Express Entry – Latest round of invitations

In latest Express Entry draw for Canadian immigration which took place on March 24, 2017 more ITAs are issued to eligible candidates. 3749 candidates with 441 or more comprehensive ranking system (CRS) points are invited to apply for permanent resident. Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

It’s the 57th since the Express Entry system came into operation and the second draw to have taken place through the month of March, and though the gap between the two most recent draws was slightly longer than usual.

It’s the seventh Express Entry draw of 2017. This most recent draw represents a rise in the number of points being required from the previous draw on March 1. On that occasion, 3,884 candidates with 434 CRS points or more received invitations to apply.

ITAs Issued in 2017

Draw Number Date Issued Number of ITAs Minimum CRS Points
Draw #57 March 24, 2017 3,749 441
Draw #56 March 1, 2017 3,884 434
Draw #55 February 22, 2017 3,611 441
Draw #54 February 8, 2017 3,664 447
Draw #53 January 25, 2017 3,508 453
Draw #52 January 11, 2017 3,334 459
Draw #51 January 4, 2017 2,902 468

Over recent months, more and more candidates have been invited to apply than ever before. At this point last year, a total of 9,465 ITAs had been issued. So far this year, a total of 24,632 ITAs have been issued.

Candidates who receive an ITA are now in a position to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Accompanying family members, including spouses or common-law partners, as well as dependent children, may also come to Canada along with the principal applicant.

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