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.

As of 2018, a total of 107 Draws have been made with total 240,688 ITAs issued

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

For 2019, click here.