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3,796 Candidates to Apply For The Canadian PR Status

Invitation to Apply for Canadian PR Status has been issued to 3,796 candidates under the Express Entry pool in the latest draw that was held on 4th May, 2017 by the immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To be qualified, candidates must have a cumulative score of 423 or above under the CRS. Even though the minimum score requirement was much higher in the draw that took place previously, a lot more invitations have been issued this time. In addition, the primary applicant can bring along family members, including spouse, common-law partners and dependent children.

The 61st Express Entry draw for Canadian immigration on the 4th of May saw 3,796 active Express Entry candidates issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada.

  • Draw Number: 61
  • Draw Date: May 4, 2017
  • Number of Invitations Issued: 3,796
  • Minimum CRS: 423
  • Program Specified: None

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS HOLD STEADY

Approximately 4,000 estimated Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the recent draw. For now, draws seem to be holding steady. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score among invited candidates for this draw was 423, a slight increase over the last draw, but still one of the lowest thresholds in the two-year history of the program.

In 2016, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a yearly report for Express Entry. It revealed some pretty interesting information about the kinds of candidates who received ITAs in the previous year.

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS: Q2 – 2017

Draw                       Date                                                                Number Of ITAS Issued    Lowest CRS Score

66 June 28, 2017 3409 449
65 May 31, 2017 3877 413
64 May 26, 2017* 400 199
63 May 26, 2017* 143 775
62 May 17, 2017 3687 415
61 May 4, 2017 3796 423
60 April 19, 2017 3665 415
59 April 12, 2017 3923 423
58 April 5, 2017 3753 431

Draw                       Date                                                                Number Of ITAS Issued    Lowest CRS Score

57 March 24, 2017 3749 441
56 March 1, 2017 3884 434
55 February 22, 2017 3611 441
54 February 8, 2017 3664 447
53 January 25, 2017 3508 453
52 January 11, 2017 3334 459
51 January 4, 2017 2902 468

If eligible, hurry now and join the Express Entry pool, do not miss out on your chance to fulfill your Canadian immigration dreams.

You can also see the requirements to qualify under the Canadian Experience Class.