CANADA EE New Record: Lowest CRS and Highest Number of ITAs in 2018!

8th August 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted the 1st invitation round of this month.

To our surprise, the CRS cut-off for this draw was 440, which is the lowest CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of the year 2018 and IRCC issued 3750 ITAs (Invitations To Apply) that also matches the largest draw of the year.

The authorities implemented the tie-break in the 8th August 2018 Express Entry draw favoring the candidates who submitted their profiles on or before 31st January 2018, at 00:06:40 UTC and those candidates received an ITA from Canadian Govt. The Invited candidates have 60 days to submit the complete application for permanent residence.

This 96th Express Entry Draw was the second time in which IRCC dropped the score to 440 in 2018.

8th August 2018 Express Entry Draw

2018 vs 2017 | A Sneak – Peek

The previous Canada Express Entry Draw score was 441 that happened on 25th July 2018 and the number of ITAs issued was 3750.

When we compare with the year 2017, the last draw of July had the cut-off score of 440 and the 1st draw of August (i.e. on 2nd August 2017) had the cut-off score 441. In the second draw of August 2017, the score suddenly dropped below 435, which we expect to see in the coming weeks.
The other major difference is- the number of invitations issued in 2018 in comparison to 2017. In 2017, the number of invitations (in each Draw of August) did not rise above 3500. But in 2018, the scenario is completely different. IRCC issued 3750 invitations this time too.
Looking at these statistics, we can say that issuing a higher number of invitations and creating more opportunities for the immigrants to come to Canada has become a trend.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau often says that “our diversity is our strength” – the Express Entry results of 2018 are the vivid evidence of the country’s belief on immigration and immigrants.

Especially the Indian immigrants who opt for Canada because we believe that the country is a safe, promising, and immigration-friendly destination where we can build our lives. That is why, in 2016 and 2017, the Indian Express Entry candidates have received the highest number of invitations to apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residence (PR).

What should be your action plan?

The Federal government of Canada has three economic programs under which it issues ITAs:

1. Federal Skilled Worker Class

2. Federal Skilled Trades Class

3. Canadian Experience Class

If you belong to any of these streams, you must be in the Express Entry pool as soon as possible. Consequently, you will get the CRS points based on your profile information, including your age, education, skills, language, experience etc. Get a Free Assessment of your profile by filling this form!

My CRS Score is lower than 440, what do I do?

In case you are yet to get the required points, do not lose hope! This is why our team is here. There are ways to increase your CRS Score, and there are other pathways to get your PR; such as a PNP (Provincial Nomination Program) nomination.

Our Latest Success Story!

Our valued customer S.W signed up with V&P on July 2017. She is an Early Childhood Educator and her CRS score was 293.

When a candidate has a CRS score below 300, it is challenging to get an ITA. But our team is up to take up any challenge; as long as you are eligible, we will put all our efforts to get you your visa. Thanks to the efforts of our Case manager Midhun, who submitted her profile for Nova Scotia PNP a few days before NS opened for her occupation. She got her LTA (Letter to Apply) and we are all set to submit her application.

With this NSNP, S.W will be rewarded with additional 600 points and her new CRS will be 893! That is her ticket to Canada PR.

If your CRS Score is holding you back from applying today, make sure you give us a call, we will make your dream to live and work in Canada come true.

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