Sixteenth Express Entry Draw: 1,517 Candidates Invited to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

The Sixteenth Express Entry Draw was announced on Tuesday September 7, 2015. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration issued 1,517 invitation to Candidates offering them opportunity to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. The lowest number of CRS was 459.

This is the seventh draw in succession where a number of candidates without a qualifying job offer or an enhanced provincial nomination certificate were selected. It is also the seventh draw in a row in which more than 1,400 candidates were selected.

We have the graph up showing the express entry trend through year 2015. Lets Take a look at Express Entry here.
Express Entry quick facts, from January 1 to September 8 (All dates are for 2015)

  • Launch date: January 1
  • First draw from the pool: January 31
  • Most recent draw from the pool: September 8
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in any one draw: 451 (July 17)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 1,637 (March 27)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 715
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22 to June 12 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 6 (from June 27 to July 10 draws)
  • Largest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 302 (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Smallest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 3 (from August 21 to September 8 draws)
  • Longest gap between two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Shortest gap between two consecutive draws: 7 days (on five occasions)
  • Total number of invitations to apply issued: 20,467

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