CIC makes periodic draws from the Express Entry Pool to select the highest ranked candidates. Selected candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Only candidates with an ITA can submit an official Application for Permanent Residence.

The History for Express Entry Draws is as follows:

In 2015, 23 draws with 31,063 invitations

In 2016, 27 draws with 33,782 invitations

In 2017, 30 draws with 86,043 invitations

In 2018, 27 draws with 89,800 invitations

In 2019, 26 draws with 85,300 invitations

In 2020, 36 draws with 102,350 invitations

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