3900 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required was 440, the lowest score drawn this year.
This is the fifth time that the minimum CRS score for all-program Express Entry draws comes at 440. In the previous Express Entry draw that was held on October 3, the minimum CRS score was 445, five points more than the CRS score requirement of the latest draw. The number of ITAs issued was same in October 3 draw too.
Tie-break rule was applied in this Express Entry draw as well, the date and time being September 18, 2018, at 11:06:29 UTC. It means all candidates with a CRS score of 440 and above, who submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time, are invited to apply.

Usually, Express Entry draws are conducted in every two weeks. But the October 15 Express Entry draw took place just 12 days after the previous draw. Shorter time gap between two consecutive Express Entry draws means less time for the Express Entry pool to replenish, resulting in CRS score requirement coming down. Including the latest draw, IRCC has so far issued a total of 70,300 ITAs over 22 draws in 2018.
Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year:

Date of draw Minimum CRS score
October 15, 2018 440
October 3, 2018 445
September 24, 2018(program-specific) 284
September 19, 2018 441
September 5, 2018 440
August 22, 2018 440
August 8, 2018 440
July 25, 2018 441
July 11, 2018 442
June 25, 2018  442
June 13, 2018 451
May 23, 2018 440
May 9, 2018 441
April 25, 2018 441
April 11, 2018 444
March 26, 2018 446
March 14, 2018 456
February 21, 2018 442
February 7, 2018 442
January 24, 2018 444
January 10, 2018 446

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