A new Express Entry draw held August 22 has issued a total of 3,750 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score in this draw was 440.

This is the third draw in 2018 to feature a minimum score of 440, which is the lowest CRS score drawn in 2018 to date. Both the minimum CRS score and the draw size in the August 22 were the same as the previous draw, held on August 8.

The Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in Canada’s three main federal economic immigration categories — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates are ranked according to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and the highest-ranked candidates are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through regular invitation rounds.

The tie-break date and time used in this draw was February 21, 2018, at 11:28:03 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 440, as well as those candidates with scores of 440 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.

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