Canada issues a record-breaking number of invitations in Q3


The Federal Express Entry Program issued a record high number of invitations in the third quarter. The Express Entry Program has issued 22,800 ITAs over the months of July, August, and September.

July 2018 saw 7,500 invitations being issued which was far higher than the 3,202 invitations issued in July 2017. August fell short with 7, 500 invitations as compared to 9,290 invitations issued in August 2017. September 2018 was a record-setting month with 7,800 invitations being issued.

The September 5 draw saw the highest number of invitations being issued in a single pool draw with 3,900 ITAs in 2018.

Each of the invitation rounds in July and August saw 3,750 ITAs being issued. September was the only month when the draw size dropped from 3,900 on 9th September to 3,500 on 19th September.

The minimum CRS in all the draws held over the third quarter ranged between 440 and 445. 440 was the lowest that the CRS had dipped in 2018, as per CIC.

All eyes are now set on the Express Entry’s performance to see if it can surpass 2017’s ITA record.

A total of 62,500 ITAs have been issued in 2018. By the third quarter, IRCC had already issued 69,420 ITAs in 2017. A total of 86,023 invitations were issued in 2017.

If IRCC maintains the current draw size or exceeds it, it can potentially surpass 2017’s record. The Govt. of Canada has a target of 74,900 new admissions for 2018 through the FSWP, FSTC, and the CEC. The target is set at 81,400 for the year 2019.


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