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The history of Draws and Invitations To Apply Issued

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to November 16, 2016

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: November 16, 2016
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in any one draw: 450 (September 18, 2015 & October 2, 2015)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 2,427 (November 16, 2016)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 715 (April 17, 2015)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Largest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 302 (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between two consecutive draws: 7 days (on seven occasions)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 26,605
  • Total number of ITAs issued since system was launched: 57,668

Express Entry Draws: 2015

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
1 886 January 31 779
2 818 February 7 779
3 808 February 20 849
4 735 February 27 1,187
5 481 March 20 1,620
6 453 March 27 1,637
7 469 April 10 925
8 453 April 17 715
9 755 May 22  1,361
10  482 June 12  1,501
11  469  June 27  1,575
12  463  July 10  1,516
13  451  July 17  1,581
14  471  August 7  1,402
15  456  August 21  1,523
16  459  September 8  1,517
17  450  September 18  1,545
18  450  October 2  1,530
19  489  October 23  1,502
20  484  November 13  1,506
21  472  November 27  1,559
22  461  December 4  1,451
23  460  December 18  1,503

Express Entry Draws: 2016

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
1 461 January 6 1,463
2 453 January 13 1,518
3 457 January 28 1,468
4 459 February 10 1,505
5 453 February 24 1,484
6 473 March 8 1,013
7 470 March 23 1,014
8 470 April 6 954
9 468 April 20  1,018
10  534  May 6  799
11  484  May 18  763
12  483  June 1  762
13  488 June 15 752
14  482  June 29  773
15  482  July 13  747
16  488  July 27  755
17  490  August 10 754
18  538  August 24 750
19  491  September 7  1,000
20  483  September 21  1,288
21  484  October 12  1,518
22  475  October 19  1,804
23  472  November 2  2,080
24 470 November 16 2,427
25 786 November 30 559

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