4,500 Express Entry candidates have been issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent Canadian immigration in the latest round of Canada's Express Entry draw.
This round of the draw is the joint-biggest ever held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), with the last draw of this magnitude being held in February this year.
With these 4,500 ITAs issued to Canadian PR applicants, IRCC has now invited a total of 82,850 applicants to move to Canada this year.
Express Entry is Canada's immigration management portal for three federal economic class immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Candidates under Canada's Express Entry pool are given a score based on the country's Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), depending on factors such as age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.
The highest-scoring candidates in each round of the draw are invited to apply to the Federal government for Canadian immigration as permanent residents.
Candidates in this round of the draw needed a threshold score of 471 points to be issued an ITA.