CANADA – Canada invites 2,750 to apply for permanent residency, matching previous draw

More than 83,000 invitations have been issued so far this year, outpacing the number that were issued in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

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IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Canada conducted its 29th Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 2,750 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying score was 452.

What does the change mean? The number of invitations matched the previous draw on Nov. 15, though the qualifying score increased 13 points from 439. Canada continues to accept a high number of individuals for permanent residency. 

Date

Invitations

Score

Date

Invitations

Score

Jan. 3

2,902

468

June 28

3,409

449

Jan. 11

3,334

459

July 12

3,202

440

Jan. 25

3,508

453

Aug. 2

3,264

441

Feb. 8

3,664

447

Aug. 9

2,991

433

Feb. 22

3,611

441

Aug. 23

3,035

434

March 1

3,884

434

Sept. 6

2,772

435

March 24

3,749

441

Sept. 20

2,871

433

April 5

3,753

431

Oct. 4

2,801

438

April 12

3,923

423

Oct. 18

2,757

436

April 19

3,665

415

Nov. 1*

290

673

May 4

3,796

423

Nov. 1**

505

241

May 17

3,687

415

Nov. 8

2,000

458

May 25*

143

775

Nov. 15

2,750

439

May 25**

400

199

Dec. 6

2,750

452

May 31

3,877

413

 

 

 

 

*PNP nominees only **Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants only.

BAL Analysis: The Canadian government continues to issue a high number of invitations for permanent residency. More than 83,000 invitations have been issued so far this year, outpacing the number that were issued in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.

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