When is the next round of express entry invitations?


#1

Does anyone know when is the next draw going to be? Also when do you get ITA. Is it the same day IRCC publishes the data on their website


#2

It was today.
CRS cutoff rose to 456.
https://www.cicnews.com/2018/03/canada-invites-3000-express-entry-candidates-in-new-draw-0310246.html#gs.HCx6dRI

Btw, there are about two draws per month, always on Wednesdays.
One more left for March, either 21st or 28th.


#3

Thanks @acheema. My score is 452 so I did not make it in the draw. Does anyone know what should I do? Should I just wait for the next draw? Will they consider me for the next one, or do I need to do something proactively to be considered


#4

You are considered every time there is a draw, for the duration of your EE profile.
So it’s a waiting game.


#5

Thanks. My score was 457 till my birthday on 6th March. They reduced it automatically by 5 points that day. So I guess I will wait and watch


#6

For what it’s worth, I’ve got a 456 but was not selected because I submitted my profile a little too late and there were many ties at the cutoff score. I speculate that the cutoff went up partly due to a three-week lapse and more qualified candidates were lined up in the pool. Here’s hoping we can make the next cutoff in the coming weeks.


#7

but how do you know that you did nt make it… you have to wait 24 hours from the draw time


#8

“Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) once again employed its tie-break rule in this latest draw. In this case, the time and date of the tie-break was March 3, 2018, at 02:12:11 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 456, as well as those candidates with scores of 456 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this time, received an ITA.” I submitted my profile after this date and time.


#9

Are the ITA’s capped at 3000 per draw?


#10

As per the minister announcement on March 14th that’s what it looks like!


#11

what was the announcement? did they tell total no. of intakes this year?
can you paste link here


#12

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/ministerial-instructions.html#invitations

Reading it again. The validity of the 3000 invites is from March 14 - March 15.


#13

yeah thats why i asked for link… because my knowledge it was never fixed in any draw… sometimes they go low and few times go high… average times 3000


#14

Looking at this link here. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/become-candidate/rounds-invitations.html

It seems if the draw happened on March 8th (2 weeks apart), results would have been very different. There were only ~2600 applicants above 450.

I wonder why they waited one more week?


#15

to raise the bar higher… cutoff increase…so they waited…

if there is a draw on March 21st then score may come down to 442-445… otherwise if they want to raise it again… they will not do it this week…and perhaps will wait for 1 or 2 weeks more…


#16

i am waiting for them to make update on that distribution page to get latest data… IELTS result was out 3 days ago… so more profile would have been added this week…


#17

Interesting. But I think any score above 460 has a good chance to be picked.


#18

Yes, you are right… but i am yet to create EE profile …waiting for my eca and spouse’s eca/ielts


#19

Looks like the next draw will be 28th. So we should get an update on score distribution on Friday.


#20

@vignesh.pr Where did you read about the next draw being on March 28