Canada Express Entry Draw

Canada Express Entry Draw

Express Entry is an electronic system that the Canadian Government established for purposes of expediting the selection and application process for various Economic Immigration Programs. It requires online submissions of applications and documentations to ensure quicker processing times, which currently average 6 months.‚Äč

Programs processed by Canada Express Entry Draw:


Canada Express Entry Draw Eligibility Requirements:

‚ÄčYou must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the Immigration Programs that are processed by Canada Express Entry Draw.¬† Each program has its own eligibility requirements. ¬†If you meet the requirements,¬†an expression of interest to apply can be made by creating a profile online on IRCC secure website. The profile should detail personal information including skills, work experience,¬†language ability (test scores), education.

Once you meet the eligibility requirements you will be placed into a pool and ranked using the the Comprehensive Ranking System. A predetermined number of  the highest ranked applicants will be invited to apply for Permanent Residence.

Candidates who are in the Express Entry pool and have yet to receive an ITA (invitation to apply), will remain in the pool for 12 months and may be selected at a future date.  A candidate who is not selected after being in the pool for 12 months should make a new expression of interest by creating another profile.

‚ÄčOnce you receive an¬†Invitation¬†to Apply (ITA), you MUST submit an application for permanent residence with ALL necessary accompanying documents within 90 days otherwise they will be refused.¬† After completing the process, successful candidates and their dependants (spouses and children) can land in Canada as¬†Permanent Residents.

‚ÄčThe¬†Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

‚ÄčThe CRS ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry. ¬†The CRS ranks candidates based on the following factors:


  • core human factors
  • accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors
  • skill transferability factors
  • factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment.

Canadian provinces also rely on the Express Entry system for their provincial nominee programs. See UPDATE: Canada Express Entry Provincial Nominee Programs

Notable Canada Express Entry Draws by Draw Date

Canada Immigration Express Entry Issued 3,900 ITAs in October 3 2018 Draw
New Express Entry draw ties largest draw, lowest minimum score of 2018

Canada Express Entry Draw CRS Points Calculator

CLICK TO CALCULATE YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY CRS POINTS. A detailed CRS score summary will be emailed to you with advice on which areas you can improve your score.

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See also Canada Express Entry Based Provincial Nominee Programs


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