IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Canada has conducted its 21st Express Entry draw of 2016, issuing 1,518 invitations to apply. The lowest qualifying score was 484.
What does the change mean? The number of invitations was up significantly from the last draw, though officials waited three weeks – rather than the usual two – to conduct the draw. The minimum score changed hardly at all, and was up one point from 483 in the Sept. 21 draw.
Background: Last year, Canada issued 31,063 invitations to apply through Express Entry. Officials had projected a greater number for 2016, but have issued just 22,098 so far this year.
Express Entry Draws in 2016:
BAL Analysis: The number of invitations to apply in Wednesday’s draw hit its highest point since Jan. 13, though that is less of a surprise given that officials had not conducted a draw in three weeks. The minimum score remained in the 480-490 range after spiking to 538 on Aug. 24.
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