The Government of Canada issued 3,750 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a new Express Entry draw held on Wednesday, July 25. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score for this invitation round was 441. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw is one point lower than the last invitation round on July 11, when the CRS cut-off score was 442. The score reduction could be attributed to the back-to-back draws of 3,750 ITAs in a 14-day period. The tie-break date and time used in this draw was December 31, 2017, at 12:14:21 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 441, as well as those candidates with scores of 441 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round. This is the fourth consecutive draw to issue 3,750 Invitations To Apply (ITA) and brings the total ITAs issued in July to 7,500. This makes July 2018 by far the best July in terms of ITAs issued since Express Entry was introduced in 2015 and follows a record-setting month of June, which also saw 7,500 ITAs issued. As of today, however, IRCC is still behind last year’s ITA total at this time. If you have received an invitation to apply in this or the previous express entry draw you can contact Immigration Xperts to make the process seamless.