On 5th of September 2018, Canadian Government issued their largest express entry draw issuing 3,900 Invitation To Apply(ITA) to candidates applied for Canadian Permanent Residence Visa.
The tie-break date and time used was April 29, 2018 at 14:28:34 UTC means all the candidates who have applied before this date and time were considered for the draw. Score in the this draw was kept at more than or equal to 440 which is the lowest in this year 2018 draws, this being the fourth one for the Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS).
Ranking of candidates is according to the score in CRS and the highest ranked candidates are give the Invitation To Apply(ITA).
5th September draw broke the trend of issuing 3,700 ITA set by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada(IRCC) on June 13 and respective six draws since then.
In year 2018, IRCC issued ITA throughout the year in the draws, with increment of 200 or 500 in each draw. Draw sizes began at 2,750 at the year beginning of 2018 and then have increased incrementally to current size of 3,900 ITAs.
IRCC has issued a total of 58,600 ITAs over 18 draws in 2018, which is slightly higher than the 2017s first 18 draws i.e 57,151 ITAs. However, IRCC issued total 63,177 ITAs till this time in 2017 which make it behind by 5,177 ITAs this year.
In 2017, total number of ITAs issued were 86,0123 and keeping in mind the Canada’s increased emission target for 2017 and 2018, it is possible this year ITAs could surpass previous years.