Express Entry draw as on date 15th October 2018 Invited 3,900 candidates with CRS cut-off 440.
This draw took place within 12 days unlike its usual duration of 2 weeks.
A tiebreaker was applied to this draw as well and the date and time used were September 18, 2018, at 11:06:29 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.
Larger draw in short duration of time can be the reason for drop-in CRS by 5 points.
IRCC has now issued a total of 70,300 ITAs over 22 draws in 2018.
Under its Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan, the Government of Canada has a target of 74,900 new admissions for 2018 and 81,400 for 2019 through all 3 Express Entry Classes.