Canadian Express Entry draw invites 3,000 candidates to apply for PR on February 21

Express Entry draw for permanent residence to Canada has invited 3000 candidates in the latest draw held on February 21st 2018. The cut off CRS for this draw was 442.

The ITAs (Invitation to Apply) that were issued in this latest draw i.e. 3000 invitations, is the same as the draw that tool place on February 7.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once gain employed its tie-break rule in this latest draw. In this case, the time and date of the tie-break was February 11, 2018, at 17:03:32 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 442, as well as those candidates with scores of 442 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this time, will receive an ITA.

PNP has also seen increased activity this year. If successful, candidates get an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, putting an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence well within reach.

Canada has set higher admission targets for 2018 through Express Entry and its PNPs. Both were highlighted by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, in a recent update on the 2018 levels.

Hussen said Canada is planning to commit an additional $440 million to the planned increases in its immigration levels between 2018 and 2020.

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