Express Entry rounds of invitations

If you are eligible for Express Entry we will add you to our pool of candidates for immigration to Canada.

We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We regularly select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent resident status.

Getting into the Express Entry pool doesn’t mean that you will be invited to apply for permanent residence. If you are invited to apply you still have to meet all eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s immigration law (the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply (ITA)
    • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (if it applies – some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for one program, for instance Federal Skilled Trades only)
    • if the instructions don’t specify an immigration program, that means the invitations are based on CRS scores, no matter which program criteria were met

Express Entry reports

Express Entry: Early Observations on November 2016 Improvements provides statistics on Express Entry candidates during two periods:

  • January 1, 2016 to November 18 2016
  • November 19, 2016 to May 31, 2017

The report includes information on the:

  • candidates in the Express Entry pool
  • characteristics of candidates invited to apply
  • applications for permanent residence through Express Entry

Previous reports

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – June 13, 2018

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,750Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,750th or above

Date and time of round: June 13, 2018 at 11:31:36 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 451

Tie-breaking rule: July 21, 2017 at 07:01:28 UTC

  • If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.


Footnote *

Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

Return to footnote * referrer

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of June 8, 2018

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 317
451-600 2,596
401-450 27,992
441-450 1,092
431-440 7,829
421-430 5,832
411-420 6,423
401-410 6,816
351-400 33,594
391-400 6,101
381-390 6,938
371-380 6,935
361-370 6,864
351-360 6,756
301-350 19,473
0-300 3,298
Total 87,270

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers in italics are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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