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Invites cross 85000 in latest Canada express entry draw in 2018

Canada issued 3900 invitations to apply (ITAs) in the latest draw on December 12 and applicants with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445 or more received an invite. With the latest draw, total invites in the year 2018 have reached 85,900.

The invites sent this year are set to surpass the final figures in the year 2017, in 2017 total 86,023 invites were sent while in 2018 so far 85,900 invites have been sent. 85,900 invites sent in 2017 is a record which is going to tumble. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used the tie-break rule to and those applicants with a CRS score of at least 445 and who had submitted the online application before last draw date of November 28 were given an invite.

Established in the year 2015, Canada’ Express Entry system has been a hit among migrants workers and has been lapped up by skilled workers ever since. Applicants who have arranged employment in Canada or a sibling living in Canada already and those who submit a nomination through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream get additional points.

For any skilled worker getting a provincial nomination is the real change maker as it causes a sudden jump in their CRS score and enhances their chances for a permanent residency visa. Since express entry system relies on a ranking system hence a provincial nomination gives you 600 points and guarantees an ITA.

Candidates who have received a provincial nomination are very few as per the Canada immigration authorities in first 8 months of 2018 only 12 per cent applicants had the provincial nomination. Canada’ nine provinces, as well as two territories, participate in immigration intake using the express entry system.

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