1,517 applicants did making the total number of applicants invited to 20,467 since the program began this year.

If you have a completed candidate profile with Express Entry and have not yet received an Invitation to apply for the last 16th draws, chances are, you are not in Canada as an international student or temporary worker, not married (no partner or common law spouse) has a bachelor’s degree but your English proficiency score (IELTS) is 6.5 in speaking, reading, writing and 7.5 in listening.

A minimum number of points (threshold) is set for each draw. Candidates in the Express Entry pool meeting this threshold are invited to apply. The threshold was set at 459 in the 16th draw.  This was the third lowest threshold since Express Entry started in January 2015. The lowest was set during the 13th draw at 451; followed by 453 on March 27, 2015 (6th and 8th draws). For the complete results, follow this link.

Two interesting facts surfaced in the last draw: it was held on a Tuesday (normally set on a Friday) and this was the 7th draw in a row that candidates without a job offer or nomination from a Canadian province were invited to apply.

Draw No.

Date of Draw

Invitations Issued


Program

CRS Lowest Score

1

Jan. 31, 2015

779

All programs

886

2

Feb. 7, 2015

779

All programs

818

3

Feb. 20,2015

849

Can.Exp.Class

808

4

Feb. 27, 2015

1,187

All programs

735

5

Mar. 20, 2015

1,620

All programs

481

6

Mar. 27, 2015

1,637

All programs

       453

7

Apr. 10, 2015

925

All programs

469

8

Apr. 17, 2015

715

All programs

453

9

May 22, 2015

1,361

All programs

755

10

Jun. 12, 2015

1,501

All programs

482

11

Jun. 26, 2015

1,575

All programs

469

12

July 10, 2015

1,516

All programs

463

13

July 17, 2015

1,581

All programs

451

14

Aug. 7, 2015

1,402

All programs

471

15

Aug. 21, 2015

1,523

All programs

456

16

Sept. 8, 2015

1,517

All programs

459

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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