Canada conducted its seventh Express Entry draw of the year Wednesday, issuing 3,500 invitations to apply for permanent residency. The lowest qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System score was 444.

The number of invitations was the most so far this year and was up by 500 from other recent draws. The minimum qualifying score dipped by two points from the last draw.

Date Invitations Minimum Score
Jan.10, 2018 2,750 446
Jan. 24, 2018 2,750 444
Feb. 7, 2018 3,000 442
Feb. 21, 2018 3,000 442
March 14, 2018 3,000 456
March 26, 2018 3,000 446
April 11, 2018 3,500 444

BAL Analysis: Canada continues to invite a high number of individuals for permanent residency. The increased number of invitations and the relatively low minimum score are good news for applicants.

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