Express Entry rounds of invitations

New deadline to complete your permanent resident application

The deadline to submit your application for permanent residence is now 60 days.

  • If you were invited to apply before June 26, 2018, you still have 90 days to complete your application.
  • If you’re invited to apply after June 26, 2018, you’ll have 60 days to complete your application.

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

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
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Results: Rounds of invitations

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system – October 15, 2018

No program specified

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Number of invitations issued: 3,900Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,900th or above

Date and time of round: October 15, 2018 at 12:11:46 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 440

Tie-breaking rule: September 18, 2018 at 11:06:29 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 October 11, 2018

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 256
451-600 1,049
401-450 30,685
441-450 955
431-440 9,404
421-430 6,189
411-420 6,858
401-410 7,279
351-400 36,469
391-400 6,750
381-390 7,629
371-380 7,556
361-370 7,324
351-360 7,210
301-350 20,845
0-300 3,274
Total 92,578

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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