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3500 invitations sent in the latest Canada Express Entry draw

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In the 89th Express Entry draw held on May 9th, 3500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada were sent to selected candidates. The minimum cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 441. In the previous draw held on April 25 also, the number of ITAs sent and the minimum cut-off CRS score were the same as in the latest draw. 441 is the lowest CRS score in all the draws held to date in 2018.This is the third draw this year in which 3500 ITAs have been sent.
With the latest draw, the total number of Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year:
ITAs issued in 2018 till date has reached 28000. As per the multi-year immigration levels plan for 2018-2020, Canada government’s target for the year 2018 is to admit 74,900 immigrants through the three Express Entry economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. Larger draws like those held on April 11, April 25 and May 9, are expected to help IRCC to achieve this target. The target for the year 2019 is 81400.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set higher admission targets for 2018 and 2019, compared to 2017. So it is expected that draw sizes will increase and draws become more frequent in the months to come.
IRCC applied tie-break rule in the latest draw as well. The date and time employed were December 12, 2017 at 01:51:38 UTC. It means that all candidates with a CRS score of 441 and above, who submitted their profiles before this time, received ITAs.
Minimum CRS requirements in the Express Entry draws held this year:

Date of draw Minimum CRS score
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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