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Most of the successful new Canadian permanent residents in this three-year period, from 2018 to 2020, will likely be economic immigrants, coming in under the federal programs and provincial nominee programs using the Express Entry system. The federal programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
In addition to applicants coming in from overseas, a number will be foreign temporary workers and international students applying for permanent residence in Canada.
If the program you are applying for uses the Express Entry system to qualify candidates, we recommend checking the Comprehensive Ranking System (or CRS) score of the lowest-ranked applicant. This way, you will have a good idea on where your application stands and what you can do to increase your own CRS score.
|Round Number and Date||Specific Programs||CRS Score of Lowest Ranked Candidate||Number of ITAs Issued|
|103: Oct. 29, 2018||No program specified||442||3,900|
|102: Oct. 15, 2018||No program specified||440||3,900|
|101: Oct. 3, 2018||No program specified||445||3,900|
|100: Sep. 24, 2018||Federal Skilled Trades||284||400|
|99: Sep. 19, 2018||No program specified||441||3,500|
|98: Sep. 5, 2018||No program specified||440||3,900|
|97: Aug. 22, 2018||No program specified||440||3,750|
|96: Aug. 8, 2018||No program specified||440||3,750|
|95: Jul. 25, 2018||No program specified||441||3,750|
|94: Jul. 11, 2018||No program specified||442||3,750|
|93: Jun. 25, 2018||No program specified||442||3,750|
|92: Jun. 13, 2018||No program specified||451||3,750|
|91: May 30, 2018||Federal Skilled Trades Program; Provincial Nominee Program||
|90: May 23, 2018||No program specified||440||3,500|
|89: May 9, 2018||No program specified||441||3,500|
|88: Apr. 25, 2018||No program specified||441||3,500|
|87: Apr. 11, 2018||No program specified||444||3,500|
|86: Mar. 26, 2018||No program specified||446||3,000|
|85: Mar. 14, 2018||No program specified||456||3,000|
|84: Feb. 21, 2018||No program specified||442||3,000|
|83: Feb. 7, 2018||No program specified||442||3,000|
|82: Jan. 24, 2018||No program specified||444||2,750|
|81: Jan. 10, 2018||No program specified||446||2,750|
Unless otherwise specified, Express Entry Rounds described as "No program specified" means that applicants under the following economic streams were selected:
It's best to apply as soon as you have completed documentation. In the event of a tie, the individual who files his application earlier has an edge over others who have the same CRS score.
To better your chances of getting higher points under the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS, you may want to do any of the following:
And remember, some provincial nominee streams do not require you to have an Express Entry profile. You may want to check these from time to time and apply to the province directly.
Authors & Contributors
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.
Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.
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