Canada Express Entry Draw

All Canada Express Entry Draw 2015 to 19

The Express Entry System is a popular point based immigration system of Canada through which, it selects the skilled workers for immigration to Canada, under the Federal Economic Program, as per the demand of Canadian Labour Market. The aspirants willing to live, work and get permanent residency (PR) in Canada create their online profile and submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in the Express Entry System. Both Canadian employers and provinces has the access to view and choose the applicants from the Express Entry Pool of candidates.

The IRCC (Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada) launches periodic draws (usually every fortnight) to select the candidates for issuing the Invitations to apply (ITA) for PR in Canada.

Find below the complete list of Express Entry Draws till date.

Am I Eligible for Express Entry

Determining whether you can apply under the Express Entry System can be confusing, but here are some of the basics.

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Express Entry is a system put in place to “manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs.” These economic immigration programs include the Federal Skilled Workers Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canada Experience Class.

Requirements for eligibility vary depending on the class you wish to apply under, though for all programs you must be legally admissible to Canada and be intending to live in a province or territory other than Quebec. Candidates also have to achieve a minimum score on the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points can be scored based on age, education, language ability, certifications, and Canadian and non-Canadian work experience.

Here are some of the major requirements for each of the three economic programs:

Federal Skilled Workers Program

As CIC explains, if you’re hoping to become a permanent resident through the Federal Skilled Workers Program, you must first meet the minimum requirements for work experience, language ability, and education.

Work experience must be a year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid work in the same job within the last 10 years, and the job must be of skill type 0 or skill levels A or B of the 2011 National Occupational Classification. The language requirements include proof of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in the form of CIC-approved language test results from within the last two years. For education, applicants need either a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, or a completed foreign credential and an assessment of that credential from a CIC-approved agency that shows that the completed education is equivalent to a comparable Canadian credential.

Applications are also assessed based on federal skilled worker points. CIC will assign points based on the following factors:

  • skills in English and/or French
  • education
  • work experience
  • age
  • presence/absence of a valid job offer, and
  • the applicant’s perceived adaptability to live in Canada.

Furthermore, applicants need to be able to prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their family, unless they can already legally work in or have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, skilled workers for the Federal Skilled Trades Program must fulfill minimum work experience and language ability requirements.

Work experience must include at least two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time work experience) within the last five years in a skilled trade. Applicants must also show that they have experience performing the duties for an eligible skilled trade outlined by the National Occupation Classification (NOC) in Major Group 72, 72, 82, or 92, or Minor Group 632 or 633.

Language ability scores can be lower than those for the skilled workers program: Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing. Satisfactory results from a CIC-approved language test are also required.

Applicants must also have either an offer of full-time employment for a full year minimum or be certified in their skilled trade by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority. Individual provinces /territories have specific requirements regarding trades qualifications and the process for assessment, so finding out how the program works in the province/territory where you wish to live is important.

Canada Experience Class

To be eligible under the , CEC specifies that you must meet the minimum work experience and language ability requirements.

Minimum work experience is 12 months of skilled work experience (or equivalent part-time) in Canada, with the proper authorisation, within the three years prior to applying for CEC. This work must fit the requirements of the National Occupation Classification for one of the following: managerial jobs (NOC skill level 0), professional jobs (NOC skill type A), or technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC skill type B). The applicant must also be able to demonstrate that their work experience includes having fulfilled the duties detailed by the NOC.

Minimum language levels are Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs, with results proven by a CIC-approved language test.

Суть Express Entry

До появления системы Express Entry заявления иностранцев, желающих жить и работать в Канаде, рассматривались в общем порядке в течение года, а то и больше. Это усложняло задачу и канадским работодателям, которые были вынуждены слишком долго ждать нового сотрудника.

Преимущество для участия в Express Entry имеют иммигранты, получившие одно или несколько предложений о работе от канадских организаций. Поэтому перед тем, как подавать документы, следует тщательно изучить биржу труда, грамотно оформить резюме и поискать подходящие вакансии на канадских сайтах. Это может занять много времени, однако при наличии хотя бы одного отклика от потенциального работодателя вы получите весомые дополнительные баллы, и ваши шансы на иммиграцию значительно увеличатся.

Express Entry Costs and Processing Time

IMMIgroup’s legal fees range from around CAD$3000+HSt for those with Canadian work experience to CAD$4500+HST for those without Canadian work experience.В 


Government Fees

It costs CAD$550 to submit your application.

If you are approved, you will then have to pay CAD$490 for your Right of Permanent Residence.


Processing Times

Under the new system, processing times are supposed to be significantly better than in the past. Citizenship and Immigration Canada endeavours to process 80% of applications within 6 months of submission, regardless of whether or not you have Canadian experience, and regardless of whether or not you are nominated by a province.

However, please note that this is only the stated goal and we do not yet know what the processing times will be.


