June 2018 has seen maximum no of ITA’s being sent out under the Federal Express Entry system. This month has seen two Express Entry draws invite a total of 7,500 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. This no is the highest since 2015 when Express Entry had started.
Under the Federal Express Entry system, candidates are assessed in three main categories, the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates receiving highest points are sent Invitation to Apply.
2018 has seen a gradual increase in the no of invitations being sent out in each subsequent draw. However contrary to expectations set out by the Immigration target of 10,00,000 immigrants by 2020, CRS scores have ranged between 440 and 451 in this year.
Larger draw sizes, and more frequent invitation rounds, can also have the effect of lowering the CRS score. In the first round of June scores went the highest. But the second draw of the month, held on June 25, saw the cut-off CRS score fall to 442.
In the case of the June 13 draw, IRCC had let three weeks elapse between all-program draws, which allowed more candidates to enter the pool and saw the CRS cut-off jump from 440 to 451.The June 25 draw occurred only 12 days later, which meant the pool had less time to replenish and contributed to the CRS scored dropping by nine points, to 442.