A total of 2,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score [CRS] of 444 were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the latest Express Entry draw of the year, which took place on January 24th.

This is the sixth time the Government of Canada conducts a draw under the ‘tie-break’ procedure. In this event, multiple candidates who have the required cut-off score were ranked according to the date and time that their profiles were first submitted. Profiles that have been in the pool longer were prioritized for invitations over newer profiles. The tie-break date and time for this draw was January 17, 2018, at 12:33:00 UTC.

CRS SCORE RANGE # of Candidates
601 – 1200 202
451 – 600 796
401 – 450 21,115
441 -450 1420
431 – 440 4439
421 – 430 4323
411 – 420 5020
401 – 410 5913
351 – 400 29933
391 – 400 5210
381 – 390 6188
371 – 380 6260
361 – 370 6156
351 -360 6119
301 – 350 18217
0-300 3042
TOTAL 73305


The numbers in the above table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire. The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

The latest Federal Express Entry draw was not limited to any particular program; candidates in all programs managed through the Express Entry system were in a position to receive an ITA.

In order to enter the Express Entry pool, they need to first meet the eligibility criteria for one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system.

Once in the pool, candidates are allocated a CRS score and it determines candidates’ ranking in the pool. With an Invitation to apply (ITA), candidates are able to submit an application for permanent resident status to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Express Entry Draws 2018

Draw # Minimum CRS score required Date of Draw
82 444 24th Jan 2018
81 446 10th Jan 2018


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