Processing Times Prior to Express Entry

Programprocessing time
Federal Skilled WorkerVaried by visa office, from 3-34 months
Federal Skilled TradesNot known
Canadian Experience Class13 months
Provincial NomineesVaried by visa office, 11-59 months


Initiatives for a better Canada immigration

To improve immigration and bring about much immigrant-friendly system, the Canadian government and Immigration and Citizenship Canada both together took several measures. Taking into account a well functionality of all these initiatives, we can hope for Canada 2018 to be brighter and fortune year for PR and citizenship applicants.

  • Introduced Atlantic Immigration Program– which served as an excellent program for candidates with less work experience and low IELTS score
  • Launched Global Skills Program– a fast track for both Canadian employers and job seekers to fulfill vacancies
  • Revised Points Structure– there was a revision in points allotment for candidates with job offer and for candidates who have siblings in Canada
  • Reformation of Bill-C6- Justin Trudeau and Ahmed Hussen have put in all best efforts to reform Bill-C6
  • Physical Presence Requirement– Tourist or temporary workers were allowed to count their time spent in Canada towards physical presence; Citizenship applicants experienced a cut down in physical presence requirement from 6 years to 3 years
  • Miscellaneous– Several programs allowed exemption from language and knowledge exams for people of higher age-group. Likewise, live-in condition has become non-mandatory for Caregiver Program applicants.
  • Predicted improvements: Alberta will align its stream with Express Entry. This shall prove a better platform for Alberta employers to hire extraordinary caliber from the Express Entry pool. Similarly, for entrepreneurs the Start-up Visa program shall become permanent.

Who Can Apply for Express Entry

Now, there are some criteria that they use but generally speaking anybody can submit their profile and potentially be selected. So this is really good news. Now of course if you have a job offer lined up, you are likely in a better position to qualify but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be selected if you don’t have a job offer. So this is really encouraging and as an immigration lawyer, our job now becomes to highlight and emphasize the best qualities of our applicants to try to convince the government that they would make good candidates for immigration and to be selected. So this is to me really good news. A lot of people can contribute to the Canadian economy, can make an impact, who would otherwise not necessarily be considered under the old system. So this is something that, as I said, I consider good news and I am looking forward to helping people process applications through the new Express Entry System. So, hopefully this has given you hope as well and don’t be discouraged.

Express Entry FAQ

Am I eligible for Express Entry?

In order to check your eligibility for one of the three Express Entry programs, please start by consulting the Express Entry Requirements. If you meet these requirements, you can check to see if you meet the additional program requirements for Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class. Canadim also offers an online assessment tool to check your eligibility for various Express Entry programs.

How long does Express Entry take?

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that 80% of applications for permanent residency submitted through Express Entry are processed within 6 months of receipt. This refers to the application submitted once an applicant receives an ITA and prepares their official application for permanent residence.

This processing time does not account for the time it takes to prepare an Express Entry profile, apply for and receive a provincial nomination (if applicable), or receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence through an Express Entry draw.

How much does Express Entry cost?

Throughout the Express Entry process, there are several layers of cost a candidate can expect.

  • Documentation: Certain documents will be required, including language proficiency tests, educational credentials, police reports, medical exams, certified translations, etc. Obtaining these documents may incur a cost at the applicantвЂs expense.
  • Government Processing Fees: The Canadian government charges fees in order to process permanent resident applications and prepare permanent resident documentation. Government Processing Fees

This does not include fees which may be associated with certain Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applications. This also does not include fees associated with the use of a law firm or certified immigration consultantвЂs services for support in the application process.

What are my chances of success through Express Entry?

A personвЂs chances of success through any of the Express Entry programs depends on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. If a candidate is close to, or above, the minimum CRS score cut-off for recent Express Entry draws, then they will likely be competitive in the Express Entry system. That said, it is impossible to predict how the CRS score will fluctuate in the future.

No lawyer or consultant can guarantee that a person will successfully receive permanent residence through the Express Entry system. The application process is lengthy, complex, and constantly changing, and approval is at the discretion of IRCC so there is always a risk that an applicant may not receive permanent residence.

How do I make my CRS score higher?

There are several options for increasing a personвЂs CRS score. To learn more about such options, please consult with CanadimвЂs CRS calculator and guidelines for improving CRS ranking!

Can my family come with me through Express Entry?

Express Entry programs allow applicants to apply individually, or accompanied by their spouse or common-law partner and dependent children. Choosing to include, or not include, family members may affect a personвЂs CRS score slightly.

What documents do I need for Express Entry?

The required documents vary depending on the program through which a person is applying. An applicants should be prepared to provide valid travel documents, ideally a passport, as well as results from an approved language test for English or French. For more detailed document requirements please consult the individual program requirements.

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Do I need to take the IELTS for Express Entry?

