Express Entry Draw held on 22nd August 2018
A new Express Entry draw was held on August 22nd, 2018 in which 3,750 Invitations to Apply were issued with a CRS cut-of 440.
This is the third time the Express Entry draw has maintained the cut-off of 440 for the year 2018.
This time also a tie-breaker was used and the date and time of the tiebreaker were February 21, 2018, at 11:28:03 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 440, as well as those candidates with scores of 440 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.
The regular pace of these large draws of almost every 2 weeks has helped the CRS to be maintained at a score of 440.
IRCC by far has issued a total of 54,700 ITAs over 17 draws in 2018, which puts it to some extent ahead of the 54,487 ITAs that were issued over the first 17 draws of 2017. However, IRCC had issued 60,742 ITAs in 2017 by this same point in August, from that point it puts IRCC 6,042 ITAs behind last year’s pace.