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1,517 Candidates Invited to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence in 16th Draw

Posted on September  18 , 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) performed the sixteenth draw from the Express Entry pool on September 8, 2015, issuing 1,517 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in the pool with 459 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The sixteenth Express Entry draw was the seventh in succession in which a number of candidates without a qualifying job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certificate were selected. It is also the seventh draw in a row in which more than 1,400 candidates were selected. Express Entry quick facts, from January 1 to September 9 (All dates are for 2015)

  • Launch date: January 1
  • First draw from the pool: January 31
  • Most recent draw from the pool: September 8
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in any one draw: 451 (July 17)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 1,637 (March 27)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 715
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22 to June 12 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 6 (from June 27 to July 10 draws)
  • Largest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 302 (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Smallest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 3 (from August 21 to September 8 draws)
  • Longest gap between two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Shortest gap between two consecutive draws: 7 days (on five occasions)
  • Total number of invitations to apply issued: 20,467

Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by CIC to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:

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