All Express Entry candidates must demonstrate proficiency in one of CanadaвЂs official languages, either English or French. To do this, they must provide results from an approved language test taken within the previous two years.

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How Express Entry Works

Step 1: Potential candidates fill out an online Express Entry form.

Candidates who are eligible for the Express Entry program can complete an online profile which will include various details about themselves, including their skills, their language ability, education and previous work experience, amongst others. Candidates who successfully meet the criteria of one or more of the federal economic immigration programs under Express Entry will then be sorted into a pool of eligible individuals. These individuals will be ranked according to their chances of economic success, and the highest ranking candidates, along with those who have qualifying offers of employment or provincial/territorial nominations (who will automatically receive high rankings), will receive a formal invitation to apply for permanent residency.

This way of doing things will allow Canada to pick the best possible candidates who are likely to go on to achieve success, rather than simply picking whoever is next in line. Candidates who do not have a valid job offer or provincial/territorial nomination must sign up to the Government’s of Canada’s Job Bank, so that he or she can be connected to relevant Canadian employers. Eligible employers will need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment via Employment and Social Development Canada for permanent residence applications. There is no guarantee that candidates who fill out an Express Entry profile will be invited to apply for permanent residence, as this will mainly be determined by their ranking and the other factors mentioned above (offer of employment, provincial/territorial nomination).

Step 2: The Government will invite successful candidates and permanent residency will be processed within 6 months.

Those ranking highly in the pool (based on skills, experience, eligible job offers and relevant nominations where applicable) will then be invited to apply for permanent residency, and will have a total of 60 days to submit their electronic application. Electronic applications will be required to be submitted through one of the below programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) Canadian Experience Class (CEC) (PNP) Most applications will be pushed through swiftly by CIC, with many expected to be completed within six months.

Candidates who have applied for the Express Entry program but who are not invited to apply for permanent residency after a year may then resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool, provided they are still eligible for the program. This is to prevent backlogs and allow for quicker processing and turnaround times. According to CIC, the Express Entry program will allow faster and more efficient immigration services to skilled immigrants. The program will also enable the Canadian Government to respond faster to Canada’s evolving economic conditions and changing priorities, and will increase flexibility.

Latest CanadaExpress entry Draw-2019

The Canada
Express Entry Draw every fortnight to choose the top ranking candidates for
issuance of invitation to apply for Permanent Residence (PR)visa. For every
express entry draw, CRS Score requirement OR Express Entry Cut off is announced.
The candidates, who meet or exceed the cut off marks, becomes eligible to
receive ITA from IRCC.

You may visit
the Latest Express Entry Draw 2019 page on Visas Avenue website to see
the latest draw results of express entry system.

Latest Updates:  7th express entry draw of the year 2019 is out to invite 3,350 candidates and CRS score requirement for the draw is 451 points

Concerned about Low CRS score Find pathways to increase your CRS score

  • Apply in PNP and get 600 additional CRS points:В Apply in a PNP, get selected for provincial nomination and subsequently, earn 600 additional CRS points based on the same.
  • French Language skills: If you have good French language skills, along with decent English language proficiency, you can get valuable CRS points for the same.
  • Enhance Language proficiency:В If you can enhance your language proficiency for first language, i.e. IELTS score for English proficiency, you can win valuable points based on the same. вЂ
  • Points for Sibling in Canada:If you are your spouse has a sibling living in Canada as permanent resident or Canadian citizen you can get good CRS points for the same.
  • Enhanced Education or Experience:Higher qualification or increased work experience can also enhance your total CRS points score in federal Express Entry pool.В 

Canada Express Entry Draw List 2017

 Draw DateNumber of InvitationsLowest CRS Score Read More
 1stJanuary 4th2902468 Read More
 2ndJanuary 11th3334459 Read More
 3rdJanuary 25th3508453 Read More
 4thFebruary 8th3664447 Read More
 5thFebruary 22nd3611441 Read More
 6thMarch 1st3,884434 Read More
 7thMarch 24th3,749441 Read More
 8thApril 5th3,753431 Read More
 9thApril 12th3,923423 Read More
 10thApril 19th3,665415 Read More
 11thMay 4th3,796423 Read More
 12thMay 17th3,687415  Read More
 13thMay 26th 143775 Read More
 15thMay 31st3,877413 Read More
 16thJune 28th3,409449 Read More
 17thJuly 12th3,202440 Read More
 18thAugust 2nd3,264441 Read More
 19thAugust 9th2,991433 Read More
 20thAugust 23rd3,035434 Read More
 21stSeptember 6th2,772435 Read More
 22ndSeptember 20th2,871433 Read More
 23rdOctober 4th2,801438 Read More
 24thOctober 18th2,757436 Read More
 25thNovember 1st 290673 Read More
 27thNovember 8th2,000458 Read More
 28thNovember 15th2,750439 Read More
 29thDecember 6th2,750452 Read More
 30thDecember 20th2,750446 

What Is Express Entry

In January 2015, the Canadian government launched a new electronic immigration system that offers express entry to Canada for skilled and qualified immigrants.

