Express Entry Canada Latest Draw
Applicants who meet all the necessary criteria will be added to the Express Entry pool of potential candidates.
These candidates are then ranked according to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based system
designed to identify prospective immigrants who are most likely to succeed economically once in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regularly holds Express Entry draws or "round of invitations" where they
select top ranking candidates from the Express Entry pool and issue them each an "Invitation to Apply" (ITA) for Canadian residency.
If selected in an Express Entry draw, a candidate will need to submit his or her application for permanent residency in Canada within 90 days of receiving their invitation.
Most Canadian permanent residency applications submitted through Express Entry will be processed in under six months, which is significantly
faster than traditional paper-based Canada PR applications.
January 4, 2017 (Express Entry Draw #51)
The first Canadian Express Entry draw of 2017 was the largest ever Express Entry draw with
2,902 candidates from the pool being issued an Invitation to Apply for permanent residency in Canada.
The minimum score for this draw was 468 CRS points.