The new Express Entry program will manage applications for permanent residence for immigrants who can fill jobs where there is a lack of available skilled Canadian workers. (View LMIA information for a related topic as well.)

The Canadian government has recognized the fact that Canada requires new immigrants to meet future labour market needs and to help ensure the country’s long-term economic growth and prosperity.

The new system will allow Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to proactively assess, recruit and select immigrants who are skilled and/or possessed the relevant qualifications under federal economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • (CEC)

The Express Entry program will also allow individual provinces and territories to use the system in order to recruit suitable candidates as part of the Provincial Nominee Programs so that labour market demands are met.

Employers will play a key part in selecting economic immigrants, and will be able to access suitable candidates via Canada’s recently improved Job Bank, as well as the relevant provinces and territories where applicable.

Candidates who can score high in 2018

According to several sources, Registered Nurses and Occupational therapist will join the race of most high in demand occupations of Canada in 2018. Considering the high population of senior citizens in Canada and the growing opportunities of the Care-giver program, professionals of these occupations are sure to benefit in 2018. Besides this, candidates with the following traits will be able to boost their CRS and get PR quicker in 2018:

  • Candidates who apply in best time: Time is a crucial factor in Express Entry application. Since age matters and increasing age decreases points and scope ofВ success, experts advice to apply within your best current age. To know if your age is best for Express Entry, ask our expert for an Evaluation.
  • Candidates who know French: After English language, French is a widely spoken language in Canada. If you have knowledge and proficient skills in the French language, you are at a higher level of advantage in 2018.
  • Candidates who include partner skills: Partner skills that can meet Canadian immigration requirement must not be ignored. These skills will add on additional points to your CRS and benefit you with a quicker process.
  • Candidates who are in high-demand list: If you are in the Canada Top Jobs for 2018 list, then start your application now. In just 6 to 8 months you can get to Canada and start working for these occupations.
  • Candidates who have siblings in Canada: Siblings who are residing in Canada can get you your PR visa faster. This means that you will be given additional points for your relations in Canada, which eventually boosts CRS and makes process faster.
  • Candidates with a valid job offer: Arranging for an employment before you land into Canada is always beneficial. It not only adds to additional points but also keeps you confirmed of having an earning source as soon as you arrive in the country.
  • Candidates who have international education or experience: Adaptability factors also make a great aspect to boost points. As one with these features will know the culture of Canada, settling in the nation would be easier and smoother.
  • Candidates who are nominated by best provinces: Provincial nominations are a sure shot thing to get a Canadian permanent residency. So, always if you believe you have the required skills. Connect to a PNP Expert and know more about PNP eligibility criteria.

Wondering how to get ready to experience all this good of Canada immigration in 2018? We can help. Call 040-40307077В  and let us explain you in detail.


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Canada Express Entry Draw List 2016

 Draw DateNumber of InvitationsLowest CRS Score Read More
 27thDecember 22nd2878475 Read More
 26thDecember 16th1936497 Read More
 25thNovember 30th559786 Read More
 24thNovember 16th2427470 Read More
 23rdNovember 2nd2080472 Read More
 22ndOctober 19th1804475 Read More
 21stOctober 12th1518484 Read More
 20thSeptember 21st1288483 Read More
 19thSeptember 7th1,000491 Read More
 18thAugust 24th750538 Read More
 17thAugust 10th754490 Read More
 16thJuly 27th755488 Read More
 15thJuly 13th747482 Read More
 14thJune 29th773482 Read More
 13thJune 15th752488 Read More
 12thJune 1st762483 Read More
 11thMay 18th733484 Read More
 10thMay 6th799534 Read more
 9thApril 20th1018468 Read More
 8thApril 6th924470 Read More
 7thMarch 23rd1,014470 Read More
  6thMarch 9th1,013473 Read More 
  5thFebruary 24th1,484453 Read More
  4thFebruary 10th1,505459 Read More
  3rdJanuary 27th1,468457 Read More
  2ndJanuary 13th1,518453 Read More
  1stJanuary 6th1,463461 

What is Express Entry System of Canada Immigration

Express entry is a point based online Immigration System of Canada, launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC (then CIC), in January 2015. Canadian government invite the skilled and talented people from overseas to submit their EOI profile in Canada Express Entry System. Subsequently, the IRSS assess the submitted profiles based on the points scored by them for six key selection factors. It manages the applications received for Permanent Residence (PR) in its below economic immigration programs, i.e.

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Federal Skilled Trades program and

The selected applicants get the Invitation to Apply for Canadian
permanent residency from IRCC.

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